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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2020

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmbm)
Series 1

2. Towards the Unknown

One of Space Force's crew members, Magnus Carter, reveals the true nature of their latest mission

Starring Barry Foster and Nicky Henson.

Charles Chilton's intergalactic adventure in six-parts

Captain Saxon Berry …. Barry Foster
Lemuel ‘Chipper’ Barnett …. Nicky Henson
Magnus Carter …. Nigel Stock
Lauderic Sincere …. Tony Osoba
with Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfield

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1984.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b008h4rc)
Anything But Shy

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


SAT 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pj0q)
1. Strange Habits

Inspector Purbright gets a tip-off over an intercepted telegram. Is someone white-slaving nuns in Flaxborough?

Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

John Rowe stars as Inspector Walter Purbright who carefully picks his way through another case.

Dramatised in six parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright ..... John Rowe
Sergeant Love ..... Paul Downing
Mrs Hatch ..... Patricia Wilcock
Baxter ..... Peter Rylands
Mrs Spain ..... Judith Davies
Lucy Teatime ..... Ann Rye
Councillor Crispin ..... Finetime Fontayne
Anus ..... Daniel Coll
Hatch ..... Harry Kirkham
Chubb ..... Geoffrey Banks
Tudor ..... David Fleeshman

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


SAT 01:30 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
Whose Body?

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

In his quest to finally solve the mystery of missing financier Sir Reuben Levy, Lord Peter Wimsey makes a crucial appointment...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

The conclusion of Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Sir Julian Freke ...... Bernard Archard
Inspector Charles Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Piggott/Dr Colegrove ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Dr Grimbold/Sir Reuben Levy ...... Wilfred Carter
Lady Levy ...... Betty Cardno

Dramatised by Chris Miller

Producer Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


SAT 02:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (b07glx89)
Episode 10

Dr Battista, an obsessively dedicated scientist, lives with his two daughters Kate and Bunny in Baltimore.

Kate has married her father's researcher Pyotr, in order for him to get a visa to stay.

Following a somewhat chaotic wedding ceremony and a dash by Pyotr to catch the liberator of their lab-mice - once they realised who was responsible - order has been restored at last.

Now the wedding celebrations can begin in earnest, with congratulations to the happy couple and a glimpse into what their future holds, despite their rather unconventional courtship.

As part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project authors of international standing were invited to select a play and to write a contemporary version of it as a novel.

Vinegar Girl is Anne Tyler's response to The Taming of the Shrew

Concluded by Liza Ross.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters.

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


SAT 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08jdx6r)
Episode 5

London, 1543. A serial killer prowls the city, each death worse than the last - but what links the victims?

Shardlake has been asked by Archbishop Cranmer to conduct a secret investigation and catch the killer before word of the bloodshed reaches the King: one of the victims was close to Catherine Parr, Henry's current romantic obsession, and an ally of the reformers' cause; Cranmer knows that such a taint will ruin any chance of her becoming Queen. While pursuing a lead, Shardlake has been stabbed by an unknown attacker in a crowded street.

Shardlake must also attend to another pressing case, that of a young man driven mad by the conviction that he is damned and that the Lord has forsaken him.

Adam Kite is being held in the Bedlam for his own safety - his wild ranting about Hell and damnation verge on heresy - but Shardlake hopes his friend Guy the Apothecary can help ease his suffering.

CJ Sansom's Tudor crime novel stars Justin Salinger as detective Matthew Shardlake.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Adam ..... Luke MacGregor
Cantrell ..... David Seddon
Lockley ..... Patrick Brennan
Bunce ..... Clare Perkins
Meaphon ..... Sean Baker
Bystander ..... Kirsty Oswald

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Colin MacDonald.

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SAT 02:30 The Lost Genius of Judee Sill (b04g8hrd)
"I coulda sworn I heard my spirit soarin'
Guess I'm always chasin' the sun
Hopin' we will soon be one
Until it turns around to me, then I try to run"

Ruth Barnes delves into the extraordinary story of the musician Judee Sill.

The first act signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records in the early 1970s, Judee Sill produced two astonishingly beautiful albums in her lifetime.

Seemingly emerging from the Laurel Canyon scene, her music wove a diverse tapestry of influences - from gospel piano to Bach, rhythm and blues to country, forty-part vocal harmonies blending into piano ballads...

So why did Judee Sill disappear from view? Ruth Barnes traces Judee's peculiar life story - hearing tales of armed robberies, reform school and addiction, alongside musical invention and heartstopping songs.

With contributions from family, friends, lovers and devotees of her music including JD Souther, XTC's Andy Partridge, Jim Pons, Tommy Peltier and 'Whispering' Bob Harris.

Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2014.


SAT 03:00 Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl (b05wh9n4)
Edie works in a library and is terrified of causing a world catastrophe.

Edie's sister-in-law, Lila, thinks she should go out and find a man, but she’d rather stay in to write a gothic romance, in fact, Edie would be a library if she could...

Katie Hims’ award-winning play stars Saskia Reeves.

Edie …. Saskia Reeves
Lila/Aunt Ameila …. Jane Hollowood
Mrs Penny …. Jean Alexander
Erroll Maroon …. Burt Caesar
The Hero …. Philip Rham
Library Supervisor …. Barbara Marten

Directed at BBC Manchester by Kate Rowland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


SAT 04:00 Wordaholics (b04gvtj0)
Series 3

Episode 3

Comedian Ed Byrne, Tasmanian stand up and art expert Hannah Gadsby, punmaster general Milton Jones and classics boffin Natalie Haynes vie for wordy supremacy under the watchful eye of chair Gyles Brandreth.

Letter of the week is 'N' and there's a round about derogatory terms.

Panellists also attempt to ban their least favourite words including 'simples'.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


SAT 04:30 Bookcases (b00srvks)
Series 1

Bronte Country

London 1853: The orderly life of religious publishers, Spavin and Spavin, is set to transformed by an actress and her son.

Cordelia is setting her sights on one of the partners, while her son Primus fancies taking over the firm, starting with hopes of 'acquiring' Charlotte Bronte...

Series 1 of Martyn Wade's Victorian era comedy stars Michael Cochrane and Maggie Steed.

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
The Reverend Bronte …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Charlotte …. Sarah Jane Holm
Mrs Gaskell/Emily Bronte …. Frances Jeater
Equity …. David Antrobus

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


SAT 05:00 Clare in the Community (b0612n9l)
Series 10

My Kinda Town

Clare gets involved with a devious TV producer who's making a documentary about the Sparrowhawk estate.

Brian has gone on a fitness kick and joined a men's group, which is threatened by the arrival of a new member.

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

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

Clare continually struggles 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.

Clare ...... Sally Phillips
Brian ...... Alex Lowe
Alan ...... Richard Lumsden
Carl ...... Richard Lumsden
Simon ...... Andrew Wincott
Libby ...... Sarah Kendall
Lou ...... Lizzie Roper
Caspar ...... Karl Theobald
Malcolm ...... Anil Goutam

Producer: Alexandra Smith.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


SAT 05:30 Love in Recovery (m0002bnn)
Series 3

The Gun

Third series of the award-nominated comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Pete Jackson and inspired by his own road to recovery. Stars Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Sue Johnston, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas.

Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Johnny Vegas is Andy, the sweet but simple self-appointed group leader. Sue Johnston plays straight talking Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there - and everywhere. Rebecca Front is the snobby and spiky Fiona, an ex-banker who had it all and then lost the lot. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist who’s not an alcoholic – he got caught drink driving, his boss made him attend the meeting, but he fell in love with Fiona and stayed. And, despite her best efforts, she fell in love with him too. Paul Kaye is Danno, a down and out two-bit chancer with a shady past but a lot of heart, who’s desperate to turn his life around.

As we follow their weekly meetings, we hear them moan, argue, laugh, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories.

In episode six, it’s a big day for Simon (John Hannah). The most important, nerve wracking day of his life. But whether he gets everything he ever wanted or loses it all, his friends will be there to pick up the pieces. Won’t they?

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

Love in Recovery doesn’t seek to represent an AA meeting exactly as it might happen in real life, but to capture the funny stories, the sad stories, the stories of small victories and of huge milestones, stories of loss, stories of hope, and most importantly, the many highs and lows in the journey of recovery.

Cast:
Fiona….. Rebecca Front
Simon….. John Hannah
Julie….. Sue Johnston
Danno….. Paul Kaye
Andy..... Johnny Vegas
Toby…. Nicholas Boulton
Paul…. Charlie Condou
Father Lavery…. Pete Jackson

Written and created by Pete Jackson
Producer/Director: Ben Worsfield

A King Bert production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 Noel Coward - This Happy Breed (b0081qyf)
The inter-war life of the Gibbons family in their new suburban home.

Starring John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach and Doris Hare.

Noel Coward's play covers a 20-year period from June 1919, when the Gibbons family move in to their new home near London’s Clapham Common, to when they moved out in June 1939.

Frank Gibbons …. John Moffatt
Ethel …. Rosemary Leach
Mrs Flint …. Doris Hare
Queenie …. Alice Arnold
Bob …. Robert Lang
Sylvia …. Anna Cropper
Billy …. Michael Maloney
Vi …. Julia Swift
Phyllis …. Elizabeth Mansfield
Reg …. John McAndrew
Sam …. Simon Treves

Written in 1939, This Happy Breed was not staged until 1942. It was adapted as a film in 1944 directed by David Lean and starring Robert Newton, Celia Johnson and John Mills.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1989.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b06r5d07)
Series 38

Dickie Bird on the life of Sir Leonard Hutton

Harold 'Dickie' Bird, now retired but one of our best known cricket umpires champions the life of Sir Leonard Hutton.

According to Dickie, this Yorkshireman is one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time, who made history by becoming the first professional England captain. Joining him, the Sunday Times cricket correspondent and author Simon Wilde.

Matthew Parris is the presenter.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b0075rt1)
Series 1

Episode 4

The merits of the Class system - and should Men be more like Women?

Dr Phil Hammond watches over proceedings in the quirky debating game.

With John O'Farrell, Mark Maier, Maria McErlane and Miles Kington.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1998.


SAT 08:30 Life in London (b01167w4)
In Training for a Swell

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency Metropolis in the years before the Victorians turned up and made everything boring - in the company of garrulous author Pierce Egan, cocksure urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.

Written by Pierce Egan and adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Kate .... Amanda Abbingdon
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
Old Hawthorn .... Christopher Douglas
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Mrs Belcher .... Laura Shavin
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Mr Primefit .... Dave Lamb

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


SAT 09:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08lpx38)
Alternative Comedy...and Beyond

Instead of guest Comedy Controllers, choosing their comedy favourites, it is now the turn of those who, in their own ways, have to take the blame for many of the shows often featured on Radio 4 Extra. Between them, Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd & Jimmy Mulville have well over a 150 years of gut-busting, side-aching woofers, gags and - let's be honest - the occasional horrific mistimed silence.

In front of an audience in the iconic Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House - the home of British Radio comedy - they reveal why they do it and what it was (and is) that made them laugh.

Programme 3. Alternative Comedy... and Beyond - in which the Real Comedy Controllers return to the 80s to consider how alternative the new wave of comedy was... and to explore how their humour developed as the century drew to a close. Episodes featured include:

Lenin of the Rovers
Midfield football maestro Ricky Lenin's battle for Britain's first all-communist football team. Ricky introduces his radical thinking to Felchester Rovers. Starring Alexei Sayle, Keith Allen, Andrew McClean and Maurice Colbourne. First broadcast in February 1988.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience
David Baddiel, Rob Newman, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis tackle buskers and January sales. With Mark Thomas. From January 1990.

Goodness Gracious Me
The Marriage Emporium is running low on Indian brides, plus a version of the classic song 'Fifty Ways to Leave Your Mother'. British-Asian sitcom with Nina Wadia. From July 1997.

