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SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2019

SAT 00:00 William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland (b007wxhs)
Episode 4

Back from his voyage, the narrator sees a sinister green hand at his window...

First published in 1908, William Hope Hodgson's fantasy novella is now seen as a classic of early, Edwardian sci-fi.

Concluded by Jim Norton.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC Radio 7 by BBC Northern Ireland.

First broadcast in September 2007.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b0076mrp)
Anger

Matthew Parris talks about rage with broadcaster Shyama Perera, journalist Cristina Odone and Rouzbeh Pirouz. From August 2004.


SAT 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b013216n)
Series 1

Needle in a Haystack

A baby's life is in danger when some pep pills go missing and George Dixon causes a stir at home when he offers PC Crawford the spare room...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Archie ...... Jonah Cook
Billy Monks ...... Michael Carolan
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Nancy Harris ...... Carol MacReady
Mrs Monks ...... Kate Byers

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


SAT 01:30 The Bob Graham Round (b0184vh6)
The Bob Graham Round is perhaps the most gruelling of all Fell Running challenges. Athletes have to climb 42 peaks, run about 70 miles and ascend 27 000 feet - which is about the height of Everest from sea level - all in a period of 24 hours. The run takes place in the glorious beauty of The Lake District, with its rapidly changing weather and underfoot conditions. It's a challenge which unites two diverse motivators of great art : human endeavour and the beauty of nature.

This year, while determined runners made their attempts at the Bob Graham Round, a young Italian composer has been writing a brand new piece of music that celebrates fell running in The Lakes. Maurizio Malagnini had never visited Cumbria before and had never heard of fell running. Ironically these were two of the reasons he was asked to write a new piece of work for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, they wanted to see how fresh eyes would be inspired.

The programme follows two stories: the development of Maurizio's composition and the attempt of two runners seeking to complete The Bob Graham Round.


SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b08g7zv8)
The Underground Railroad

Episode 10

Cora faces Ridgeway once more, and makes a final journey on the railroad.

Colson Whitehead's inventive novel follows Cora and Caesar as they escape from a Georgia slave plantation and run north in pursuit of freedom, aided by the stationmasters and conductors of the Underground Railroad.

This brilliant and at times brutal novel about the history of slavery and racism in America, which won the US National Book Award for Fiction in 2016.

Concluded by Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SAT 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xhfg3)
You Must Remember This

"Every movie is about time passing away and memory trying to say it was a story."

Author David Thomson continues his idiosyncratic journey through the collective dream of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


SAT 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009ct1)
Episode 5

Alice finally meets her revolutionary neighbour, the enigmatic Comrade Andrew.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Andrew ...... Adam Fitzgerald
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


SAT 02:45 Book of the Week (b050bwpf)
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

Episode 5

In the early 2000s, Peter Pomerantsev (the son of Russian political exiles) came to Moscow to work in the fast-growing television industry. He was perfectly placed to witness the transformation of the New Russia on its journey from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship.

In this episode, he reflects upon the fractured nature of a country (and its people) that has moved so quickly from communism to capitalism, where the difference between 'public' and 'private' selves can, by necessity, be extreme. Realising that he can't maintain such psychological divisions, he decides to return to London.

Written by Peter Pomerantsev

Read by Justin Salinger

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


SAT 03:00 John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman (b00hk2dv)
Episode 2

Charles's life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the under-cliff at Lyme.

Having vowed to end the liaison he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately. Then discovers they're being watched...

John Hurt concludes John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Jonathan Firth
Sarah ...... Emily Bruni
Ernestina ...... Kelly Reilly
Dr Grogan ...... TP McKenna
Mrs Endicott ...... Susan Jameson
Sam ...... Nick Sayce
Mary ...... Ella Smith
Mr Freeman ...... Gerard McDermott
Mrs Rogers ...... Colleen Prendergast
Montague ...... Wayne Foskett
Prostitute ...... Sophie Roberts
Curate ...... John Cummins

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b037hmyc)
Series 2

Episode 4

Who is Nick Helm's all time hero? What is the most embarrassing thing Isy Suttie's mum ever did? Who would play Dougie Anderson in the film of his life?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


SAT 04:30 Gush (b04y52ct)
Episode 1

What could divide two close friends, the aristocratic Foxwell Cravate and American tycoon Max Pomeroy so far apart that their rivalry has come to threaten the human race?

There's only one way to find out - with flashbacks.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's epic tale of bitter rivals whose destinies are tragically intertwined. Set in Durban at the Transworld Oil Conference - aping the style of the best TV mini-series of the 90s.

Foxwell Cravate ...... Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy ...... Mac McDonald
Arabella Derbyshire ...... Felicity Montagu
Iolanthe Diamond ...... Caroline Quentin
Charles Ambrose Fortescue de Vere ...... Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi ...... Julian Dutton

With Toby Longworth and Mandy Knight

Producer: Colin Swash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


SAT 05:00 Babblewick Hall (b01nlzcw)
Series 1

Episode 6

The downfall of Squire Fenton and Babblewick Hall appears imminent with the arrival of Fenton's father who has plans for his wayward son. Not least that he should marry the insipid and bewhiskered Harriet.

Meanwhile, Augustus makes a dramatic discovery...

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

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

Fenton Babblewick ...... Nick Le Prevost
Augustus Snipe ...... Forbes Masson
William Babblewick ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Babblewick ...... Pauline Yates
Harriet ...... Courtney King
Septimus Hickey ...... John Moffat
Molly ...... Gillian Bevan
Barney ...... David Antrobus
Jack ...... Sam Kelly

Music by Paul Mottram.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1996.


SAT 05:30 Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat (m00099xr)
Award-winning author-comedian Sofie Hagen examines society’s relationship with fat people and, with her infectious wit, sets a funny and impassioned agenda for moving beyond mere body positivity to a better world for everyone - fat or not.

Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in a world that should really know better. Society continues to send poisonous messages about weight and size, causing widespread misery and mental illness, and dangerously skewing the priorities of millions of young people. Sofie Hagen, the brilliant comedian and author of last year’s hugely successful manifesto Happy Fat, asks what it really means to love your body at any size, and sets out a vision for a world where people aren't defined by their bodies.

A personal, fiercely funny examination of a subject everyone else is scared to talk about.

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral (m0009k6x)
Steeplejack Joe Clarke is hired to do some work on the spire of Muncaster Cathedral, but in the tower a malevolent gargoyle wields its evil power over the fate of Joe and his family.

Drama by Robert Westall starring Peter Meakin.

Joe Clarke ... Peter Meakin
Sergeant Allardyce ...Terry Molloy
Reverend Morris ... John Webb
Billy .... David Holt
Kevin Clarke .... Tim Black
Barbara Clarke .... Sunny Ormonde
Taff Evans/Policeman ....Richard Mitchley
Curator ............Gillian Goodman
Dr Kumar ........Zita Sattar
Inspector ........Anthony Peddlar

Director: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on Radio 4 in August 1996.


SAT 07:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t5vkw)
Series 2

Jake Arnott

Jake Arnott reckons there has never been a better time to be a man. The best-selling author of modern gangster classic The Long Firm takes on the Grumpy Old Men and Women,

Jake examines the astonishing changes to men's lives in just a few decades. This runs from greater sexual freedoms to modern metrosexuals like David Beckham, who are not afraid to don a sarong, and onto the world-class British men's designers like Ozwald Boteng.

Along the way he celebrates Britain's new-found cafe culture and the regeneration of his beloved Soho.

He's joined in his quest by Mark Simpson, the journalist who first coined the term "metrosexual", fashion expert Christopher Breward from the Victoria & Albert Museum and Professor Frank Furedi, sociologist and nemesis of the modern Grumpies.

Jake tries his best to convince columnist and sometime Grumpy Old Woman Kathryn Flett that modern life is far from rubbish.

Producer: Martin McNamara

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2010.


SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 (b06s6tlm)
The Selling of Sinatra

Jazz singer Kurt Elling provides a unique take on Frank Sinatra, playing with the glitz and glamour, and discovering the dark undertones to a crooner's life that we thought we knew. In a centenary celebration, he analyses just how much image-making and effort went into turning Francis Albert Sinatra into plain old "Frank."

Sinatra had many incarnations in a sixty-year career. He was born to a working-class Italian immigrant family in New Jersey. His father was a lightweight boxer, bar owner and firefighter. His mother Natalina was active in Democratic politics and ran an illegal abortion clinic. Frank dropped out of high school and began singing at his dad's bar, eventually gaining the attention of bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

With Tommy's help, Sinatra’s popularity grew in the 40s, but he didn't serve in the Second World War due to a perforated eardrum and he attracted some bitterness as magazine photographs displayed him surrounded by beautiful women and making plenty of cash in New York.

A decline in popularity and damage to his vocal chords led to the "wilderness years", suicide attempts and deep depression.

With the boost of an Oscar win in 1953, Frank successfully remade himself on an industrial scale with Las Vegas tours, Hollywood movies, platinum records, retirements, comebacks and high society connections that included the Oval Office.

Contributors include Robert Wagner, John Lahr and Paul Anka.

Producer: Colin McNulty

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2015.


SAT 09:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (b09jvgpk)
In a completely different broadcast from London's Radio Theatre John McCarthy meets with Michael Palin to celebrate the actor-adventurer's remarkable life and career as heard on BBC radio.

Michael Palin has been a Python, a world traveller, author, actor and screenwriter, and often described as "Britain's Nicest Man". However one area which is often overlooked from his long and impressive career are his fascinating radio contributions.

In this programme we hear extracts from his mighty canon of work including his famous diaries, interviews about his comedy and travel work, documentaries about mental illness and dramas. We also hear rare footage of the time he tried his hand as a BBC disc jockey, his charity work and a hilarious pythonesque local radio broadcast from a taxi rank.

Recorded in front an enthusiastic audience the celebration features contributions from comedians Barry Cryer and John Finnermore, broadcasters Paul Gambaccini and John Waite and throughout we discover Palin's love for radio as we hear a treasure trove of archives on an eclectic mix of subjects and plenty memories of Monty Python.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


SAT 12:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06sg2mm)
Series 2

Episode 1

Geoff and the Anderssons celebrating baby John's first Christmas, as Geoff unwisely volunteers to organise the festivities for the whole family.

The second series Danny Robins' sitcom, set and recorded in Sweden.

Starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Adam Riches, Danny Robins and a cast of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors.

Geoff has moved to Yxsjö in northern Sweden, to start a new life with his girlfriend Linda in the (frequently frosty) bosom of her family.

This year, new dad Geoff has plenty of fresh experiences to contend with, including three varieties of pickled cabbage, sinister Christmas elves and an unpleasant visit from Sweden's answer to the BNP. It's all worth it though for Linda and baby John.

While Geoff and Linda now have their own place, he still has to deal with her disapproving Dad, Sten her alarmingly flirtatious mother Gunilla and her apparently suicidal, arsonist brother, Anders.

Geoff is determined to be more Swedish than the Swedes as he takes to his new country with renewed enthusiasm, and he has help, in the form of fellow expat, cynical Ian, an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran, a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Geoff ...... Adam Riches
Sten ...... Thomas Oredsson
Linda ...... Sissela Benn
Gunilla ...... Anna-Lena Brundin
Ian ...... Danny Robins
Soran ...... Farshad Kohlgi
Anders Fredrik Andersson

With Thomas Ericsson and Shanthi Rydwall.

Director: Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016. .


SAT 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show (b050cx7p)
From 20/10/1963

Down Your Way is in the village of Knotty Ash, Doddy croons a ditty and the World's Worst.

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

Starring Ken Dodd. With Judith Chalmers (Wish You Were Here), John Laurie (Dad's Army), Wallas Eaton, Percy Edwards, Peter Hudson and The Barry Sisters.

BBC Revue Orchestra, Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Produced by Bill Worsley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963.


SAT 13:00 The Country Girls (m0009k6z)
Series 2 Omnibus

Episode 1

Kate and Baba blag their way into a wine-tasting and meet Eugene Gaillard.

Edna O’Brien’s frank, funny and subversive story of womanhood in Ireland in the 50s.

Omnibus of the first five of ten parts.

