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SATURDAY 17 JULY 2021

SAT 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrdj)
The World in Peril

Episode 5

Jet and Lemmy monitor strange calls coming in on the ship-to-ship intercom.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy of the adventures of Captain Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various …. Alan Tilvern
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b00vrxk3)
On the Road

"The facts are that four out of five male children start life predisposed in favour of adventure," wrote Peter Fleming in 1933. "They do it because they want to. It suits them. It is their cup of tea."

In this travel themed edition, Dominic Arkwright asks domestic obsessive Lucy Mangan and Johnny Green, the former road manager of the Clash, whether this is really the case.

Writer Justin Marozzi weighs in with a compelling account of a mercury drinker he met in Uzbekistan, while debate centres on whether the nomadic urge is innate.

Producer: Miles Warde

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2010.


SAT 01:00 Find The Lady (m000dz0w)
2. In Which Andrew Marsh Loses a Car

Andrew Marsh is reeling from the shock news about his friend Roger.

With growing police suspicions over his role in the loss of his cheque book, Andrew decides to start his own fraud investigation

Starring Noel Johnson.

Thriller serial by David Ellis.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Joyce Marsh …. Madi Hedd
Detective Sergeant Rankin …. Henry Stamper
Constable …. Peter Baldwin
Harry Yates …. Leonard Fenton
Salesman …. Rolf Lefebvre
Constable …. Peter Baldwin
Margaret Everard …. Eva Haddon

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


SAT 01:30 Hercule Poirot (m0002cvc)
The Mystery of the Blue Train

5. A Dancer's Revenge

After Ruth Kettering was found murdered on the Blue Train with her priceless rubies stolen, both her husband Derek and former lover are suspects.

So when Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot discovers the latter has recently acquired a set of rubies, the case would seem to be cut and dried.

Or is it..?

Starring Maurice Denham.

Agatha Christie's thriller based on a short story, The Plymouth Express.

Hercule Poirot …. Maurice Denham
Katherine Grey …. Janet Maw
Rufus Van Aldin …. Robert Beatty
Derek Ketterin …. Anthony Smee
Major Knighton …. Michael Deacon
Mirelle …. Judy Buxton
Monsieur Carrege …. Gordon Reid
Le Comte de la Roche …. Nigel Graham
Mason …. Pauline Letts
Zia …. Jane Leonard
Papopoulos …. Ronald Herdman
George …. Edward de Souza
Waiter …. Jamie Roberts

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


SAT 02:00 Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means (b07tc375)
5. Accidental Meeting Sparks Success

A biography of the novelist who denied that she ever wrote fiction, maintaining that her books were based on her experiences. "What is more peculiar, more riveting, devious and horrific than real life?" she said.

But while her own life was the primary source for her books, she was never afraid of adding a little colour.

The author Brendan King is a freelance translator, editor and reviewer, with a special interest in late nineteenth century French literature. He completed his PhD on Joris-Karl Huysmans' life and work at Birkbeck College, London, in 2004.

Between 1987 and 2010, King worked for Beryl Bainbridge, and helped prepare a number of the novels she wrote during this period for publication, including the book she was working on at the time of her death, The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress, which was published posthumously.

Readers:
Narrator ...... James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge ...... Samantha Bond

Author: Brendan King
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2016.


SAT 02:15 Shardlake (b09l2299)
Heartstone

Episode 10

Concluding Colin MacDonald's dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by C.J. Sansom.

Matthew Shardlake is on board the Mary Rose when the warship is sunk in battle with the loss of more than four hundred lives. Among the handful of survivors, Shardlake reports back to Queen Catherine with the results of his investigations into the Curteys children and the family of Sir Nicholas Hobbey. And he pays a final visit to Ellen Fettiplace in the Bedlam.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Hugh Curteys ..... Will
Howard George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog
Queen Catherine ..... Emily Wachter
Sir Richard Rich .... Nicholas Murchie
Ellen Fettiplace ..... Kath Weare
Sailor 1 ..... Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Sailor 2 ..... Philip Bretherton

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Writer ..... C. J. Sansom
Dramatist ..... Colin MacDonald
Director ..... David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 02:30 Essex, My Essex (b03w38q3)
Essex born and bred, writer Ian Sansom goes back to the county which made him who he is.

Ian's grandparents moved there from east-end London to fulfil their dreams. For them, Essex was a promised land of milk and honey, of golden harvests and Harvester restaurants.

