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SATURDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2019

SAT 00:00 Fear on 4 (b0080hnc)
The Blood of Eva Bergen

Claire is a talented young pianist who falls under the spell of Mr Iliev, a musician haunted by a woman called Eva Bergen - and the power she once had over him...

Tales of horror and suspense.

Written by Paul Sirett.

Claire ...... Tilly Gaunt
Mr Iliev ...... John Castle
Tom ...... Giles Fagan

Pianist: Mary Nash

Producer: Marilyn Imrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076ksg)
Obsessive Compulsives

Matthew Parris repeatedly quizzes Franca Davenport, Stephen Foster and Dominic Holland about ceaseless compulsion. From March 2004.


SAT 01:00 BBC National Short Story Award (b0bk1rz9)
BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Winner: Ingrid Persaud - The Sweet Sop

Ingrid Persaud's winning story of emotional blackmail and sweet release.

Read by Leemore Marrett Junior.

The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.

The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.

Producer: Simon Richardson


SAT 01:30 Ghost Music (b010dp0s)
In 1939 the BBC recorded the sound of two trumpets discovered in Tutankhamun's tomb.

It was a nail-biting session; one of them had previously shattered, but the British soldier, James Tappern, who played them allowed the haunting music that had been silent for 3000 years to be heard once more.

For three months this year the recording had added poignancy, as one of the trumpets was among the many artefacts stolen from the Cairo Museum during the recent revolution, though it's now been recovered. Archaeologist Christine Finn, who travelled to Egypt upon news of the uprising and chronicled the looting of archaeological sites, tells the story of the trumpet with the help of Egyptologist, Margaret Maitland.

Christine hears an account of the 1939 recording from Peter Tappern, son of the original bandsman, himself a professional trumpeter. And from archive of Rex Keating, who recorded the event for the BBC in Cairo.

Christine also considers how archaeology has revealed other 'ghost music'. Richard Dumbrill talks about his reconstruction of the Silver Lyre of Ur, discovered by Leonard Woolley in modern-day Iraq around the same time that Howard Carter was excavating Tutenkhamun's tomb. She hears from Domenico Vicinanza of the Lost Sounds Orchestra, an international group which re-creates the sound of ancient instruments using technology and synthesis. One of its first projects was the ancient Greek harp often seen on classical vases, the epigonion; this time the instrument is not a faithful re-creation, but a new model reflecting its 21st century incarnation.

And Christine reflects on the role of these musical, archaeological discoveries in modern composition.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


SAT 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m2dbv)
A New Peril

Antoinette and Rochester's honeymoon develops into an intense love affair on a beautiful estate in Dominica.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SAT 02:15 Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly (b06810q1)
The New Corinthians

Francine Stock's final attempt to pin down the alluring yet elusive quality of charisma.
10.The New Corinthians

Francine Stock examines the paradox at the heart of charisma today: that we recognise its intangibility and often debunk it, but continue to crave it and even believe we can buy it.

Her starting point is the banking crisis of 2008. She talks with Elesa Zhendorfer about her new book on the role of charismatic leadership in the volatile world of banking; and hears from business journalist and broadcaster Peter Day, who passionately denounces the narcissistic role of so-called charismatic leaders in business and finance today.

Francine then returns to the beginnings of her search, hearing about today's version of charismatic Christianity in today's largely secular society, and its attempts to use charisma for the common good, in accordance with St Paul's original definition.

Francine Stock concludes by wondering whether we can turn this gift of grace to shared advantage: "After all," she states, "We get the charismatics we deserve."

Producer : Beaty Rubens.


SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b04vjh7t)
The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth

Fun with Scrumms

As the school term comes to an end, Molesworth must find a way to survive the perils of the playing field and the wrath of skool bully Grabber if he’s to have any hope of tucking into some Christmas turkey.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Chief Prune ...... Lewis Macleod

Adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b04t6yln)
Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 5

These timely 'dispatches from Lahore, New York and London' encompassing memoir, art and politics, collect the best essays of the award-winning author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid.

Hamid makes a compelling case for recognising our common humanity while relishing our diversity, for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race, and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.

In two essays, author and journalist Mohsin Hamid considers his country's – and its Asian neighbours' – history and progress, on the occasions of Pakistan's 60th and 65th birthdays.

Read by Sanjeev Baskhar

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Produced by Clive Brill
A Brill production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 03:00 Drama (b066fxt1)
Iris Murdoch: Dream Girl

Helen McCrory stars as Iris Murdoch in a hallucinogenic trip through the novelist's life, by Robin Brooks.

When Iris, lying asleep beside husband John, wakes in the middle of a midsummer night, she discovers that she is to be visited by three spirits, and is to be conducted on a journey through both her past and her writing.

But who are these spirits accompanying her? What do they have to show her about her past misdemeanours, and how art may be made from them? And what dread monster coils in the shadows, ready to strike?

Iris Murdoch's spectacularly bad behaviour and her extraordinary rise as a famous and popular novelist through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, are the themes behind this inventive new comedy drama. Iris was a woman with an insatiable appetite for life, love and literature - her experiences and numerous love affairs with both sexes shaped her writing and fed into her novels.

Iris Murdoch - Helen McCrory
The Spirit - Jonathan Cullen
Frank - Richard Goulding
Philippa - Amanda Root
Franz - Anton Lesser
Canetti - Jasper Britton
John - Robin Brooks
Female Don - Emily Joyce
Veza / Student - Hannah Genesius

Sound Designer: Alisdair McGregor

Director: Fiona McAlpine

An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.


SAT 04:00 Who Goes There? (b064cy21)
Series 6

Episode 4

Martin Young presents the biographical quiz show.

Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by novelist Lynne Truss and biographer Anthony Holden.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SAT 04:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007jzr4)
Episode 2

Can anarchic BBC reporter George Cragge keep his job and get nearer to the murderer?

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers. Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's anarchic crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties starring Michael Williams.

Dramatised by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

George Cragge ...... Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson ...... Barry Foster
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter ...... Stephen Moore
Henry ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Max ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Controller Radio 2 ...... Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4 ...... John Bird
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Hercules Fortescue ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Caroline ...... Susie Brann
Andrew James ...... Peter Serafinowcz

With Alice Arnold, Annabel Mullion, Jonathan Keeble and Gavin Muir.

Music by Tony McAnaney.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


SAT 05:00 Secrets and Lattes (b064yd14)
Series 2

The Plan's The Thing

It's May in Edinburgh and life at Cafe Culture is certainly bursting with life.

Trisha is about to marry her long-term, long-distance lover Richard and, despite being mid-divorce, big sister Clare can't resist meddling in the wedding arrangements.

Relations are strained too between supposedly recovering kleptomaniac trainee Lizzie and laid-back Glaswegian chef Callum over her friendship with his autistic teenage son Max.

There is much uncertainty over living (and sleeping) arrangements all round as everyone works out where home is exactly - and who else is in it.

Will Trisha and Richard actually make it up the (outdoor) aisle and who might still be speaking to who?

Conclusion of series two of Hilary Lyon's caffeine-fuelled sitcom.

Trisha ...... Hilary Maclean
Clare ...... Hilary Lyon
Lizzie ...... Pearl Appleby
Callum ...... Derek Riddell
Richard ...... Roger May
Max ...... Scott Hoatson

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Producers: Gordon Kennedy and Moray Hunter

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


SAT 05:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b08575wj)
Series 1

Potato Salad

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 introduces Deepak to the delights of the British seaside.

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
June.....Alison Belbin
Len.....John Bowler
Sal.....Catriona McFarlane
Nev.....Gavi Singh Chera
Katharine Whitehorn.....Karen Bartke

Directed by Emma Harding


SAT 06:00 Michael McStay - Death Beach (m00088h0)
As Hollywood director Curt Zorack shoots a film on the shoreline of a Scottish island, one of the cast is found dead...

Thriller written by Michael McStay.

Curt Zorack ...... Peter Vaughan
Inspector Coleman ...... Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor ...... Joe Dunlop
Frances Parker ...... Mary Miller
Matt Matuelson ...... David King
Robert Mathias ...... Nigel Carrington
Jack Tarrot ...... Vincent Brimble
James Church ...... Jonathan Oliver
Sam Farrow ...... James Greene
Henry Field ...... Michael McStay
Maggie James ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Pat Bain ...... Sue Broomfield
Peter Dobbs ...... Ben Onwukwe
Jimmy James ...... Stephen Garlick
Pilot ...... Nicholas Gilbrook

Director: Jane Morgan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1990.


SAT 07:30 Britain in a Box (b01s7t3r)
Series 6

Nationwide

What was the impact and legacy of the BBC’s popular current affairs programme that launched Sue Lawley’s TV career, and spawned the birth of TV consumer journalism?

Series in which Paul Jackson celebrates innovative TV programmes, whilst using them as a window on a particular period in our cultural and social history.

Paul talks to Nationwide’s first presenter, Michael Barratt and the first director, Keith Clement, who recall the early technical mishaps which threatened to take it off air. The BBC circuit system wasn’t quite up to speed with the technical ambition of the programme. When linking to Glasgow, viewers would see wavy lines and hear technical clunks. But within six months, and ever increasing audience numbers, the programme found its feet.

Popular across the nation because of its inclusion of the regions, Sue Lawley explains its success. She also recalls THAT interview with Mrs Thatcher when housewife, Mrs Diana Gould persisted in questioning the prime minister on the decision to sink Argentinian war ship, Belgrano when it 'was sailing away' during the Falklands War.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2013.


SAT 08:00 World Book Club (m00088h4)
Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express

Harriett Gilbert is in Brussels for a classic World Book Club celebrating the billion-selling author Agatha Christie.

The programme visits the Bibliotheca Wittockiana to discuss one of the bestselling crime novels of all time: Murder on the Orient Express, in which that shrewdest of detectives Hercule Poirot hunts for a killer aboard one of the world's most luxurious passenger trains.

On hand to discuss Christie’s enduring popularity, are acclaimed crime novelist Sophie Hannah, who has brought the renowned sleuth back to life again with her sequels, and James Prichard, the novelist’s great-grandson.

Producer: Karen Holden.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2018.


SAT 08:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
Series 1

Bird's Nest Soup

Filming the birds that make the nests of saliva so prized by Chinese gourmet chefs in the total darkness of a Borneo cave proved difficult, until a conical mound of bat guano provided a natural platform.

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 September 2009.


SAT 09:00 Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio (b07qcf7j)
Much-loved actress Miriam Margolyes looks back over her radio lives, choosing some of her favourite performances from the BBC Radio Archive.

Despite winning awards (BAFTA), Miriam’s on the record as saying she has many regrets in her stage career, but when it comes to her radio back catalogue, she’s immensely proud. Since she joined the BBC Radio Drama Repertory Company in 1965 – radio has been a true love.

Miriam's choices include:

* Sentimental Journey (Radio 4 1999) where she made an emotional trip to Belarus, with Arthur Smith to find out more about her family history;

* After Albert (Radio 4 1996) where she plays a feisty Queen Victoria, with surprising desires, after the death of Prince Albert;

* The Queen and I (Radio 4, 1992) in a Sony Radio Academy Best Actress winning performance, Miriam brings to life Sue Townsend’s (Adrian Mole) comic tale about the House of Windsor, whose members are rather down on their luck;

* The Child (1979, Radio 4) where she stars in Olwen Wymark’s sensitive story about a mother caring for her daughter who has profound mental health issues;

* Dickens’ Women (Radio 4, 1991) Miriam chooses a favourite character, Miss Havisham, from her celebrated one-woman show stage show, recorded for Radio 4;

* The Picnic (Radio 3, 1985) Miriam stars with Timothy West in Anthony Horowitz’s powerful story based on a real event in the Soviet Union in 1981;

* Singular Women, (Radio 4, 1997) Miriam becomes Stella, the manageress of a chocolate shop, demonstrating the power of the radio monologue to create a magical link of imaginations between an actor, a character and the listener.