Kate ..... Charlie Murphy
Baba ..... Aoibhinn McGinnity
Tod Mead ..... Shaun Mason
Eugene ..... Jonathan Forbes
The Body ..... Jonny Holden
Eamonn ..... Chris Pavlo
Joanna ..... Susan Jameson
Woman ..... Catherine Cusack

Dramatised by Kate Hims
Directed by Sally Avens & Jessica Dromgoole

The Lonely Girl is the second book in Edna O'Brien's trilogy, The Country Girls. O’Brien – born in 1930 - is now celebrated as the fearless chronicler of the dark underbelly of rural Ireland. Originally published in the 1960s, The Country Girls Trilogy was banned by the Irish Censorship Board, burnt publicly in O’Brien’s home town, and described by the Justice Minister (a young Charles Haughey) as filth. Fifty years later, the trilogy is recognised as an iconic work of 20th century Irish fiction.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019


SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0009k72)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner chooses 'Zefiro Torna' by Monteverdi and the Credo from Beethoven's 'Missa Solemnis' Op123.


SAT 14:15 With Great Pleasure (b00cmb2l)
Mark Kermode

Film critic Mark Kermode draws upon some of his favourite haunting fiction, including extracts from William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist, plus F Scott Fitzgerald's American classic The Great Gatsby.

Other writers include - Shirley Jackson, William Peter Blatty and Pat Barker.

And Mark's grandfather recites TE Brown's poem Betsy Lee in his Manx accent.

Readers: Amelia Bullmore and Demetri Goritsas

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


SAT 14:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5v)
Series 1

Dog Days

At the allotment, Carter's Uncle Mort sounds off on sunshine, southerners and a smart mutt.

Carter Brandon gets a week off work, so he decides to go on day-trips in his car, with his Uncle Mort, 'where the fancy takes them.

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

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

Uncle Mort …. Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon …. Peter Skellern
Narrator …. Christian Rodska

Producer: Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.


SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 (b06s6tlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SAT 16:00 Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral (m0009k6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t5vkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Doctor Who (b08y710s)
The Lost Stories: The Song of Megaptera

Episode 2

Like Jonah, the Sixth Doctor and Peri find themselves inside a whale - and they're not alone...

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
Captain Greeg ...... John Benfield
Stennar ...... Neville Watchurst
Caller ...... John Banks
Chief Engineer ...... Susan Brown
Stafel ...... Toby Longworth
Axel ...... Alex Lowe

Written by Pat Mills.

Director: John Ainsworth

Producer: David Richardson

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


SAT 19:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (b09jvgpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (b09h3rc9)
Series 8

Bedford

Mark Steel is back with the 8th series of his award winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

In this first episode Mark visits Bedford.

Everyone's heard of Bedford but not many seem to know where it is or what goes on there. It is a town full of surprises; it has the highest concentration of Italians in the country, it is the home of the biggest airship in the world and it has a museum dedicated to a cult called The Panacea Society, who believe The Garden of Eden is actually in Bedford.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel

Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Sterling
Sound Manager ... Jerry Peal
Producer ... Carl Cooper

Picture Credit ... Tom Stanier.

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


SAT 22:30 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05y0qkv)
Series 1

Love

Helen looks at love and the problems of finding the perfect mate.

Including the invention of computer dating; how we might chemically engineer love; how the bicycle revolutionised sex; having a row in Ikea; and a pair of romantic prairie voles.

A comic look at the solutions humanity has devised to deal with the fundamental problems of survival, starring Helen Keen, Susy Kane and Peter Serafinowicz.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill,

Producer: Gareth Edwards

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2015.


SAT 23:00 Meet David Sedaris (b064418w)
Series 5

Stepping Out; The Vigilant Rabbit

Two stories from one of the world's best storytellers, David Sedaris, doing what he does best:

How a quest for fitness can become an obsession in "Stepping Out".

An anthropomorphic tale of over zealous security in "The Vigilant Rabbit".

Plus some questions from the studio audience.

Producer: Steve Doherty

A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.


SAT 23:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b018zvmk)
Series 3

Reading

Adam Bloom investigates his fear of reading aloud. Just what is the point of books?

After very negative but funny experiences at school, the comedian managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life. But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again.

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Polini.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.



SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019

SUN 00:00 Doctor Who (b08y710s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 The Country Girls (m0009k6z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (m0009k72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday]


SUN 02:15 With Great Pleasure (b00cmb2l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday]


SUN 02:45 Uncle Mort's North Country (b007jl5v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 (b06s6tlm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral (m0009k6x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Reasons to be Cheerful (b00t5vkw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009kfh)
Episode 1

Alice and Jasper move into a new squat with other members of the Communist Centre Union. While Alice puts her energies into making the house habitable, the other revolutionaries are busy trying to court the IRA.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Jim ...... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Pat ...... Isabella Inchbald
Mary ...... Kath Weare
Dorothy ...... Sian Thomas
Cedric ...... Neil McCaul
Teresa ...... Sudha Bhuchar
Receptionist ...... Abbie Andrews

Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 07:15 If I Only Had... (b04dqwyp)
If I Only Had the Nerve, by Colin Carberry

Stories inspired by the iconic MGM film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel The Wizard of Oz.

Inspired by the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion's quest to find Brains, Heart and Courage, Ian Sansom, Morwenna Banks and Colin Carberry bring us a series of three stories about people who find themselves in unexpected situations, which challenge them to display qualities they never realised they had all along, or which find them looking at their lives in a new light in their own personal quests for a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

If I Only Had the Nerve

Colin Carberry introduces us to Brendon, a serial Recruitment Agency temp, who finally discovers the courage to make some important changes in his life.

Read by Ben Peel.

Producer: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b080t886)
Series 11

Poetry? No Thanks

Ed becomes involved in the work of a committee when he agrees to get involved in the erection of a statue on university grounds to honour the plucky wartime songbird 'Beryl Bassett'.

This means not only ploughing through hundreds of entries for a poetry competition to find a suitable ode to be read at the unveiling, but liaising with Beryl's son who has his eye on Antonia, a small gauge railway and a dubious family past.

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Ed Reardon ...... Christopher Douglas
Olive ...... Stephanie Cole
Bobby ...... Nicholas Farrell
Pearl ...... Brigit Forsyth
Max ...... Divian Ladwa
Antonia ...... Sylvestra Le Touzel
Ping ...... Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Producer: Dawn Ellis.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.


SUN 08:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0009kfl)
From 18/8/1963

Buying a used car where appearances can be deceptive, and exploring the art of conversation.

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, Dorothy Dampier, Barney Galbraith and Dermot Kelly.

Music by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1963.


SUN 08:30 Educating Archie (b007jx7p)
From 11/02/1954

Archie gets up to some high jinks with inks, thanks to cheeky schoolgirl chum, Monica.

Radio ventriloquism from Peter Brough and schoolboy, Archie Andrews.

With Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Miles, Ronald Chesney and Peter Madden.

Running from 1950- 1958, Educating Archie introduced a number of soon-to-be household names to listeners, including Tony Hancock, Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Hattie Jacques, Bruce Forsyth and Max Bygraves - all taking a turn in tutoring Archie.

Script by Eric Sykes with Walter Ridley.

Music by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Roy Speer

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1954.


SUN 09:00 Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (Omnibus) (b08dbspl)
"There was no better moment to be born, if you wanted to change the world by building things, than Britain in the second half of the 18th century."

The first full modern biography of Thomas Telford: a shepherd's son who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering. Telford's life spanned a fascinating time in British history: born in post-Union, post-Enlightenment Scotland, Telford forged a successful career in London and then across the country working on projects that set the stage for the Industrial Revolution.

Born in the Scottish Borders in 1757, Telford's beginnings were not auspicious. But he gained a fine education in his village school and, in that egalitarian time and place, mixed there with children from all different classes. Indeed, contacts from his schooldays played a key role in helping him to become established as one of Britain's leading engineers.

A stonemason turned architect turned engineer Telford built churches, harbours, canals, docks and the famously vertiginous Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales. He invented the modern road and created the backbone of our national road network. His bridges are some of the most dramatic and beautiful ever built, most of all the Menai Bridge, which spans the dangerous channel between the mainland and Anglesey.

Astonishingly, gratifyingly, almost everything he built remains in use today...

Omnibus read by Robin Laing.

Writer: Julian Glover

Abridger: David Jackson Young

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


SUN 10:10 The Listening Project (b0460zml)
Harriet and Martin – Meeting By Accident

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a road traffic accident victim and the paramedic who picked her up off the road thirteen years ago, meeting again for the first time.

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 upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess


SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04mcf8k)
Nobel Prize Winners

Peter Mansfield

Sue Lawley's castaway is the Nobel prize-winning physicist Sir Peter Mansfield. His work in magnetic resonance imaging more than 30 years ago led to the development of the MRI scanner, which has revolutionised the diagnosis of illness today.

He was born in London before the Second World War and as a boy, remembers the first Doodlebug attack on the capital. Watching the flying bombs gave him an interest in rocket propulsion which was to lead to a life-long career in science. The son of a gas-fitter, he left school without O levels at the age of 15. His school careers' officer had laughed at his ambition to be a scientist and fixed him up with a job as a printer. He put himself through night school, and went on to graduate with a first class degree in physics.

The first MRI scan was performed using him as the guinea-pig and with next-of-kin on hand because of the risks involved. His pioneering research was carried out at the University of Nottingham where he became Emeritus Professor of Physics. In 2003 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine at the age of 70.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2006.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (b09c204c)
Series 2

Black Box

Radiolab examines three very different kinds of black boxes - spaces for strange creation. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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

First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2014.


SUN 12:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0009kfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


SUN 12:30 Educating Archie (b007jx7p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


SUN 13:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009kfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SUN 14:15 If I Only Had... (b04dqwyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today]


SUN 14:30 The Confession (Omnibus) (m0009kfn)
Episode 2

The new novel by Jessie Burton, the bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.

Rose Simmons is adrift in her mid-30s and still trying to decide what to do with her life. Her own mother disappeared when she was a baby and she's never known the truth of what happened to her.

When she learns that the last person to see her was Constance Holden, a reclusive novelist who withdrew from public life at the peak of her fame, Rose is drawn to the door of Connie's imposing house in search of a confession . . .

Rose starts to make changes in her life as she gets closer to Connie, and the truth...

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Read by Rachel Shelley and Katherine Press

Abridged by Eileen Horne

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 15:45 His Master's Voices (b06ptdd6)
Beginnings

Singer Cerys Matthews and music expert Tristram Penna go back to summer 1898 when The Gramophone Company opened offices in London's Covent Garden.

This was the very first disc record company in the UK, later becoming well known as HMV and EMI, and was the London affiliate of inventor Emile Berliner's US National Gramophone Company.

The first inventory consisted of imported parts for 3,000 gramophones and 150,000 American records. It was swiftly obvious that British tastes meant local repertoire was vital, so Berliner sent his top engineer and talent man Fred Gaisberg to London. On 9 Aug - the day of the very first gramophone recording session - Fred recorded Adam Umbach, clarinettist from the Trocadero, playing Mendelssohn's Spring Song.

Close by, Rules Restaurant, London's oldest restaurant which opened in 1798, also played an important part as a place where artists and Gramophone Company staff could fraternise. Here Gaisberg heard Australian singer Syria Lamonte, leading to a legendary recording of Coming Through The Rye on the 2 September.

Fred wanted to record everything and anything that he thought might sell and the very first gramophone record catalogue contains several thousand very diverse recordings.

The early recording process may have been primitive, but many artists were persuaded to record by a pioneering spirit. By Christmas 1898 the company had sold out of all machines and records so the entire staff poured into Rules to celebrate.

We hear from Christopher Proudfoot, CLPGS chairman, academic Peter Adamson, and music manager/author Simon Napier-Bell. The early recordings are courtesy of the EMI Archive Trust.

A Sue Clark Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2015.


SUN 16:00 Drama (b06w53bm)
Penelope Fitzgerald - Human Voices

Young Annie Asra finds bureaucracy, camaraderie, eccentricity and love in the BBC of 1940.

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker Prize-Winner's comic novel starring Helen George and Toby Jones.

Annie ...... Helen George
Sam ...... Toby Jones
Jeff ...... Geoffrey Streatfeild
Vi ...... Katie Redford
Mrs Milne ...... Susan Jameson
Eddie ...... Chris Pavlo
DG ...... Ewan Bailey
Producer ...... George Watkins
General Pinard ...... Sean Baker

Dramatised by Michael Butt

Director: David Hunter

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2016.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0009kfq)
Found at Sea

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Found at Sea - Andrew Greig's powerful sequence of poems about two men's voyage to a remote Orkney island. On the way they tell stories, share haunting revelations and their hopes for the future.