Ian left 30 years ago and hasn't really been back since.

But a lot can happen in 3 decades and in that time just about everything has happened to Essex. When Ian left there was no Essex man, no jokes about Essex girls, no Birds of a Feather, no Gavin and Stacey, and The Only Way is Essex was a mere glint in the average commuter's eye.

Now, with the London-overspill county occupying a new space in the public imagination, Ian retraces the steps back to his past.

Talking to people who've stayed there, meeting family and friends, going back to landmarks that meant something to him in his younger days, Ian finds out what's changed.

Between the low-rise housing and out-of-town retail parks, he finds an anarchist community which uses the county as a place to reimagine life's possibilities.

Plus a secret nuclear bunker from which a post-apocalyptic Essex generation would emerge and a retired vice Lord Lieutenant who hopes limericks can change perception of Essex girls.

This is it. This is his Essex.

Producer: Conor Garrett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


SAT 03:00 Inspector Chen (b08dmgjw)
Series 2

3. The Mao Case

It's a dangerous and politically sensitive case for Inspector Chen when he's asked to investigate the sudden change of fortune of the granddaughter of Chairman Mao's mistress.

Starring Jamie Zubairi.

Qiu Xiaolong's mysteries featuring the academic turned Special Case Squad detective set in 1990s Shanghai.

Inspector Chen ...... Jamie Zubairi
Party Secretary Li ...... Daniel York
Mr Xie ...... David Yip
Jiao ...... Alice Hewkin
Old Hunter ...... David Hounslow
Lieutenant Song ...... Chike Chan
Long ...... Paul Chan
Yong ...... Keziah Joseph
Peng ...... David Sterne
Gu ...... John Dougall
Hua ...... John Bowler
Ling ...... Natasha Cowley
Maid ...... Catriona McFarlane

Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson

Director: David Hunter.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


SAT 04:00 It's Not What You Know (b036v9hd)
Series 2

Episode 2

Frank Skinner, Grace Dent and Jonathan Agnew each nominate someone they know well to answer a series of questions and they than have to second guess how they answered.

Host Miles Jupp tests Frank on how well he knows his friend and radio co-host Emily Dean, Grace her best friend, the Times columnist Caitlin Moran, and Jonathan his wife's best friend Anne Davies.

What is Frank's favourite drink? Who is Grace's favourite writer? And what would Jonathan do if he wasn't a cricket commentator?

All answers and more will be revealed.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


SAT 04:30 To the Manor Born (b007k4vh)
Sons of the Fathers

Clearing out the cellar - Audrey finds more than she'd bargained for.

Starring Penelope Keith and Keith Barron.

Lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate, has decamped to the tiny Old Lodge cottage with her butler in tow.

From this vantage point, Audrey keeps a close and disapproving eye on new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere.

Adapted for radio by Peter Spence from his BBC TV script.

Audrey fforbes-Hamilton …. Penelope Keith
Keith Barron ..... Richard DeVere
Angela Thorne ..... Marjory Frobisher
Nicholas McArdle ..... Brabinger
Margery Withers ..... Mrs Polouvicka
Frank Middlemass ..... Ned

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

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1997.


SAT 05:00 Guilt Trip (b07m7833)
Episode 2

It's day six of the walk and Ros is concerned that they aren't doing enough to revive the bond between them, while Laura is worried that she doesn't have a passion and focus in her life.

Will they both find what they are looking for?

Comedy drama written by Katherine Jakeways with Felicity Montagu and Olivia Nixon.

A mother and daughter are undertaking a two week sponsored walk along The Thames Path to raise money for the dead father's charity.

But the mother and father divorced nine years ago and he'd re-married, so relationships between them all have been strained. Things come to a head at any mention of the French Oak gable table that Ros and her now dead ex bought together in Camden. This has somehow ended up in the stepmother's house, much to Ros's annoyance: "I mean she sits at it! It's my table and she sits at it."

Ros ...... Felicity Montagu
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon
Stepmother ...... Katherine Jakeways
Boyfriend ...... Tim Key

With Javone Prince, Evie Killip and Amelia Lowdell.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

A BBC Radio Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2016.


SAT 05:30 Taboo (m000xskv)
Kate Copstick and special guests Desiree Birch, Scott Capurro, Tanyalee Davies, Jordan Gray, Roger Mahony, Tim Renkow and Kate Smurthwaite tackle the tricky subject of taboo in comedy, exploring what's wrong with woke, who can say what to whom, where and when, and asking why can't we all just lighten up and laugh. Unless you object to the use of the word lighten... which is not meant in any sense of lighter being better...