Producer: Peter McHugh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in August 2016.


SAT 12:00 Dad's Army (b00q9gk2)
Series 2

Uninvited Guests

Calamity strikes when the Home Guard and ARP wardens share the church hall.

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, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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.


SAT 12:30 Listen to Les (b00c02dg)
From 22/6/1975

Les Dawson presents a duck appeal, Cissie and Ada talk mothers - plus his legendary piano sing-along.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1975.


SAT 13:00 15 Minute Drama (m00088hb)
How Does That Make You Feel

07/09/2019

Therapist Martha’s clients have made few changes to their circumstances.

Richard Fallon MP has had a chance encounter with the Duchess of Sussex causing him to faint. Meanwhile Toby has been trying on his shoes and, alarmingly, urging him to make an early-day will in his favour.

Frances Tomelty ..... Martha
Roger Allam ..... Richard

Omnibus of the 11th series written by Shelagh Stephenson.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

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


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00088hg)
Al Murray

Comedian and keen drummer Al Murray chooses Come Together by The Beatles and Follow You Follow Me by Genesis.


SAT 14:15 Frankly Speaking (b079rbns)
Hermione Gingold

The sharp-tongued, eccentric star of stage and film, Hermione Gingold discusses her career with renowned journalist John Freeman and theatre critic Philip Hope-Wallace.

Aged 63 when interviewed, the English-born actress was by then based in the USA and had been living in New York for five years.

Hermione Gingold was born in 1897 and died in 1987.

Launched in 1952 on the BBC Home Service, Frankly Speaking was a novel, ground breaking series. Unrehearsed and unscripted, the traditional interviewee/interviewer pairing was initially jettisoned for three interviewers firing direct questions. Early critics described it as 'unkempt', 'an inquisition' and described the guest as prey being cornered, quarry being pursued - with calls to axe the unscripted interview. But the format won out and eventually won over its detractors.

Unknown or very inexperienced broadcasters were employed as interviewers, notably John Betjeman, Malcolm Muggeridge and Penelope Mortimer. Only 40 or so of the original 100 programmes survive.

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1960.


SAT 14:45 15 Minute Drama (b09jd32j)
Holmes and Watford

Find the Lady

For PC Sue Holmes policing is about keeping the peace, but PC Tina Watford yearns for excitement and she'll stop at nothing to ensure some action.

Today, an old lady is reported missing, could David Attenborough be involved in her disappearance?

Jon Canter's comedy about two policewoman crewing in a small village.

Sue Holmes ...... Jessica Ransom
Tina Watford ...... Susan Wokoma
Rosemary ...... Rosie Cavaliero
Mother ...... Julie Teal

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.


SAT 15:00 World Book Club (m00088h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 15:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


SAT 16:00 Michael McStay - Death Beach (m00088h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Britain in a Box (b01s7t3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b08rzsgv)
The Lost Stories: Leviathan

Episode 2

The Time Lord learns the true horror of the sinister mediaeval village and that more enemies lurk beyond...

An adventure originally written for the BBC's Doctor Who TV series but never made.

Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor.

Peri ...... Nicola Bryant
Gurth ...... Howard Gossington
Herne the Hunter ...... John Banks
Althya ...... Beth Chalmers
Wulfric ...... Jamie Parker
Siward ...... Derek Carlyle

Written by Brian and Paul Finch

Director: Ben Bentley.

Made by Big Finish and reversioned for broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra.


SAT 19:00 Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio (b07qcf7j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 It's Jocelyn (b06wg7rw)
Series 1

Episode 4

Sketch comedy from Jocelyn Jee Esien, including a monosyllabic shop assistant, a pair of terrible African Drummers and a 2 terrible bedroom DJ's called 'Uncooth Youth FM'.

Jocelyn vents her frustration at the world around her through sketches and stand-up.

With Curtis Walker, Ninia Benjamin and Kevin J.

Producer: John Pocock

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


SAT 22:30 Revolting People (b008h6np)
Series 3

Over the Rainbow

Mary discovers that there's no place like home.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

McGurk ...... Andy Hamilton
Samuel ...... Jay Tarses
Captain Brimshaw ...... James Fleet
Mary ...... Jan Ravens
Joshua ...... Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel ...... Hugh Dennis
Cora ...... Penelope Nice

Other parts played by Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


SAT 23:00 Alice's Wunderland (b01kkr59)
Series 1

Episode 1

A trip round Wunderland, the Poundland of magical realms. It's a kingdom much like our own, and also nothing like it in the slightest. Stay a while and meet waifs and strays, wigshops and witches, murderous pensioners and squirrels of this delightful land as they go about their bizarre business.

A sketch show written and performed by Alice Lowe.

Also starring Richard Glover, Simon Greenall, Rachel Stubbings, Clare Thompson and Marcia Warren.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


SAT 23:30 Ross Noble Goes Global (b007jvrg)
Series 1

Budapest and Warsaw

Kicking off his comedy travelogues in the capital of Hungary, the stand-up comic then takes the train to Poland.

As well as entertaining the locals with his unique brand of stand-up, Ross Noble chats to the Mayor of Warsaw about furry hats, uncovers the truth about suicidal Hungarian monks and even shares a curry with Poland's only comedian...

Producer: Danny Wallace

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.



SUNDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b08rzsgv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 15 Minute Drama (m00088hb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m00088hg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 Frankly Speaking (b079rbns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 15 Minute Drama (b09jd32j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 World Book Club (m00088h4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:50 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00mlxpv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Michael McStay - Death Beach (m00088h0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Britain in a Box (b01s7t3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) (b04vdzxb)
Everyone's favourite anarchic skoolboy, Nigel Molesworth gives a guided tour of the complete and utter shambles that is St Custards, the finest educational establishment this side of Dotheboys Hall.

Imelda Staunton stars as Nigel Molesworth, the Curse of St Custards, in this fresh adaptation of the notorious Goriller of 3B's guide to skool life for tiny pupils and their parents.

Aided by best friend Peason and thwarted by everyone from Grabber the skool bully to Wandsworth the skool dog, Nigel Molesworth teaches us the ins and outs of skool life - including how to avoid lessens and how to build your own H-bomb.

Molesworth ...... Imelda Staunton
Peason ...... Sophie Thompson
Grabber ...... Jack Farthing
Prudence ...... Jessica Brown Findlay
Headmaster ...... Patrick Barlow
Radio Announcer ...... Lewis Macleod

Omnibus adapted by Patrick Barlow and George Poles from the books by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle, with additional material by Abigail Wilson.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in December 2014.


SUN 07:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0008b1l)
Lena

In the final part of three interlinked stories, Edouard visits the elderly Magdalena who is now in a hospital on the edge of Paris. Magdalena’s belief that she is his only true wife is unshakeable, especially now that his second wife, Juliette, is dead.

Canadian writer Mavis Gallant spent much of her life and career in France

Read by David Collins

Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.


SUN 07:30 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
Series 2

Harassment

When a vulnerable young woman is being harassed, policeman turned comic Alfie Moore explores what the law can do to protect her.

When does harassment become stalking and what can you do about it?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie 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 July 2015.


SUN 08:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0008b1n)
From 30/6/1963

A clumsy decorator torments a house proud customer and a newspaper seller tells the Editor where he’s going wrong...

The comic characters of popular comedian Arthur Haynes in Johnny Speight's sketches.

After originally working with Charlie Chester on a number of series for BBC Radio, Arthur Haynes (1914-1966) became a big star on ITV in the late 1950s/early 1960s

With Nicholas Parsons, Leslie Noyes , Barnet Gilbraith and Norma Ronald.

Music by Joe Brown and The Bruvvers.

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1963.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m0008b1q)
The Anniversary

With Tony’s wedding anniversary imminent, he asks David to help choose Anne’s gift.

Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about shy, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss starring George Cole.

David Bliss ...... George Cole
Anne Fellows ...... Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows ...... Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter ...... Sheila Sweet
'Psyche' the Dog ...... Percy Edwards
Daily Help ...... Ella Milne

Beginning in 1953, it ran for six series of 118 episodes concluding in 1969 - but few survive in the BBC archive. (A TV series was made in 1969). For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but the rest starred the future star of The St Trinian's films - destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minder - George Cole.

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1959.


SUN 09:00 Winds of Change (Omnibus) (m0008b1s)
Political historian Peter Hennessy reads from his new study of Britain in the early 1960s.

Peter grew up in Nympsfield in the Cotswolds and, apart from the excitements of new music from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, satirical TV in the form of That Was the Week that Was and the coming of the first motorways, those adolescent days were overshadowed by the threat of nuclear war. Not least in the form of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s top-secret nuclear-proof stronghold, code-named Stockwell, which was being built just a few miles away.

In the nuclear standoff of the Cold War, two great nightmare events stalked the early 1960s and the premiership of Macmillan. He called it The World Crisis which manifested itself first on the streets of the now divided pre-war German capital, Berlin. Following the end of the Second World War, the city was overseen by the Soviet Union, the USA, the British and the French. As tension flared across the line of division between east and west Berlin, tanks appeared on the streets and the infamous wall was erected to keep the sectors apart.

Shortly after the wall went up, Cuba became the focus of world tension as Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sent vast quantities of weaponry to the Communist-ruled Caribbean island, targeting the nearby United States. A young and still relatively inexperienced US President, John F Kennedy, had to decide how to confront the new threat in his backyard.

Of the many crises to assail the Macmillan government , what came to be known as the Profumo Affair was the most lurid and most talked about among ordinary voters. John Profumo was Macmillan’s Secretary of State for War who became embroiled in a scandal involving Soviet spies, call-girls and wild society parties. Profumo was forced to resign and the scandal tainted the political fortunes of the Conservative party for years afterwards.

Meanwhile, Top of the Pops was one of a number of TV shows created to showcase the tsunami of new, exciting pop and rock music sweeping across the western world. And when heart throb Cliff Richard sang about going on a Summer Holiday as he drove his double-decker bus to France in the hit film of 1963, he was echoing another social phenomenon of the swinging sixties, the package holiday to Europe.

Omnibus written and read by Peter Hennessy
Adapted for radio by Libby Spurrier
Produced by Simon Elmes

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in 2019


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b06b3nxw)
Javaid and Shabana – Life is So Slow Now

Fi Glover with a couple who share the experience of a Kenyan childhood although they only met and married later in life, a second chance for both of them. Recorded in The Listening Project Booth in Glasgow, it's another conversation 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 (m0008b1v)
Teachers

Seamus Heaney

From Beethoven to John McCormack. Poet Seamus Heaney shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From November 1989.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0008b1x)
Series 9

Identity

True stories told live in the USA: Catherine Burns introduces tales of finding and being true to oneself - discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman.

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 August 2019.


SUN 11:50 The Fanthorpe Investigations (b038f1zl)
The Monk and the Coin

The case of the ghostly monk who once haunted ancient Norwich Cathedral.