Andrew Greig recounts, in poetic sequence, the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow to an overnight stay on Cava island.

In a small boat in open waters, he found a new element to live in and a new metaphor for life. He captures it in a poetry sequence of moving simplicity, "in the middle of life, halfway over, we pitch on a gurly sea."

Written in six weeks, Found at Sea is a 'very wee epic', as Andrew calls it himself, about sailing, male friendship and a voyage to find a way through the rest of life by recalling the lives they've lived before.

Narrator ............Andrew Greig
Skip ...................Lewis Howden
Crew .................Tam Dean Burn
Musician ............Rachel Newton

Sound Design Lee McPhail
Director Marilyn Imrie

Producer Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.


SUN 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b080t886)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Kingsley Amis - To See the Sun (b04ttwmp)
Vampires, a mad Scots librarian, a handsome Englishman and a Countess of uncertain age - all in Dacia in the 1920s.

Christopher Cazenove and Gayle Hunnicutt star in this vampire drama by Kingsley Amis.

Dramatised by John Scotney.

Stephen Hillier ...... Christopher Cazenove
Countess Valvazour ...... Gayle Hunnicutt
Robert McNeil ...... Graham Crowden
Innkeeper ...... Alan Dudley
Magda ...... Jennifer Piercey
Connie ...... Zelah Clarke

From 'Kingsley Amis Sextet' – a season of radio plays adapted from his short stories.

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


SUN 18:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpx2)
Series 1

Night Call Collect

Marooned accidentally on Mars, telephone engineer Barton waits for the rescue rocket and goes on putting up the phone lines. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own thriller dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Starring Kerry Shale.

Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (b09c204c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (Omnibus) (b08dbspl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SUN 21:10 The Listening Project (b0460zml)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today]


SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04mcf8k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today]


SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (b080t886)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Small Scenes (b01hvdnl)
Pilot

An unfortunate incident at a bird sanctuary and an uncomfortable moment for a beefeater.

Pilot of the successful comedy sketch series starring Daniel Rigby, Henry Paker, Mike Wozniak and Sara Pascoe.

Written by the cast, plus Madeleine Brettingham, Ben Partridge, Jon Lynes and Dan O'Donohue.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2012.


SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0009th6)
Joz Norris 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Jake Yapp talks again to Joz Norris.


SUN 23:00 Newsjack (m0009bs2)
Series 21

Episode 6

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Jason Forbes, Gemma Arrowsmith and Luke Kempner.

Script Editors: Jenny Laville and Robin Morgan

Production Coordinator: Damilola Mabadeje
Producers: Hayley Sterling and Benjamin Sutton

Newsjack is a BBC Studios Production.


SUN 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack (b012qtv1)
Series 2

Episode 1

The human chameleon's host of characters from a chatty schoolgirl to a decrepit charwoman.

Multi-paced, one-woman fast show showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery.

With Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd and Natalie Walter.

Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge, Jon Hunter, Fay Rusling and Barunka O'Shaughnessy.

Script Editor: Dan Tetsell

Music by Philip Pope

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.



MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 2019

MON 00:00 Kingsley Amis - To See the Sun (b04ttwmp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre (b007jpx2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) (m0009kfh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:15 If I Only Had... (b04dqwyp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday]


MON 02:30 The Confession (Omnibus) (m0009kfn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday]


MON 03:45 His Master's Voices (b06ptdd6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b06w53bm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0009kfq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (b080t886)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
Series 1

Crawford's First Pinch

Some unsavoury postcards turn up on the Dock Green beat and the link to a recent spate of bicycle thefts makes PC Andy Crawford desperate to notch up his first arrest.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Joe Cooney ...... Tom McClane
Ned Cooney ...... Michael Fenton Stevens
Hilda Cooney ...... Rebecca Smart
Paul De Witt ...... Christian Rodska

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


MON 06:30 Late Nights at the Blue Boar (b012fcyk)
Music journalist Pete Paphides tells the story of the M1's improbable 1960s music meeting place - Blue Boar cafe at Watford Gap services.

There surely can't be a less likely rock'n'roll hangout? Nevertheless, by the late 1960s, Britain's first-ever service station was a thriving meeting point for any London-based musicians driving home from a show between midnight and 6am. Legend has it that Jimi Hendrix thought that Blue Boar was the name of a cool London club because so many of his fellow rock stars would refer to it.

In 1977, Roy Harper paid tribute to its cuisine on his album Bullinamingvase, with a song called Watford Gap -'Watford Gap, Watford Gap/A plate of grease and a load of crap' although later versions of the album had the song removed as a member of the EMI board was also a member of Blue Board's board of directors.

Using first-hand testimonies from musicians Francis Rossi, Chas Hodges, Pete Langford, Shelia Ferguson from The Three Degrees, seminal photographer to the Rolling Stones, Philip Townsend, beat poet Pete Brown, BBC DJ Johnnie Walker, and David Lawrence, author of 'Food on the Move', 'Late Nights and the Blue Boar' aims to shine a light on the experience of the touring musician in the late 60s, before the era of air conditioned tour buses and salubrious hotel stopovers.

It will capture and analyse a certain moment in rock history painting vivid pictures of the era. Among the other participants in the programme will be the original waitress charged with the job of cracking open eggs for hungry rock stars and the security guard at the time - shading in a picture of an improbable time and place in music (and motorway) history.

Producer: Laura Parfitt

A White Pebble Media Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2011.


MON 07:00 Sisters (b068yc8j)
Series 1

Wedding Anniversary

It’s the 10th anniversary of Fiona's disastrous wedding but, as with previous years, she refuses to confront the pain of being jilted and instead gets very drunk.

Susan decides this denial has gone on long enough and sets about trying to help her come to terms with it by staging an unusual re-enactment.

As she ropes Blake in to help, it becomes clear that Susan's methods of healing aren't exactly conventional and the cats in bow ties, a greased mannequin and a cleaner who takes her role as seductress very seriously all push Fiona to the limits of what she can cope with.

Written by Susan Calman

Starring: Susan Calman, Ashley Jensen, Nick Helm

Producer: Mollie Freedman Berthoud

Executive Producer: Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2015.


MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009b0j)
Series 14

The Museum of Curiosity Episode 3

Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator Bridget Christie welcome comedian Ahir Shah, historian Dr Fern Riddell and physicist Professor Bobby Acharya.

This week, the Museum’s Guest Committee donate nicotine addiction, an 18th century sex and contraception guide and an intergalactic space observatory.

The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shepherd, Mike Turner and Emily Jupitus of QI.

The Producers were Anne Miller and Victoria Lloyd.


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
Series 1

The Convention

Kate is concerned when George heads to Birmingham with his colleagues

Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds. Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963 and 1965 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George ...... Richard Briers
Kate ...... Prunella Scales
Miles ...... Derek Waring
Mr Renfrew Smith ...... Felix Felton

Other parts played by John Graham, Leon Thau and Jo Kendall.

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1965.


MON 08:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
Series 2

Don't Fence Me In

Captain Mainwaring is horrified when some prisoners of war escape from a camp.

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Fraser …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
General Monteverdi …. Cyril Shaps
Captain Turner …. John Ringham
Prisoner of War …. Sion Probert
Announcer …. John Snagge

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1975.


MON 09:00 Whispers (b007k3jf)
Series 1

Episode 6

Swearing, cocaine, wine throwing and flagellation are just some of the items on Gyles Brandreth’s agenda.

Regular team captains, biographer Anthony Holden, and writer Stella Duffy, are joined by the BBC's former royal correspondent Jennie Bond and entertainer Geoffrey Durham.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2003.


MON 09:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
Series 1

A Woman's Role

Helen's multiplying skills with a calculator mean that Ben is soon adding up all the repercussions.

The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.

Starring Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben.

Written by Simon Brett

Helen ...... Paula Wilcox
Ben ...... David Wood
Mrs Kelly ...... Pay Heywood
Alastair ...... Bruce Alexander
Laura ...... Anita Carey

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1982.


MON 10:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1mf)
Wilderness

In 1730, drawn by a wild romantic impulse, Francis Herries moves his family to a tumbledown ancestral house called 'Herries', ringed by the Cumberland fells.

Hugh Walpole's historical novel dramatised in four parts by Eric Pringle.

Francis .... Gavin Muir
David ... Mark Bonnar
Margaret ... Janet Maw
Deborah ... Jane Whittenshaw
Alice Press ... Jane Slavin
Pomfret ... Stephen Thorne
Jannice .... Shirley Dixon
Father Roache ....Hugh Dickson
Statesman Peel ....Gerard McDermott
The Pedlar ....Ioan Meredith
Benjamin ....Chris Pavlo
Young Deborah ....Katie Clarke
Young David ....George Maguire

Others parts by Joseph Head, Robert Harper, Alex Lowe, Alison Pettitt and Christopher Scott

Director David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1997.


MON 11:00 The TED Interview (m0009k8v)
David Brooks

Founded in 1984 in the USA, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The first TED Talks were first posted online in 2006 and since then TED Talks have had many millions of views.

In The TED Interview, hosted by Chris Anderson, audiences can immerse themselves more deeply in some of the most compelling ideas heard on the TED stage.

David Brooks on political healing
New York Times pundit David Brooks describes a plan to rebuild broken communities and offers actionable steps to live a more meaningful life.

A TED original podcast.


MON 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009k8x)
Pensions and Tattoos

Glenys has always loved body art and had her first tattoo at 18. But since her husband died, she's invested her pension into her sleeve tattoos and is encouraging other older women to embrace the ink!

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Late Nights at the Blue Boar (b012fcyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0540j17)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 1

David Suchet reads Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Kazuo Ishiguro is also author of Never Let Me Go and Remains of the Day,

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


MON 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpnd2)
If It Moves, Shoot It

"There is violence in the medium. It begins with being in the dark, monopolized and compelled by the light. There is a kind of imprisonment. It is then increased by the way film can cut. And cut is a very appropriate word."

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his journey through cinema and considers its enduring love affair with violence.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


MON 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009k8z)
Episode 6

Alice and Philip have found Faye bleeding after a suicide attempt. But Alice has promised not to involve the authorities.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Starring Olivia Vinall, Joe Armstrong and Sian Thomas.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Joan ...... Ellie Darvill
Philip ...... Gary Duncan
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Giovanni ...... Neil McCaul
Samaritan ...... Adam Fitzgerald

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


MON 14:45 Book of the Week (b050zkrs)
Young Eliot

Episode 1

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Childhood in St Louis, where Tom's life is cosseted and formal at Locust Street, and where the 'hurricane' 1896 will have an influence on the future poet's work..

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


MON 15:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1mf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Whispers (b007k3jf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Sisters (b068yc8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009b0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jl9p)
Earthsearch I

Planetfall

The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise.

The present crew of four were born on the Challenger and have never left it. From birth they've been looked after by two 'Angels' - voices surrounding and guiding their every move. The crew follows their advice without question. A dangerous situation, perhaps, if the Angels aren't all their names imply...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Christopher Scott ...... Sinclair

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1981.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00fq2st)
Diana Rigg and Rachel de Thame

Sue MacGregor and her guests - actress, Dame Diana Rigg and, gardening expert, Rachel de Thame - discuss favourite books by Anton Chekhov, Gillian Tindall and Oswald Wynd.

The Duel and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Dover Thrift

The House by the Thames by Gillian Tindall
Publisher: Pimlico

The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
Publisher: Eland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b04t6qly)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Dad's Army (b007jnxm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Late Nights at the Blue Boar (b012fcyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 The TED Interview (m0009k8v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m0009k8x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today]


MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009b0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Bridget Christie Minds the Gap (b04wwnh8)
Series 2

Episode 1

Bridget is back asking who has the best sexism in the world, deconstructing a yoghurt advert and taking a look at what happens when a perfectly normal woman appears on TV.

With token man, Fred MacAulay who reveals a hitherto unsuspected penchant for certain kitchen cleaning products.

As she hasn't managed to single-handedly eradicate sexism, Bridget Christie returns in her multi-award winning series about modern feminism.

Bridget thought that she'd be able to put her feet up assuming her last series would bomb. Sadly it was a huge success and she's had to bang on about feminism ever since.

Written by Bridget Christie.

Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith and Alexandra Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


MON 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0009tm2)
Jon Holmes Does...

1: Yoga

Following on from the success of his foray into the world of Sound Healing, Jon Holmes seeks the counsel of Comedian and Yoga Instructor, Abigoliah Schamaun to help him improve his flexibility, both physically and mentally. Whilst learning about the ancient art of Yoga, and its benefits for people at every level of fitness - we'll find out whether Jon's capable of a few basic postures, and also how adept he can become at making these look more impressive than they really are on his social media platforms.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0009k92)
Series 27

Episode 8

A satirical review of the week's news (with added extra bits) guest hosted by Nish Kumar.

Nish is joined by Mark Steel, Hugo Rifkind, Sindhu Vee and US stand-up, Sara Barron.

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:45 Creme de la Crime (b007znpf)
Series 1

A Bowl Full of Serial Killers

A melange of multi-murderers for Michael Feydeau -TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett - and crime expert David Pershore

Tales from the vaults of villainy written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

With:

Emma Kennedy
Chris Pavlo

Director: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2019

TUE 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jl9p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00fq2st)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133pl2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Late Nights at the Blue Boar (b012fcyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0540j17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpnd2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009k8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:45 Book of the Week (b050zkrs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1mf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Whispers (b007k3jf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Semi Circles (b0953y3x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Sisters (b068yc8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Museum of Curiosity (m0009b0j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
Series 1

Dixie

When things go missing from the Dixon household Doris, the downtrodden girl from next door, is exposed as a petty thief. But it's Mary Dixon who comes to her rescue, against George's wishes, and who earns the admiration of Andy Crawford...

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon nnd David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Mrs Davies ...... Esther Elliott
Doris Monroe ...... Sarah Counsell
Mr Monroe ...... Roland Oliver
Harry Lane ...... Paul Currier

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


TUE 06:30 And Calm of Mind (b01s09kf)
Ex-soldiers turn to Shakespeare to tackle the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Chris Ledgard follows The Combat Veteran Players as they take Henry V from a community hall to a West End theatre. Support comes from the stage combat experts at the Royal Shakespeare Company - they come in to teach the soldiers how to act to be soldiers.

Members of the cast tell us their personal stories and one explains why, after a young adulthood spent abroad and in the army, "civvy street" is his new battleground.

Only a few of the group have acted before, and we hear them coached in the rhythms of Shakespearean verse. And we're backstage as they prepare to go on in front of a paying audience. "I'd rather take a patrol around Belfast" says the man playing the French herald, Montjoy.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.


TUE 07:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
Series 2

Episode 2

Geoff is feeling threatened by the perfection of life in Sweden. Then an ex of Linda's shows up. How can he cope with the perfect Swedish man?

The second series Danny Robins' sitcom, set and recorded in Sweden.

Starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Adam Riches, Danny Robins and a cast of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors.

Geoff has moved to Yxsjö in northern Sweden, to start a new life with his girlfriend Linda in the (frequently frosty) bosom of her family.

This year, new dad Geoff has plenty of fresh experiences to contend with, including three varieties of pickled cabbage, sinister Christmas elves and an unpleasant visit from Sweden's answer to the BNP. It's all worth it though for Linda and baby John.

While Geoff and Linda now have their own place, he still has to deal with her disapproving Dad, Sten her alarmingly flirtatious mother Gunilla and her apparently suicidal, arsonist brother, Anders.

Geoff is determined to be more Swedish than the Swedes as he takes to his new country with renewed enthusiasm, and he has help, in the form of fellow expat, cynical Ian, an unending source of (slightly misleading) information, and Soran, a Danish Kurd with Swedophobia.

Geoff ...... Adam Riches
Sten ...... Thomas Oredsson
Linda ...... Sissela Benn
Gunilla ...... Anna-Lena Brundin
Johan ...... Andre Wickstrom
Ian ...... Danny Robins
Soran ...... Farshad Kohlgi
Female Steward ...... Shanthi Rydwall
Ice Hockey Announcer ...... Fredrik Andersson

Director: Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2016.


TUE 07:30 Clare in the Community (m0009b41)
Series 12

Unlucky Louis

Clare's on a client visit to 'Unlucky Louis'. She doesn't believe in bad luck so it's going to be absolutely fine. Back at home, Brian and Thomas find themselves excluded from the neighbourhood street party.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare Barker, the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her.

We join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden
Producer Alexandra Smith

A BBC Studios production

Clare.....SALLY PHILLIPS
Brian.....ALEX LOWE
Libby.....SARAH KENDALL
Simon....ANDREW WINCOTT
Joan ..... SARAH THOM
Cilla.....GBEMISOLA IKUMELO
Louis....TONY WAY
Mrs Bream.....EMMA SIDI


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007k31h)
The Collapse of the British Railway Sandwich System

Captain Seagoon investigates a mustard-and-cress-flavoured mystery at Clapham Junction station.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1954.


TUE 08:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009l02)
Series 3

Episode 11

Kenneth Horne has a rather strange close encounter and Hornerama looks at sport.

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

Written by Eric Merriman

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 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 June 1960.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz Extra (m0009k92)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:45 Creme de la Crime (b007znpf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday]


TUE 10:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1nq)
Forty-Five

Francis encounters Mirabell again and his fate is sealed. Meanwhile, the rebels are at the gates of Carlisle.

Hugh Walpole's historical novel dramatised by Eric Pringle.

Francis ... Gavin Muir
David ... Mark Bonnar
Deborah ... Jane Whittenshaw
Margaret ... Janet Maw
Mirabell ... Deborah Berlin
Roche ... Hugh Dickson
Cumberlege ... Gordon Reid
Hetty ... Alison Pettitt

Other parts played by Shirley Dixon, Robert Harper, Carolyn Jones, Alex Lowe, Gerard McDermott, Ioan Meredith, Chris Pavlo and Stephen Thorne

Director David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1997.


TUE 11:00 Short Cuts (b07jysdq)
Series 9

Illuminations

A mysterious character offering to illuminate a course of action, an activist thrust into a glaring spotlight and the dull glow of car tail lights- Josie Long looks for illuminations in the darkness.

Featuring the actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather walking onstage to collect Marlon Brando's oscar, a singing medium and Laura Barton on driving at night.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 11:30 After Eden (m0009l04)
God Up For Grabs

Rev Elaine Metcalfe disagrees with her son, Phil, but doesn't see what business it is of her parishioners.

Alison Leonard's warm-hearted six-part drama about the life of a woman priest.

Rev Elaine Metcalfe …. Christine Pritchard
Gareth …. Simon Harris
Sian …. Sue Jones Davies
Melvyn ... Michael Povey
Freda … Sharon Morgan
Phil ... Hywel Morgan
Tash ... Clare Isaac
Gwen ... Manon Edwards
Gareth …. Simon Harris

Director: Alison Hindell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1995.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007k31h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009l02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 And Calm of Mind (b01s09kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05410x1)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 2

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son. Their memory of him is hazy, as it is of many things. They know their journey may be a long one.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


TUE 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpp4x)
The Look of Love

We got to the movies for many things, including spectacle, thrills and wonder, but many go to fall in love - again and again - with the thrill of romance and a kiss as big as a house. How can love blow us apart?

Critic and writer David Thomson continues his personal journey through the power and meaning of cinema in search of longing and romance.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


TUE 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009l06)
Episode 7

Comrade Jocelin tests out her bomb-making abilities.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jocelin ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Irishman 1 ...... Adam Fitzgerald
Irishman 2 ...... Gary Duncan

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


TUE 14:45 Book of the Week (b05102t7)
Young Eliot

Episode 2

Harvard means serious study for Tom, some after-hours jollity, and a love of French decadent poetry. Then he heads for Paris...

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, and abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 15:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Act Your Age (b0106rvc)
Series 3

Episode 4

Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy generations to find out which is the funniest.

Will it be the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who will be crowned, for one week at least, as the Golden Age of Comedy?

Holly Walsh is joined by Tom Deacon, Rufus Hound teams up with Henning Wehn and Ted Robbins is paired with Billy Pearce.

Devised and produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2011.


TUE 16:30 The Break (b07ffb29)
Series 1

Dead Man's Dinner

Jeff and his nephew Andy are contacted by the editor of The Flamford Bugle. They have won a slap-up dinner for two at Flamford's poshest eaterie, The Royal Albion Hotel.

Eagerly anticipating the night out of a lifetime, Andy and Jeff's dreams of gourmet heaven quickly deteriorate into the nightmare of a lifetime. The prize had been promised to local citizen Wally Metcalfe, but he died just after the draw. Now his widow is on the warpath with her two burly sons.

Social media doesn't help either, and in no time there is a mob baying for Jeff and Andy's blood.

Andy ...... Tom Palmer
Jeff ...... Philip Jackson
Frank ...... Mark Benton
PC Clark ...... Mark Benton
Corinne ...... Alison Steadman
Joyce ...... Alison Steadman
Morag ...... Alison Steadman
Kevin ...... Rasmus Hardiker
Mira ...... Shobna Gulati
Chris ...... Gordon Kennedy

Writers: Ian Brown and James Hendrie

Director: Gordon Kennedy

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


TUE 17:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Clare in the Community (m0009b41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlb2)
Earthsearch I

First Footprint City

As the starship Challenger returns to its solar system after a 115-year-long search for a planet suitable for colonisation - it's a home that the crew have never known.

Born aboard the craft, the four-strong space crew must come to terms with some shocking news...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
Simon ...... David Bradshawe

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1981.


TUE 18:30 Musical Genes (b00hlddk)
Series 2

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie wrote hundreds of songs charting life in America including 'This Land is Our land'.

Tom Morton hears about the man and his music from his eldest son Arlo Guthrie, an acclaimed singer songwriter in his own right who wrote 'Alice's Restaurant' and has recently performed at Celtic Connection.

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

Producer: Mike Walker

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in February 2009.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007k31h)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Beyond Our Ken (m0009l02)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 And Calm of Mind (b01s09kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Short Cuts (b07jysdq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:30 How to Burn a Million Quid (m0009l08)
Rule 6

Rule 6: Never ask for anyone’s blessing.

Finally, having landed on the Isle of Jura, Bill, Jimmy, Gimpo, and one chosen witness check into the Jura hotel carrying two suitcases containing a million quid. They must pass the night before committing the act for which they have come. Burning one million pounds. Can they really go through with it?

The final part of the outrageous comedy drama telling the true story of the chart-topping pop duo known as KLF, who, in 1994, burned £1 million in cash on a remote Scottish Island.

It was their mission to cause chaos. And they did.

How to Burn a Million Quid features Paul Higgins (The Thick of It, Line of Duty) as Bill Drummond, Nicholas Burns (Nathan Barley, The World’s End) as Jimmy Cauty, with Kevin Eldon as Gimpo, Jeremy Stockwell as Ken Campbell and an outstanding cast of multi voice comedy performers.

Bill Drummond: Paul Higgins
Jimmy Cauty: Nicholas Burns
Gimpo: Kevin Eldon
Ken Campbell: Jeremy Stockwell
Everyone else: Kate O’Sullivan, Polly Kemp, Ronnie Jhuttie and Niall Ashdown
Original music by Somerset & Lewin
Original music by MZYLKYPOP (Mick Somerset, David Lewin, Simon Lewinski, Rachel E, Flip Clegg and Thom Foote)
Sound Design by Carl Scheleeshti Johnson
Produced and Directed by Boz Temple-Morris
Written by Sean Grundy and Cara Jennings

A HOLY MOUNTAIN production for BBC Radio 4.


TUE 22:00 Clare in the Community (m0009b41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll (b00fvm5g)
Consider Yourself Dumped Upon

Rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton reveals more big names in rock who have a lot to thank him for.

Brian performs the first progressive rock song ever written, and reveals he inadvertently encouraged the Who to smash up their equipment and was instrumental in Phil Collins becoming the lead singer in Genesis.

A six-part comedy series written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.


TUE 22:45 Before They Were Famous (b05w3x5n)
Series 3

Episode 2

Ian Leslie presents the show that brings to light the often surprising, first literary attempts of the world's best known writers.

In this episode, we get a valuable insight into the origins of Henry Longfellow's poetic success - in the guise of a letter of complaint to a boiler repair company.