Written and Presented by Kate Copstick
With Special Guests: Desiree Burch, Scott Capurro, Tanyalee Davis, Jordan Gray, Roger Mahony, Tim Renkow and Kate Smurthwaite
Studio Engineer and Editor: Gerry O'Riordan
Produced by Gordon Kennedy

Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
Married friends Max and Julie, and Hugo and Pat enjoy cordial bridge nights.

One evening, after deciding to try out a Ouija board that Max found in a junk shop, they become embroiled in a spiritual mystery.

Is the board cursed..?

A spirit world mystery written by JCW Brook.

Max Brown …. Julian Holloway
Julie Brown …. Anna Cropper
Hugo Stevens …. John Rye
Pat Stevens …. Prunella Scales
Waitress …. Carole Boyd
Mohammet Asif …. David March

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1975.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b088fg46)
Series 41

Len Goodman on Lionel Bart

Len Goodman's great life was one of the biggest figures in creating British musicals and pop music in the 1960's.

The writer and lyricist behind the hit musical Oliver, knew everybody who was anybody, made a fortune and partied with Royalty. But like many who flourished in that era he also lost everything in a blitz of booze, drugs and bad behaviour.

Len Goodman makes a case for why he regards Bart as a genius.

With Matthew Parris.

Helping Len him to unravel the story of his hero the expert witness is broadcaster David Stafford who has co-written a biography on Lionel Bart named after Bart's second most famous musical: Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be .

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 January 2017.


SAT 08:00 The Motion Show (b00762kw)
Series 4

Episode 3

Debates galore from returning to nature - to joining Big Brother.

Graeme Garden chairs the quirky battle of words and wit.

With Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Punt, Stuart Maconie and Jenny Eclair.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (m000xtcr)
Series 2

Romance Is Dead

Rosie's event management company arranges activities for the partners of conference. delegates for a major finance company.

Meanwhile Kate thinks this is her ticket back to a high-flying job....

Prunella Scales stars in the second of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Debbie Norman as Sheila Wilkinson and Alan Cowan as Philip Wilkinson.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2001.


SAT 09:00 Growing Pains (b09b23xz)
Grace Dent slams the door and locks herself in her teenage bedroom.

Where better to rifle through the BBC Radio archives to celebrate the awkward, emotional, and unfortunately inevitable adolescent experience?

Grace reminisces about the daily heartbreak and arguments of her own teenage years growing up in 1970s Carlisle.

She investigates what it was really like for the teenage boys she thought had it so easy. BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake paints a portrait of his own formative years.

Young Adult author Steven Camden goes back to the park to conjure up memories of adolescent boredom and longing.

We visit Ambridge over the decades to see how teenagers have been portrayed in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.

And Grace persuades some real life teenagers to explain their lives, lingo and of course mobile phones to her.

Along the way - with a few teenage stroppy tantrums - Grace dips into archives:

* Too Old To Rock and Roll, Too Young To Die

Documentary made by Sara Conkey in 1995, featuring the reminiscences of people who were teenagers during the Blitz
(Clips from 'Casablanca' and 'Gone With The Wind' Courtesy of Turner International)

* I Capture The Castle

Part 1 of Jane Rodgers adaptation of Dodie Smith's classic novel, starring Holliday Grainger as Cassandra Mortmain

* My Teenage Diary

Richard Herring opens up his teenage diary for Rufus Hound

* Summer with Monika

Dramatisation of Roger McGough's iconic poem about young love in the 1960's. Starring Mark McGann and Katy Carmichael.

Producer: Jessica Treen

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


SAT 12:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b080xj88)
An Encounter with Mr Newton

Lucy Porter's sitcom set in pre-enlightenment Edinburgh.

Intellectual giant Isaac Newton is in town and he's struggling with a new theory to explain why things keep falling on his head.

He encounters the members of the Fair Intellectual club - a secret society for the scholarly improvement of young ladies. With the help of carefree socialite Ishbel, devout clergyman's daughter Marjory and maths boffin Alison, the penny finally drops.

Mr Newton also has to contend with Alison's idiot brother Robert, Ishbel's ancient retainer Kennedy and a rented pineapple.