On The Hour
Pre-natal beauty therapy hits the headlines. Chris Morris hosts the incisive news satire. With Steve Coogan. From April 1992.

Series Producers: Paul Kobrak and Dixi Stewart.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on 2017.


SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jl5j)
Series 1

The Offer

After a row with his father Albert, Harold decides to leave their rag and bone business and take up another offer of employment.

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

Following the conclusion of their hugely successful association with Tony Hancock, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote 10 pilots for 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.

Adapted for BBC radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


SAT 12:30 Relativity (m0001w39)
Series 2

Episode 1

The funeral of beloved grandmother Doris brings the family together in sorrow.

Chloe thinks this is the perfect time to share her and Ina’s forthcoming baby news - until she is unexpectedly pipped at the post.

Drawing on his own family, series two of Richard Herring’s comedy drama, builds on the warm, lively characters and family dynamics of the first series.

His affectionate observation of inter-generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about who the current Pope is.

Amid the comedy, Richard broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life.

Margaret…………….Alison Steadman
Ken……………..Phil Davis
Jane…………….Fenella Woolgar
Ian……………….Richard Herring
Chloe…………..Emily Berrington
Pete………………..Gordon Kennedy
Holly………………...Tia Bannon
Mark………………Fred Haig
Nick………………..Harrison Knights
Billy………………..Danny Kirrane

Writer Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and podcaster and the world's premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player.

Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore

Produced by Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2019.


SAT 13:00 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
Whose Body?

1. The Body in the Bath

Amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is called to Battersea following the alarming discovery in an architect's bathroom...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess ...... Patricia Routledge
Mr Phipp ...... Norman Bird
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Phipps ...... Betty Huntley-Wright
Inspector Sugg ...... Stephen Thorne

Adapted in five episodes by Chris Miller.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1973.


SAT 13:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
Whose Body?

2. Disappearance of a Financier

Lord Peter Wimsey follows the trail of missing financier Sir Reuben Levy. Is there a link to the body found in the Battersea bathroom?

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Freddie Arbuthnot ...... Nigel Lambert
John P Milligan ...... Blain Fairman
Graves/Waiter/Scoot ...... Peter Williams
Mabel Price ...... Betty Huntley-Wright

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


SAT 14:00 Wimsey (m000bxls)
Whose Body?

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

Lord Peter Wimsey visits Salisbury in his quest for more clues in the mystery of a murder and a missing financier.

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess ...... Patricia Routledge
Inspector Charles Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mr Crimplesham ...... Richard Goolden
Mr Thipps ...... Norman Bird
John P Milligan ...... Blain Fairman
Lady Swaffham ...... Elizabeth Revill
Coroner ...... David Sinclair

Producer Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


SAT 14:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
Whose Body?

4. Shellshock

When his traumatic past returns to haunt Lord Peter Wimsey, it prompts him to probe a little deeper into an important witness...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Chris Miller.

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess ...... Patricia Routledge
Sir Julian Freke ...... Bernard Archard
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Cummings ...... Peter Tuddenham

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1974.


SAT 15:00 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 today]


SAT 15:30 A Good Read (b00z5fr6)
Joe Boyd and Mat Fraser

Record producer Joe Boyd and actor Mat Fraser talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love by George Dangerfield, Katherine Dunn and Muriel Spark.

The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield
Publisher: Serif

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Publisher: Abacus

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Publisher: Virago

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.


SAT 16:00 Noel Coward - This Happy Breed (b0081qyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b06r5d07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08ktmz9)
Episode 1

Extraordinary tales from the golden age of adventure.

Tim McInnerny stars as intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain in this classic Victorian story - the impossible quest for the fabled King Solomon's diamond mines, set in a mythical African interior. This gripping story is a treasure hunt, a mystery, a psychological drama, and a kaleidoscope of sound.

Hunter Allan Quatermain is asked by Sir Henry Curtis to join in the search for his brother George, who disappeared a year ago on a quest to find the legendary diamond mines of King Solomon, in an uncharted part of Africa. Quatermain regards this as a suicidal mission but, fatalistic and wishing to provide for his son Harry, he finally agrees to go and keeps a journal for his son of the trip from which he never expects to return. Quatermain, Sir Henry, his friend Captain John Good and their bearers set off into the unknown ... on a challenging and near fatal journey, eventually encountering the fierce Kukuana tribe led by Chief Infadoos who agrees to take them to the town of Loo near the fabled King Solomon's Mines.

Sir Henry Curtis …. David Sturzaker
Officer …. Finlay Robertson
Silvestre …. Joe Ferrara
Infadoos …. Maynard Eziashi
Umbopa …. Sope Dirisu
Captain John Good …. Simon Ludders
Allan Quatermaine …. Tim McInnerny
Ventvogel …. Tonderaj Munyevu

Written by Rider Haggard

Dramatised by Chris Harrald

Directed by Liz Webb

Adapter Chris Harrald's previous adaptations for Radio 4 include M.R. James' ghost stories, four series of the Edwardian detective series The Rivals and several Classic Serials, including The Lost World and Three Men in a Boat.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SAT 19:00 The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh (b08lpx38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Saturday Night Fry (b008yv5q)
Episode 2

Stephen Fry's surreal, erudite sketch show with humorous banter and sketches.

With Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent and Robert Bathurst.

Written by Stephen Fry with additional material by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1988.


SAT 22:30 The Maltby Collection (b00m67w1)
Series 3

Episode 1

Massive budget cuts are needed – so who will museum director Walter put forward for the chop?

Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt star in series 3 of David Nobbs’ sitcom about a small museum of paintings and sculpture.

Rod Millet ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter Brindle ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Edgecumbe ...... Rachel Atkins
Susie Maltby ...... Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Julian Crumb-Loosely ...... Ben Willbond
Wilf Arbuthnot ...... Geoff McGivern
Eva Tattle ...... Julia Deakin
Des Wainwright ...... Michael Smiley
Stelios Constantinopoulis ...... Chris Pavlo
Gloria Brindle ...... Helen Atkinson Wood.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009.


SAT 23:00 Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes (b01p4734)
Series 2

The Welsh Abroad

Welsh migrants to America, Michael D Jones and Anthony Hopkins. Determining the ultimate heroes of Wales. From December 2012.


SAT 23:30 The Wilson Dixon Line (b00kr5y1)
Uncle Wilbur's Advice for Modern Living

Another chance to hear this affectionate tribute to the philosophy of country music. Cowboy philosopher Wilson Dixon shares his viewpoints on life, love and relationships through songs and anecdotes.

In the final episode, following his break up from Maureen, Wilson saddles up his horse Andrew and heads into the Colorado mountains to seek some guidance from his old Uncle Wilbour. What he gets instead is the the epic tale of "the man with no name", straight from the annals of the Wild West.

Wilson Dixon is the comic creation of Jesse Griffin and sidekick Snake Wizzelteats is performed by Jesse Budd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2009.



SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020

SUN 00:00 H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines (b08ktmz9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Wimsey (m000bvp2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:30 Wimsey (m000bwxk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Wimsey (m000bxls)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Wimsey (m000c0lp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Wimsey (m000c2bx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 01:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 A Good Read (b00z5fr6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Noel Coward - This Happy Breed (b0081qyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b06r5d07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) (b07hpgd0)
Episode 2

Kate has agreed to marry her father's research assistant.

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

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

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

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

Abridged by Isobel Creed

Producer: Jill Waters

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


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (m000pq0b)
Natalie Cole

Singer Natalie Cole inherits 'Smile' from her father Nat King Cole and passes on 'You Gotta Be' by Des'ree. From 2014.


SUN 07:20 CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Revelation (Omnibus) (b08kbd7r)
Episode 1

London, 1543, the freezing cold spring is marked by turmoil and darkness. The city's streets are filled with preachers. Radical religion has spilled over into dangerous fundamentalism as young men are maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible. Where the monasteries once acted as gatekeepers to God, the Lord now seems to be very close at hand. Strange signs and portents are observed that suggest the end times are near.

As King Henry VIII slips back towards the old religion, the reactionaries are fighting back: radicals are being arrested, heretics threatened with burning and everyone is looking over their shoulder, including Archbishop Cranmer. Into this unsettled landscape comes a murderer who appears to be killing for pleasure. Worse still, his first victim was someone close to Catherine Parr - the King's latest romantic obsession. Their marriage would serve the Reformist cause well and, to protect her chances of becoming Queen, Cranmer wants news of the killer kept from the superstitious King.

And so he calls upon lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation. Once again, Shardlake and his loyal assistant Barak must descend into the murky depths of Tudor society to try to stop the murderer before they strike again.

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes.

Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Guy ..... Vincent Ebrahim
Harsnet ..... Carl Prekopp
Dorothy ..... Emily Bruni
Cantrell ..... David Seddon
Cranmer ..... Sean Baker
Lockley ..... Patrick Brennan
Adam ..... Luke MacGregor
Tamasin ..... Kirsty Oswald
Bunce ..... Clare Perkins

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald

Director: Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SUN 08:30 All Gas and Gaiters (m000pmdr)
Series 1

The Bishop Goes to Town

The Bishop hopes to buy an ancient book at auction to display at St. Ogg’s.

All Gas and Gaiters was a television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by the husband-and-wife team Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, with the pilot featuring as a one-off in Comedy Playhouse. Selected scripts were later revised for Radio 4.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
The Bishop's Chaplain …. Derek Nimmo
The Dean …. John Barron
with Betty Baskcomb, Nigel Lambert and Patrick Tull

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.


SUN 09:00 Mr Willow's Wife (m000pmdt)
4. The Lost Weekend

Ahead of a trip to Brighton, Felicity gets an unexpected cash windfall. Stars Moira Lister and Terence Alexander.

Written by Ray Cooney and John Chapman

Felicity Willow ... Moira Lister
Paul Willow .... Terence Alexander
Nanny .... Doris Hare
Ray Cooney .... The Caravan Camper
John Chapman ..... The Garage Man

Producer David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1971.


SUN 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js1l)
Series 1

A Cavalier Attitude

Model village-makers, Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment.

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

Robin ...... Simon Greenall
Wendy ...... Kay Stonham
Maureen ...... Debra Stephenson
Derek ...... Phil Cornwell
Sue ...... Jan Ravens
Glenn ...... Michael Simkins
Darnley ...... Ewan Bailey
Carol ...... Jo Enright
Pikeman ...... Sean McKenna

Producer: Mario Stylianides

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pmdw)
Coding

Dame Wendy Hall

From Adele to Handel.

Computer scientist Dame Wendy Hall shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young

Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, Dame Wendy fought long and hard to prove that her type of web science was highly significant and here to stay. If algebraic topology and open hypermedia systems really aren't your thing, Dame Wendy is also in demand as a brilliant communicator on, what can seem to outsiders to be, impenetrable topics.

Her parents were from humble beginnings and it was clear from the get-go that their first born had a budding flair for numbers: aged six she was charged with teaching a group of schoolmates maths. The first in her family to go to University she rejected Cambridge, judging it "too stuffy".

She says, "I get too excited about stuff. I love my life and am passionate about web science, women in science and shopping".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
Series 1

Giant Birds

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

Madagascar, off the eastern coast of Africa, is the largest continental island in the world. It is also the place where the largest egg known to have existed was laid, and the bird that laid it was also a giant.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m00029h3)
Series 5

Translation

Radiolab explores ‘translation’ – how can it help led us to a deeper understanding? 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.

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

First broadcast on public radio in the USA.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000pmdy)
Adventures in Poetry - Casabianca

Poet Daljit Nagra explores the BBC's poetry archive and selects Adventures in Poetry - Casabianca by Felicia Hemans - the poem which is best known for its first line: - "The boy stood on the burning deck....".