We also hear the troubled, adolescent Mary Shelley craft disturbing notes to accompany floral tributes, marvel at the deliciously spooky auction catalogue copy written by MR James, and hear a slightly disturbing Christmas cracker joke by Fredrik Ibsen.

Producer: Claire Broughton

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.


TUE 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0009tm8)
Jon Holmes Does...

Yoga

Following on from the success of his foray into the world of Sound Healing, Jon Holmes seeks the counsel of Comedian and Yoga Instructor, Abigoliah Schamaun to help him improve his flexibility, both physically and mentally. Whilst learning about the ancient art of Yoga, and its benefits for people at every level of fitness - we'll find out whether Jon's capable of a few basic postures, and also how adept he can become at making these look more impressive than they really are on his social media platforms.


TUE 23:00 Seekers (b060bng4)
Series 2

The Eight Letter Word

Stuart says something very silly, and Nicola tries to impress Vanessa to gain her confidence.

Matthew Horne, Daniel Mays, Tony Way and Zahra Ahmadi star in the sitcom set in a jobcentre.

Stuart ------ Matthew Horne
Joseph ------ Daniel Mays
Terry ----- Tony Way
Nicola ------ Zahra Ahmadi
Vanessa ----- Natalie Walter
Gary Probert ----- Steve Oram

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


TUE 23:30 Les Kelly's Britain (b016x3h7)
Episode 1

Les Kelly hosts a magazine show from hell. Les is a cross between Jeremy Kyle and a slap in the face. He claims this is the only radio show for 'normal, decent people'. 'If you aren't decent, this is not the show for you,' says Les.

Les meets a father whose daughter needs a new kidney. Well, perhaps 'need' isn't quite the right word. She just wants one more kidney than all her friends. Les also meets an expert on sanglanding. It's the dangerous new craze amongst young people - trouble is, no-one knows what it is.

Starring Kevin Bishop as Les Kelly.

With:

Alan Francis as Jeff Stevens/Paddy O'Connor/Dr Legg/Kevin Fort
Pippa Evans as Ms Howard/Nurse Magery/San Glanding Woman
David Armand as Colin/Dr Stephens/Man in front row
Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Wendy Hooper/Kirsty Travis/Alice Fort

Produced and written by Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2019

WED 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlb2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Musical Genes (b00hlddk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0132tjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 And Calm of Mind (b01s09kf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05410x1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xpp4x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009l06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:45 Book of the Week (b05102t7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1nq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Act Your Age (b0106rvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 The Break (b07ffb29)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Cold Swedish Winter (b06tvswt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Clare in the Community (m0009b41)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
Series 1

Rock, Rattle and Roll

When a fanatical Spurs fan has his prized football rattle stolen, an FA cup tie provides the perfect excuse for a weekend away in Blackpool for Andy and Mary.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Ben Harvey ...... Andrew Sachs
Jessie Harvey ...... Jacqueline Tong
Chris Miller ...... Alex McLaren
Jim ...... Stuart Crossman

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


WED 06:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria (b00swj3b)
On the 17th of June 1940 thousands of British troops and airmen died as their troopship, the Lancastria, was sunk by German bombers. Allan Little travels to the French port of St Nazaire on the 70th anniversary of Britain's worst maritime disaster, to tell the story.

We hear from survivors of the ship who miraculously escaped from the sinking and the chaos of the sea alight with spilled oil. In particular we follow the story of Ft Lt Albert Hill, the last man off the ship, whose unpublished diary has come to light.

We also find out why, so many years after the story was suppressed by Churchill in the darkest days of the war, there is still a reluctance in England to acknowledge and commemorate the tragedy.

Producer: Susan Marling

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


WED 07:00 Potting On (b00lblps)
Flab

Noticing both their waistlines are getting bigger, Pam challenges Gordon to a dieting competition.

Sitcom about a couple at odds over running a garden centre and growing older.

Starring Pam Ayres as Pam and Geoffrey Whitehead as Gordon.

Written by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds with Pam Ayres.

With Trevor Bannister, Karl Theobald and Alex Tregear.

Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


WED 07:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bcg8td)
Series 1

Dah dah dah dah dah dahh Dah dah dah dah dahhhh...

It's 1952. Of course.

As Churchill's squadron of bagpiping bombers grows closer, our intrepid crew and their duplicates face the diabolical traps of the Alien ziggurat.

Meanwhile, Jenkins (John Sessions) races back to the laboratory to secure the cellar, and uncovers a duplicate Quanderhorn (James Fleet), who claims he's the real thing.

Barely surviving the Deadly Duck Trap, the Waterfall of Glue and the Collapsing Stairway of Strangling Vines, Brian (Ryan Sampson) and the originals face the ultimate challenge - the Mirror Maze of Laser Death.

The duplicates reach the prize, the legendary Gaulus Tempus - the Time Bucket - but they are immediately betrayed by Guuuurk 2 (Kevin Eldon) who claims it for Mars.

Can Gemma (Cassie Layton), Troy (Freddie Fox), Guuuurk and Brian triumph and use the Time Bucket to save reality before the bombers strike and the bagpipers strike up Ride of the Valkyries?

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations - an adventure beyond human understanding.

Cast:
Professor Quanderhorn- James Fleet
Brian Nylon- Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Janussen- Cassie Layton
Guuurk- Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn- Freddie Fox
Winston Churchill/Jenkins- John Sessions
Synthetic Voice Rachel Atkins

Created and written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall
Music by Peter Brewis
Engineered, Edited and Sound designed by Alistair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
Series 1

The End of the Series

The lad himself and the gang reminisce over how they first all first met.

Starring Tony Hancock.

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1955.


WED 08:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
From 11/01/1981

Les Dawson presents his very own versions of 'Dallas' and 'Columbo', plus piano bashing aplenty.

With Daphne Oxenford and Colin Edwynn.

Music by Brian Fitzgerald.

Scripted and produced by James Casey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1981.


WED 09:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b9wbf6)
Series 8

Merton College, Oxford

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Merton College, Oxford.

With specialist subjects including History, Biology and Classics and questions ranging from the Rhine Maidens and deponent verbs to Barbie and starfish legs.

Recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2018.


WED 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
Series 1

May the Farce Be With You

Robert is about to appear in a new London West End farce, but the real farce is what happens in the half hour before the curtain rises...

John Gordon Sinclair stars in Paul Mayhew-Archer's sitcom.

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Margery Shaw ..... Alison Steadman
Stage Manager ..... Jonathan Kydd

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


WED 10:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1pw)
The Wild Marriage

It is now 1756 and David is prospering. But Francis roams the fells searching for something he can never find.

Hugh Walpole's historical novel dramatised in four parts by Eric Pringle.

Francis ... Gavin Muir
David ... Mark Bonnar
Deborah ... Jane Whittenshaw
Mirabell ... Deborah Berlin
Pomfret ... Stephen Thorne
Sunwood/Bann ... Christopher Scott
Denburn ... Keith Drinkel
Sarah .... Becky Hindley

Other parts played by Hugh Dickson, Carolyn Jones, Ioan Meredith, Chris Pavlo and Alison Pettitt

Director: David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1997.


WED 11:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m0009lmv)
1. 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' to 'Tainted Love'

Cerys Matthews delves into the archives to put together a specially curated mixtape of her favourite stories from across 25 series of the BBC Radio 4's Soul Music.

Each episode of Soul Music takes a different piece of music – it might be a pop song, or a hymn, or a piece of classical music or world music – and looks at why it moves us and what it means to different people.

Cerys's choices in this edition are:

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’
Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor
Carly Simon: ‘You Are My Sunshine’
Eric Satie: ‘Gymnopedie'
Leonard Cohen: ‘Hallelujah’
P.P. Arnold: ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’
Peggy Seeger: ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’
Soft Cell: ‘Tainted Love’

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in January 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria (b00swj3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05419jh)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 3

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out on a journey to find their long-lost son.

Beatrice has guided them to a Saxon village where they can shelter for the night and where she hopes to consult a medicine woman about the pain that has been troubling her. On reaching the village, they find a community in turmoil.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


WED 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw155)
Happy Endings

Escaping into the world of flickering dreams, finding happiness over the rainbow, and realizing that everything is going to be all right in the end is one of cinema's most powerful allures. But is the chase more appealing than the pay off?

Critic and writer David Thomson goes in search of happiness on the big screen in his personal history of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


WED 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lmy)
Episode 8

The unhappy Americans lose patience with Alice and her comrades.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jocelin ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Felicity ...... Lauren Cornelius
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Gordon ...... Philip Bretherton

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


WED 14:45 Book of the Week (b0510b6s)
Young Eliot

Episode 3

In 1914 Tom leaves Harvard for Merton College, Cambridge, to further his studies, refine his poetry, and here he meets his future wife Vivienne.

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death.

Reader: Tom Mannion

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


WED 15:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1pw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b9wbf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Potting On (b00lblps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bcg8td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlbf)
Earthsearch I

Sands of Kyros

The Challenger's crew has returned to its solar system to discover that a million years has passed on Earth while only 115 years had passed on their starship.

After their devastating news, the four-strong crew face peril from a once benign force...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
George ...... John McAndrew

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1981.


WED 18:30 That Reminds Me (b01nbw58)
Series 5

Liz Fraser

The 'Carry On' star of countless British film and TV comedies, actress Liz Fraser, recalls her career.

Series showcasing the reminiscences of well-loved entertainers chatting to a live audience.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k0xt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Listen to Les (b00k26j0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria (b00swj3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Soul Music Mixtapes (m0009lmv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bcg8td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Warhorses of Letters (b01p7by2)
Series 2

Episode 3

The romantic correspondence between two of history's most important horses: Napoleon's mount Marengo and the Duke of Wellington's own Copenhagen.

The opposing armies are on the march through Belgium, but our lovers face a more immediate challenge to their relationship as Marengo's stablemate Marcy turns out to be a stalking horse.

Marengo ..... Stephen Fry
Copenhagen ..... Daniel Rigby
Narrator ..... Tamsin Greig

Written by Robbie Hudson and Marie Phillips.

Producer: Gareth Edwards.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 22:45 The John Moloney Show (b05vzzr8)
Series 1

Jokes for Pubs and Clubs

A number of one-liners, a story about the pub and a top tip to avoid trouble if you come home a little worse for wear.

John Moloney has been headlining comedy clubs all over the world. We've captured him at his very best performing in front of an appreciative audience at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh.

Written and performed by John Moloney.

Producer: Alan Lorraine

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.


WED 22:55 Comedy Club Extra (m0009tm6)
Jon Holmes Does...

3: Yoga

Following on from the success of his foray into the world of Sound Healing, Jon Holmes seeks the counsel of Comedian and Yoga Instructor, Abigoliah Schamaun to help him improve his flexibility, both physically and mentally. Whilst learning about the ancient art of Yoga, and its benefits for people at every level of fitness - we'll find out whether Jon's capable of a few basic postures, and also how adept he can become at making these look more impressive than they really are on his social media platforms.


WED 23:00 Recorded for Training Purposes (b00gdyxx)
Series 3

Episode 1

Sketch show about modern communication and contemporary obsessions. With Ben Willbond and Rachel Atkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


WED 23:30 What Does the K Stand For? (b08c0rr5)
Series 3

The Riot

The Amos household are caught up in the Brixton riot.

Stephen K Amos's sitcom about growing up black, gay and funny in 1980s south London.

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Starring Stephen K Amos, Ellen Thomas, Laurie Kynaston, Stephen K Amos, Bola Okun, Emerald Crankson, Karen Bartke and David Sterne.

Producer: Paul Sheehan

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



THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2019

THU 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlbf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 That Reminds Me (b01nbw58)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133g6t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria (b00swj3b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b05419jh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw155)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:45 Book of the Week (b0510b6s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1pw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b0b9wbf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b007v206)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Potting On (b00lblps)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Quanderhorn Xperimentations (b0bcg8td)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
Series 1

Roaring Boy

Mary and Andy have some exciting news for George, but he's nowhere to be found - and on the other side of Dock Green, a desperate young man with a gun is on the run.

Radio revival of BBC TV's famous copper starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as Andy Crawford.

Dixon of Dock Green's roots go back to 1950 film drama 'The Blue Lamp', which ended with Dixon being shot dead. However, Warner's role was resurrected for the BBC TV series running from 1955 to 1976.