Isaac Newton ...... Gavin Mitchell
Ishbel ...... Caroline Deyga
Marjory ...... Samara MacLaren
Alison ...... Jessica Hardwick
Robert ...... Simon Donaldson
Kennedy ...... Gordon Kennedy

Music by Aly Macrae.

Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy

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


SAT 12:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b007jv6b)
Series 2

Episode 1

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht and Big White Carstairs.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b07tqbw0)
Period Drama Politics

Steven Fielding, Professor of Political History at Nottingham University, asks whether the portrayal of class relations in period dramas - Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs and Noël Coward's play Cavalcade - had any political effect.

Steven sees striking parallels between the dramas; all three are set in the early decades of the twentieth century in wealthy households with servants; all three portray the relationship of the upper classes with their servants as essentially benevolent; all three appeared at times of national crisis (the 1930s, the 1970s and after the 2008 financial crash); and a Conservative government was voted in after each one.

Steven investigates whether there is a pattern here. Are these dramas just comforting entertainment or could they have had a subtle effect on voting habits? And how accurate is the portrayal of relations between the ruling classes and their servants?

Featuring a specially recorded interview with Downton creator Julian Fellowes, and an archive interview with the Script Editor of Upstairs Downstairs, Alfred Shaughnessy, that hasn't been broadcast before.

With archive material from Noël Coward, Sheridan Morley, Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, and Sir John Gielgud, and contributions from Coward's biographer Philip Hoare, Upstairs Downstairs expert Richard Marson, and Selina Todd, Professor of Modern British History at Oxford University.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2016.


SAT 14:00 Revolting People (b0089mbr)
Series 3

Young Love

Captain Brimshaw receives fresh orders from his father - to return to England and marry his cousin...

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

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

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


SAT 14:30 Bunk Bed (b092g8gg)
Series 4

Episode 2

Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to any particular task - the nearest faraway place which allows us to drift. The state between wakefulness and deep slumber where strange thoughts can be followed like balloons floating through the air.

Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander through unchartered territory.

This is the chat show with a difference.

Written by and starring unlikely bedfellows, Patrick Marber and Peter Curran.

Award-winning actor and director Kathy Burke shares her memories of reading saucy novels aloud for an audience of fellow teenagers in the 1970s.

Curran and Marber fight over concepts of male sensitivity, only to be severely admonished by Kathy, and they discuss how the words of The Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen now mock them in middle-age.

Producer: Peter Curran

A Foghorn production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.


SAT 15:00 Party (b01mqq72)
Series 3

The Curry

Return of the satirical comedy about a group of young idealists trying to make waves with their new political party.

The group reconvene after their Summer break and the ambition steps up a gear.

Written by Tom Basden.

Simon .... Tom Basden
Duncan .... Tim Key
Jared .... Jonny Sweet
Mel .... Anna Crilly
Phoebe .... Katy Wix

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012.


SAT 15:30 Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown (b05419l4)
1. Edouard Manet's Olympia

Art historian Hannah Gadsby kicks off her comedy lectures about four masterpieces, with Edouard Manet's masterpiece 'Olympia'.

She shares her first encounter with the art work as well as looking at what critics had to say about it at the time it was created.

Born in Tasmania, Hannah's first encounters with art was via books. These taught her the language of art appreciation, but also legitimised her desire to look at 'boobs'. This was just as well as Hannah realised in her teens that she was 'a little bit lesbian' but homosexuality was still illegal in Tasmania at that time.

The painting 'Olympia' was first shown in Paris in 1865. The reclining nude made a lot of people very angry at the time.

Hannah explains what makes 'Olympia' a cornerstone of modern art and what brings her personally back to this painting again and again.

She is assisted by her very own 'Quotebot' who has been inputted with every quote that's ever been written about art. It sounds remarkably like comedy legend and all-round boffin, John Lloyd.

Written by Hannah Gadsby.

Script edited by Jon Hunter

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


SAT 15:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fd63q)
Episode 1

Ivor Cutler's unique views on language, justice - and scratching people's backs.

With Craig Murray-Orr, Dylan Edwards, Beverley Crew and Alison O'Kill.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1996.


SAT 16:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b088fg46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 Andrew Dallmeyer - Potted History (m000xyws)
Eccentric Ruben Chomsky has invented an incredible device to listen to sounds captured on ancient pottery when it was first thrown on the wheel.

Now he needs the help of someone to ‘acquire’ some from his local museum...