This poem was written about a true episode that happened during the Battle of the Nile in the Napoleonic wars by a poet who in her time was as popular as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron.

Peggy Reynolds talks to critics, a world-famous yachtsman, a naval historian and trainee officers about its impact.

Producer - Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


SUN 12:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
Series 2

The Bodyguard

Milton offers his services as a bodyguard and discovers that a South American diva and a tent full of home-made jam don't mix - as well as he'd imagined.

Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. Because each week, Milton and his trusty assistant Anton (played by Milton regular, Tom Goodman-Hill) set out to help people and soon find they're embroiled in a new adventure. Because when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push.

"Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners." The Guardian.

"King of the surreal one-liners." The Times

"If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" The Daily Mail

Written by Milton with James Cary (Bluestone 42, Miranda) and Dan Evans (who co-wrote Milton's Channel 4 show House Of Rooms), the man they call "Britain's funniest Milton" returns to the radio with a fully-working cast and a shipload of new jokes.

The cast includes regulars Tom Goodman-Hill (Spamalot, Mr. Selfridge) as the ever-faithful Anton, Josie Lawrence and Dan Tetsell.

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.


SUN 13:00 Great Lives - 400 and Counting (b09hw6j5)
From Leon Trotsky to Morecambe and Wise - Matthew Parris on the rows, revelations and rank incompetence behind 400 editions of Great Lives.

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

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

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

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

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

Produced at BBC Bristol by Miles Warde.

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


SUN 16:00 Drama (b08bz3hw)
Aurora Leigh

Aurora Leigh is a talented young poet. Determined not to conform to society's expectations and instead pursue literary ambitions, she shuns marriage in order to navigate her own path in life.

Aurora Leigh …. Joanna Vanderham
Marian /Susan …. Emily Pithon
Romney …. Bryan Dick
Lady Waldemar / Aunt …. Rosina Carbone
Lord Howe …. Toby Hadoke

Dramatised from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic poem by Michael Symmons Roberts.

Directed by Charlotte Riches.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000pmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k1b3)
Episode 3

How did Jan Valery make his latest escape? Will Suskin ever uncover the truth?

Starring James Beattie.

Conclusion of James Follett's political thriller exploring dissention and danger in a repressive state in the Eastern Bloc.

Jan Valery …. James Beattie
Suskin …. Vernon Joyner
Secretary/ Librarian …. Betty Huntley-Wright
Guard/Alex/Student …. Neville Jason
Governor …. Manning Wilson
Suskin's Chief …. Brian Haines
Anna …. Caroline John
Zoe/1st Girl …. Rosalyn Slater
Woman in Sanatorium/2nd Girl …. Diana Bishop
Danski …. Cyril Shaps
Nero …. Francis de Wolff
Interrogator …. John Challis
Restaurant Manager …. Godfrey Kenton

The original audio was lost from the BBC archive, so our thanks to James Follett for the donation from his personal collection.

Producer: Margaret Hall

First broadcast as a 90 minute drama on BBC Radio 4 in November 1973.


SUN 18:30 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
With a Whimper to the Grave

Episode 3

The World Council takes action - as the aliens' plans are revealed. Stars Patrick Troughton, Angela Thorne and Timothy West.

Marge …. Angela Thorne
Doctor …. Arnold Diamond
Ray/Pilot …. Clive Panto
David/Paul …. Crawford Logan
A. P. Smith …. Donald Hewlett
Charles …. Henry Stamper
Tom Harris …. John Shrapnel
Sally's mother …. Katherine Parr
Alien Controller …. Manning Wilson
Vera …. Margot Boyd
Foreign Pilot/Barry …. Mark Rolston
Sally Harris …. Maureen O'Brien
Corporal/Vince …. Michael Jenner
Geoffrey Palmer …. Robert Dawes
Baby Sam/Gloria …. Moir Leslie
George …. Patrick Troughton
Alien …. Peter Acre
Silkin …. Peter Wickham
'642' …. Timothy West

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m00029h3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Drama (b08bz3hw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pmdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 All the World's a Globe (b007jwp2)
The Creation

The National Theatre of Brent tells the chaotic story of life on Earth. Stars Patrick Barlow and Jim Broadbent. From May 1990.


SUN 22:45 Hearing With Hegley (b018sgz6)
Series 2

Episode 1

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains with a book of verse. With Nigel Piper. From August 1998.


SUN 23:00 Bad Salsa (b06ycwr6)
Series 2

Last Call for Cuba

One of the women gets some devastating news and Chippy's lie comes back to haunt her.

Series two of the sitcom about three women who meet during cancer treatment and start going to salsa class together to maintain their friendship. As they adjust to life after cancer they realise that they've all changed. This second series begins as Jill has left her husband and son to live at her new boyfriends' parent's house, Camille is planning a huge life change and Chippy has a new live-in wannabe step-father in the shape of Gordon from their salsa class.

The series is not about cancer, but about life after cancer, how you cope the changes in your outlook, your desires and your expectations. It's also about how other people cope with the change in you.

Chippy ..... Sharon Rooney
Jill ..... Natasha Little
Terri ..... Camille Coduri
Marco ..... Derek Elroy
Tim ..... Matt Houlihan
Gordon ..... Andrew Obeney
Georgie ..... Emily Chase
Elaine ..... Ayesha Antoine
Joel ..... Joe Johnsey
Consultant 1 ..... Chris Pavlo
Consultant 2 ..... Ayesha Antoine

Written by Kay Stonham

Director: Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


SUN 23:30 We Are Klang: Amazing Lives (b007k3hw)
Max Phantasmo

The controversial American comedian, by those who know him. Spoof starring Greg Davies and Steve Hall. From April 2007.



MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2020

MON 00:00 James Follett - Rules of Asylum (b007k1b3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Wally K Daly (b007k44c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Great Lives - 400 and Counting (b09hw6j5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Drama (b08bz3hw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000pmdy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (b06z2pmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pm3k)
2. The Public Performance in Partney Avenue

Mr Hatch finds that his electric curtains have a downside, as Councillor Crispin will prove. Stars John Rowe.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six-parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …. John Rowe
Sergeant Love …. Paul Downing
Chubb …. Geoffrey Banks
Tudor …. David Fleeshman
Lucy Teatime …. Ann Rye
Hatch …. Harry Kirkham
Baxter …. Peter Rylands
Amis …. Daniel Coll

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


MON 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jv9w)
They Do It With Mirrors

Episode 1

Miss Marple is invited to stay with her old school friend, Carrie at Stoneygates - a Victorian mansion doubling as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents.

As she mulls over Carrie's life history on the train journey, just what is the danger that the sleuth is sensing?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as the indomitable amateur detective, Miss Jane Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Carrie Louise …. Ursula Howells
Ruth Van Rydock …. Jill Balcon
Lewis Serrocold …. Peter Howell
Edgar Lawson …. Rhys Meredith
Walter Hudd/Railway porter …. Stephen Lucas
Mildred Strete …. Natasha Pyne
Juliet Bellever …. Paula Jacobs
Gina Hudd …. Rebecca Lacey

From the book first published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


MON 07:00 Way Out East (b07m58fh)
You Can Run But You Can't Hide

New comedy by Guy Meredith about a group of expats sharing a flat in Hong Kong. Into the lives of unsuccessful architect James (Tony Gardner) and failed-everything Malcolm (John Gordon Sinclair) comes Zoe (Katherine Kingsley) on a one-way ticket from England to start a new life.

After an unpromising start, she moves in with James and Malcolm, convinced that she can get these two undomesticated alpha males to change their ways and become more organised at home and work. She also becomes part of the scene at the Shakes, the local expat pub run by Wanda (Samantha Bond) and visited by James's boss Mr Ampersand (Nicky Henson) who gives her a job as his PA.

The flatmates share many adventures including a very disorganised pub quiz, a series of domestic mishaps, attempts to fix the result of the Hong Kong Derby and a local marathon, and the annual Hong Kong New Year celebrations.

Katherine Kingsley was Olivier nominated for her role in Piaf and Singin’ in the Rain, John Gordon Sinclair has performed in several musicals and is remembered for the title role in Gregory’s Girl, Tony Gardner is currently one of the stars of the award-winning Last Tango in Halifax, and Samantha Bond has starred in many award-winning television and theatre productions including Downton Abbey. Guy Meredith has written several very successful dramas and comedies for radio, including the long-running series Daunt and Dervish.

Cast:
Zoe ….. Katherine Kingsley
Malcolm ….. John Gordon Sinclair
James ….. Tony Gardner
Wanda ….. Samantha Bond
Ampersand ….. Nicky Henson
Sam ….. Lobo Chan
Marshall ….. Mark Straker

Series Music Composer: David Chilton
Writer: Guy Meredith
Producer: Cherry Cookson

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2016.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m000pfdg)
Compilation

Episode 5

Popular long running panel game, hosted by Nicholas Parsons. The panellists this week are Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Sue Perkins and Marcus Brigstocke. Subjects include "Twenty Four Hour News" and "Emergency Stop" in which a Kitten is hypothetically run over.
No REAL animals were harmed in the making of this programme.


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
Series 1

The Bird

Harold is furious when his date Roxanne is late for dinner.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as Harold and Marion Stone as Roxanne.

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.

Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by Gale Pedrick.

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966.


MON 08:30 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
Thirty Minutes Worth

The Old Flame

Just as Harry Worth is feeling lonely, a long lost love turns up.

Starring Harry Worth. With Jacqueline Clarke and Joan Sanderson.

Script by Vince Powell.

Producer: Mike Craig

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1988.


MON 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07zyhq4)
Series 17

Episode 4

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

Tony Hawks, Richard Osman, Clive Anderson and Vicki Pepperdine are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Australia, leather, oil and crisps.

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

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2016.


MON 09:30 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076pj3)
Series 2

The Wedding March

Things go from bad to worse on Woodpecker Tapping’s wedding day. Everything that could go wrong, does.

The second series of short stories by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

W.S. Gilbert …. Jonathan Coy
Woodpecker Tapping …. Jason Chan
Bapp …. Paul Clarkson
Leonara …. Amy Shindler
Bopaddy …. John Rowe
Anna Maria …. Alex Tregear
Old Poppytop …. Sion Probert
The Marchioness …. Charlotte West-Oram

Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.

Director: Jenny Stephens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.


MON 10:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00ttzkc)
Episode 1

Captain Ahab's obsessive sea chase for the great white whale, as witnessed by sole survivor of the voyage, Ishmael.

Ishmael, now in middle age, looks back on his younger self and remembers how this voyage of a lifetime began.

Herman Melville's 1851 novel dramatised in two-parts by Stef Penney.

Ishmael ..... Trevor White
Young Ishmael ..... PJ Brennan
Captain Ahab ..... Garrick Hagon
Peter Coffin ..... Howell Evans
Queequeg ..... Sani Muliaumaseali'i
Peleg ..... Mark Meadows
Elijahh/Captain Mayhew ..... Dorian Thomas
Starbuck ..... Richard Laing
Stubb ..... Simon Lee Phillips
Archy ..... Adam Redmayne
Daggoo ..... Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Specially composed music by Stuart Gordon.

Directed at BBC/Cymru Wales by Kate McAll

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000pm3p)
Series 7

The Next Frontier

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

Guy Raz explores whether colonising Mars or more distant planets could be more than science fiction? And if we can, should we?

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000pm3t)
Matt Haig

Writer Matt Haig chooses ‘Don't You Want Me’ by The Human League and ‘It's Quiet Uptown’ from the Hamilton soundtrack.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pm3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jv9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092cnpl)
1. Bittersweet

From comedy's award winning Robert Webb, a funny and moving memoir which looks back on his bittersweet childhood in Lincolnshire, and also has wise words on masculinity's pitfalls.