PC George Dixon ...... David Calder
PC Andy Crawford ...... David Tennant
Mary Dixon ...... Charlie Brooks
Doug Beale ...... Carl Prekopp
Diana Johnson ...... Hayley Docherty

Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised from his TV screenplay by Sue Rodwell.

Produced in Bristol by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2005.


THU 06:30 My Empire of Dust (b012r7jx)
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the cultural meanings of dust, swept up from historic buildings.

Cologne-based artist Stoecker has collected samples of dust from historic buildings across Europe and beyond. With the help of scientists and an electro-microscope at Augsburg University he has analysed the dust and discovered it contains tiny fossils, dust from the Sahara, pollutants of various kinds and human debris.

Aeolian research, research into dust particles and sediments, is an established branch of geographical study, often concerned with the history and future of climate change, desertification and landscape erosion, but as Wolfgang has discovered, dust can also tell us something about human culture.

Wolfgang has been surprised and delighted by the excitement his requests for dust generate, and the enthusiasm of curators of historic buildings to comply. John Campbell is the Dean's Verger at Lincoln cathedral. He received Wolfgang's initial email with some scepticism but it made sense too, because dust is often on his mind as the person responsible for the upkeep of this great building. He collected two samples for Wolfgang's collection: 'secular' dust near the entrance, where the traffic of feet is greatest, and 'sacred' dust, near the altar, where traces of candles, incense and sacred silverware are to be found.

'I've challenged him to tell me which is which', says John. 'I like to think that the dust here at Lincoln might contain traces of the pilgrims and worshippers who've been coming here over the centuries.

Everyone leaves a trace of themselves behind in the dust.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


THU 07:00 Too Much Information (b00n1023)
Episode 1

Waft Tourist Information attempt to justify a huge donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund with a hastily erected papier-mâché historical model - but it turns out disastrously sexual!

Neil Warhurst's four-part comedy drama set in the idiosyncratic world of a tourist information office.

WARREN ................ JEFF RAWLE
DOUGLAS ............. MALCOLM TIERNEY
HEATHER............... LIZA SADOVY
LUCY................. JOANNAH TINCEY
BRYAN.................. PAUL BARNHILL
MR JEFFERSON............ STEPHEN HOGAN

Producer: Liz Webb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.


THU 07:30 Alone (m0009bnq)
Series 2

Anti-Valentine's Day

Written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton. A sitcom about five single, middle aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London - with Abigail Cruttenden, Pearce Quigley, Kate Isitt and Bennett Arron.

Mitch (Angus Deayton) is a widower and part-time therapist, looking to put his life back together now that he is single and living with Will (Pearce Quigley), his younger, more volatile and unhappily divorced half-brother. Elsewhere in the building is schoolteacher Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden) who is shy, nervous and holds a secret candle for Mitch. Overly honest, frustrated actress Louisa (Kate Isitt), and socially inept IT nerd Morris (Bennett Arron) complete the line-up of mis-matched neighbours.

In this second episode, Anti-Valentine’s Day, the unattached neighbours are all dreading the left-out feeling they always get on February 14th. Encouraged by a driven Will, they agree to go out and enjoy themselves anyway, by way of protest, and so book a table for a singles-only meal out. After all, there is safety in numbers - as long as you have the numbers.

Cast:
Mitch - Angus Deayton
Will - Pearce Quigley
Ellie - Abigail Cruttenden
Louisa - Kate Isitt
Morris - Bennett Arron
Waiter - Dominic Coleman

Written and created by Moray Hunter
Directed by Moray Hunter and Gordon Kennedy
Sound Engineer and Editor: Jerry Peal
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Based on an original idea developed in association with Dandy Productions
Recorded live at RADA Studios London
Produced by Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b0516tq7)
From 24/05/1964

It's the tickling season with Dickie Mint and meet the world's worst!

Starring Ken Dodd.

With Judith Chalmers, Patricia Hayes, Duncan Macrae, Peter Hudson, Wallas Eaton and Percy Edwards.

Music from Val Doonican.

BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer.

Script by Ken Dodd and Eddie Braben.

Producer: Bill Worsley.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1964.


THU 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qpjy6)
Series 2

Episode 5

Singing dogs - and the tale of Martin Copperwick

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

Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Written by Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden, Johnnie Mortimer & Brian Cooke and Bill Oddie.

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

Songs by Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden with music by Dave Lee.

Producer: Humphrey Barclay

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in November 1965.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m0009lvw)
Series 3

5. Samuel Beckett

James Walton tests Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Jane Thynne and Harry Ritchie in the game of literary correctness.

Author of the week: Samuel Beckett

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


THU 09:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gl83r)
Series 1

Episode 4

Iris discovers she has competition for Bernard in the form of Crystabelle, the new office secretary.

Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard star in Vince Powell’s sitcom about the turbulent relationship of an odd couple.

Iris ...... Su Pollard
Bernard ...... Gorden Kaye
Wilf ...... David Ross
Daisy ...... Paula Tilbrook
Crystabelle ...... Julie Higginson
Mr Foley ...... Peter Wheeler

Writer Vince Powell (1928–2009) scripted a number of popular TV sitcoms including Love Thy Neighbour, For the Love of Ada and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width.

Produced in Manchester by Mike Craig.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1993.


THU 10:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1r3)
A Great Age to Be Beginning

Trapped at Herries with a man she cannot love, Mirabell yearns to be free...

Conclusion of Hugh Walpole's historical novel dramatised by Eric Pringle.

Francis .... Gavin Muir
David ... Mark Bonnar
Mirabell ... Deborah Berlin
Deborah ... Jane Whittenshaw
Sarah ... Becky Hindley
Benjamin ... Chris Pavlo
Reverend ... Christopher Scott
Harness ... Gerard McDermott

Other parts played by Stephen Thorne, Linda Polan, Katie Clarke, Joseph Head, Carolyn Jones and George Maguire

Director David Blount

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1997.


THU 11:00 Gillian Tindall - Famous in Lands Unknown (m0009lvz)
Jane Morton lies dying, her inseparable sister at her bedside, but what is their bitter secret?

Caroline Hunt reads Gillian Tindall's short story.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1999.


THU 11:15 Bill Morrison - Save the Last Dance for Me (m0009lw1)
Who wrote Save The Last Dance For Me? Doc Pomus - a polio patient from the age of six who manoeuvred around on crutches. The true story of how Pomus began a unique song writing partnership with the much younger Mort Shuman. 1950s New York, Doc and Mart team up when a new phenomenon changes popular music forever - the "teenager", and the strange twosome go on to write extensively for Elvis, Dion and the Belmonts, and the Drifters.

Doc Pomus ... Lou Hirsh
Mort Shuman .... Kerry Shale
Paul Case .... James Quinn

Live music performed by Tayo Akinbode

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


THU 12:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b0516tq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qpjy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 My Empire of Dust (b012r7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b0543b15)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 4

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son. Hoping to pass a restful night at a Saxon village, they find the community there in turmoil after an ogre attack.

A Saxon warrior named Wistan, a stranger from a distant country to the East, frees a village boy named Edwin from the ogres, only to see his own people turn on him in fear. The villagers say the boy has been bitten by an ogre and claim he will turn fiend himself with disastrous consequences.

Axl and Beatrice agree to help take the boy to safety, and Wistan and Edwin join the old pair of Britons as they continue on their journey.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


THU 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw272)
The Last Flight

Flight begins almost at the same moment as the motion picture camera cranks into life and many of its early directors had themselves taken to the air to experience the tumult of the clouds.

Flying on film, the camera swooping through space, promise escape. It is close to a dream. The dream of total immersion as we enter the screen and lose ourselves, perhaps forever.

Critic and writer David Thomson nears the end of his journey through the power of cinema.

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


THU 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lw3)
Episode 9

Alice goes to visit her mother, Dorothy, who's now living in greatly reduced circumstances, thanks to the financial drain of Alice and her boyfriend Jasper. Not that Alice takes any responsibility for this.

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent, bourgeois revolutionaries living in a London squat.

Dramatised in ten parts by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Dorothy ...... Sian Thomas
Joan ...... Ellie Darvill

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


THU 14:45 Book of the Week (b0511tm3)
Young Eliot

Episode 4

Time spent in Bosham. Then in London, Tom becomes a bank employee. Then lines for The Waste Land begin to take shape.

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Readers: Tom Mannion and David Acton

Producer Duncan Minshull

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


THU 15:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m0009lvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gl83r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Too Much Information (b00n1023)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Alone (m0009bnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlbs)
Earthsearch I

The Solaric Empire

Searching for Earth - which has mysteriously vanished from the solar system - two of the crew of the starship Challenger have landed on neighbouring planet, Kyros.

At first it appears to be uninhabited, but Astra and Darv soon discover otherwise...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Thale ...... Graham Faulkner
Helan ...... Judy Franklin
Thorden ...... John Bott
Spegal ...... Stephen Garlick

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1981.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b03brkdx)
Series 31

Al Murray on Bernard Montgomery

"In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable" – so said Winston Churchill on this week's Great Live, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. Many would argue that he was Britain's greatest field commander since Wellington - arrogant, hard to like but undeniably successful – one of the most, perhaps the most, conspicuously successful British commander of the Second World War. He was a national celebrity.

In this edition of Great Lives - Al Murray - comedian and TV personality best known for his character of 'The Pub Landlord' champions Monty – and Al starts off by showing presenter Matthew Parris his action figure doll of the man. Joining them is expert historian from the Imperial War Museum, Terry Charman.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2013.


THU 19:00 The Ken Dodd Show (b0516tq7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b00qpjy6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 My Empire of Dust (b012r7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Gillian Tindall - Famous in Lands Unknown (m0009lvz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


THU 21:15 Bill Morrison - Save the Last Dance for Me (m0009lw1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today]


THU 22:00 Alone (m0009bnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Newsjack (m0009lw5)
Newsjack Unplugged, Series 4

Episode 1

The week's news stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches and one-liners by the public with host Darren Harriott and guest. Plus a chance to hear a classic Newsjack sketch from the archives.

Producer Ben Sutton
A BBC Studios Production


THU 22:45 The Goldfish Bowl (m0009lw8)
Series 1

Episode 1

Liam and Anton are goldfish contemplating the meaning of their existence.

Liam is a Friday-night-in-with-a-Dick Francis-and-a-box-of-Terry's All Gold goldfish, whereas Anton is erudite and sophisticated.

Written by and starring Shaun Prendergast.

Liam ...... Sean Foley
Martin ...... Shaun Prendergast
Anton ...... Hamish McColl
Susan ...... Sarah Parish

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio in August 1998.


THU 23:00 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b04vkl9j)
Series 6

Ann Widdecombe

Marcus Brigstocke persuades his guests to try new experiences - starting with politician Ann Widdecombe.

Ann tries camping in a tent for the first time and watches as much of The Thick Of It as she can stand on TV. Marcus also offers her a Jagerbomb - but will she accept?

Director: Bill Dare

First broadcast on BBC Radio in December 2014.


THU 23:30 Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life (b07syv27)
Series 2

Family

Mark Watson looks at family.

It's often considered the staple of a happy existence, but does family life enrich us or merely guarantee hang-ups and frustrations? We can't live without our families, but should we feel bad for wanting to?

Multi-award winning Mark Watson is assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, in his quest to make some sort of sense of life, against the backdrop of a world that has, in recent times, come to seem even more peculiar than usual.

The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with interjections which include (but are not limited to) music, shopping lists, life advice, stunts, avant-garde offerings and divvy interactions.

Expect big laughs, controlled chaos and an attempt to answer the one question none of us can quite escape from - what exactly is going on?

Producer: Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2016.



FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2019

FRI 00:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007jlbs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b03brkdx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green (b0133ldd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 My Empire of Dust (b012r7jx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Book at Bedtime (b0543b15)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw272)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lw3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:45 Book of the Week (b0511tm3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries (b007k1r3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m0009lvw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 For Better or for Worse (b00gl83r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Too Much Information (b00n1023)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Alone (m0009bnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
Series 2

1. The Curious Curate

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey...

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin.

Dramatised by David Semple from MC Beaton’s novel.

Agatha Raisin ...... Penelope Keith
James Lacey ...... Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Margaret Bloxby ...... Liza Sadovy
DC Bill Wong ...... Stephen Hogan
Richard Binser ...... Nicky Henson
Mrs Wendle ...... Tina Gray
Miss Partle ...... Ella Smith

Director: Carol Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio in October 2005.