Priest and paranormal investigator Lionel Fanthorpe relates a story from the world of the strange and unexplained.

Producer: Paul Arnold

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2013.


SUN 12:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0008b1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 A Life of Bliss (m0008b1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) (b04vdzxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0008b1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Offing (Omnibus) (m0008b1z)
Episode 2

One summer following the Second World War, 16 year old Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham mining village, desperate to see something of the world before he goes down the pit.

Acutely attuned to the rhythms and delights of the natural world, he sleeps rough and takes work where he can find it, until he meets Dulcie Piper, an eccentric older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage looking out to sea. Dulcie is everything Robert is not: wordly, cynical, knowledgeable about poetry and politics, a lover of fine food and drink, someone who has seen both the best and the worst of human nature in the chaos of war. Despite their utterly different backgrounds, the two form an unlikely friendship which has a profound effect on both their lives.

As an old man, Robert looks back on that summer that changed the direction his life was to take, and the woman who opened his eyes to life's possibilities.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts read by Kevin Whately

Benjamin Myers is an award-winning novelist, music journalist and landscape writer. His novel 'The Gallows Pole' received a Roger Deakin Award and won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction; 'Beastings' won the Portico Prize for Literature; and 'Pig Iron' won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize.

Kevin Whately is well known for his TV roles in Boys From the Black Stuff, Inspector Morse and Lewis.

Abridger: Sian Preece
Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0008b21)
Friends and Digs

Friendships, travels and staying in theatrical digs.

Concluding the 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 Drama (b05vsyz1)
Samuel Johnson - Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

An intriguing, contemporary take on Samuel Johnson's classic tale of an African prince in search of happiness.

A star cast is led by Ashley Zhangazha as Rasselas, Jeff Rawle as Samuel Johnson and Lucian Msamati - the RSC's first black Iago - as the poet Imlac. Singer and actor Cynthia Erivo makes her BBC radio drama debut as Princess Nekayah.

Recorded on location at Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, in the City of London - the very place where over 260 years ago, Johnson compiled his famous dictionary and then in January 1759, wrote his instant bestseller 'Rasselas' in a week, to pay for his mother's funeral.

Acclaimed 18th century philosophy fuels a contemporary desert road trip in this inventive and playful adaptation by Jonathan Holloway. Period and modern collide in a satirical fantasy as Rasselas and his companions follow their quest for happiness and purpose to Cairo, where they encounter Arab Spring revolutionaries.

Jonathan Holloway's drama also incorporates a compelling glimpse of Johnson himself - the lonely, 50-year-old celebrity and writer, in debt, in poor health, and missing his young Jamaican manservant, Francis Barber, who had run away to sea. Born a slave, Barber was freed at Johnson's insistence and
treated kindly by him.

Johnson had struggled through many years of poverty before moving to Gough Square and becoming a highly respected writer. 'Rasselas', his singular, progressive rumination on human happiness, is his only novel and his most popular work.

Samuel Johnson ..... Jeff Rawle
Arthur Murphy ..... Kevin Trainor
Princess Nekayah ..... Cynthia Erivo
Prince Rasselas ..... Ashley Zhangazha
Imlac ..... Lucian Msamati
Aeronaut ..... Richard Cordery
Pekuah ..... Adjoa Andoh
AJ ..... Gabriel Mokaké
Ahmed ..... Amir El-Masry
Mohammed / Intelligence Man ..... Zubin Varla

Sound design: David Chilton

Director: Amber Barnfather
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2015.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0008b23)
Adventures in Poetry - The Tyger

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Adventures in Poetry: The Tyger exploring the inspiration for William Blake’s poem.

Programmes exploring the language and lasting impact of poetry. Duncan Wu presents William Blake's The Tyger. With Kathleen Raine, Peter Ackroyd and Michael Horovitz.

Producer Sara Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio in 1998.


SUN 17:30 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Night Terrace (m0008b25)
Series 2

A Verb of Nouns

On a planet that puts the feud in feudal, Anastasia and Sue are drawn into a web of surprisingly tedious treachery and irritating intrigue when Eddie is kidnapped in record time.

But there’s something oddly familiar about the ruthless Queen who rules it with an iron fist...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne.

Ben McKenzie ....... Eddie Jones
Petra Elliott ....... Sue Denholm
George Ivanoff ....... the Scribe
Michael F Cahill ....... the Lord Keeper
Lee Zachariah ....... the Guild Leader
Kevin Power....... the Guild Member
Amanda Buckley ....... the Baroness

Additional voices: Rob Lloyd, Adam Samuel, David Ashton, Sam Streeter, Randall Lasini, Dave Callan, Dave Lamb and Daniel Sullivan.

Writer: John Richards

Music: David Ashtom

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps Production


SUN 18:30 The Man in Black (b0180hnl)
Series 4

The Beaten Track

Mark Gatiss introduces Dawn King's tale of a young couple ignoring warnings on a New Zealand getaway.

Aaron ...... Adam Billington
Louise Kirsty ...... Oswald
Motel Owner ...... Jonathan Forbes
Sandy ...... Clare Corbett
James ...... Christopher Webster

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

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


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0008b1x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 The Handmaid's Tale (Omnibus) (b008f8jf)
Part 1

Offred is made an offer. Should she accept? Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of future female subjugation in 21st-century America.

In an age of plummeting birth rates - the result of pollution, nuclear accidents and toxic spillages - this is the diary of a woman recruited by a totalitarian regime.

Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's best selling writers. First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale was nominated for The Booker Prize, Prometheus Award and Nebula. It won an Arthur C Clarke Award. It has also been successfully adapted for TV.

Read by Buffy Davis
Abridged by Katie Campbell
Producer Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b06b3nxw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0008b1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Chain Reaction (b052jk2z)
Series 10

Adam Buxton talks to Reece Shearsmith

Comedian, actor, technophile and one half of 'Adam and Joe', Adam Buxton talks to the co-creator and star of The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville and Inside No. 9, Reece Shearsmith.

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

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0008k3v)
Jenny Collier 2/2

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


SUN 23:00 The Harri-Parris' Radio Show (b06847tt)
Series 1

The Leaving Do

Mami assumes Ani and Ben will wed and stay in West Wales - but they have other plans...

Sitcom with songs by Llinos Mai about the latest goings on from West Wales' most dysfunctional farming family.

Starring Llinos Mai, Daniel Rochford, Rhys ap Trefor, Oli Wood and Rhian Morgan.

Producer: Mark Harrison

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in August 2015.


SUN 23:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773xs)
Series 1

Episode 5

The torrid tale of Justine's jeans and the sad story of a second gap year.

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 February 2007.



MONDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2019

MON 00:00 Night Terrace (m0008b25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 The Man in Black (b0180hnl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) (b04vdzxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 Mavis Gallant Stories (m0008b1l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Offing (Omnibus) (m0008b1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 Beryl Reid in Conversation (m0008b21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b05vsyz1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0008b23)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 It's a Fair Cop (b061tk9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yn6z)
Murder on the Orient Express

Episode 1

A train departs, but one person aboard the Orient Express is destined never to arrive. Speeding through the snowy European landscape, a bizarre and terrible murder brings the train to an abrupt halt.

The high-class carriages are packed with passengers and one of them - Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot - soon realises the challenge that awaits him...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Princess Dragmiroff ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Debenham ...... Francesca Annis
Mr Ratchett ...... Joss Ackland
Pierre Michel ...... Frank Windsor
Mrs Hubbard ...... Sylvia Syms
Masterman ...... Desmond Llewelyn
Monsieur Bouc ...... Andre Maranne
Colonel Arbuthnot ...... Stephen Hodson
MacQueen ...... James Telfer
Miss Ohlsson ...... Kate Binchy
Foscarelli ...... Frank Coda
Hardman ...... John Church
Count Andrenyi ...... David Thorpe
Countess Andrenyi ...... Siriol Jenkins
Dr Constantine ...... Peter Polycarpou
The Taurus Express Guard ...... Vic Tablian
The Hotel Clerk ...... Kevork Malikyan

Pianist: Michael Haslam

From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


MON 06:30 The Night Visiting (b03bqws9)
The award-winning folk musician Tim van Eyken has travelled the world performing traditional songs. He also works in the theatre and was the Song Man in the National Theatre's production of 'War Horse'. One of the first songs he ever heard, from his mother, was 'The Bay of Biscay'. In this a woman is visited in the night by her lover, returned after seven years at sea. It turns out that he was drowned, the visitor is his ghost... and he cannot stay.

There are many varieties of night visiting song: tales of seduction; stories of deception, when the visitor turns out not to be the expected lover; and songs of ghostly visitation.

Tim sets out to probe the history, meaning and significance of these songs. He talks to the singer Martin Carthy about their power. Dr Vic Gammon sets them in their international context - there are in Europe dawn songs. He hears from Bella Hardy; the first song she ever wrote was a new night visiting song.

Tim believes that the night visiting songs are more than old yarns; that they speak to us today of desire, love and loss - and sexual and class politics. He tests his ideas with the Jungian psychotherapist, Warren Colman. Professor Chris French, who researches the paranormal, and film-maker Carla MacKinnon, who have both been working on sleep paralysis, consider the psychology of the songs, what might actually be happening to the people in them.

Tim considers, too, how the night visiting is a trope in our literature. Isn't the balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet' a night visit? What of Cathy in 'Wuthering Heights'? Throughout, we hear beautiful, haunting, night visiting songs, performed by the people Tim speaks to, and taken from archive recordings.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


MON 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bdt)
Series 2

Episode 4

It's never easy coping with a break up - especially if you're Cassie.

Amanda Murphy’s comedy-drama series about Cassie and Pete, who'd make a great couple - if they weren't so busy being friends.

Starring Debra Stephenson as Cassie and David Lamb as Pete.

Dad ...... Mike Grady
Mum ...... Brigit Forsyth
Simon ...... Shaun Dooley
Jenny ...... Mika Simmons
PJ ...... Brendan Burns

Producer: Graham Frost

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m00082f0)
Series 85

Episode 5

Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens, Pam Ayres 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 Marriage Lines (b04mh4km)
Series 1

The Good Neighbours

George and Kate step in when they overhear their neighbours rowing.

Starring Richard Briers as George and Prunella Scales as Kate.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Laura ...... Heather Chasen
Peter ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Mr Reynolds ...... Leon Thau

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
Series 2

A Brush With the Law

When a light shines out in a blackout, Hodges hauls Captain Mainwaring to court.

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, Arnold Ridley as Godfrey and Bill Pertwee as Hodges.

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 April 1975.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b050zy41)
Series 14

Episode 6

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.

Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Sandi Toksvig and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as fat, smells, shopping and gardens.

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.


MON 09:30 The Senses (b0728zcw)
Smell

Throwing off the scent poses problems for hunters and hunted alike, in a Boxing Day fox hunt.

Ken ...... Rodney Bewes
Vera ...... Liz Fraser
Diane ...... Lynda Bellingham
Leonard ...... Maurice Denham
Glynn ...... David Neville
Beasley ...... Michael Starke
The Horses and Hounds ...... David Goudge/ Judi Maynard /John Hollis

Senses is a six-part comedy by Bob Sinfield who 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 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
Episode 1

Russia, 1880: The Karamazovs are reunited for a meeting with their father, to discuss Dmitry's inheritance.

But the unpredictable Fyodor Karamazov does not look as if he's going to play the game...

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

Dramatised in five parts by Melissa Murray.