Best known for his work with David Mitchell in Radio 4's Sony award winning series That Mitchell and Webb Sound and TV's Peep Show, Robert Webb has written a memoir that is both laugh out loud funny and powerfully moving and tender. An uneasy early childhood growing up in Lincolnshire, is followed by schoolboy crushes on girls and boys, to discovering a talent for making people laugh, to grief, and to becoming a husband and father. As his life story unfolds, Robert questions the expectations thrust on boys and men and reflects on how these have shaped the man he is today.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


MON 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k1stx)
Episode 6

Gripping adaptation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1543. A serial killer is prowling the city, one who treats murder as a holy mission: preying upon radicals and creating gory tableaux inspired by a prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Archbishop Cranmer has asked Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation to catch the killer before word of the bloodshed reaches the King: one of the victims was close to Catherine Parr, Henry's current romantic obsession, and an ally of the reformers cause; Cranmer knows that such a taint will ruin any chance of her becoming Queen.

As the number of victims mounts, Shardlake and his trusty side-kick Barak are constantly wrong-footed - how does the killer know exactly what they plan to do next? Is there an informant amongst Cranmer's staff?

And Shardlake must also attend to another pressing case, that of a young man, Adam Kite, driven mad by the conviction that he is damned and that the Lord has forsaken him. Adam is being held in the Bedlam for his own safety - his wild rants about damnation verge on heresy - but Shardlake hopes his friend Guy the Apothecary can help to ease his suffering.

Cast:
Shardlake ….. Justin Salinger
Barak ….. Bryan Dick
Cranmer ….. Sean Baker
Harsnet ….. Carl Prekopp
Seymour ….. David Seddon
Lockley ….. Patrick Brennan
Abigail ….. Kirsty Oswald

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


MON 14:30 Change of Art (b015zm9b)
Public artist Andrew Shoben explores a controversial new idea to 'rotate or retire' public artworks.

The last three decades have seen a flourishing of public art in our towns and cities with works adorning every new housing estate, shopping centre or local park. But what was bold and innovative in the eighties may now seem tired, decrepit or meaningless. In a bid to refresh our cities and rescue 'orphaned' works, Andrew sets out to explore the arguments around relocating more of our artworks.

In Trafalgar Square he examines the Fourth Plinth phenomenon with Sandy Nairne of the National Portrait Gallery, and a trip to Antony Gormley's studio reveals the artist's hopes for his most famous creation, Angel of the North. Andrew also visits the Cass Sculpture Park in Sussex where owner, Sir Wilfred Cass, offers works from top sculptors. We hear from local authority art departments about the process of commissioning and de-commissioning work for our communities.

There's a historical precedent too. Italians weren't afraid of moving their public art around, or retiring it and replacing it with something else. Donatello's Judith and Holofernes was moved around Florence three times between 1455 and 1505, before it was replaced with Michaelangelo's David.

With his company Greyworld, Andrew has created public artworks for several UK cities, including the robotic bust close to the Tate Modern in London. But who decides how long his works, or any artworks in the public realm should occupy their space?

Tasting his own medicine Andrew speaks to people passing one of his own sculptures to find out if they love it or if they'd prefer that it be replaced by something, anything else.

Producers: Joby Waldman and Kathryn Willgress
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2011.


MON 15:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00ttzkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07zyhq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076pj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Way Out East (b07m58fh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m000pfdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmc2)
Series 1

3. The Silver Strangers

"The two strange figures drifted over from their ship to ours - they were heading for the main outside air lock..."

After drifting without power, the crew of Space Force receive a mysterious message and spot a spacecraft...

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six-parts.

Captain Saxon Berry .... Barry Foster
Chipper .... Nicky Henson
Magnus .... Nigel Stock
Lauderic .... Tony Osoba
with Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfeild.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b00zdl2b)
Russell Kane and Hilary Bradt

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - comedian, Russell Kane and travel guide writer, Hilary Bradt - discuss their favourite books by Sandi Toksvig, Gustave Flaubert and Ruth Rendell.

Flying Under Bridges by Sandi Toksvig
Publisher: Sphere

Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Oxford University Press

A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Arrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b00rdsv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Harry Worth (b00rd6p0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pm3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jv9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000pm3p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000pm3t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m000pfdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 2000 Years of Radio (b00769lz)
Series 2

Radio Mustard

The horror, carnage and laughter that was the First World War. Comedy sketches recreating the archives of wireless. From 2002.


MON 22:45 Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair (b07wtd7g)
Series 3

Leo's Passport

Four of the country's leading actresses star in this comic series about women facing a crisis in their lives.
Penny loves working as Howard's secretary, she's very protective of him, which is why when Jodie begins work at the office Penny decides that action must be taken.

by Jenny Eclair

Penny ..... Imelda Staunton
Caroline ..... Karen Bartke

Produced by Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


MON 23:00 The Now Show (m000phy2)
Series 57

Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.

Felicity Ward takes a trip to a land down under, Lost Voice Guy warms up for Christmas party season and Flo and Joan hear from Dolly Parton on how to get things done...

Additional voices from Karen Bartke and George Fouracres

Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie Dinkin

Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David Thomas

Producer: Adnan Ahmed

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music (b00c90fq)
Series 2

Episode 1

Britain's leading musical satirist (apart from Richard Stilgoe) makes his "comeback" with another series. From March 2005.



TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2020

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmc2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b00zdl2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pm3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jv9w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092cnpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k1stx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Change of Art (b015zm9b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00ttzkc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 The Unbelievable Truth (b07zyhq4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Gilbert Without Sullivan (b0076pj3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Way Out East (b07m58fh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m000pfdg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pmqt)
3. Vengeance on the River

Three Americans arrive in sleepy Flaxborough – but what are their intentions?

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six-parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …. John Rowe
Sergeant Love …. Paul Downing
Joxy …. Robin Polley
Hatch …. Harry Kirkham
Amis …. Daniel Coll
Julian …. Michael Duggan
Bernard …. Joseph Alessi
Tudor …. David Fleeshman
Lucy Teatime …. Ann Rye
Crispin …. Finetime Fontayne
Mrs Spain …. Judith Davis
Mrs Hatch …. Patricia Wilcock

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


TUE 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb0)
They Do It With Mirrors

Episode 2

Clearly something's wrong at Stoneygates, but for Miss Marple, the most disquieting factors are the jealousies and simmering tensions within the family itself.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield as the indomitable amateur detective, Miss Jane Marple.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Carrie Louise …. Ursula Howells
Lewis Serrocold …. Peter Howell
Juliet Bellever …. Paula Jacobs
Gina Hudd …. Rebecca Lacey
Walter Hudd …. Stephen Lucas
Stephen Restarick …. Daniel Philpott
Edgar Lawson …. Rhys Meredith
Mildred Strete …. Natasha Pyne
Alexis Restarick …. Nick Waring
Christian Bulbrandsen …. Stephen Thorne

From the book first published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


TUE 07:00 Relativity (m0001y8z)
Series 2

Episode 2

Drawing on his own family, the second series of Richard Herring’s comedy drama, Relativity, builds on the warm, lively characters and family dynamics of the first series. His affectionate observation of inter-generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about who the current Pope is.

Amid the comedy, Richard broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life.

Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and podcaster and the world's premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player.

Holly’s unexpected pregnancy brings the family together once again, as they all comes to terms with it in their own way. Pete and Billy bond over 59.1% Scotch, Margaret braves the supermarket and Holly won’t come out of her bedroom.

Cast:
Margaret…………….Alison Steadman
Ken……………..Phil Davis
Jane…………….Fenella Woolgar
Ian……………….Richard Herring
Chloe…………..Emily Berrington
Pete………………..Gordon Kennedy
Holly………………...Tia Bannon
Mark………………Fred Haig
Nick………………..Harrison Knights
Billy………………..Danny Kirrane

Written by Richard Herring
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore

Produced by Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2019.


TUE 07:30 Al Murray: Totally Out of Character (m000pfgs)
In this show, Al appears as someone you’ve rarely seen or heard before... himself. But who is he? After all this time playing a character, Al has decided to put his pint glass down and try to find the man behind the Pub Landlord.

Based on the things people shout in his general direction on the street, plenty of folk think they know the real Al, but how right are they?

Featuring Al Murray with Fergus Craig, Amy Gledhill and Ambika Mod

Written by Al Murray and Karl Minns with additional sketches by Simon Alcock, Max Davis, Charlie Dinkin and Laura Major

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow

Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
Series 7

Wings Over Dagenham

Move aside Orville and Wilbur, Neddie is the pioneer aviator. Stars Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From January 1957.


TUE 08:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
5. Evelyn Laye

Legendary British musical theatre star Evelyn Laye joins the dear ladies for songs and conversation. From December 1990.


TUE 09:00 The Now Show (m000phy2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Married (b00cpcw6)
Series 2

Churlish

Trapped in a parallel universe, Robin Lightfoot is set for divorce from the woman he never married.

Hugh Bonneville stars in the second series by Tony Bagley.

Robin .... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley .... Josie Lawrence
Dame Jenny Hyde …. Stephanie Lawrence
Dirk .... Steve Frost
Murdo …. Lewis MacLeod

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


TUE 10:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00tycss)
Episode 2

Fedullah's enigmatic prophecy is revealed, as Captain Ahab's obsessive pursuit for the great white whale reaches a boiling, wrenching climax...

Now in middle age, sole survivor Ishmael looks back on his younger self and remembers more of this voyage of a lifetime.

Conclusion of Herman Melville's 1851 novel dramatised in two-parts by Stef Penney.

Ishmael ..... Trevor White
Young Ishmael ..... PJ Brennan
Captain Ahab ..... Garrick Hagon
Peter Coffin ..... Howell Evans
Queequeg ..... Sani Muliaumaseali'i
Captain Boomer ..... Mark Meadows
Captain Mayhew ..... Dorian Thomas
Starbuck/Gabriel ..... Richard Laing
Stubb ..... Simon Lee Phillips
Archy ..... Adam Redmayne
Daggoo ..... Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Specially composed music by Stuart Gordon.

Directed at BBC/Cymru Wales by Kate McAll.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b07g8rg6)
Gillian Reynolds - Audiophile

Gillian Reynolds has been a professional writer about radio for fifty years and, for Archive on 4, unearths the voices that have echoed through her life as critic and broadcaster on commercial and BBC radio.

Gillian's love affair with the medium started when she was a child growing up in pre-war Liverpool. The first real characters to make an impact on her were those legendary Second World War voices like Lord Haw-Haw, Nazi propagandist William Joyce, Mrs Mopp, from Tommy Handley’s madcap wartime show ITMA, and Band Waggon star Arthur Askey.

But in a lifetime of listening and reviewing, initially for the Guardian but for four decades at the Daily Telegraph, Gillian Reynolds has always kept pace with what’s new on the broadcasting block – from the advent of commercial radio in the 1970s, the BBC Gulf War station cobbled together at short notice (popularly known as ‘Scud FM’) which inspired Radio 5Live, or the latest American podcast sensations that have been making recent headlines for audio.

Gillian spices her show with brand new interviews with a handful of her contemporaries, heroes and friends. Sue MacGregor (of The Reunion, Today, Woman’s Hour and The World at One), Dame Jenny Abramsky (who retired as BBC Director of Radio in 2008), Nick Pollard (Gillian’s colleague at commercial Radio City, and later a senior figure at ITN and Sky News) and Jimmy Gordon (who founded Clyde FM) join Gillian to capture the seismic changes in radio during her lifetime and its unquenchable, irresistible appeal even in the clamorous age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Producer: Simon Elmes
An Overtone production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pmqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092f8wp)
2. The Decision

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir it's the school years. A tough decision is reached and a new talent is uncovered. Meanwhile, the conventional demands of masculinity prove confounding as Robert reflects on the relationships that will define him in later years.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


TUE 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k1w90)
Episode 7

Gripping adaptation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1543. A serial killer is prowling the city, one who treats murder as a holy mission: preying upon radicals and creating gory tableaux inspired by a prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Archbishop Cranmer has asked Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation to catch the killer before word of the bloodshed reaches the King.