Written by Andrew Dallmeyer.

Anna Hewison .... Irene MacDougall
Ruben Chomsky ....Tom Watson
Patrick Selby-Wright .... Crawford Logan
‘Alice’ .... Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Mr Butterfield .... John Buick

With Eliza Langland, John Ramage and Ann-Louise Ross as the voices on the pottery.

Directed in Edinburgh by Finlay Welsh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1996.


SAT 19:00 Growing Pains (b09b23xz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Rigor Mortis (b007qhq4)
Series 2

Episode 3

Pathologist Ruth's fibs over her career and love-life backfire when her mum arrives.

Starring Peter Davison.

Laurence Howarth's black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab.

Anthony Webster …. Peter Davison
Ruth Anderson …. Matilda Ziegler
Ruth’s Mother, Moira …. Paula Wilcox
Professor Donaldson …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Graham …. Tom Price
Chloe …. Marianne Levy
Police Constable …. Gus Brown
Norman Pace …. Lewis Aaltonen

Music by Paul Mottram and Stephanie Benavente.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b052jk2z)
Series 10

Adam Buxton talks to Reece Shearsmith

Adam Buxton - comedian, actor, technophile and one half of 'Adam and Joe', Adam Buxton

talks to

Reece Shearsmith - co-creator and star of The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville and Inside No. 9,

Chain Reaction is the long running hostless chat show where the interviewee becomes this next interviewer.

Producer: Charlie Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


SAT 23:00 The Skivers (b007jq44)
Series 1

Britt Ekland

New age DIY, the wonders of Sweden and Sinatra sings punk.

Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh's skilful sketch show with special guest Britt Ekland who's not in the mood for romance.

Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh.

With Peter Bradshaw and Mel Giedroyc

Producer: Jon Naismith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1994.


SAT 23:30 The Mark Steel Lecture (b007md98)
Series 2

Che Guevara

A profile of the revolutionary leader who became a left-wing hero, despite chronic asthma.

Mark Steel lectures humourously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

With:

Martin Hyder
Carla Mendonca

Producer: Lucy Armitage

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.



SUNDAY 18 JULY 2021

SUN 00:00 Andrew Dallmeyer - Potted History (m000xyws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b07tqbw0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Revolting People (b0089mbr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 Bunk Bed (b092g8gg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 Party (b01mqq72)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown (b05419l4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:45 Jelly Mountain (b00fd63q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 JCW Brook - Jonas (b083gwvc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b088fg46)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means (Omnibus) (m000xz8g)
A biography of novelist Beryl Bainbridge who denied that she ever wrote fiction.

She maintained that her books were based on her experiences.

“What is more peculiar, more riveting, devious and horrific than real life?" she said.

But while her own life was the primary source for her books, she was never afraid of adding a little colour.

Starting with her early years at Formby.

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Pete Nichols.

Narrator ...... James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge ...... Samantha Bond

Author Brendan King worked for Beryl Bainbridge between 1987 and 2010.

He helped prepare a number of the novels she wrote during this period for publication, including the book she was working on at the time of her death, The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress, which was published posthumously.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2016.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b05zlmfv)
Iain Banks

Novelist Iain Banks inherits the folk song Shenandoah, sung by Paul Robeson, and passes on For A Dancer by Jackson Browne.


SUN 07:20 Shardlake (Omnibus) (b09m5vdx)
Heartstone

Episode 2

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak journey to Portsmouth with Sir Nicholas Hobbey and his young ward, Hugh Curteys.

Preparations for a naval battle with the French are gathering pace, and Hugh – anxious to enlist in spite of Sir Nicholas’s strong objections – demonstrates his archery skills to Captain Leacon. Meanwhile Shardlake has an unexpected and typically unpleasant encounter with his old enemy Sir Richard Rich.

Colin MacDonald’s dramatisation of the Tudor mystery novel by CJ Sansom.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Matthew Shardlake ..... Justin Salinger
Jack Barak ..... Bryan Dick
Nicholas Hobbey ..... David Seddon
High Curteys ..... Will
Howard Dyrick ..... Philip Bretherton
George Leacon ..... Finn den Hertog
Priddis ..... Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich ..... Nicholas Murchie
Phillip West ..... Chris Pavlo

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Director: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss (m0001dd0)
A Woman Scorned

Phil asks David to help him with his ex-girlfriend, who is stymying his love-life.