Fyodor Karamazov ...... Roy Marsden
Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
The Elder ...... Sam Dale
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov ...... Joseph Kloska
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
The Monk ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Katerina's Servant ...... Miranda Keeling

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0008948)
Series 5

The Big Five

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

Host Guy Raz explores the five biggest global challenges humans face – can radical ideas be part of the solution?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2018.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b08brfl6)
Alan Davies

Alan chooses Topol singing 'If I Were A Rich Man' and 'St Swithin's Day' by Billy Bragg.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04mh4km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yn6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 The Night Visiting (b03bqws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m52xm)
Episode 6

Antoinette and Rochester's intense love affair on the beguiling Caribbean island of Dominica is threatened by rumour and betrayal...

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


MON 14:15 What Is a Story? (b060z9s1)
First Times

Starting with an examination of our early experiences of stories, Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary fiction.

In the company of leading contemporary writers, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

Over ten episodes, there are discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

Marina was Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of the International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio first broadcast in July 2015.


MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bglnf)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Sovereign

Episode 1

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects. Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession.

Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

Tensions are running high in the city, and soon Shardlake is called to investigate a suspicious death – and stumbles upon a daring plot that has the potential to shake England to its core.

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's third Tudor crime novel featuring hunchback lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Wrenne ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Tamasin ..... Cath Whitefield
Radwinter ..... David Acton
Broderick ..... Nick Underwood
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Jennet ..... Alex Tregear
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan
Cranmer ..... Sam Dale
Rochford ..... Amelia Lowdell
Oldroyd ..... Chris Pavlo
Paul ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
The Queen ..... Melody Grove

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b04th9f6)
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 1

During the glittering 1920s and 30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed Queen of Fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors on the Place Vendôme and obediently wore whatever she instructed.

Her clothes were beautifully made, but they were also designed in a manner no one had seen before - buttons that looked like butterflies, mermaids or carrots, trompe l'oeil pockets that looked like lips, gloves with red nails appliquéd on them. She was unique.

Born into a prominent Italian family, she moved to London and married a supposed Polish count who, it transpired, was really a French con-man. His deportation during the First World War saw them move to New York, where he abandoned Schiaparelli and their baby daughter. Undaunted, she picked herself up, moved to Paris and launched her meteoric career, surviving the Second World War despite being under suspicion of spying from both sides.

Her story is one of pluck and determination, talent and great imagination. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at the time. And her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti, elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.

Reader: Abigail Thaw

Written by Meryle Secrest
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Produced by Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.


MON 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b050zy41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Senses (b0728zcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m00082f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmk0)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 1

Ankh-Morpork, the elucidated brethren of Ebon Night have turned their hands to magic. When Zebbo Mooty is mysteriously vaporised in an alley, Captain Vimes of the watch, knows it's time to act.

Can a stolen library book lead to the reinvention of dragons?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator ...... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes ...... John Wood
Nobby ...... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon ...... Stephen Thorne
Carrot ...... Robert Gwilym
The Landlord ...... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master ...... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper ...... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers ...... Michael Roberts
Death ...... Death

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in November 1992.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00dzkwf)
Patricia Routledge and Alexander Waugh

Sue MacGregor and her guests - actress Patricia Routledge and writer Alexander Waugh - discuss books by Rose Tremain, Adam Macqueen and Franz Kafka.

The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Publisher: Vintage

The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned Up The World by Adam Macqueen
Publisher: Corgi

Alexander Waugh: Letter to my Father by Franz Kafka
Publisher: Lulu

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04mh4km)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b00qg7s5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yn6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 The Night Visiting (b03bqws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0008948)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (b08brfl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m00082f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bleak Expectations (b00ctlhp)
Series 2

A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

The further remarkable adventures of Pip Bin, inventor of the bin, as he struggles against the cruel plotting of his evil guardian Mr Gently Benevolent, recently returned from the dead.

Mark Evans's epic comedy in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

Volume Two, Chapter the First: A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-kippered

You're invited to bask in the kindness of St Lovely's school, with its classes of double Definitely-Not-Latin and its School Cakery. But what is that sinister presence lurking with a very large number of horses? Could it be that Mister Benevolent has plans to steal the school?

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent.......................Anthony Head
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Lily.....................................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Sundry boys..............................Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2008.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m000882v)
Series 27

Episode 2

Joining Angela to dissect the latest political machinations are Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans and Jessica Fostekew.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:45 Life on Egg (b087tx29)
Series 1

CCTV

Harry Hill is the governor of the UK's remotest prison, The Egg. However, his resources are limited, so when there is an incident within the prison he is forced to record it in watercolours.

That's why he is delighted when he receives a brand new CCTV system to monitor goings-on within The Egg. But the system soon malfunctions...and Harry has to think quickly to save the sanity of his team.

Harry ..... Harry Hill
Anne ..... Karen Bartke
Peter ..... Marek Larwood
Nev ..... Jason Forbes
Doubleday ..... Jason Forbes
Rev Simone ..... Alison Belbin
The Minister ..... Alison Belbin

Written by Dan Maier

Producer: Sam Michell

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2017.



TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

TUE 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007jmk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00dzkwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yn6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 The Night Visiting (b03bqws9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m52xm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 What Is a Story? (b060z9s1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bglnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b04th9f6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00y9455)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b050zy41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Senses (b0728zcw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076bdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m00082f0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yp1g)
Murder on the Orient Express

Episode 2

The Orient Express is trapped in a snowdrift and in one compartment, a man lies murdered. Fortunately Hercule Poirot is aboard the train.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Monsieur Bouc ...... Andre Maranne
MacQueen ...... James Telfer
Pierre Michel ...... Frank Windsor
Dr Constantine ...... Peter Polycarpou
Masterman ...... Desmond Llewelyn
Mrs Hubbard ...... Sylvia Syms

Pianist: Michael Haslam

From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


TUE 06:30 The Name Game (b00s5nzv)
The number of people changing their name by deed poll has doubled in the past five years and should top 70,000 this year. With a one hour express service that costs just a few pounds, people are hastening to fill in the forms, make the change and become someone new.

Tim Samuels asks what is driving this self-reinvention - is it divorce, immigration or the quest for a little cheer?

After tea with Christine Hamilton - now Mrs British Battleaxe - Tim heads off to meet some of the migrants, attention seekers, former drunks and others reinventing themselves. He encounters Ian Roberts, who transformed himself into the distinguished actor and playwright Kwame Kwei Armah, a young man called Dylan who changed his surname to reject his undeserving father, and Princess-Rainbow.com who woke up one morning with more than just a hangover.

He brushes dust off the Close Rolls at the National Archives to discover the origins of the deed poll and is on his best behaviour with the Senior Master at the Royal Courts of Justice.

And before he takes the plunge to change his own name, Tim pauses to contemplate identity, aspiration and belonging.

Producer: Sarah Bowen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


TUE 07:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
Series 4

Episode 2

A poetry competition sounds like an easy event to organise...until you take into account the egos of the poets involved...

When Rosie sets out to organise a poetry competition, it's hard to tell fact from fiction.

Another assignment for Rosie Burns and the event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem...

Written by Simon Brett.

Rosie ..... Prunella Scales
Jo ..... Rebecca Callard
Bob ..... Duncan Preston
Tess ..... Annette Badland
Morgan Dean ..... Lorelei King
Geoff Stabb ..... Bill Wallis
Amateur Poets ..... Bruce Alexander

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2003.


TUE 07:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0008257)
Episode 2

Paul Sinha - comedian, lapsed GP, Chaser and genuinely the fourth best quizzer in the United Kingdom - returns to tell you about... well, everything.

Paul has already told you about history in the Rose d'Or-winning Paul Sinha's History Revision, as well as Britishness (Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test), Magna Carta (The Sinha Carta), the Olympics (The Sinha Games) and, most importantly, cricket (The Sinha Test). But as a competitive quizzer, Paul learns fascinating facts all the time. As a curious man, he then looks up the stories behind those facts and they often turn out to be even more fascinating. In Paul Sinha's General Studies, he shares these stories with you.

This week's show starts with a question about the connection between an Emmy-winning actor and an electro-pop pioneer, before moving through the world of sport in search of barely-believable but true facts, including one of Britain's greatest-ever cyclists and the unusual circumstances around the 1904 Olympic Marathon.

Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish

A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
From 08/03/1971

A eulogy to Beethoven - and the epic tale of the building of a new bus shelter.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and Josephine Gordon. Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by Chris Allen, JHB Peel, John Graham, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Peter Spence and Gerald Wiley ( Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym)

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vs1tc)
Series 3

From 13/05/1960

Kenneth Horne goes backstage in Theatreland - and 'Hornerama' investigates holidays.

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 May 1960.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m000882v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Life on Egg (b087tx29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
Episode 2

While Alyosha attends the bedside of the dying Elder, relations between Dmitry and his father become ever more dangerous.

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

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Fyodor Karamazov ...... Roy Marsden
Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
The Elder ...... Sam Dale
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov ...... Joseph Kloska
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
The Monk ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Father Paisy ...... Philip Fox
Monks ...... Saikat Ahamed

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


TUE 11:00 Angielski (b06707k8)
Another Kind of Man

Three newly commissioned stories offering different angles on the Polish experience in London.

Estimates vary but there are now approximately 750,000 Poles living in the UK. And Polish is now the second most spoken language in England. Much of this is the result of immigration since Poland joined the EU in 2004 - but there is also an older community that developed in the years after the Polish Resettlement Act of 1947.

Episode 1: Another Kind of Man by Anya Lipska
Janusz Kiszka stands at the edge of an East End cemetery watching the mourners leave. But who have they just buried?

Anya Lipska’s crime thrillers, set in East London, follow the adventures and investigations of Janusz Kiszka, tough guy/fixer to the Polish community and sharp-elbowed young police detective Natalie Kershaw. The third novel in the series - A Devil under the Skin - was published in June 2015. Anya is married to a Pole and lives in East London. Originally trained as a journalist, she now works as a TV producer. Another Kind of Man is her first story for radio.

Reader: Adam Hypki

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 11:15 Louise Ramsden - Sampler T6 (m000882x)
Among the collection of Victorian samplers in London's Victoria and Albert Museum, there's an extraordinary piece of needlework: catalogue number Sampler T6-1965.

In tiny red stitching on plain linen cloth, it tells the extraordinary life-story of its creator, Elizabeth Parker, and stops abruptly with the words, "What will become of my soul?".

In Louise Ramsden's drama, modern day Kate is sent to read this sampler by her sister and she gradually understands more about its creator and also about her own reluctance to face her demons.

Elizabeth Parker ... Amy Shindler
Dr Watts .... Michael Maloney
Mrs Parker .... Frances Jeater
Kate .... Gbemisola Ikumelo
Lewis .... Stephen Critchlow

Director: Peter Leslie Wild

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.


TUE 12:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vs1tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yp1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 The Name Game (b00s5nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5711)
Episode 7

Antoinette seeks advice, as malicious gossip puts a strain on her marriage to Rochester.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby.

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


TUE 14:15 What Is a Story? (b061ckdw)
Why Write Stories?

Why write stories?

Marina Warner looks at the world of contemporary fiction. In the company of leading contemporary writers, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

With discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

Marina was Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of the International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio first broadcast in July 2015.


TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bng33)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Sovereign

Episode 2

Shardlake, and his assistant Barak, have arrived in York ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the northern conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

After settling into their living quarters, Shardlake witnesses a man fall to a terrible death and, on hearing his last words, feels sure it was more than an unfortunate accident.