But Shardlake and his trusty side-kick Barak are constantly wrong-footed - the killer seems to know exactly what they plan to do next. Could there be an informer within Cranmer's camp? And, with the killer's knowledge of medicinal potions, Shardlake is convinced that the killer must have a connection to the infirmary of the former Benedictine monastery at Westminster.

Cast:
Shardlake ….. Justin Salinger
Barak ….. Bryan Dick
Harsnet ….. Carl Prekopp
Guy ….. Vincent Ebrahim
Cranmer ….. Sean Baker
Dorothy ….. Emily Bruni
Benson ….. Patrick Brennan
Tamasin ….. Kirsty Owswald

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


TUE 14:30 Animal Architecture (b047wnz0)
Tom Dyckhoff explores the way we design and build for animals. What do our zoos and menageries say about the changing ways we think about animals - and about ourselves?

Zoos are weird places: miniature other worlds designed for non-human occupants.

For the architect, they're also astonishing artefacts, little cities of architectural fantasy of amazing diversity; some of the greatest architects in the world from Lutyens to Norman Foster have built animal houses.

But how do we, and have we, designed for animals? What kind of architecture results? What are these human interpretations of what we think animals want? And how has our understanding of the natural world changed the kinds of environments we make for them?

Featuring ZSL London Zoo director David Field; writer, zoo historian and former zoo director David Hancocks; architect Michael Kozdon; professor of Environmental Science and Philosophy Dale Jamieson; and CEO of Dudley Zoological Gardens Peter Suddick.

Producer: Martin Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


TUE 15:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00tycss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 Who Goes There? (b00fy2r0)
Series 3

Episode 6

Martin Young chairs the quiz which looks at the noteworthy and the notorious from history.

Tackling the biographical teasers are team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego with guests Carol Sarler and Rachel Holmes

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.


TUE 16:30 Married (b00cpcw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Relativity (m0001y8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Al Murray: Totally Out of Character (m000pfgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmd7)
Series 1

4. The Time Ship

"The ship was as tall as a skyscraper and as long as an ocean liner - its hull was round, like a submarine's."

Taken hostage by the aliens, the crew discover more about their mysterious captors.

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six-parts.

Captain Saxon Berry .... Barry Foster
Chipper .... Nicky Henson
Magnus .... Nigel Stock
Lauderic .... Tony Osoba
Ifwa .... Wendy Murray
Treia .... Theresa Streatfeild
Voedica .... Lolly Cockerell
Jennie .... Jenny Twigge

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b008tn7d)
Series 6

Spem in Alium

Thomas Tallis's work is one of the most elaborate and spectacular pieces of choral music ever written. Scored for 40 voices, the piece is best sung and heard in the round in order to appreciate an extraordinary sonic experience.

Choral conductor Simon Halsey, Michael Morpurgo and others discuss the music's spine-tingling effect on both performers and listeners.

Contributors:
Graeme Fife
John Davies
Clive Stafford-Smith
Simon Halsey
Michael Morpurgo

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2008.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b009qwz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 At Home With Hinge and Bracket (b008s999)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pmqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b07g8rg6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Al Murray: Totally Out of Character (m000pfgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 The Secret World (b03jfc4f)
Series 4

Episode 1

The show that shines a light on the private world of public people returns for a six part series. William Hague finds he has nothing to do but look at the terrible things that are happening in the world and 'tut'. In fact he's at such a loose end that he volunteers to do a bit of cleaning for his colleagues. Our own Radio 4 announcer Neil Nunes has a whole new take on continuity, giving it a really Jamaican feel. Film actor Al Pacino is convinced that Jools Holland is an alien sending secret messages with his music. It can only be the strange goings on in the impression comedy with a difference: The Secret World.

With Jon Culshaw, Julian Dutton, Lewis MacLeod, Jess Robinson, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.


TUE 23:00 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? (b01nq7dj)
What We Wear

Sketches, stand-up and song in a comic exploration of clothing. With Andrew Lawrence and Sara Pascoe. From November 2012.


TUE 23:30 Chain Reaction (b00h8q40)
Series 5

Robert Llewellyn interviews Dave Gorman

Chat show in which last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.

Robert Llewellyn interviews Dave Gorman, the comedian responsible for shows like Are You Dave Gorman?, Googlewhack Adventure and Genius. Robert asks Dave about cycling across Britain, online stalkers and life-threatening trips to Mexico.



WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2020

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmd7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b008tn7d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pmqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092f8wp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k1w90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Animal Architecture (b047wnz0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Herman Melville - Moby Dick (b00tycss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 Who Goes There? (b00fy2r0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Married (b00cpcw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Relativity (m0001y8z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Al Murray: Totally Out of Character (m000pfgs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pp70)
4. A Memorable Evening at the Floradora

Sleepy Flaxborough braces itself for the much-anticipated medieval banquet. Stars John Rowe.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six-parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …. John Rowe
Sergeant Love …. Paul Downing
Joxy …. Robin Polley
Hatch …. Harry Kirkham
Amis …. Daniel Coll
Julian …. Michael Duggan
Bernard …. Joseph Alessi
Tudor …. David Fleeshman
Lucy Teatime …. Ann Rye
Crispin …. Finetime Fontayne
Mrs Spain …. Judith Davis
Mrs Hatch …. Patricia Wilcock

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


WED 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb6)
They Do It With Mirrors

Episode 3

At Stoneygates, a murder has taken place in the Victorian mansion doubling as a rehabilitation centre for delinquents. Amateur sleuth Miss Marple assists the police with their inquiries.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Inspector Curry …. Keith Barron
Carrie Louise .... Ursula Howells
Lewis Serrocold …. Peter Howell
Juliet Bellever …. Paula Jacobs
Mildred Strete …. Natasha Pyne
Alexis Restarick …. Nick Waring
Gina Hudd …. Rebecca Lacey

From the book first published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


WED 07:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b5xh1w)
Series 1

Episode 3

Martin Jarvis directs the masterly comic series written by Michael Frayn, the author of Noises Off and the most comic philosophical writer of our time. The outstanding cast is led by Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Alfred Molina, Alex Jennings and Jarvis himself.

It's an astonishing tour de force of comic imagination and satire.

Each of the four episodes reveals Frayn's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction, television and the media, the church, relationships - life in general.

In this third episode, Stephen Fry gives smug thanks to God, Matthew Wolf and Martin Jarvis become mute mime-artists (even on the radio), Nigel Anthony invites sponsorship for doing precisely nothing, Ian McKellen as God conducts his own prayer-answering service and Rosalind Ayres provides a tetchy update to your Pocket Playhouse.

Cast:
Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Rosalind Ayres, Matthew Wolf, Martin Jarvis and Nigel Anthony.

Written by Michael Frayn,
Director: Martin Jarvis.
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2018.


WED 07:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000pgjh)
Series 3

Arrest

The Wilson household is shaken by two bits of news, Mike has cooked a 12 bean chilli and Cat has been arrested for taking part in a ‘climate emergency disruption’. Mike and Max head to the police station to bail her out and realise it’s not quite as straight forward as they first thought.

Mike: Marcus Brigstocke
Max: Kerry Godliman
Cat: Aine McNamara
Lola: Jasmine Sakyiama
DC Hunter: Nimisha Odedra

Writers: Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan
Producer: Suzy Grant
A BBC Studios production


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
Series 6

The Gourmet

The lad thinks he's a connoisseur of food, so Sid enters him in an eating competition.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugh Morton.

Guest star: BBC sports commentator, Ray Glendenning.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.


WED 08:30 After Henry (b007jqn4)
Series 4

Sunday Lunch

"In certain circumstances you steam fish when someone's ill or something. You don't steam potatoes.'
Sarah and her mother Eleanor argue over cooking the veg.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1989.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b0075ryv)
Series 1

Episode 5

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the debating game with Clive Coleman, Rhona Cameron, Niall Ashdown and John Maloney. From 1998.


WED 09:30 Life in London (b011dg1t)
The Fancy

Tom and Jerry visit a cockfight, try to buy a horse, meet a sporting legend and lay a wager on which is better, London or the West Country.

Meanwhile, garrulous narrator Pierce Egan takes literary critic William Hazlitt to his first boxing match.

Pierce Egan’s 19th-century comic novel adapted in six-parts by Dan Tetsell.

Pierce Egan .... Geoffrey McGivern
Plausible Jack .... Ben Graves
Corinthian Tom .... Greg Wise
William Hazlitt/Tom Cribb .... Alex Mcqueen
Jerry Hawthorn .... Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic .... James Bachman
Mrs Egan .... Alys Torrence

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2006.


WED 10:00 New Grub Street (b07q2r4v)
Episode 1

Edwin Reardon is a serious novelist striving for recognition in a literary world that's dumbing rapidly down. His younger, confident friend Jasper Milvain believes the only purpose of writing is to make big bucks. Neither approach has brought them much success. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel.

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

George Gissing ...... Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain ...... Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon ...... Sam Alexander
Amy/Edith ...... Emily Pithon
Marian Yule ...... Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule/Quarmby ...... Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain/Maid ...... Victoria Brazier

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2016.


WED 11:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000pp72)
3. Anyone Can Whistle

Multi-award winning actor, singer and director Maria Friedman has had an association with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim ever since she starred in the National Theatre’s production of “Sunday in the Park With George” in 1990.

She is joined by a panel of guests in the BBC Radio Theatre to explore Sondheim programmes in the BBC’s archive, discuss the incredible impact of his work and perform some of the songs from his hit shows.

Maria is joined by actor Mark Umbers who starred in her recent production of "Merrily We Roll Along", pianist and composer Jason Carr who has done orchestrations for Sondheim musicals, critic David Benedict who is writing Sondheim's authorised biography and Catherine Jayes who has worked as Musical Director on Sondheim shows.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2019.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 After Henry (b007jqn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pp70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092fszx)
3. Heartbreak

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir, it's the beginning of the sixth form and his vexed diaries reveal that his virginity is weighing him down. But it's not long before the laughter is brought to an abrupt stop by heartbreak.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


WED 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k2mzz)
Episode 8

Atmospheric dramatisation of C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

London, 1543. A serial killer is prowling the city, one who treats murder as a holy mission: preying upon radicals and creating gory tableaux inspired by a prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Archbishop Cranmer has asked Shardlake to conduct a secret investigation to catch the killer before word of the bloodshed reaches the King.

But Shardlake and his trusty side-kick Barak are constantly wrong-footed - the killer seems to know exactly what they plan to do next. Could there be an informer within Cranmer's camp? With the killer's knowledge of medicinal potions, Shardlake is convinced that the killer must have a connection to the infirmary of the former Benedictine monastery at Westminster.

Cast:
Shardlake ….. Justin Salinger
Barak ….. Bryan Dick
Harsnet ….. Carl Prekopp
Benson ….. Patrick Brennan
Guy ….. Vincent Ebrahim
Dorothy ….. Emily Bruni
Cantrell ….. David Seddon
Adam ….. Luke MacGregor

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


WED 14:30 Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul (b013r76j)
The island of Ibiza has subtly influenced British youth culture and the nation's night-time economy for well over 20 years.

The Balearic attitude to nightlife and entertainment was first adopted in Britain during the late 80s and soon many young Brits would no longer be divided by class, race, football allegiances or even sexuality, instead becoming united by their devotion to house music, recreational drug taking and warehouse parties or raves.

By the mid-90s, millions of ordinary young people spent their weekends 'dancing on drugs' and, as alcohol sales dropped and customers fell away, the licensed leisure industry replaced so-called spit 'n' sawdust pubs with more modern bars while bottled beers and alcopops became the new drinks of choice. With Radio 1 broadcasting live from the world's house music clubs, dance music culture moved into the mainstream and has stayed there ever since.