George Cole stars in Godfrey Harrison's sitcom about bashful, bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss.

David Bliss …. George Cole
Anne Fellows …. Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows …. Colin Gordon
Phil Bender …. Donald Sinden
Zoe Hunter …. Sheila Sweet
‘Psyche’ the Dog …. Percy Edwards
Estelle Livingstone …. Maxine Audley
Wanda Goddard …. Virginia Winter

Six series of 118 episodes of A Life of Bliss ran on the BBC Home Service from 1953. It moved to BBC TV for a run of six episodes in 1969.

Sadly very few episodes survive in the BBC archive, including the first seven starring David Tomlinson. His replacement George Cole went to to star in the St Trinian's films and later as dodgy Arthur Daley in ITV's Minde

Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in January 1959.


SUN 09:00 The Arthur Haynes Show (m0009cn2)
From 11/08/1963

Arthur has a run in with his neighbour before attempting a spot of clairvoyance.

Arthur Haynes stars in the sketch show series written by Johnny Speight.

With

Nicholas Parsons
Leslie Noyes
Dorothy Dampier
Graham Stark

Music by The Hedley Ward Trio.

Producer: Richard Dingley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1963.


SUN 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00zf4tk)
Series 1

Educating Robert

Sue manages to get actor Robert some work instructing drama at her school.

Is he a natural teacher or a natural disaster?

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

Robert Wilson ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Sue ..... Caroline Quentin

With:

John Clive
Jennifer Piercey
Jo Kendall
Richard Tate
Joan Walker
David Learner
Ian Targett
Melinda Walker
Richard Pearce

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04v2lv7)
Comic Castaways 3

Sarah Millican

From Paul McCartney to Wham!

Comedian Sarah Millican shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Her every woman yet no-holds-barred style of comedy has brought her sell-out tours and several of her own highly successful TV series. Revelling in normality and drawing on the difficult, intimate and ofter extruciating moments of being human, she dares to say what most of us are thinking, only she's much funnier.

A Geordie, born in South Shields, her dad was an engineer down the mines and her mum was a hairdresser. They encouraged their daughter in her storytelling and performing even though her childhood shyness meant she'd recite her poetry from behind the living room curtains.

Later it was pain that first propelled her onto the stage when a broken early marriage provided the catalyst she needed to find the courage to confront the glaring judgement of the audience's gaze. Her rise was then rapid. Within four years she was awarded the Best Newcomer prize at the Edinburgh Fringe.

She says, "People come along and think, 'oh she's being too rude'. They don't realise I'm just like this at home. People think I'm prim and proper at home but I'm not - I'm just me transplanted onto the stage".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 December 2014.


SUN 10:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xz8j)
New Normal

Following the loss of his hearing, Ewan channelled his energy into his passion for tennis; playing the game at the top level, representing Team GB in deaf tennis. Until another change in his hearing forced him to step away.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers, and featuring BBC Radio Wiltshire's Sue Kinnear.


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000xz8l)
The Rest is History

True stories told live in the USA: Meg Bowles introduces stories of history, disaster and incredible survival.

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand.

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

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

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

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

First broadcast in the USA in 2019.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b05zlmfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000xz8n)
Charles Causley, William Whitehead and Iain Crichton Smith

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects two editions of Time for Verse - featuring Charles Causley and William Whitehead. Plus Three Score and Ten with Iain Crichton Smith.

Time For Verse: Charles Causley 2/5
The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews Charles Causley about his life and poetry.
Featuring Poems – “Timothy Winters”; “School At Four O’Clock”; “I Saw A Jolly Hunter”; “Ou Phrontis”.

Reader - Michael Deacon

Produced by Alec Reid

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.

Time For Verse: Poets Laureate - William Whitehead (1715-85)
From a series about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office.

Compiled and presented by Sean Street

Readers - Martin Jarvis, Adrian Cairns and David Goodland

Producer - Margaret Bradley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

Three Score And Ten: Iain Crichton Smith
Ian McMillan introduces archive recordings of Iain Crichton Smith reading three of his poems from Poetry Now, October 1976 [Producer - Stewart Conn] and September 1981 [Producer - Fraser Steel].

Three Score And Ten producer - Sharon Sephton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2016


SUN 12:30 Start/Stop (b07nrzjd)
Series 3

Cathy's Dad

Sitcom by Jack Docherty about three marriages in various states of disrepair.