Gripping adaptation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel - featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake - set in 1541, during Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress to the north.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Radwinter ..... David Acton
Broderick ..... Nick Underwood
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan
Paul ..... Mark Edel-Hunt
Oldroyd ..... Chris Pavlo

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b04ttzpx)
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 2

During the glittering 1920s and 30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed Queen of Fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors on the Place Vendôme and obediently wore whatever she instructed.

Her clothes were beautifully made, but they were also designed in a manner no one had seen before - buttons that looked like butterflies, mermaids or carrots, trompe l'oeil pockets that looked like lips, gloves with red nails appliquéd on them. She was unique.

Born into a prominent Italian family, she moved to London and married a supposed Polish count who, it transpired, was really a French con-man. His deportation during the First World War saw them move to New York, where he abandoned Schiaparelli and their baby daughter. Undaunted, she picked herself up, moved to Paris and launched her meteoric career, surviving the Second World War despite being under suspicion of spying from both sides.

Her story is one of pluck and determination, talent and great imagination. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at the time. And her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti, elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.

Reader: Abigail Thaw

Written by Meryle Secrest
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Produced by Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b00qhrxb)
Series 2

Episode 4

Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest.

Team captains Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson are joined by Mike Wozniak, Robin Ince and Ted Robbins.

Producers: Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.


TUE 16:30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007jvk3)
Episode 1

Unhappily married Patrick and Maureen are meant to be presenting a classical music show together, but they just can’t stop bickering...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Maureen Maybe and Patrick Barlow as Patrick Maybe.

Doctor ...... Peter Jones
Professor ...... Stella Gonet
Bill ...... Simon Roberts

Special guest Jack Davenport.

Written by Patrick Barlow.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1999.


TUE 17:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0008257)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 2

Could a long-extinct beast have carried out recent crimes?

Will Captain Vimes get any joy from dragonologist and society heavyweight Lady Ramkin?

First published in 1989, the eighth of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Narrator ...... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes ...... John Wood
Nobby ...... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon ...... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin ...... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot ...... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari ...... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master ...... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper ...... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers ...... Michael Roberts

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in November 1992.


TUE 18:30 Musical Genes (b00dyknm)
Series 1

Phil Cunningham

Tom Morton meets the brother of the late Scottish folk music legend John Cunningham.

Series searching for the true story behind some of our best loved musicians.

Producer: Deirdre Waldie

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in October 2008.


TUE 19:00 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (b00g42td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (b00vs1tc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yp1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 The Name Game (b00s5nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Angielski (b06707k8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:15 Louise Ramsden - Sampler T6 (m000882x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


TUE 22:00 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0008257)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups (b04tjft4)
Series 2

Earning Your Corn

Tom's mum is not best pleased when Tom's dad pressgangs her into helping out at a celebration he's planning to celebrate 168 years since the repeal of the Corn Laws ("Well, it'd be tempting fate to hold on for the bicentenary") and they've chosen the Toby Carvery as a suitable dining venue.

Meanwhile, Tom has decided to buy a flat in London, much to his gran's chagrin.

With Kate Anthony, Paul Copley and Judy Parfitt.

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

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2014.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0008lsx)
Rob Newman 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Rob Deering chats to Rob Newman.


TUE 23:00 Vent (b00v3qsn)
Series 2

Alternatives

What would comatose Ben's life be like if it was a Hollywood movie?

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben 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 and Mark Perry.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


TUE 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00tlwzg)
Series 2

Otters

John Weak turns Smokehouse as green as the Jolly Green Giant, while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear.

Starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.

Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Tim ...... Ewan Bailey
Ted ...... Kim Wall
Rebecca ...... Colleen Prendergast

Music: David Pickvance

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006.



WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

WED 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p7x8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Musical Genes (b00dyknm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yp1g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 The Name Game (b00s5nzv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5711)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 What Is a Story? (b061ckdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bng33)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b04ttzpx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb1sd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b00qhrxb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience (b007jvk3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Smelling of Roses (b00dz7yc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Paul Sinha's General Knowledge (m0008257)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yrng)
Murder on the Orient Express

Episode 3

Hercule Poirot has discovered the murder victim has a "past" - and is convinced that the murderer is still aboard the train.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Monsieur Bouc ...... Andre Maranne
Pierre Michel ...... Frank Windsor
Princess Dragmiroff ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Ohlsson ...... Kate Binchy
Count Andrenyi ...... David Thorpe
Countess Andrenyi ...... Siriol Jenkins
Colonel Arbuthnot ...... Stephen Hodson
Hardman ...... John Church

Pianist: Michael Haslam

From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


WED 06:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
In August 1964 the artist Peter Lanyon died as the result of a gliding accident. He was 46, had enjoyed successful shows in New York, and his work was being eagerly sought. Today he is recognised as one of the most innovative painters in 20th century British art.

Lanyon's great painting, Thermal, has been admired by the thousands of visitors to his recent retrospective at Tate St Ives. It's a painting that grew out of Lanyon's passion for gliding, yet its vivid abstract forms and resonant colour express his lifelong attempt to create a visual language for his intense experience of the environment - his quest for an art of 'placeness'.

This programme follows Lanyon's creative journey, which began with his deep immersion in the landscape and history of his native Cornwall and took him to the experimental edge of international abstract art in the 1950s.

Michael Bird tracks Lanyon to places that were crucial to his art, like the ruined tin mine at Levant and the cliff-top airfield from which he flew. He talks to Lanyon's sons, who each shed a different light on their father's complex personality. He asks Lanyon fans in Tate St Ives what draws them to his work, and Lanyon expert Toby Treves about his wider reputation.

We also hear archive appreciations of Lanyon from Mark Rothko and the poet W.S. Graham reading 'The Thermal Stair', his powerful elegy to his artist friend. Lanyon himself speaks about how gliding influenced his art.

Like Jackson Pollock's fatal car crash eight years earlier, the story of Lanyon's last flight speaks of a generation of artists for whom art demanded physical immersion in the act of painting and a wholehearted faith in the creative accident.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.


WED 07:00 The World As We Know It (b00ftbx1)
The Murderer Is in This Very Room

Things have become a little boring recently in the household.

So, Johnny holds a video festival to try and entertain everyone and The Stranger suggests a game of murder mystery...

Sitcom by Luke Sorba.

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

Producer: Elizabeth Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1999.


WED 07:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m00081tt)
Series 2

Episode 6

Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, in the last episode of the current series, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Lucy Porter and Anton Du Beck.

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 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
The New Car

The lad thinks he should buy a car to keep up appearances, so Sid offers to help. But there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b00c475s)
From 17/10/1976

Les Dawson shares the tale of a Leonard Shufflebottom – a man so thin he was once used as a dipstick. Plus another unforgettable piano sing-a-long.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1976.


WED 09:00 The Rest is History (b04ws4hy)
Series 1

Episode 4

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

This comedy discussion show with celebrity guests promises to help him find out more about it.

With David Baddiel, Emma Kennedy and historian in residence Dr Kate Williams

Frank and company navigate their way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Producers: Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2015.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
Series 3

A Very Nice Girl

A difficult and testing time as Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse and Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.

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
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Rabbi Gerald Nathan ...... Kerry Shale
Dr Mark Gluckstein ...... Ben Crowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.


WED 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
Episode 3

Following the violent encounter at the Karamazov home, Dmitry flees the town in search of Grushenka.

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

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Lise ...... Emma Noakes
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Makarov ...... Mark Straker
Andrey ...... Philip Fox
Trifon ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Musialowicz ...... Sam Dale
Constable ...... Saikat Ahamed
Revellers ...... Miranda Keeling/ Bethan Walker

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


WED 11:00 Poetry Puh-lease (m00088m4)
Simon Day and Tim Key

Comedy and poetry have always had strong links, with many comics and poets blurring the boundaries. Now, comedian Kevin Eldon takes peeks either side of the fine line that divides them.

With the occasional input of his poet alter-ego, Paul Hamilton, Eldon presents a rich collection of radio comedy that celebrates the risible and funny side of poetry. In this programme:

‘The Simon Day Show’ [Series 2 Ep 3]

‘Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme: Survival’ [Series 2 Ep 4]

Along the way there is a rich mix of poetry that might be funny, sometimes cringe-worthy, occasionally absurd, sporadically nonsensical, but often brilliant.

Produced by Luke Doran.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in January 2015.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b00c475s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5qln)
Episode 8

Rochester accuses Antoinette, his new wife, of betrayal and their ravaged Eden falls apart.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


WED 14:15 What Is a Story? (b061017p)
It's All Absolutely True

Marina Warner considers whether “it’s all absolutely true”.

A look at the world of contemporary fiction. In the company of leading contemporary writers, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

With discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

Marina was Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of the International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio first broadcast in July 2015.


WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bp2vh)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Sovereign

Episode 3

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York. Shardlake and his assistant Barak have arrived in the city ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower. His gaoler, Radwinter, resents being watched over and is determined to make Shardlake's task as difficult as possible.

After meeting with fellow lawyer Wrenne, Shardlake and Barak decide to go back to Oldroyd's house and see if they can find something to confirm Shardlake's suspicion that there was more to the glazier's death than a terrible accident.

Atmospheric dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Wrenne ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Maleverer ..... Stephen Critchlow
Tamasin ..... Cath Whitefield
Jennet ..... Alex Tregear
Craike ..... Patrick Brennan

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b04tv039)
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 3

During the glittering 1920s and 30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed Queen of Fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors on the Place Vendôme and obediently wore whatever she instructed.

Her clothes were beautifully made, but they were also designed in a manner no one had seen before - buttons that looked like butterflies, mermaids or carrots, trompe l'oeil pockets that looked like lips, gloves with red nails appliquéd on them. She was unique.

Born into a prominent Italian family, she moved to London and married a supposed Polish count who, it transpired, was really a French con-man. His deportation during the First World War saw them move to New York, where he abandoned Schiaparelli and their baby daughter. Undaunted, she picked herself up, moved to Paris and launched her meteoric career, surviving the Second World War despite being under suspicion of spying from both sides.

Her story is one of pluck and determination, talent and great imagination. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at the time. And her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti, elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.

Reader: Abigail Thaw

Written by Meryle Secrest
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Produced by Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


WED 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Rest is History (b04ws4hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The World As We Know It (b00ftbx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m00081tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 3

The people of Ankh-Morpork have a no-nonsense approach to entertainment. While they're looking forward to seeing a dragon slain, they'd be happy to settle instead for seeing the avenging warrior baked in his own armour.

Why is Captain Vimes suspicious?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Narrator ...... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes ...... John Wood
Nobby ...... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon ...... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin ...... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot ...... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari ...... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master ...... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper ...... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers ...... Michael Roberts
Death ...... Death

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b01bl6rf)
Series 4

Peter Sallis

Star of BBC TV's 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Wallace and Gromit', actor Peter Sallis looks back over his career.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of celebrated raconteurs before a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jy6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b00c475s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Poetry Puh-lease (m00088m4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m00081tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b00gl4t1)
Series 2

Insecurity

You should talk about your problems - after all, a problem shared is a problem halved.

Unless you've got a trust phobia, in which case it opens a whole other can of worms.

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Stefano Paolini.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


WED 22:45 Sounding Off with McGough (b007k4cn)
Episode 3

Roger McGough's poetic reflections on 'the meaning of life'

With the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts.