Dr Kate O'Brien meets those at the heart of these changes. Internationally celebrated DJ Paul Oakenfield shares with Kate his first experience in Ibiza and how he tried to recreate the island's bohemian, hedonistic party scene, while Radio 1's Pete Tong explains how he pushed the station into being part of this unrelenting youth movement.

Kate also hears from a former Chief Constable on his struggle to manage 40,000 party-goers at an all-night rave, and experts on alcohol and drug consumption tell how society and government reacted to the 'normalisation' of recreational drug taking and young people's determined move away from the limitations of licensed premises over two decades.

The history of British dance culture and clubbing is complex and fascinating, and Kate explores its impact on young people's identities and lifestyles since the late 1980s

Producer: Russell Crewe

A Made in Manchester production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2011.


WED 15:00 New Grub Street (b07q2r4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b0075ryv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Life in London (b011dg1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b5xh1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000pgjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmdr)
Series 1

5. Threshold of Stars

"And what happens if we fail the test?" "It's obvious. We'll be killed."

Held captive by their abductors, the Space Force crew discover exactly what the aliens are after - while Chipper causes concern.

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six-parts.

Captain Saxon Berry .... Barry Foster
Chipper .... Nicky Henson
Magnus .... Nigel Stock
Lauderic .... Tony Osoba
Ifwa .... Wendy Murray
Treia .... Theresa Streatfeild
Voedica .... Lolly Cockerell
Jennie .... Jenny Twigge

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (b09snj8y)
Series 15

Colours

Blue skies, a rainbow of strangers and lipstick shades weave through today's short documentaries about colour. Josie Long explores how it affects the way we experience the world.

Blue
Featuring Laura Barton

Lipstick
Featuring Davia Nelson
Produced by Benjamen Walker

I Know Light Now
Featuring Vanessa Potter
Produced by Leila Hussain

Ring a Rainbow
Produced by Dennis Funk

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2018.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007jph6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 After Henry (b007jqn4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pp70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 The Sondheim Archive (m000pp72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 The Wilsons Save the World (m000pgjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Goodness Gracious Me (b007jwqc)
Series 2

Episode 3

A phone-in to match-make partners - and an Asian Babe fancies a job on BBC TV's Newsnight.

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

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.

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

Script Editor: Sharat Sardana

Producer: Anil Gupta.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1997.


WED 23:00 Great Unanswered Questions (b00tw1fc)
Series 2

Episode 1

Dara O'Briain joins Northern Irish comedian Colin Murphy and his two resident nerds Dr David Booth and Matthew Collins as they try to find out amongst other things; who are the more intelligent rocket scientists or brain surgeons? Which wakes up first - you or your eyes? Maybe not much sense but lots of laughs.

The comedy talk show which tries to answer the unanswerable.

Produced by Jackie Hamilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 23:30 The Shuttleworths (b007lrj3)
John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Ghosts

The Sheffield singer-songwriter tries contacting the spirit world with his wife Mary and Yvette Fielding. From April 2006.



THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2020

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmdr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (b09snj8y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pp70)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jvb6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092fszx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k2mzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul (b013r76j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 New Grub Street (b07q2r4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b0075ryv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Life in London (b011dg1t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse (b0b5xh1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 The Wilsons Save the World (m000pgjh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pqhw)
5. Over-armed and Over Here

Inspector Purbright investigates the murder of Hatch at the medieval banquet. Stars John Rowe.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six-parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …. John Rowe
Sergeant Love …. Paul Downing
Amis …. Daniel Coll
Mrs Hatch …. Patricia Wilcock
Joxy …. Robin Polley
Hyacinth …. Cathryn Hunt
Chubb …. Geoffrey Banks
Janice …. Sally Whittaker
Tudor …. David Fleeshman

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


THU 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbc)
They Do It With Mirrors

Episode 4

Someone is systematically trying to poison Miss Marple's old friend, Carrie Louise. But who - and why?

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Carrie Louise …. Ursula Howells
Inspector Curry …. Keith Barron
Gina Hudd …. Rebecca Lacey
Mildred Strete …. Natasha Pyne
Alexis Restarick …. Nick Waring
Edgar Lawson …. Rhys Meredith
Walter Hudd …. Stephen Lucas

From the book first published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


THU 07:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
Ceredigion or Bust

Anouska and Michael crave the simple life, and are willing to pay for it. So Barry and Gwen do their best to oblige. And so do the Druids.

Last of a series of new comedies developed with the Comedians Theatre Company.

Written by Matthew Osborn.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2014.


THU 07:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000ph4v)
Series 10

Stratford-upon-Avon

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with a short series of shows recorded outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bubonic plague didn't stop Shakespeare from working so for this second outdoor show, Mark performs on a tree stump in The Dell Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon in front of a small but lovely local crowd.

In between being interrupted by geese, Mark asks the people gathered on the grass in the RSC's outdoor performance area on the banks of the River Avon, just by the church where Shakespeare is buried, across from the Shakespeare ice-cream boat, not far from the Hamlet statue, if they've noticed any sort of theme to the place.

Mark also looks at what else Stratford has to offer and visits the Butterfly Farm, the Tudor World museum and he discovers that the town was also once the home of the Teletubbies.

Written and performed by Mark Steel
Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator Beverly Tagg
Sound Manager, Jerry Peal
Producer, Carl Cooper

Picture Credit, Tom Stanier


THU 08:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000pqhy)
Series 4

Episode 14

Kenneth Horne's freedom of Gigglesway - and 'Hornerama' probes love and marriage. With Kenneth Williams. From January 1961.


THU 08:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
Episode 4

George and Charles tackle a horrid child and a bizarre giant in their new business offering anything legal...

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K Daly

Charles .... Donald Hewlett
George .... Michael Knowles
Isabel .... Madeline Smith
Little Willy .... Stephen Grief
Simon .... Elizabeth Proud
Miss Folliate .... Frances Jeater

Theme music by Jim Parker

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1984.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000pyh6)
Series 6

Franz Kafka

James Walton's literary quiz.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Tracey MacLeod and Jonathan Myerson.

Author of the week is Franz Kafka

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
Series 1

Police, Camera, Amphibian

Robin's dream comes true as two crimes are committed on his doorstep. Stars Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. From January 2002.


THU 10:00 New Grub Street (b07sxttl)
Episode 2

Edwin Reardon's struggles as a serious novelist have created a rift between himself and his wife Amy. Meanwhile Jasper Milvain seems drawn to the bookish Marian Yule. Radio 4's Ed Reardon and Jaz Milvain are loosely based on characters from this Victorian novel.

New Grub Street by George Gissing. Dramatised by Christopher Douglas.

George Gissing ...... Christopher Douglas
Jasper Milvain ...... Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Edwin Reardon ...... Sam Alexander
Amy/Edith ...... Emily Pithon
Marian Yule ...... Olivia Hallinan
Alfred Yule/Quarmby ...... Jonathan Keeble
Dora Milvain/Maid ...... Victoria Brazier

Director/Producer Gary Brown

Free schooling, which followed the Education Act of 1807 helped to create a newly literate working class. This created a demand for popular fiction and sensational journalism. Thus a gulf opened up between 'Literature' and the mass market as embodied by writers Edwin Reardon and Jasper Milvain.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2016.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pmdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000pqhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pqhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092fyw6)
4. Hygiene

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir there's a new domestic arrangement and Dad's unexpectedly fastidious guidelines on hygiene prove a challenge to his seventeen year old son. At the same time, there are wise words on grief, rage and masculinity.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


THU 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k48sl)
Episode 9

Penultimate episode of Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Archbishop Cranmer has asked Shardlake to conduct a secret hunt for a serial killer who is enacting, through a series of gory tableaux, a prophecy from the Book of Revelation. With the discovery of the prime suspect's address, Shardlake, Barak, King's Coroner Harsnet, Lord Seymour and a handful of armed men head to Hertfordshire in the hope that the deadly chase is nearing its end.

Starring Carl Prekopp, David Seddon, Justin Salinger, Luke Macgregor, Bryan Dick, Sean Baker and Vincent Ebrahim

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


THU 14:30 Bollywood Brass Band (b0075szl)
Europe's only Indian brass band is booked to make a huge Sikh wedding celebration pulsate with wild and heart-stopping music.

With roots in the Punjab, this British/Asian fusion proceeds to Barking Town Hall in East London.

Soprano saxophone player Joe Cohen gives a guide to the history and performance of this unique musical collaboration.

Producer: Melanie Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


THU 15:00 New Grub Street (b07sxttl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000pyh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000ph4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
Series 1

6. Marooned in Space

The space crew battle to escape from the aliens, who are trying to target Chipper.

Charles Chilton's intergalatic adventure in six-parts.

Captain Saxon Berry .... Barry Foster
Chipper .... Nicky Henson
Magnus .... Nigel Stock
Lauderic .... Tony Osoba
with Wendy Murray and Teresa Stretfield

Charles Chilton wrote and produced many popular and successful radio programmes for the BBC - including the classic 1950s serial 'Journey into Space' - charting the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan. This fired the imagination of millions, years before the first moon landing. It was the last radio drama to record higher ratings than the new young upstart television!

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b06ry7gq)
Series 38

Roger Saul chooses Gertrude Jekyll

Matthew Parris invites fashion designer Roger Saul, who created the Mulberry brand, to nominate a great life. He has chosen the early 20th century garden designer Gertrude Jekyll whose beautiful gardens instilled in him a love of plants and landscaping.

Inspired by William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, together with architect Edward Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll designed many great gardens including Hestercombe in Somerset and at her home in Surrey.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


THU 19:00 Beyond Our Ken (m000pqhy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Anything Legal (b0085hnm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pqhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000pmdw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00l6g8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Mark Steel's in Town (m000ph4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 The Big Booth (b007k25t)
Series 1

Episode 4

Boothby Graffoe's thoughts, sketches and soup time machine. With Steve Frost and guitarist Antonio Forcione. From January 2000.


THU 23:00 The Kneebone Bonanza (b01rg224)
Episode 3

By Carl Grose. The Kneebones are in serious financial trouble. Could a lost gold mine in Arizona be the answer? And who is the mysterious American with the snake skin boots?

Maddy ..... Alex Tregear
Slick ..... Michael Shelford
Dwight/Duke ..... Ed Gaughan

Directed by Claire Grove.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


THU 23:15 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (b00s6n86)
A Christmas Eating at Rawlinson End

Surreal saga of a dynasty delicately balanced on the edge of sanity. Written by and stars Viv Stanshall. From December 1996.


THU 23:30 Listen Against (b01752w7)
Series 4

Episode 3

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes
Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:
Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)
Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)
Sarah Hadland (Miranda)
James Bachman (Mitchell & Webb)
Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)
David Mara (RSC & Donmar Warehouse)

Producer: Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2011.



FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2020

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force (b007jmf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b06ry7gq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pqhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092fyw6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k48sl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Bollywood Brass Band (b0075szl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 New Grub Street (b07sxttl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000pyh6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends (b007js43)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Making the Best of It (b03ws7gp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Mark Steel's in Town (m000ph4v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pt45)
6. A Question of Postage

Inspector Purbright finally learns the identity of the Naked Nuns. Stars John Rowe.

John Rowe stars in Colin Watson's gripping serial about vice and violence stirring beneath the surface of a peaceful market town.

Dramatised in six-parts by Christopher Denys.

Inspector Purbright …. John Rowe
Sergeant Love …. Paul Downing
Lucy Teatime …. Ann Rye
Bernard …. Joseph Alessi
Pook …. Peter Rylands
Chubb …. Geoffrey Banks
Amis …. Daniel Coll
Tudor …. David Fleeshman

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1993.