Barney and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows, Evan and Fiona’s marriage is one big, noisy argument and David is old enough to be Alice’s father.

Start/Stop follows the story of these three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships, and the characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.

This week: 'Cathy's Dad'.

Cathy's Dad is in a nursing home but Cathy wants him to come and live with them, especially since he's just developed a condition where the wrong words come out all the time. Barney is not keen but then realises he can use looking after Cathy's Dad to make him seem more caring and, as it turns out, more attractive to Alice.

Meanwhile David gives his daughter a big role in the school play. And Evan finds there are some pluses to Fiona losing her voice after a throat operation.

But will Cathy's Dad ever be able to tell Barney what he thinks of him?

Cathy's Dad...John Sparkes
Barney...Jack Docherty
Cathy...Kerry Godliman
Evan...John Thomson
Fiona...Fiona Allen
David...Charlie Higson
Alice...Laura Aikman

Written by: Jack Docherty
Producer: Claire Jones

A BBC Studios Production first heard on BBC Radio 4 in August 2016.


SUN 13:00 Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Omnibus) (b0824r0d)
Episode 1

A novel by the Irish author and Man Booker Prize finalist, Sebastian Barry.

Thomas McNulty recounts how he, having fled Ireland when orphaned during the Great Famine, made his way across America as part of the U.S. Cavalry. With his long-time friend and companion John Cole, Thomas witnesses the birth of America - from the atrocities committed against the Native Americans to the horrors of the Civil War - and, ultimately, finds his own family and identity.

Reader Stanley Townsend
Abridger Neville Teller
Producer Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06y0mqj)
Tessa Peake-Jones

Actress Tessa Peake-Jones chooses 'She Loves You' by The Beatles, and 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police.


SUN 14:20 The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Omnibus) (b00m9jbj)
Episode 2

William becomes intrigued by the shy and gentle Frances, but someone is watching him from the shadows.

The least-known of Charlotte Bronte's novels: a subtle, ambiguous and unsettling love story.

Omnibus of the last five of ten episodes dramatised by Rachel Joyce.

Starring Paul Venables as William Crimsworth, Roger May as Pelet, Niamh Cusack as Zoraide Reuter, Claire Price as Frances, Penelope Rawlins as Sylvie, Shaun Dooley as Hunsden and and Jack Joseph Miller as the Boy

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


SUN 15:30 Don't Go in the Water! (b04f9fs8)
Jaws made the scientist Dr Gareth Fraser what he is today - a lecturer in Evolutionary Developmental Biology, and shark jaw specialist, at the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences.

This is his exploration of Jaws - the fiction of the rogue shark that enthralled Gareth when he was a boy in South Wales, looking out on the dark silt of the Bristol channel, wondering what lay beneath.

Even the eminent Professor David Sims (of the Marine Biological Association and University of Southampton) admits to looking out for the fins of Great Whites when he's out tagging toothless basking sharks in Devon and Cornwall.

Can the story really still have such power over our psyches?

Jaws was written by Peter Benchley in 1974, and turned into the first summer cinema blockbuster, by Stephen Spielberg, a year later.

It may have inspired Gareth to swim with sharks - despite his father's fisherman's tales of sea monsters - yet it petrified other people out of the water for good.

Gareth asks what innate fears Jaws taps into - the fear of being eaten alive, like in Hansel and Gretel, or of the deep, dark unknown of the sea. He asks how realistic Jaws' tale of a Great White killing machine really is and what impact it still has today - both on sharks and on new generations of swimmers, either running from the water after flashbacks from the film or running into the waves determined to grow up to be another Matt Hooper, the story's charismatic shark scientist.

Producer: Frances Byrne

A Big Fish production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2014.


SUN 16:00 Henry James (m000y1kd)
The Aspern Papers

Determined to succeed where his colleague failed, a literary editor insinuates himself into the decaying Venetian villa of the elderly Miss Juliana Bordereau and her niece Miss Tina.

He clearly wants something from Juliana. But what can it be? A dark and intimate tale about deceit and obsession.

Henry James's novel dramatised by Amanda Dalton.

The Editor ...... Zubin Varla
Juliana ...... Sian Phillips
Tina ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Mrs Prest ...... Susan Twist
Henry James ...... John Lynch

Director Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000xz8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Start/Stop (b07nrzjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Val McDermid - Resistance (m000xz8q)
Episode 2

Part 2. A mystery disease seems to be spreading and nobody's quite sure how it's travelling. Is it in the air we breathe? Is it in the water we drink ? Is it in the food we eat?