Recorded at the Bath Festival.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2000.


WED 23:00 The Jason Byrne Show (b01p03v9)
Series 3

Ever Been Proposed to in a Pub?

Award-winning comedian Jason Byrne muses on the merits of matrimony.

Stand up and sketches with Laurence Howarth and Daisy Haggard.

Producer: Julia McKenzie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2010.


WED 23:30 The Mark Steel Revolution (b00g1zs8)
The Theory of Evolution

Radical comic Mark Steele reassesses Darwin's description of the development of life.

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 August 1998.



THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

THU 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008p9wy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b01bl6rf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007yrng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Lanyon's Last Flight (b00yyg27)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5qln)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 What Is a Story? (b061017p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06bp2vh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b04tv039)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yb5ch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Rest is History (b04ws4hy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b00cfgxs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The World As We Know It (b00ftbx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Gaby's Talking Pictures (m00081tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ys7n)
Murder on the Orient Express

Episode 4

Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot discovers that someone aboard the train is lying to him.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Monsieur Bouc ...... Andre Maranne
Dr Constantine ...... Peter Polycarpou
Mrs Hubbard ...... Sylvia Syms
Miss Debenham ...... Francesca Annis
Foscarelli ...... Frank Coda
Fraulein Schmidt ...... Linda Polan
Count Andrenyi ...... David Thorpe
Countess Andrenyi ...... Siriol Jenkins
Miss Ohlsson ...... Kate Binchy

Pianist: Michael Haslam

From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.


THU 06:30 Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick (b010dd43)
Sylvie Simmons left Islington as a teenager in the seventies to freelance as a rock correspondent for the likes of NME, Sounds and Melody Maker. Music journalists were rare on the West Coast back then, female ones even rarer.

Sylvie talks to Nick Barraclough about how it was her dislike of English traditional folk music that drove her from her London home to California, where she encountered a burgeoning music scene. They received her, initially, with scepticism. Her love of the music, though, and her thorough understanding and encyclopaedic knowledge of the scene soon won her respect and affection from musicians and editors alike.

Sylvie recalls the trickier encounters she has had over the years; the blues player who expected more than just a review from her, a shy Michael Jackson who needed an interpreter, an ailing Johnny Cash, awkward but ultimately chummy Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan and a ticking off from Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.

She reflects on the pros and cons of being a female in what is predominately a male world; the relief of some female stars that they can talk to one who understands, and the fact that of all the genres, heavy rock has the most courteous interviewees, sensitive singer-songwriters not so good, new romantics the worst.

Sylvie also shows Nick her new passion; her impressive ukulele collection and we're treated to an impromptu duet.

Producer: Nick Barraclough
A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2011.


THU 07:00 Double Science (b0141zm1)
Forresters FM

When Forresters Sixth Form College gets a temporary FM radio licence, dramas are soon breaking out on the airwaves...

The turmoil continues at Forresters Sixth Form College.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

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

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


THU 07:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
Summer Extra Special 2018

Recorded at the famous Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier, Tim Vine brings his own brand of sunshine to the radio with the "SummerTim Special" of his acclaimed Chat Show. Seaside one-liners and songs abound as Tim rolls up his trousers, has a paddle and talks at crossed porpoises with the people of Norfolk.

Broadcast includes a man with an interesting collecting hobby and a song about a metronome.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production.


THU 08:00 Brothers in Law (b05nhvmw)
Series 1

With Use of Bath

Barrister Roger Thursby is caught between a landlord and his tenant.

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

With guest star Deryck Guyler as Butler

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 August 1970.


THU 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pgypp)
Series 1

Episode 2

Popular music under the lofty eye of a BBC Arts show - and a look back to the unusual year of Nineteen Thirty Foot.

More quick-fire sketches, terrible puns, humorous songs plus TV and cinema parodies.

Written and performed by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie and Anthony Buffery.

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Hugh Macdonald.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in April 1964.


THU 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
Series 1

Episode 1

Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their culinary paces.

On the menu:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Anissa Helou
Matthew Fort
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


THU 09:30 Bristow (b007v1dg)
Series 3

The Good, the Bad and the Temporary

There's a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough for the two of them.

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

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Perkins ...... Leslie Phillips
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Fudge ...... Jon Glover
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Stokes ...... David Battley
Sylvana ...... Jackie Neglia

Music: John Whitehall

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2000.


THU 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
Episode 4

As Dmitry goes on trial for the murder of his father, Alyosha desperately seeks proof of his innocence.

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

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

Dmitry ...... Paul Hilton
Ivan ...... Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha ...... Carl Prekopp
Mrs Khoklakova ...... Rachel Atkins
Katerina ...... Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka ...... Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov ...... Joseph Kloska
Grigory ...... Desmond McNamara
Judge ...... Ian Masters
Prosecutor ...... Philip Fox
Fetyokovich ...... Mark Straker
Devil ...... Sam Dale
Spectators ...... Paul Richard Biggin/ Saikat Ahamed/ Bethan Walker/ Miranda Keeling

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2006.


THU 11:00 Angielski (b06810q7)
Woman of Your Dreams by AM Bakalar

Three newly commissioned stories offering different angles on the Polish experience in London.

Estimates vary but there are now approximately 750,000 Poles living in the UK. And Polish is now the second most spoken language in England. Much of this is the result of immigration since Poland joined the EU in 2004 - but there is also an older community that developed in the years after the Polish Resettlement Act of 1947.

Episode 2: Woman of Your Dreams by A.M. Bakalar
In Dorota’s hairdressing salon-cum-living room in Hounslow, Angelika begins to wonder about her self-image.

Reader: Natasha Radski

Producer: Jeremy Osborne
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4


THU 11:15 Drama (b0742mq5)
Blake in Lambeth

One night in present-day Lambeth a rootless young woman meets a wild-eyed man who sees things others can’t. What she doesn’t know is that this is none other than the poet and visionary William Blake, out of place and out of time.

Lambeth, South London in 1794. William Blake is in the middle of composing his first illuminated work of biblical prophesy, The Book of Urizen. It’s a turning point in his career – or rather the point where Blake begins to realise he has no career at all, just a series of mindless, cash-in-hand engraving jobs. He’s in his mid-30s and it’s becoming clear he’s not going to be a great society painter, his poetry isn’t going to make him famous or rich, and his political and religious beliefs are entirely out of step with the establishment. He needs to choose between making a basic living, settling down and starting a family or retreating fully and firmly into his own visionary world, dedicating himself entirely to his art and condemning his wife Catherine to a life of poverty and childlessness.

Recorded on location in Lambeth, with some scenes recorded in the Blake Garden of Roots and Shoots, a charity which provides vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

William Blake.........Toby Jones
Catherine Blake.....Jo Joyner
Hope......................Kirsty Oswald
Henry.....................Tom Hanson

Written by Tim Wright

Sound design by Alisdair McGregor
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman

A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4 firs broadcast in Marc h 2016.


THU 12:00 Brothers in Law (b05nhvmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pgypp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ys7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick (b010dd43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5tkx)
Episode 9

Creole heiress Antoinette returns to her faithless husband Rochester who now has control of her estate.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Read by Adam Godley.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 14:15 What Is a Story? (b061d16g)
Bearing Witness

Marina Warner looks at, 'Bearing Witness'

A review of the world of contemporary fiction. In the company of leading contemporary writers, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

With discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

Marina was Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of the International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio first broadcast in July 2015.


THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06c0cgs)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Sovereign

Episode 4

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress is drawing closer to York. Shardlake and his assistant Barak have arrived in the city ahead of the 3,000-strong procession. Officially there to prepare petitions for the King, they have also been tasked with a secret mission by Archbishop Cranmer: to ensure the welfare of one of the conspirators, Sir Edward Broderick, who is to be brought back to London for questioning in the Tower.

But they have become distracted from their duties by the mysterious death of a local glazier, Oldroyd, and Shardlake has been attacked by an unknown assailant who then stole papers from a box found hidden in Oldroyd's house. Bruised and smarting from tough questioning by Sir William Maleverer, Shardlake prepares to ride out to meet King Henry VIII.

Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake ..... JUSTIN SALINGER
Barak ..... BRYAN DICK
Maleverer ..... STEPHEN CRITCHLOW
Radwinter ..... DAVID ACTON
Wrenne ..... GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD
Tamasin ..... CATH WHITEFIELD
Jennet ..... ALEX TREGEAR
Henry VIII ..... PATRICK BRENNAN
Youhill ..... SAM DALE

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b04tv04x)
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 4

During the glittering 1920s and 30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed Queen of Fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors on the Place Vendôme and obediently wore whatever she instructed.

Her clothes were beautifully made, but they were also designed in a manner no one had seen before - buttons that looked like butterflies, mermaids or carrots, trompe l'oeil pockets that looked like lips, gloves with red nails appliquéd on them. She was unique.

Born into a prominent Italian family, she moved to London and married a supposed Polish count who, it transpired, was really a French con-man. His deportation during the First World War saw them move to New York, where he abandoned Schiaparelli and their baby daughter. Undaunted, she picked herself up, moved to Paris and launched her meteoric career, surviving the Second World War despite being under suspicion of spying from both sides.

Her story is one of pluck and determination, talent and great imagination. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at the time. And her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti, elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.

Reader: Abigail Thaw

Written by Meryle Secrest
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Produced by Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


THU 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Bristow (b007v1dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Double Science (b0141zm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 4

"The Dewey system has its fine points" reflected the librarian, picking a parasite from its fur, "But when you're setting out to look for a crucial stolen book within the multi-dimensional folds of L-space, what you really need is a ball of string."

Captain Vimes tries to track the dragon...

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator ...... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes ...... John Wood
Nobby ...... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon ...... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin ...... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot ...... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari ...... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master ...... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper ...... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers ...... Michael Roberts
Death ...... Death

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b038c7bv)
Series 31

Tanika Gupta on Rabindranath Tagore

Playwright Tanika Gupta chooses as her Great Life, a man who is a hero to Bengali speakers across the World, Rabindranath Tagore.

Born in 1861, to a wealthy family in Calcutta, Tagore would be the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, his work spanning every genre. He was also a humanist, philanthropist, and thinker, whose friends included Yeats and Gandhi.

Tagore began writing in his boyhood, and his work reflects a deep feeling for the landscape of Bengal. His plays, essays, stories and poetry quickly found a ready audience in Bengali speakers. And in 1913, when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry collection ‘Gitanjali', or ‘Song Offerings', his reputation was established world-wide.

Tagore's brand of humanism, his anti-imperial politics, and his literature, took him around the World. It also convinced him of the dangers of European aggression and the need for Indian Independence. He died just six years before it was achieved.

Playwright Tanika Gupta joins Matthew Parris to share her deep love of Tagore's work and her early experiences of performing it. She is joined by Tagore's translator, Ketaki Kushari Dyson, to discuss Tagore's vast legacy to Bengali speakers and beyond.

Produced by Lizz Pearson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 19:00 Brothers in Law (b05nhvmw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00pgypp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ys7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick (b010dd43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Angielski (b06810q7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Drama (b0742mq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0008b7q)
Series 21

Episode 1

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean.


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0008mg7)
Rob Newman 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Rob Deering chats to Rob Newman.


THU 23:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k4r1)
Series 2

By Royal Appointment

Discover the joys of musical theatre, learn all about the wonder of the sea, plus marvel at the monarchy with the museum's new royal theme park.