FRI 06:30 Mad Houses (b01r0dyg)
Ken Arnold explores how three European countries variously tell the history of mental illness. What do museums of madness tell us about who we were and who we are?

Ken Arnold, Head of Public Programmes at the Wellcome Trust, visits three of Europe's old 'mad houses' that are now museums in Aarhus in Denmark, Haarlem in the Netherlands and Ghent in Belgium. Two of these institutions still function as psychiatric hospitals.

Each has unusual, beautiful and terrifying objects on show ranging from straight-jackets to lobotomy tools, and also collections of 'outsider art', but each is also strikingly successful at evoking for their visitors different (and sometimes wildly different) views of madness - strange, worrisome, extreme mental states.

Ranging from a pitch-dark solitary confinement cell to the brightly coloured papier-mache dolls made by long term inmates, from the era of shackles to the era of the talking cure, the history of Europe's reaction to the madness in its midst as shown by these museums is long and still shifting. Britain doesn't yet have a national museum of mental illness or psychiatry. Bedlam Hospital in London will take on this role in years to come.

What might we learn from the mad houses of Europe?

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


FRI 07:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
Series 3

The Watchers

With Pete living in Amenca, Cassie is getting on with life without him.

She's more than happy spending her free time vacuuming, dusting and doing tax returns. Maybe she's not coping as well as she thought?

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.

PJ ...... Brendan Burns
Janet ...... Paula Wilcox
Maddie ...... Julia Morris
Mr Alison ...... Stephen Critchlow
Bill ...... Mike Grady

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


FRI 07:30 Olga Koch: Fight (m0009jfy)
In 2014, Olga Koch’s father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family’s life.

Olga takes the listener behind the iron curtain, giving us an insight into what it was like to grow up in the newly-formed Russian Federation, how Putin's Russia came about, and why her family now live in exile in Munich.

Based on Olga's hit Edinburgh Award-nominated show, Fight is the battle cry for a generation that takes freedom for granted, inspired by a generation that grew up without it.

Written and performed by Olga Koch.

Co-written by Charlie Dinkin.

Recorded by Jerry Peal.

Production coordinated by Candace Wilson.

Photograph by James Deacon.

Produced and edited by Matt Stronge.

Olga Koch: Fight is a BBC Studios production.


FRI 08:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr4g)
Series 3

First Prize the Burkiss Way

Enjoy the Dinosaur Cheese Interlude - and Confessions of People Who Show Off Spherical Bits of Anatomy.

Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett .

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

Written by David Renwick and Andrew Marshall.

Producer: John Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1977.


FRI 08:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
Series 6

And So to Bed

Harold hopes a brand new bed will impress his girlfriends.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold.

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

Albert ...... Wilfrid Brambell
Harold ...... Harry H Corbett
Marissa Wrigley ...... Norma Ronald
Salesman ...... Michael Burlington

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.

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b037tnxt)
Series 2

Episode 5

What is Masterchef finalist Kirsty Wark's signature dish? What is Andrew Maxwell's best character trait? What is Francis Wheen's greatest fear?

All these questions, and more, will be answered in the show hosted by Miles Jupp, where panellists are tested on how well they know their nearest and dearest.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


FRI 09:30 Gush (b04yg54m)
Episode 2

Prince Saudi's oil deal will bring peace to the civilised world. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, Cravate and Pomeroy's bitter rivalry could mess things up for a start.

Meanwhile, in a 1960s flashback, Cravate's wedding to Lady Arabella ends in a vow to end all vows.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's epic tale of power, love, passion and oil.

Foxwell Cravate ...... Martin Jarvis
Max Pomeroy ...... Mac McDonald
Arabella Derbyshire ...... Felicity Montagu
Iolanthe Diamond ...... Caroline Quentin
Charles Ambrose Fortescue de Vere ...... Jonathan Coy
Prince Saudi ...... Julian Dutton

With Toby Longworth and Steve Steen.

Church organist: John Whitehall

Producer: Colin Swash

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.


FRI 10:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
A mysterious Dutchman is condemned to sail the seas for all eternity, unless he can find a woman who loves him enough to die for him.

But how do you prove a lover would give their soul to save yours?

In the short, dark days of Norwegian winter, this timeless tale explores the danger of getting what you wish for, the power of love and the strength of evil.

"The Dutch Mariner" is Judith French's retelling of the myth that inspired Wagner's classic opera "The Flying Dutchman".

The Mariner .... Gerard Murphy
The Fiend .... James Laurenson
Senta ....Ellie Beaven
Eric ... Ifan Meredith
Daland ... Pip Donaghy

Producer: Rachel Horan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009lwb)
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.


FRI 12:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Mad Houses (b01r0dyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime (b05440ch)
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant

Episode 5

In this time of forgetting, one elderly couple - Axl and Beatrice - are determined to hold onto memories of their life together and have set out to find their long-lost son.

They've been joined on their quest by Wistan, a mysterious Saxon warrior from the East, and Edwin, a young boy in peril. After their encounter with Sir Gawain, the group journey on to reach an isolated monastery where the monks give them a reluctant welcome.

David Suchet continues Kazuo Ishiguro's powerful novel - a moving, mysterious and deeply philosophical book about how societies remember and forget.

“It’s queer the way the world’s forgetting people and things from only yesterday and the day before that. Like a sickness come over us all.”

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. In this desolate, uncultivated land of mist and rain, people find that their memories are slipping away from them. They live in an uneasy peace but memories of the wars that once ravaged the country are stirring.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


FRI 14:15 Life at 24 Frames a Second (b00xw5mw)
Fade to Black

As his highly idiosyncratic journey through the power and magic of cinema comes to a close - film critic and writer David Thomson considers whether, under the relentless spread of visual media, and in the age of instant delivery, the dream palaces are places to dream anymore?

Producer: Mark Burman.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2011.


FRI 14:30 Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (m0009lwd)
Episode 10

Conclusion of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent revolutionaries and their plan to blow up a prestigious London hotel.

Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

Alice ...... Olivia Vinall
Jocelin ...... Pippa Bennett-Warner
Jasper ...... Joe Armstrong
Bert ...... Ralph Davis
Roberta ...... Kath Weare
Faye ...... Abbie Andrews
Peter Cecil ...... Rupert Holliday-Evans
Dorothy ...... Sian Thomas
Young Alice ...... Emily Dalrymple

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.


FRI 14:45 Book of the Week (b0512h6h)
Young Eliot

Episode 5

Tom still works in the bank, but his verse is published by Virginia Woolf and he dines with James Joyce in Paris. Then comes The Waste Land..

A fresh biography of TS Eliot by Robert Crawford, abridged by Katrin Williams, published to mark 50 years since the poet's death:

Concluded by Tom Mannion and David Acton.

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


FRI 15:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b037tnxt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Gush (b04yg54m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 A Whole 'Nother Story (b0076gyn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Olga Koch: Fight (m0009jfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 James Follett - Earthsearch (b007s19b)
Earthsearch I

The Pools of Time

Darv and Astra, two of the starship's crew, are in grave danger after being taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5.

Their crewmates Telson and Sharna are in hot pursuit aboard the Challenger...

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Helan ...... Judy Franklin
Thorden ...... John Bott
Spegal ...... Stephen Garlick
Custodian of the Past ...... Eve Karpf
Old Man ...... Godfrey Kenton

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1981.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0076n65)
The Good Life

What makes for a good living, a life of leisure, or one of selfless charitable deeds?

Indeed, is the good life as same as a good life? That's the topic hotly debated by Matthew Parris' three guests, pianist Simon Townley, broadcaster Anita Robinson, and academic Rogan Taylor.

Not surprisingly, they can't even agree as to what goodness itself is.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


FRI 19:00 The Burkiss Way (b007jr4g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Agatha Raisin (b011j8wn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Mad Houses (b01r0dyg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0009lwb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Olga Koch: Fight (m0009jfy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b01p4sgr)
Series 3

Episode 3

The Kapoors tee off on the golf course, and the Delhi students take a train trip to Southend-on-Sea.

Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia, Meera Syal and Kulvinder Ghir.

Gold Winner of the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The sketch comedy show originally ran on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998, later transferring to TV on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001.

Written by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sanjeev Kohli.

Script Editors: Sharat Sardana and Richard Pinto

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


FRI 23:00 Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (b03vgr6q)
Best Man Speeches and Weddings

Comedian Jason Cook uses his life experiences to help us better navigate the choppy waters of life.

In this opening episode, Jason examines the pitfalls of making best man speeches, with advice on how to make a wedding memorable.

With Zoe Harrison and Neil Grainger.

Jason was the creator of BBC2's comedy Hebburn.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


FRI 23:30 Irish Micks and Legends (b01ntgxf)
Series 1

Deirdre of Sorrows

Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram become Ais and Yaz and are the very best pals. They are taking their role as Ireland's freshest storytellers to the British nation very seriously indeed but they haven't had the time to do much research, learn their lines or work out who is doing which parts.

The girls' unconventional way of telling stories involves a concoction of thoroughly inappropriate modern-day metaphors and references to many of the ancient Irish stories.

With a natural knack for both comedy and character voices Yasmine Akram and Aisling Bea will bring you warm, modern re-workings of popular ancient Irish stories.

Today it's Deirdre of Sorrows.

Written and performed by Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram.

Producer: Raymond Lau.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


FRI 23:45 Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now (b064z7h0)
Sizzle!

Thank goodness! No pole vaulting chickens this time, no honey bees, no guinea pig diving. Just cornflakes, Dave, sausages, a gravedigger, and Ed and the bear in an airport.

What could possibly go wrong?

Nothing could go wrong. It's not real. None of this is real. It's just Terry Alderton and a microphone. The microphone was real. Definitely a real microphone.

Written by and starring Terry Alderton.

Additional material from Johnny Spurling, Boothby Graffoe, Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Owen Parker.

Sound designed by Sean Kerwin.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2015.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00fq2st)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00fq2st)

A Whole 'Nother Story 07:00 FRI (b0076gyn)

A Whole 'Nother Story 17:00 FRI (b0076gyn)

Act Your Age 16:00 TUE (b0106rvc)

Act Your Age 04:00 WED (b0106rvc)

After Eden 11:30 TUE (m0009l04)

Agatha Raisin 06:00 FRI (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 13:00 FRI (b011j8wn)

Agatha Raisin 20:00 FRI (b011j8wn)

Alone 07:30 THU (m0009bnq)

Alone 17:30 THU (m0009bnq)

Alone 22:00 THU (m0009bnq)

Alone 05:30 FRI (m0009bnq)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 WED (b007v206)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 WED (b007v206)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 THU (b007v206)

And Calm of Mind 06:30 TUE (b01s09kf)

And Calm of Mind 13:30 TUE (b01s09kf)

And Calm of Mind 20:30 TUE (b01s09kf)

And Calm of Mind 01:30 WED (b01s09kf)

Archive on 4 08:00 SAT (b06s6tlm)

Archive on 4 15:00 SAT (b06s6tlm)

Archive on 4 03:00 SUN (b06s6tlm)

Babblewick Hall 05:00 SAT (b01nlzcw)

Before They Were Famous 22:45 TUE (b05w3x5n)

Beyond Our Ken 08:30 TUE (m0009l02)

Beyond Our Ken 12:30 TUE (m0009l02)

Beyond Our Ken 19:30 TUE (m0009l02)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 22:30 SAT (b05y0qkv)

Bill Morrison - Save the Last Dance for Me 11:15 THU (m0009lw1)

Bill Morrison - Save the Last Dance for Me 21:15 THU (m0009lw1)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 SAT (b08g7zv8)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 MON (b0540j17)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 TUE (b0540j17)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 TUE (b05410x1)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 WED (b05410x1)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 WED (b05419jh)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 THU (b05419jh)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 THU (b0543b15)

Book at Bedtime 02:00 FRI (b0543b15)

Book at Bedtime 14:00 FRI (b05440ch)

Book of the Week 02:45 SAT (b050bwpf)

Book of the Week 14:45 MON (b050zkrs)

Book of the Week 02:45 TUE (b050zkrs)

Book of the Week 14:45 TUE (b05102t7)

Book of the Week 02:45 WED (b05102t7)

Book of the Week 14:45 WED (b0510b6s)

Book of the Week 02:45 THU (b0510b6s)

Book of the Week 14:45 THU (b0511tm3)