FRI 06:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbg)
They Do It With Mirrors

Episode 5

A chance observation by one of the family gives amateur detective, Miss Marple a key to try and solve the mystery.

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Carrie Louise …. Ursula Howells
Inspector Curry …. Keith Barron
Gina Hudd …. Rebecca Lacey
Mildred Strete …. Natasha Pyne
Alexis Restarick …. Nick Waring
Walter Hudd …. Stephen Lucas
Lewis Serrocold …. Peter Howell
Ruth Van Rydock …. Jill Balcon
Stephen Restarick …. Daniel Philpott
Juliet Bellever …. Paula Jacobs

From the book first published in 1952 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.


FRI 07:00 Clare in the Community (b061tppy)
Series 10

Family Values

A family funeral reveals some uncomfortable home truths for the Barker family. Brian meanwhile has enthusiastically embraced a new fitness regime.

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

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

Each week 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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


FRI 07:30 Dot (b0bd7rw0)
Series 3

Saucepans for Spitfires!

By Ed Harris

A national initiative to boost morale causes havoc in the personnel team, as Dot and the gals turn on each other in Ed Harris' witty, wartime comedy.

Director . . . . . Sasha Yevtushenko.


FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark (b0187xy4)
The Slogan Contest

A recruitment drive sparks some creative writing aboard HMS Troutbridge, but the Chief does some creative scheming.

Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Commanding Officer, Richard Caldicot as Captain Povey, Heather Chasen as Mrs Povey, Tenniel Evans as the Admiral and Michael Bates as the Rear Admiral.

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

Scripted by Lawrie Wyman and George Evans.

Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1971.


FRI 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jpww)
Series 2

The Sound of Music

As the school prepares for a concert, Mrs Rudd is on the warpath over a child prodigy.

Jim Eldridge’s gentle drama about the staff and students of King Street Junior School.

Eric Brown …. Peter Davison
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holiday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Mrs Long …. Paul Copley
Janine …. Victoria Ludlow
Desmond …. Aaron Carrington
Hamid …. Mark Denholm
Khalid …. David Crane
Julia …. Donna Young

Violin solo by Sarah Hallam.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1987.


FRI 09:00 Wordaholics (b04hyrq3)
Series 3

Episode 4

Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game - with stars from across the world of wordplay coming together to score points off each other, under the well-read eye of chairman Gyles Brandreth.

Former linguistics student Josh Widdicombe tells us about his favourite West Country words, lexicographer Susie Dent predicts some of the new words that might enter the dictionary this year and astronomy enthusiast Helen Keen reveals her favourite words from the language of outer space.

The letter of the week is 'L'. Josh has to guess what the World War 2 slang term 'latrinogram' meant; Natalie Haynes explains the American expression 'log-rolling'; Susie Dent gets full marks for explaining where the phrase 'limbo dancing' comes from and in a Germanic twist Helen Keen is asked under what circumstances you would act like a 'liver sausage'.

The panellists are asked to invent new words or phrases. Their new offerings include 'Antandecophobia'; 'smellationship'; the 'Josh number' and 'agony hooves'.

In a round about derogatory terms for different occupations Natalie has to guess what a 'nutbuster' is; Susie a 'needle-dodger'; Helen a 'knob thatcher' and Josh a 'honey-dipper'.

They then coin their own terms of abuse including bikopaths, fobslotch, nerds of prey and chattypedia.

Finally the panellists are asked what four Victorian slang terms meant: widdling, muffin-worry, lully-prigger and hock-dockies.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.
Producer: Claire Jones.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2014.


FRI 09:30 Bookcases (b00svc1m)
Series 1

Gone for a Burton

London 1855: Primus's latest publishing coup is the explorer Richard Burton, but drink and other substances seem to have destroyed Burton's sense of direction.

A four-part comedy written by Martyn Wade.

Primus …. Michael Cochrane
Cordelia …. Maggie Steed
Edith …. Elizabeth Spriggs
Gerald …. David Horovitch
Katie Joiner …. Frances Jeater
Richard Burton …. Norman Rodway
Waiter …. David Antrobus

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1998.


FRI 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084sb1)
When in Rome

1970s Rome. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn is incognito and on the trail of a vast drugs syndicate - and some exceptionally unsavoury blackmail.

But he hasn't reckoned on murder...

Dame Ngaio Marsh’s tale of the gentleman detective - dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

CDI Alleyn …. Jeremy Clyde
Nigel Bathgate …. Nick Waring
Sonia, Lady Bracely …. Pauline Jameson
Kenneth Dorne …. Tom George
Baron Van der Veghel …. David Swift
Baroness Van der Veghel …. Paula Jacobs
Sophy Jason …. Annabelle Dowler
Barnaby Grant …. Sean Arnold
Major Sweet …. Derek Waring
Sebastian Mailer …. Matthew Devereaux
Father Denys …. James Greene
Valdarno …. Stephen Critchlow
Violetta/Receptionist …. Carolyn Jones

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000pt49)
On the eve of the UK's National Tree Week, Verity Sharp and Moy McGowan recommend their favourite tree podcasts.


FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark (b0187xy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jpww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pt45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb (b092g97b)
5. The Reckoning

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir the boy becomes a man. General expectations of masculinity and role models from his past catch-up with Robert and there's a reckoning.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2017.


FRI 14:15 Shardlake: Revelation (b08k4k7f)
Episode 10

Final episode of Colin MacDonald's dramatization of C J Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime novel, the fourth in the series featuring lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake.

Archbishop Cranmer has asked Shardlake to conduct a secret hunt for a serial killer who is enacting, through a series of gory tableaux, a prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Though the extraordinary events at the seventh victim's house in Hertfordshire suggest that the prophecy is fulfilled, Shardlake is convinced that the killer has one final, terrible act planned and that it somehow involves Catherine Parr.

Starring Carl Prekopp, David Seddon, Emily Bruni, Justin Salinger, Luke Macgregor, Bryan Dick and Sean Baker

Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Producer and Director ..... Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 14:30 The Day of the Jackal (b011v1bl)
The seminal thriller The Day of the Jackal was first published in 1971. Patrick Humphries explores just what made the book so riveting for him and so ground-breaking for a whole generation of thriller writers influenced by its author, Frederick Forsyth.

The Day of the Jackal was extraordinary for many reasons. For a start it broke so many of the 'rules' of thriller writing in that the assassin has no name, the story seamlessly mixes fact and fiction, the tools of the killer's trade are explored in considerable detail and the outcome of the story is known right from the start of the narrative. Harold Harris, Forsyth's editor at publisher Hutchinson and Co, noted all these new departures but still commissioned Forsyth for three novels of which the first was The Day of the Jackal, followed by The Odessa File and The Dogs of War.

The eponymous Jackal is a mercenary and in the novel he is hired by a real-life terrorist group, Organisation de l'Armee Secrete, whose members were intent on killing the French President Charles De Gaulle. The OAS wanted to retain Algeria as a French colony, and when de Gaulle reneged on his emotional avowal 'Vive l'Algerie francaise' ie 'Long Live French Algeria', and allow self-determination, he became the target of OAS assassins. Of course, as history proves, those assassins were never successful, though not for want of trying. Forsyth lived through those difficult times for French democracy as a Reuters correspondent in Paris and so it was an obvious choice of setting for his first attempt at thriller writing.

Patrick talks to an editor at Hutchinson, Tony Whittome, Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, OAS expert Clement Steuer, writers Lee Child, Andrew Rosenheim, Sam Bourne and the Jackal's author, Frederick Forsyth.

Producer: Neil Rosser
A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2011.


FRI 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (b0084sb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Wordaholics (b04hyrq3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Bookcases (b00svc1m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Clare in the Community (b061tppy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Dot (b0bd7rw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein (b007rgl9)
Episode 1

Family groups live for hundreds of years thanks to the Howard Foundation. Paul Birchard reads Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b008jd1m)
When Will You Ever Learn

Dominic discusses our attitudes to errors slight and serious with historian Dominic Sandbrook, performer Dillie Keane and writer Isabel Losada.

Lively discussion series chaired by Dominic Arkwright. .

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark (b0187xy4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jpww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns (m000pt45)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Miss Marple (b007jvbg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000pt49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Dot (b0bd7rw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 What The Future? (b04p86jl)
Series 1

Cars

Automatic vehicles are introduced into the country. At first, things are great. Drivetime radio becomes highly intellectual, children take to the roads and the driving test becomes dead, dead easy.

Only Jeremy Clarkson has his doubts, which he expresses by feeding a driverless car to a bear, live on Top Gear. And he's right. Soon the cars gain sentience, reproduce and use roundabouts as giant nests. Then, they take over the world.

Kirsty Wark presents a documentary from the future... Starring Nadia Kamil, Geoffrey McGivern, Kieran Hogson, and Alistair McGowan. With Alice Scott-Gemmill, Ivan Gonzalez, Hannah Genesius, Jane Slavin and Shaun Mason.

Recorded 30 years from now, What the Future plunges into the world of tomorrow and investigates how decisions and actions concerning the current topics of today could have massive repercussions on our later lives. Dealing with issues ripped from the headlines, torn from the news agenda and hacked to shreds from Facebook feeds, WTF investigates how a single alteration now could create a chain reaction that permanently compromises the future for all.

Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Steve Burge and Dale Shaw.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2014.


FRI 23:00 Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (b03pjfj7)
Series 2

Magic

This week comic poet Tim Key jettisons his poems in favour of magic. He is assisted by a glamorous assistant in a sequin dress called Emerald, much to the annoyance of his guitarist Tom Basden.

Written and presented by Tim Key
With Tom Basden and Diane Morgan

Produced by James Robinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2014.


FRI 23:15 Steven Appleby's Normal Life (b00slvww)
Series 2

Normal Time

The cartoonist claims dinosaurs mastered the 3Rs - reading, writing and riding bicycles. Stars Paul McCrink. From February 2003.


FRI 23:30 My Teenage Diary (b07hfwrm)
Series 7

Samira Ahmed

The journalist Samira Ahmed reads from her teenage diaries and is interviewed about her childhood in 1980s London when she was obsessed with school work, Dallas and learning to drive.

Produced by Harriet Jaine.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.