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 April 2005.


THU 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World (b007jtn5)
Series 2

The Human Body

Probing human cloning and what to do with our waste?

Series two of the cult comedy that answers the questions which leave other shows scratching their beards.

Starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

With Rebecca Front, Armando Iannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.



FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

FRI 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc2z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b038c7bv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ys7n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick (b010dd43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5tkx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 What Is a Story? (b061d16g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 15 Minute Drama (b06c0cgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b04tv04x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00ybxz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076gyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Bristow (b007v1dg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Double Science (b0141zm1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b0bfydgm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ytww)
Murder on the Orient Express

Episode 5

Time is against Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot as he battles to unmask the murderer aboard the Orient Express.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Monsieur Bouc ...... Andre Maranne
Dr Constantine ...... Peter Polycarpou
Masterman ...... Desmond Llewelyn
Pierre Michel ...... Frank Windsor
Princess Dragmiroff ...... Sian Phillips
Mrs Hubbard ...... Sylvia Syms
Miss Debenham ...... Francesca Annis
Count Andrenyi ...... David Thorpe
Countess Andrenyi ...... Siriol Jenkins
Colonel Arbuthnot ...... Stephen Hodson
Foscarelli ...... Frank Coda
Miss Ohlsson ...... Kate Binchy
MacQueen ...... James Telfer
Fraulein Schmidt ...... Linda Polan

Music composed and played by Michael Haslam

From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Director Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1993.


FRI 06:30 Who Was Rosalind? (b01qlhjt)
In As You Like It, Shakespeare created one of his greatest and most complicated female roles. At a time when women were not allowed to act on stage, the role would have been taken by a young boy. But who? Actor, Critic and academic Susan Hitch tries to find out

In doing so she looks at how Shakespeare wrote for his actors, the educational culture of Elizabethan England, and the brilliance of the makeup artists of Shakespeare's company. She talks to academic experts, to actor Adrian Lester who has played Rosalind, and to contemporary schoolboys and teachers about boys playing girls, and discovers how radically our ideas of intimacy and desire have changed in the last 400 years and how strong the power of theatre still is today.


FRI 07:00 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
Series 1

Episode 1

When idealistic Fenton Babblewick inherits his uncle's Yorkshire estate, it’s the perfect opportunity to realise his utopian dreams.

But for his manservant, August Snipe, the move to Babblewick Hall is a nightmare - the house is cold, full of farm animals and worst of all "it’s in the north" - a lifetime away from the comforts of London.

Starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick and Forbes Masson as Augustus Snipe.

The first series of Scott Cherry’s six-part sitcom set in the 18th-century.

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Bob Scotcher ...... Philip Jackson

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


FRI 07:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b09h2rby)
Series 2

Mutton Rissoles

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's romantic comedy, inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic. Spring 1965. Trisha moves into a new bedsitter with the toast-loving Moira. Extracts from Cooking in a Bedsitter are read by Eleanor Bron.

Directed by Emma Harding

Trisha.....Beattie Edmondson
Deepak.....Nikesh Patel
June.....Ellie Darvill.


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7qq)
Series 3

Discover Gravity the Burkiss Way

Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett refuse to mention the unsavoury Eric Pode of Croydon.

Cult sketch comedy series which originally ran from 1976 to 1980.

Scripted by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
Series 5

Men of Property

Albert and Harold set out to buy their rag and bone yard's freehold.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Norman Bird, Jeanne Cook and Michael McClain.

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


FRI 09:00 Who Goes There? (b0076b0c)
Series 6

Episode 5

Martin Young presents the biographical quiz show.

Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by Agony Aunt Claire Rayner and author David Aaronovitch

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2002.


FRI 09:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007k003)
Episode 3

Anarchic BBC reporter George Cragge probes the murder of another London bank manager - while in Broadcasting House, BBC Controllers are counting on divine intervention to topple the Director General.

London is plagued by a series of bizarre murders of bank managers. Hot on the trail of the killer are an old-style Chief Police Inspector and BBC Radio's anarchic crime correspondent, George Cragge.

A blackly humorous murder mystery set in the world of City finance, the BBC and political parties starring Michael Williams.

Dramatised by Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham from Mark Tavener's novel.

George Cragge ...... Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson ...... Barry Foster
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter ...... Stephen Moore
Henry ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Max ...... Peter Woodthorpe
Controller Radio 2 ...... Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4 ...... John Bird
Dominic De'ath ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Hercules Fortescue ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Andrew James ...... Peter Serafinowcz
Agony Aunt ...... Eva Stuart
Oswald ...... Simon Greenall
Chairman ...... Peter Yapp

Other parts by Oliver Sentona and Alice Arnold.

Music by Paul Mottram

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.


FRI 10:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
Episode 5

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

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

Dramatised by Melissa Murray.

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

Original music by David Pickvance.

Directors: Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Decenber 2006.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0008bdn)
Behind the Scenes: Beyond Today

Made for 4 Extra. Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them. Amanda Litherland goes behind the scenes at Beyond Today.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ytww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Who Was Rosalind? (b01qlhjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (b00m5wdt)
Episode 10

Rochester has shut his 'mad' wife, Creole heiress Antoinette, in the attic of his English home.

Jean Rhys's most famous novel tracing the early life of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

Conlcuded by Adjoa Andoh.

Abridged by Margaret Busby

Producer: Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


FRI 14:15 What Is a Story? (b061d24z)
History for the Record

Marina Warner explores History for the Record.

A look at the world of contemporary fiction. In the company of leading contemporary writers, she considers a story and story writing from a different angle.

Marina speaks with writers as diverse as Julian Barnes, Michelle Roberts, Fanny Howe, Marlene van Niekerk, Alain Mabanckou, Lydia Davis, Edwin Frank, Elleke Boehmer, Wen-Chin Ouyang, Daniel Medin, Nadeem Aslam and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

There are questions around the boundaries between fact and fiction which Marina believes are central to any consideration of storytelling, since readers' pleasure depends so much on trust built up between the storyteller or writer and the audience.

With discussions on the reasons for writing, writers as witnesses and political interaction.

Marina was Chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 and the series draws on the expertise of the International Booker judging panel, the views of the shortlisted writers, as well as other key literary talent.

Producer: Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio first broadcast in July 2015.


FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama (b06c48nt)
CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Sovereign

Episode 5

Reeling from his public humiliation at the hands of King Henry, Shardlake returns to York knowing that it will haunt him for the rest of his life. His troubles aren't over, however, because an old enemy is waiting to see him: Sir Richard Rich.

Gripping dramatisation of CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel, featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake and set during Henry VIII's spectacular Royal Progress to the north in 1541.

Shardlake ..... JUSTIN SALINGER
Barak ..... BRYAN DICK
Maleverer ...... STEPHEN CRITCHLOW
Radwinter ..... DAVID ACTON
Broderick ..... NICK UNDERWOOD
Tamasin ...... CATH WHITEFIELD
Craike ..... PATRICK BRENNAN
Rich ..... CHRIS PAVLO

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b04tv0pj)
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 5

During the glittering 1920s and 30s, Elsa Schiaparelli was the undisputed Queen of Fashion. Everyone who was anyone, from Vivien Leigh to the Duchess of Windsor, entered her doors on the Place Vendôme and obediently wore whatever she instructed.

Her clothes were beautifully made, but they were also designed in a manner no one had seen before - buttons that looked like butterflies, mermaids or carrots, trompe l'oeil pockets that looked like lips, gloves with red nails appliquéd on them. She was unique.

Born into a prominent Italian family, she moved to London and married a supposed Polish count who, it transpired, was really a French con-man. His deportation during the First World War saw them move to New York, where he abandoned Schiaparelli and their baby daughter. Undaunted, she picked herself up, moved to Paris and launched her meteoric career, surviving the Second World War despite being under suspicion of spying from both sides.

Her story is one of pluck and determination, talent and great imagination. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she was one of the few female figures in the field at the time. And her collaborations with artists such as Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti, elevated the field of women's clothing design into the realm of art.

Reader: Abigail Thaw

Written by Meryle Secrest
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Produced by Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 15:00 Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov (b00yc3jw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Who Goes There? (b0076b0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Mark Tavener - In the Red (b007k003)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Babblewick Hall (b01mxtj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b09h2rby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Terry Pratchett (b008pc0b)
Guards! Guards!

Episode 5

"That dragon isn't going to accept any mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy liberal nonsense.... Do you know what you're getting with a dragon? Unashamed strong leadership."

The dragon strikes. But will Captain Vimes triumph?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator ...... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes ...... John Wood
Nobby ...... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon ...... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin ...... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot ...... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari ...... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master ...... Brett Usher
Chief Merchant ...... Jeff Nuttall
Librarian...... Michael Roberts
Little Girl ....... Kate McEnery

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076mjy)
Smoking

Journalist Amanda Mitchison, novelist Maureen Freely and comic Lewis Schaffer join Matthew Parris to discuss smoking. From 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b00jq7qq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007jnbp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Hercule Poirot (b007ytww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Who Was Rosalind? (b01qlhjt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0008bdn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b09h2rby)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 In and Out of the Kitchen (b01qdsms)
Series 2

The Dinner Party

Damien and Anthony invite their nearest and dearest round for a dinner party to celebrate some good news: Anthony has finally decided to start his own investment company, whilst Damien has finally got from Sky Arts for a new series all about the culinary habits of the great poets.

Unfortunately, things do not get off to an auspicious start when Anthony is beset by incurable hiccups, and Damien's agent Ian arrives with marital problems in tow.

Includes recipes for Baked Camembert, Trout "en papillotte" and Rum Baba.

Written by Miles Jupp.

Damien Trench ...... Miles Jupp
Anthony MacIlveny ...... Justin Edwards
Damien's Mother ...... Selina Cadell
Damien's Dad ...... Philip Fox
Mr Mullaney ...... Brendan Dempsey
Marion Duffett ...... Lesley Vickerage

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2013.


FRI 23:00 Danny Robins Music Therapy (b00fq2t4)
Episode 3

Danny Robins harnesses the power of music to improve the world and solve listeners' problems.

Danny helps the worst five-a-side football team in the country and boosts the confidence of a listener who, at under five feet tall, feels that the world is heightist.

With Isy Suttie and special musical guest Connie Fisher.

Producer: Ben Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


FRI 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsrx)
Series 1

Scurvy

The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic, but there are dangerous sheep lurking in them there waters.

An improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself - based entirely on audience suggestions.

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

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1993.