Book of the Week 02:45 FRI (b0511tm3)

Book of the Week 14:45 FRI (b0512h6h)

Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll 22:30 TUE (b00fvm5g)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap 22:30 MON (b04wwnh8)

Clare in the Community 07:30 TUE (m0009b41)

Clare in the Community 17:30 TUE (m0009b41)

Clare in the Community 22:00 TUE (m0009b41)

Clare in the Community 05:30 WED (m0009b41)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 MON (m0009tm2)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 TUE (m0009tm8)

Comedy Club Extra 22:55 WED (m0009tm6)

Creme de la Crime 23:45 MON (b007znpf)

Creme de la Crime 09:45 TUE (b007znpf)

Dad's Army 08:30 MON (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 12:30 MON (b007jnxm)

Dad's Army 19:30 MON (b007jnxm)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:15 SUN (b04mcf8k)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:15 SUN (b04mcf8k)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 SAT (b013216n)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 MON (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 MON (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 MON (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 TUE (b0133pl2)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 TUE (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 TUE (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 TUE (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 WED (b0132tjy)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 WED (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 WED (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 WED (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 THU (b0133g6t)

Dixon of Dock Green 06:00 THU (b0133ldd)

Dixon of Dock Green 13:00 THU (b0133ldd)

Dixon of Dock Green 20:00 THU (b0133ldd)

Dixon of Dock Green 01:00 FRI (b0133ldd)

Doctor Who 18:00 SAT (b08y710s)

Doctor Who 00:00 SUN (b08y710s)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m0009kfh)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (m0009kfh)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (m0009kfh)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 SAT (m0009ct1)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 MON (m0009k8z)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 TUE (m0009k8z)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 TUE (m0009l06)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 WED (m0009l06)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 WED (m0009lmy)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 THU (m0009lmy)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 THU (m0009lw3)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 02:30 FRI (m0009lw3)

Doris Lessing - The Good Terrorist 14:30 FRI (m0009lwd)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b06w53bm)

Drama 04:00 MON (b06w53bm)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 SUN (b080t886)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 SUN (b080t886)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 SUN (b080t886)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 MON (b080t886)

Educating Archie 08:30 SUN (b007jx7p)

Educating Archie 12:30 SUN (b007jx7p)

For Better or for Worse 09:30 THU (b00gl83r)

For Better or for Worse 16:30 THU (b00gl83r)

For Better or for Worse 04:30 FRI (b00gl83r)

Gillian Tindall - Famous in Lands Unknown 11:00 THU (m0009lvz)

Gillian Tindall - Famous in Lands Unknown 21:00 THU (m0009lvz)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 FRI (b01p4sgr)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b03brkdx)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b03brkdx)

Gush 04:30 SAT (b04y52ct)

Gush 09:30 FRI (b04yg54m)

Gush 16:30 FRI (b04yg54m)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k0xt)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k0xt)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k0xt)

His Master's Voices 15:45 SUN (b06ptdd6)

His Master's Voices 03:45 MON (b06ptdd6)

How to Burn a Million Quid 21:30 TUE (m0009l08)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 10:00 MON (b007k1mf)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 15:00 MON (b007k1mf)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 03:00 TUE (b007k1mf)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 10:00 TUE (b007k1nq)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 15:00 TUE (b007k1nq)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 03:00 WED (b007k1nq)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 10:00 WED (b007k1pw)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 15:00 WED (b007k1pw)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 03:00 THU (b007k1pw)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 10:00 THU (b007k1r3)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 15:00 THU (b007k1r3)

Hugh Walpole - Rogue Herries 03:00 FRI (b007k1r3)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:30 THU (b00qpjy6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:30 THU (b00qpjy6)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:30 THU (b00qpjy6)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:00 THU (b04vkl9j)

If I Only Had... 07:15 SUN (b04dqwyp)

If I Only Had... 14:15 SUN (b04dqwyp)

If I Only Had... 02:15 MON (b04dqwyp)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SAT (m0009k72)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 SUN (m0009k72)

Irish Micks and Legends 23:30 FRI (b01ntgxf)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b037hmyc)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b037tnxt)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b037tnxt)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 MON (b007jl9p)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 TUE (b007jl9p)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 TUE (b007jlb2)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 WED (b007jlb2)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 WED (b007jlbf)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 THU (b007jlbf)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 THU (b007jlbs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 00:00 FRI (b007jlbs)

James Follett - Earthsearch 18:00 FRI (b007s19b)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks 23:00 FRI (b03vgr6q)

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman 03:00 SAT (b00hk2dv)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 10:00 FRI (b0076dm8)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 15:00 FRI (b0076dm8)

Kingsley Amis - To See the Sun 18:00 SUN (b04ttwmp)

Kingsley Amis - To See the Sun 00:00 MON (b04ttwmp)

Late Nights at the Blue Boar 06:30 MON (b012fcyk)

Late Nights at the Blue Boar 13:30 MON (b012fcyk)

Late Nights at the Blue Boar 20:30 MON (b012fcyk)

Late Nights at the Blue Boar 01:30 TUE (b012fcyk)

Les Kelly's Britain 23:30 TUE (b016x3h7)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 SAT (b00xhfg3)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 MON (b00xpnd2)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 TUE (b00xpnd2)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 TUE (b00xpp4x)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 WED (b00xpp4x)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 WED (b00xw155)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 THU (b00xw155)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 THU (b00xw272)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 02:15 FRI (b00xw272)

Life at 24 Frames a Second 14:15 FRI (b00xw5mw)

Listen to Les 08:30 WED (b00k26j0)

Listen to Les 12:30 WED (b00k26j0)

Listen to Les 19:30 WED (b00k26j0)

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 23:30 SUN (b012qtv1)

Mad Houses 06:30 FRI (b01r0dyg)

Mad Houses 13:30 FRI (b01r0dyg)

Mad Houses 20:30 FRI (b01r0dyg)

Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (Omnibus) 09:00 SUN (b08dbspl)

Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain (Omnibus) 20:00 SUN (b08dbspl)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 SAT (b09h3rc9)

Mark Watson Talks a Bit About Life 23:30 THU (b07syv27)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b04t6qly)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b04t6qly)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b04t6qly)

Meet David Sedaris 23:00 SAT (b064418w)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 09:00 SAT (b09jvgpk)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 19:00 SAT (b09jvgpk)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 MON (m0009k8x)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 MON (m0009k8x)

Musical Genes 18:30 TUE (b00hlddk)

Musical Genes 00:30 WED (b00hlddk)

My Empire of Dust 06:30 THU (b012r7jx)

My Empire of Dust 13:30 THU (b012r7jx)

My Empire of Dust 20:30 THU (b012r7jx)

My Empire of Dust 01:30 FRI (b012r7jx)

Newsjack 23:00 SUN (m0009bs2)

Newsjack 22:30 THU (m0009lw5)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b0076mrp)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0076n65)

Olga Koch: Fight 07:30 FRI (m0009jfy)

Olga Koch: Fight 17:30 FRI (m0009jfy)

Olga Koch: Fight 22:00 FRI (m0009jfy)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0009lwb)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0009lwb)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0009kfq)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0009kfq)

Potting On 07:00 WED (b00lblps)

Potting On 17:00 WED (b00lblps)

Potting On 05:00 THU (b00lblps)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (b09c204c)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (b09c204c)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 18:30 SUN (b007jpx2)

Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre 00:30 MON (b007jpx2)

Reasons to be Cheerful 07:30 SAT (b00t5vkw)

Reasons to be Cheerful 17:30 SAT (b00t5vkw)

Reasons to be Cheerful 05:30 SUN (b00t5vkw)

Recorded for Training Purposes 23:00 WED (b00gdyxx)

Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral 06:00 SAT (m0009k6x)

Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral 16:00 SAT (m0009k6x)

Robert Westall - The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral 04:00 SUN (m0009k6x)

Seekers 23:00 TUE (b060bng4)

Semi Circles 09:30 MON (b0953y3x)

Semi Circles 16:30 MON (b0953y3x)

Semi Circles 04:30 TUE (b0953y3x)

Short Cuts 11:00 TUE (b07jysdq)

Short Cuts 21:00 TUE (b07jysdq)

Sisters 07:00 MON (b068yc8j)

Sisters 17:00 MON (b068yc8j)

Sisters 05:00 TUE (b068yc8j)

Small Scenes 22:30 SUN (b01hvdnl)

Sofie Hagen: How to Love Your Fat 05:30 SAT (m00099xr)

Soul Music Mixtapes 11:00 WED (m0009lmv)

Soul Music Mixtapes 21:00 WED (m0009lmv)

Steptoe and Son 08:30 FRI (b007k4gh)

Steptoe and Son 12:30 FRI (b007k4gh)

Steptoe and Son 19:30 FRI (b007k4gh)

Terry Alderton's All Crazy Now 23:45 FRI (b064z7h0)

That Reminds Me 18:30 WED (b01nbw58)

That Reminds Me 00:30 THU (b01nbw58)

The 3rd Degree 09:00 WED (b0b9wbf6)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 WED (b0b9wbf6)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 THU (b0b9wbf6)

The Arthur Haynes Show 08:00 SUN (m0009kfl)

The Arthur Haynes Show 12:00 SUN (m0009kfl)

The Bob Graham Round 01:30 SAT (b0184vh6)

The Break 16:30 TUE (b07ffb29)

The Break 04:30 WED (b07ffb29)

The Burkiss Way 08:00 FRI (b007jr4g)

The Burkiss Way 12:00 FRI (b007jr4g)

The Burkiss Way 19:00 FRI (b007jr4g)

The Cold Swedish Winter 12:00 SAT (b06sg2mm)

The Cold Swedish Winter 07:00 TUE (b06tvswt)

The Cold Swedish Winter 17:00 TUE (b06tvswt)

The Cold Swedish Winter 05:00 WED (b06tvswt)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 SUN (m0009th6)

The Confession (Omnibus) 14:30 SUN (m0009kfn)

The Confession (Omnibus) 02:30 MON (m0009kfn)

The Country Girls 13:00 SAT (m0009k6z)

The Country Girls 01:00 SUN (m0009k6z)

The Goldfish Bowl 22:45 THU (m0009lw8)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007k31h)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007k31h)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007k31h)

The John Moloney Show 22:45 WED (b05vzzr8)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:30 SAT (b050cx7p)

The Ken Dodd Show 08:00 THU (b0516tq7)

The Ken Dodd Show 12:00 THU (b0516tq7)

The Ken Dodd Show 19:00 THU (b0516tq7)

The Listening Project 10:10 SUN (b0460zml)

The Listening Project 21:10 SUN (b0460zml)

The Museum of Curiosity 07:30 MON (m0009b0j)

The Museum of Curiosity 17:30 MON (m0009b0j)

The Museum of Curiosity 22:00 MON (m0009b0j)

The Museum of Curiosity 05:30 TUE (m0009b0j)

The News Quiz Extra 23:00 MON (m0009k92)

The News Quiz Extra 09:00 TUE (m0009k92)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 23:30 SAT (b018zvmk)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 07:30 WED (b0bcg8td)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 17:30 WED (b0bcg8td)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 22:00 WED (b0bcg8td)

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations 05:30 THU (b0bcg8td)

The Sinking of the Lancastria 06:30 WED (b00swj3b)

The Sinking of the Lancastria 13:30 WED (b00swj3b)

The Sinking of the Lancastria 20:30 WED (b00swj3b)

The Sinking of the Lancastria 01:30 THU (b00swj3b)

The TED Interview 11:00 MON (m0009k8v)

The TED Interview 21:00 MON (m0009k8v)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m0009lvw)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m0009lvw)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m0009lvw)

Too Much Information 07:00 THU (b00n1023)

Too Much Information 17:00 THU (b00n1023)

Too Much Information 05:00 FRI (b00n1023)

Uncle Mort's North Country 14:45 SAT (b007jl5v)

Uncle Mort's North Country 02:45 SUN (b007jl5v)

Warhorses of Letters 22:30 WED (b01p7by2)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:30 WED (b08c0rr5)

Whispers 09:00 MON (b007k3jf)

Whispers 16:00 MON (b007k3jf)

Whispers 04:00 TUE (b007k3jf)

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland 00:00 SAT (b007wxhs)

With Great Pleasure 14:15 SAT (b00cmb2l)

With Great Pleasure 02:15 SUN (b00cmb2l)