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

2000 Years of Radio 22:30 MON (b00769lz)

A Good Read 15:30 SAT (b00z5fr6)

A Good Read 03:30 SUN (b00z5fr6)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b00zdl2b)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b00zdl2b)

After Henry 08:30 WED (b007jqn4)

After Henry 12:30 WED (b007jqn4)

After Henry 19:30 WED (b007jqn4)

Al Murray: Totally Out of Character 07:30 TUE (m000pfgs)

Al Murray: Totally Out of Character 17:30 TUE (m000pfgs)

Al Murray: Totally Out of Character 22:00 TUE (m000pfgs)

Al Murray: Totally Out of Character 05:30 WED (m000pfgs)

All Gas and Gaiters 08:30 SUN (m000pmdr)

All the World's a Globe 22:30 SUN (b007jwp2)

Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 23:00 TUE (b01nq7dj)

Animal Architecture 14:30 TUE (b047wnz0)

Animal Architecture 02:30 WED (b047wnz0)

Anything Legal 08:30 THU (b0085hnm)

Anything Legal 12:30 THU (b0085hnm)

Anything Legal 19:30 THU (b0085hnm)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b07g8rg6)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b07g8rg6)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 08:30 TUE (b008s999)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 12:30 TUE (b008s999)

At Home With Hinge and Bracket 19:30 TUE (b008s999)

Bad Salsa 23:00 SUN (b06ycwr6)

Beyond Our Ken 08:00 THU (m000pqhy)

Beyond Our Ken 12:00 THU (m000pqhy)

Beyond Our Ken 19:00 THU (m000pqhy)

Bollywood Brass Band 14:30 THU (b0075szl)

Bollywood Brass Band 02:30 FRI (b0075szl)

Bookcases 04:30 SAT (b00srvks)

Bookcases 09:30 FRI (b00svc1m)

Bookcases 16:30 FRI (b00svc1m)

CJ Sansom - Shardlake: Revelation (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b08kbd7r)

Chain Reaction 23:30 TUE (b00h8q40)

Change of Art 14:30 MON (b015zm9b)

Change of Art 02:30 TUE (b015zm9b)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 SAT (b007jmbm)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 MON (b007jmc2)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 TUE (b007jmc2)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 TUE (b007jmd7)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 WED (b007jmd7)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 WED (b007jmdr)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 THU (b007jmdr)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 18:00 THU (b007jmf6)

Charles Chilton - Space Force 00:00 FRI (b007jmf6)

Clare in the Community 05:00 SAT (b0612n9l)

Clare in the Community 07:00 FRI (b061tppy)

Clare in the Community 17:00 FRI (b061tppy)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00l6g8s)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00l6g8s)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000pmdw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000pmdw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000pmdw)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000pmdw)

Dot 07:30 FRI (b0bd7rw0)

Dot 17:30 FRI (b0bd7rw0)

Dot 22:00 FRI (b0bd7rw0)

Drama 16:00 SUN (b08bz3hw)

Drama 20:00 SUN (b08bz3hw)

Drama 04:00 MON (b08bz3hw)

Elis James's Pantheon of Heroes 23:00 SAT (b01p4734)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 09:30 MON (b0076pj3)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 16:30 MON (b0076pj3)

Gilbert Without Sullivan 04:30 TUE (b0076pj3)

Goodness Gracious Me 22:30 WED (b007jwqc)

Great Lives - 400 and Counting 13:00 SUN (b09hw6j5)

Great Lives - 400 and Counting 01:00 MON (b09hw6j5)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b06r5d07)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b06r5d07)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b06r5d07)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b06ry7gq)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b06ry7gq)

Great Unanswered Questions 23:00 WED (b00tw1fc)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 18:00 SAT (b08ktmz9)

H Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines 00:00 SUN (b08ktmz9)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007jph6)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007jph6)

Harry Worth 08:30 MON (b00rd6p0)

Harry Worth 12:30 MON (b00rd6p0)

Harry Worth 19:30 MON (b00rd6p0)

Hearing With Hegley 22:45 SUN (b018sgz6)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 10:00 MON (b00ttzkc)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 15:00 MON (b00ttzkc)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 03:00 TUE (b00ttzkc)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 10:00 TUE (b00tycss)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 15:00 TUE (b00tycss)

Herman Melville - Moby Dick 03:00 WED (b00tycss)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 14:00 MON (b092cnpl)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 02:00 TUE (b092cnpl)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 14:00 TUE (b092f8wp)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 02:00 WED (b092f8wp)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 14:00 WED (b092fszx)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 02:00 THU (b092fszx)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 14:00 THU (b092fyw6)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 02:00 FRI (b092fyw6)

How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb 14:00 FRI (b092g97b)

Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul 14:30 WED (b013r76j)

Ibiza: Britain's Balearic Soul 02:30 THU (b013r76j)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (m000pq0b)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000pm3t)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000pm3t)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 01:00 SAT (m000pj0q)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 MON (m000pm3k)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 MON (m000pm3k)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 MON (m000pm3k)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 01:00 TUE (m000pm3k)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 TUE (m000pmqt)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 TUE (m000pmqt)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 TUE (m000pmqt)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 01:00 WED (m000pmqt)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 WED (m000pp70)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 WED (m000pp70)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 WED (m000pp70)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 01:00 THU (m000pp70)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 THU (m000pqhw)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 THU (m000pqhw)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 THU (m000pqhw)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 01:00 FRI (m000pqhw)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 06:00 FRI (m000pt45)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 13:00 FRI (m000pt45)

Inspector Purbright - Naked Nuns 20:00 FRI (m000pt45)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 18:00 SUN (b007k1b3)

James Follett - Rules of Asylum 00:00 MON (b007k1b3)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m000pfdg)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m000pfdg)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m000pfdg)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m000pfdg)

Katie Hims - The Earthquake Girl 03:00 SAT (b05wh9n4)

King Street Junior 08:30 FRI (b007jpww)

King Street Junior 12:30 FRI (b007jpww)

King Street Junior 19:30 FRI (b007jpww)

Life in London 08:30 SAT (b01167w4)

Life in London 09:30 WED (b011dg1t)

Life in London 16:30 WED (b011dg1t)

Life in London 04:30 THU (b011dg1t)

Listen Against 23:30 THU (b01752w7)

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair 22:45 MON (b07wtd7g)

Love in Recovery 05:30 SAT (m0002bnn)

Making the Best of It 07:00 THU (b03ws7gp)

Making the Best of It 17:00 THU (b03ws7gp)

Making the Best of It 05:00 FRI (b03ws7gp)

Mark Steel's in Town 07:30 THU (m000ph4v)

Mark Steel's in Town 17:30 THU (m000ph4v)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:00 THU (m000ph4v)

Mark Steel's in Town 05:30 FRI (m000ph4v)

Married 09:30 TUE (b00cpcw6)

Married 16:30 TUE (b00cpcw6)

Married 04:30 WED (b00cpcw6)

Methuselah's Children by Robert A Heinlein 18:00 FRI (b007rgl9)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 07:00 WED (b0b5xh1w)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 17:00 WED (b0b5xh1w)

Michael Frayn's Pocket Playhouse 05:00 THU (b0b5xh1w)

Miss Marple 06:30 MON (b007jv9w)

Miss Marple 13:30 MON (b007jv9w)

Miss Marple 20:30 MON (b007jv9w)

Miss Marple 01:30 TUE (b007jv9w)

Miss Marple 06:30 TUE (b007jvb0)

Miss Marple 13:30 TUE (b007jvb0)

Miss Marple 20:30 TUE (b007jvb0)

Miss Marple 01:30 WED (b007jvb0)

Miss Marple 06:30 WED (b007jvb6)

Miss Marple 13:30 WED (b007jvb6)

Miss Marple 20:30 WED (b007jvb6)

Miss Marple 01:30 THU (b007jvb6)

Miss Marple 06:30 THU (b007jvbc)

Miss Marple 13:30 THU (b007jvbc)

Miss Marple 20:30 THU (b007jvbc)

Miss Marple 01:30 FRI (b007jvbc)

Miss Marple 06:30 FRI (b007jvbg)

Miss Marple 13:30 FRI (b007jvbg)

Miss Marple 20:30 FRI (b007jvbg)

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music 23:30 MON (b00c90fq)

Mr Willow's Wife 09:00 SUN (m000pmdt)

My Teenage Diary 23:30 FRI (b07hfwrm)

New Grub Street 10:00 WED (b07q2r4v)

New Grub Street 15:00 WED (b07q2r4v)

New Grub Street 03:00 THU (b07q2r4v)

New Grub Street 10:00 THU (b07sxttl)

New Grub Street 15:00 THU (b07sxttl)

New Grub Street 03:00 FRI (b07sxttl)

Noel Coward - This Happy Breed 06:00 SAT (b0081qyf)

Noel Coward - This Happy Breed 16:00 SAT (b0081qyf)

Noel Coward - This Happy Breed 04:00 SUN (b0081qyf)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b008h4rc)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b008jd1m)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000pt49)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000pt49)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000pmdy)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000pmdy)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000pmdy)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m00029h3)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m00029h3)

Relativity 12:30 SAT (m0001w39)

Relativity 07:00 TUE (m0001y8z)

Relativity 17:00 TUE (m0001y8z)

Relativity 05:00 WED (m0001y8z)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 SUN (b007js1l)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 09:30 THU (b007js43)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 16:30 THU (b007js43)

Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends 04:30 FRI (b007js43)

Saturday Night Fry 22:00 SAT (b008yv5q)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 SAT (b08jdx6r)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 MON (b08k1stx)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 TUE (b08k1stx)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 TUE (b08k1w90)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 WED (b08k1w90)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 WED (b08k2mzz)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 THU (b08k2mzz)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 THU (b08k48sl)

Shardlake: Revelation 02:15 FRI (b08k48sl)

Shardlake: Revelation 14:15 FRI (b08k4k7f)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (b09snj8y)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (b09snj8y)

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 23:15 THU (b00s6n86)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b008tn7d)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b008tn7d)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 SAT (b007jl5j)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b00rdsv7)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b00rdsv7)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b00rdsv7)

Steven Appleby's Normal Life 23:15 FRI (b00slvww)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000pm3p)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000pm3p)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 12:30 SUN (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 SUN (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 SUN (b06z2pmy)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 MON (b06z2pmy)

The Big Booth 22:30 THU (b007k25t)

The Day of the Jackal 14:30 FRI (b011v1bl)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b009qwz0)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b009qwz0)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b009qwz0)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 10:00 FRI (b0084sb1)

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries 15:00 FRI (b0084sb1)

The Kneebone Bonanza 23:00 THU (b01rg224)

The Lost Genius of Judee Sill 02:30 SAT (b04g8hrd)

The Maltby Collection 22:30 SAT (b00m67w1)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b0075rt1)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b0075ryv)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b0075ryv)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b0075ryv)

The Navy Lark 08:00 FRI (b0187xy4)

The Navy Lark 12:00 FRI (b0187xy4)

The Navy Lark 19:00 FRI (b0187xy4)

The Now Show 23:00 MON (m000phy2)

The Now Show 09:00 TUE (m000phy2)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 09:00 SAT (b08lpx38)

The Real Comedy Controllers: The Things That Made Us Laugh 19:00 SAT (b08lpx38)

The Secret World 22:30 TUE (b03jfc4f)

The Shuttleworths 23:30 WED (b007lrj3)

The Sondheim Archive 11:00 WED (m000pp72)

The Sondheim Archive 21:00 WED (m000pp72)

The Unbelievable Truth 09:00 MON (b07zyhq4)

The Unbelievable Truth 16:00 MON (b07zyhq4)

The Unbelievable Truth 04:00 TUE (b07zyhq4)

The Wilson Dixon Line 23:30 SAT (b00kr5y1)

The Wilsons Save the World 07:30 WED (m000pgjh)

The Wilsons Save the World 17:30 WED (m000pgjh)

The Wilsons Save the World 22:00 WED (m000pgjh)

The Wilsons Save the World 05:30 THU (m000pgjh)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000pyh6)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000pyh6)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000pyh6)

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme 23:00 FRI (b03pjfj7)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b07hpgd0)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 02:00 SAT (b07glx89)

Wally K Daly 18:30 SUN (b007k44c)

Wally K Daly 00:30 MON (b007k44c)

Way Out East 07:00 MON (b07m58fh)

Way Out East 17:00 MON (b07m58fh)

Way Out East 05:00 TUE (b07m58fh)

We Are Klang: Amazing Lives 23:30 SUN (b007k3hw)

What The Future? 22:30 FRI (b04p86jl)

Who Goes There? 16:00 TUE (b00fy2r0)

Who Goes There? 04:00 WED (b00fy2r0)

Wimsey 01:30 SAT (m000c2bx)

Wimsey 13:00 SAT (m000bvp2)

Wimsey 13:30 SAT (m000bwxk)

Wimsey 14:00 SAT (m000bxls)

Wimsey 14:30 SAT (m000c0lp)

Wimsey 15:00 SAT (m000c2bx)

Wimsey 01:00 SUN (m000bvp2)

Wimsey 01:30 SUN (m000bwxk)

Wimsey 02:00 SUN (m000bxls)

Wimsey 02:30 SUN (m000c0lp)

Wimsey 03:00 SUN (m000c2bx)

Wordaholics 04:00 SAT (b04gvtj0)

Wordaholics 09:00 FRI (b04hyrq3)

Wordaholics 16:00 FRI (b04hyrq3)