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

15 Minute Drama 02:30 SAT (b04vjh7t)

15 Minute Drama 13:00 SAT (m00088hb)

15 Minute Drama 14:45 SAT (b09jd32j)

15 Minute Drama 01:00 SUN (m00088hb)

15 Minute Drama 02:45 SUN (b09jd32j)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 MON (b06bglnf)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 TUE (b06bglnf)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 TUE (b06bng33)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 WED (b06bng33)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 WED (b06bp2vh)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 THU (b06bp2vh)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 THU (b06c0cgs)

15 Minute Drama 02:30 FRI (b06c0cgs)

15 Minute Drama 14:30 FRI (b06c48nt)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00dzkwf)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00dzkwf)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m0008b1q)

A Life of Bliss 12:30 SUN (m0008b1q)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 MON (b0076bdt)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 MON (b0076bdt)

A Whole 'Nother Story 05:00 TUE (b0076bdt)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b00qhrxb)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b00qhrxb)

Alice's Wunderland 23:00 SAT (b01kkr59)

Angielski 11:00 TUE (b06707k8)

Angielski 21:00 TUE (b06707k8)

Angielski 11:00 THU (b06810q7)

Angielski 21:00 THU (b06810q7)

BBC National Short Story Award 01:00 SAT (b0bk1rz9)

Babblewick Hall 07:00 FRI (b01mxtj6)

Babblewick Hall 17:00 FRI (b01mxtj6)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 15:45 SUN (m0008b21)

Beryl Reid in Conversation 03:45 MON (m0008b21)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (b00vs1tc)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (b00vs1tc)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (b00vs1tc)

Bleak Expectations 22:30 MON (b00ctlhp)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b04t6yln)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b04th9f6)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b04th9f6)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b04ttzpx)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b04ttzpx)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b04tv039)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b04tv039)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b04tv04x)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b04tv04x)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b04tv0pj)

Bristow 09:30 THU (b007v1dg)

Bristow 16:30 THU (b007v1dg)

Bristow 04:30 FRI (b007v1dg)

Britain in a Box 07:30 SAT (b01s7t3r)

Britain in a Box 17:30 SAT (b01s7t3r)

Britain in a Box 05:30 SUN (b01s7t3r)

Brothers in Law 08:00 THU (b05nhvmw)

Brothers in Law 12:00 THU (b05nhvmw)

Brothers in Law 19:00 THU (b05nhvmw)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SUN (b052jk2z)

Charisma: Pinning Down the Butterfly 02:15 SAT (b06810q1)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:30 SAT (b08575wj)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:30 FRI (b09h2rby)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:30 FRI (b09h2rby)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 22:00 FRI (b09h2rby)

Dad's Army 12:00 SAT (b00q9gk2)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b00qg7s5)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b00qg7s5)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b00qg7s5)

Danny Robins Music Therapy 23:00 FRI (b00fq2t4)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 08:50 SAT (b00mlxpv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 15:50 SAT (b00mlxpv)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 03:50 SUN (b00mlxpv)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (m0008b1v)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (m0008b1v)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b08rzsgv)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b08rzsgv)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 MON (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 MON (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 TUE (b00y9455)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 TUE (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 TUE (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 WED (b00yb1sd)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 WED (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 WED (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 THU (b00yb5ch)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 THU (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 THU (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 03:00 FRI (b00ybxz9)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 10:00 FRI (b00yc3jw)

Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov 15:00 FRI (b00yc3jw)

Double Science 07:00 THU (b0141zm1)

Double Science 17:00 THU (b0141zm1)

Double Science 05:00 FRI (b0141zm1)

Drama 03:00 SAT (b066fxt1)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b05vsyz1)

Drama 04:00 MON (b05vsyz1)

Drama 11:15 THU (b0742mq5)

Drama 21:15 THU (b0742mq5)

Fear on 4 00:00 SAT (b0080hnc)

Frankly Speaking 14:15 SAT (b079rbns)

Frankly Speaking 02:15 SUN (b079rbns)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 07:30 WED (m00081tt)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 17:30 WED (m00081tt)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 22:00 WED (m00081tt)

Gaby's Talking Pictures 05:30 THU (m00081tt)

Ghost Music 01:30 SAT (b010dp0s)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b038c7bv)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b038c7bv)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jy6l)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jy6l)

Hercule Poirot 06:00 MON (b007yn6z)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 MON (b007yn6z)

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Hercule Poirot 06:00 FRI (b007ytww)

Hercule Poirot 13:00 FRI (b007ytww)

Hercule Poirot 20:00 FRI (b007ytww)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00pgypp)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00pgypp)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00pgypp)

In and Out of the Kitchen 22:30 FRI (b01qdsms)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m00088hg)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m00088hg)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (b08brfl6)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (b08brfl6)

It's Jocelyn 22:00 SAT (b06wg7rw)

It's a Fair Cop 07:30 SUN (b061tk9d)

It's a Fair Cop 17:30 SUN (b061tk9d)

It's a Fair Cop 22:00 SUN (b061tk9d)

It's a Fair Cop 05:30 MON (b061tk9d)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 02:00 SAT (b00m2dbv)

Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 MON (b00m52xm)

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Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 TUE (b00m5711)

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Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 WED (b00m5qln)

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Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 THU (b00m5tkx)

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Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea 14:00 FRI (b00m5wdt)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m00082f0)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m00082f0)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m00082f0)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m00082f0)

Lanyon's Last Flight 06:30 WED (b00yyg27)

Lanyon's Last Flight 13:30 WED (b00yyg27)

Lanyon's Last Flight 20:30 WED (b00yyg27)

Lanyon's Last Flight 01:30 THU (b00yyg27)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:30 SUN (b00773xs)

Life on Egg 23:45 MON (b087tx29)

Life on Egg 09:45 TUE (b087tx29)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 08:00 TUE (b00g42td)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 12:00 TUE (b00g42td)

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead 19:00 TUE (b00g42td)

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World 23:30 THU (b007jtn5)

Listen to Les 12:30 SAT (b00c02dg)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b00c475s)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b00c475s)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b00c475s)

Louise Ramsden - Sampler T6 11:15 TUE (m000882x)

Louise Ramsden - Sampler T6 21:15 TUE (m000882x)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 04:30 SAT (b007jzr4)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 09:30 FRI (b007k003)

Mark Tavener - In the Red 16:30 FRI (b007k003)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04mh4km)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04mh4km)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04mh4km)

Mavis Gallant Stories 07:15 SUN (m0008b1l)

Mavis Gallant Stories 14:15 SUN (m0008b1l)

Mavis Gallant Stories 02:15 MON (m0008b1l)

Michael McStay - Death Beach 06:00 SAT (m00088h0)

Michael McStay - Death Beach 16:00 SAT (m00088h0)

Michael McStay - Death Beach 04:00 SUN (m00088h0)

Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio 09:00 SAT (b07qcf7j)

Miriam Margolyes' Adventures in Radio 19:00 SAT (b07qcf7j)

Musical Genes 18:30 TUE (b00dyknm)

Musical Genes 00:30 WED (b00dyknm)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m0008b7q)

Night Terrace 18:00 SUN (m0008b25)

Night Terrace 00:00 MON (m0008b25)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076ksg)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076mjy)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 07:30 TUE (m0008257)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 17:30 TUE (m0008257)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 22:00 TUE (m0008257)

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge 05:30 WED (m0008257)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0008bdn)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0008bdn)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0008b23)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0008b23)

Poetry Puh-lease 11:00 WED (m00088m4)

Poetry Puh-lease 21:00 WED (m00088m4)

Revolting People 22:30 SAT (b008h6np)

Ross Noble Goes Global 23:30 SAT (b007jvrg)

Secrets and Lattes 05:00 SAT (b064yd14)

Smelling of Roses 07:00 TUE (b00dz7yc)

Smelling of Roses 17:00 TUE (b00dz7yc)

Smelling of Roses 05:00 WED (b00dz7yc)

Sounding Off with McGough 22:45 WED (b007k4cn)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007jnbp)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007jnbp)

Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick 06:30 THU (b010dd43)

Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick 13:30 THU (b010dd43)

Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick 20:30 THU (b010dd43)

Sylvie Simmons: The Rock Chick 01:30 FRI (b010dd43)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0008948)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0008948)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 MON (b007jmk0)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 TUE (b007jmk0)

Terry Pratchett 18:00 TUE (b008p7x8)

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Terry Pratchett 18:00 WED (b008p9wy)

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Terry Pratchett 18:00 THU (b008pc2z)

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Terry Pratchett 18:00 FRI (b008pc0b)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b01bl6rf)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b01bl6rf)

The Arthur Haynes Show 08:00 SUN (m0008b1n)

The Arthur Haynes Show 12:00 SUN (m0008b1n)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b00cfgxs)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b00cfgxs)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b00cfgxs)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b00jq7qq)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b00jq7qq)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b00jq7qq)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0008k3v)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0008lsx)

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The Fanthorpe Investigations 11:50 SUN (b038f1zl)

The Food Quiz 09:00 THU (b0076gyp)

The Food Quiz 16:00 THU (b0076gyp)

The Food Quiz 04:00 FRI (b0076gyp)

The Handmaid's Tale (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b008f8jf)

The Harri-Parris' Radio Show 23:00 SUN (b06847tt)

The Jason Byrne Show 23:00 WED (b01p03v9)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b06b3nxw)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b06b3nxw)

The Man in Black 18:30 SUN (b0180hnl)

The Man in Black 00:30 MON (b0180hnl)

The Mark Steel Revolution 23:30 WED (b00g1zs8)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 FRI (b007jsrx)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0008b1x)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0008b1x)

The Museum of Everything 23:00 THU (b007k4r1)

The Name Game 06:30 TUE (b00s5nzv)

The Name Game 13:30 TUE (b00s5nzv)

The Name Game 20:30 TUE (b00s5nzv)

The Name Game 01:30 WED (b00s5nzv)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m000882v)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (m000882v)

The Night Visiting 06:30 MON (b03bqws9)

The Night Visiting 13:30 MON (b03bqws9)

The Night Visiting 20:30 MON (b03bqws9)

The Night Visiting 01:30 TUE (b03bqws9)

The Offing (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0008b1z)

The Offing (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0008b1z)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 16:30 TUE (b007jvk3)

The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience 04:30 WED (b007jvk3)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 WED (b00gl4t1)

The Rest is History 09:00 WED (b04ws4hy)

The Rest is History 16:00 WED (b04ws4hy)

The Rest is History 04:00 THU (b04ws4hy)

The Senses 09:30 MON (b0728zcw)

The Senses 16:30 MON (b0728zcw)

The Senses 04:30 TUE (b0728zcw)

The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b04vdzxb)

The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b04vdzxb)

The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b04vdzxb)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:30 THU (b0bfydgm)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:30 THU (b0bfydgm)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 22:00 THU (b0bfydgm)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:30 FRI (b0bfydgm)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b050zy41)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 MON (b050zy41)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 TUE (b050zy41)

The World As We Know It 07:00 WED (b00ftbx1)

The World As We Know It 17:00 WED (b00ftbx1)

The World As We Know It 05:00 THU (b00ftbx1)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups 22:30 TUE (b04tjft4)

Vent 23:00 TUE (b00v3qsn)

Weak at the Top 23:30 TUE (b00tlwzg)

What Is a Story? 14:15 MON (b060z9s1)

What Is a Story? 02:15 TUE (b060z9s1)

What Is a Story? 14:15 TUE (b061ckdw)

What Is a Story? 02:15 WED (b061ckdw)

What Is a Story? 14:15 WED (b061017p)

What Is a Story? 02:15 THU (b061017p)

What Is a Story? 14:15 THU (b061d16g)

What Is a Story? 02:15 FRI (b061d16g)

What Is a Story? 14:15 FRI (b061d24z)

Who Goes There? 04:00 SAT (b064cy21)

Who Goes There? 09:00 FRI (b0076b0c)

Who Goes There? 16:00 FRI (b0076b0c)

Who Was Rosalind? 06:30 FRI (b01qlhjt)

Who Was Rosalind? 13:30 FRI (b01qlhjt)

Who Was Rosalind? 20:30 FRI (b01qlhjt)

Winds of Change (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (m0008b1s)

World Book Club 08:00 SAT (m00088h4)

World Book Club 15:00 SAT (m00088h4)

World Book Club 03:00 SUN (m00088h4)