Zoe is trying to get an interview with Aasmah about the research that's being funded into the disease. But Aasmah's not talking, on orders from above. Politics has entered the game. Barry Tomlinson is the chief of Public Health in England. He's a desperately worried man. He persuades the minister that it's time for a crisis meeting. Politicians hate the word 'crisis' unless they're well on the way to solving it, so the minister is determined not to make a big deal out of it.

Meanwhile, Josef Nowak is facing a nightmare at the pig farm. His animals are dying and nothing the vet can do is helping.

Zoe and Jamie talk about what they might do to avoid being caught up in the epidemic. His aunt has a smallholding in the Welsh mountains; they could load the car up with tins and dried food and hole up there till the worst has passed. Zoe is torn between wanting to protect them and wanting to be a good journalist and get to the heart of what's going on ...

Zoe ...... Gina McKee
Jamie ...... Jason Done
Sam ...... Nitin Kundra
Lisa ...... Angela Lonsdale
Dr Aasmah ...... Chetna Pandya
Cheryl ...... Emily Pithon
Tomlinson ...... Conrad Nelson
Health Minister/Nowak ...... Jonathan Keeble
Gilbert/Andreas ...... Malcolm Raeburn

Written by Val McDermid
Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts
Programme consultant - Christopher Dowson Professor of Microbiology, University of Warwick and Trustee for Antibiotic Research UK
Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental stories scheme.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


SUN 18:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j699j)
The Surgeon

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these dark comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings, and for their rogues gallery of crooks, cheats and schemers.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, combining black comedy with sly social satire. They are stylishly plotted, vividly characterised and made unforgettable by their breezy cynicism, presenting a hilariously bleak view of human nature.

In The Surgeon, Robert Sandy and his wife are faced with a dilemma - where should they conceal the priceless diamond Robert has been given by the King of Agrabah as reward for saving the life of his eldest son? It’s Friday evening and the banks are closed. There’s only one thing for it, they must find a secret hiding place somewhere in their house.

Cast:
Storyteller……..Charles Dance
Robert Sandy…..Simon Williams
Betty Sandy…….Emma Fielding
Prince…………..Sope Dirisu
Inspector……….Chris Stanton

Written by Roald Dahl
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan

Director: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m000xz8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b05zlmfv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Henry James (m000y1kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04v2lv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xz8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Start/Stop (b07nrzjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Mel and Sue Thing (b0076b72)
Episode 6

Jane Austen will be reeling from beyond the grave, as we learn the true meaning of Sweet Fanny Adams in the final instalment of the Mel and Sue's dramatisation of her last, and lost, novella.

Plus a big musical number to finish off the series. What will the Old Biddies have to say about that?

More mayhem from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

With Paul Chahidi

Written by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2002.


SUN 23:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b083p88m)
Series 1

Careerism

Alexei reveals the surprising reason he disappeared from our TV screens in the 1990's, recounts a chance meeting with Ed Miliband, discusses rampant nepotism in most coveted careers and draws a striking comparison between capitalism and all you can eat buffets.

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle.

Additional Material from Liam Beirne.

Producer: Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016


SUN 23:30 Masala FM (b007zjm8)
Episode 4

The station's only attracting Z-list Asian celebrities, but then a top member of 'royalty' phones in...

Six-part sitcom written by Meera Syal

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nitin Sawheny, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

Music by Nitin Sawhney.

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.



MONDAY 19 JULY 2021

MON 00:00 Val McDermid - Resistance (m000xz8q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist (b07j699j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Omnibus) (b0824r0d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b06y0mqj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Omnibus) (b00m9jbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Don't Go in the Water! (b04f9fs8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Henry James (m000y1kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000xz8n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Start/Stop (b07nrzjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Find The Lady (m000f0fx)
3. In Which Andrew Marsh Loses a Lady

Suspected of both murder and cheque book fraud, Andrew Marsh’s own investigations leads him to the shady Excelsior Club...

Noel Johnson stars in a seven-part thriller serial by David Ellis.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Joyce Marsh …. Madi Hedd
Margaret Everard …. Eva Haddon
Peter Lloyd …. Michael Deacon
Carol Ransome …. Jenny McCracken
Bill Rodney …. Wilfrid Carter

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


MON 06:30 Hercule Poirot (m0002hdp)
The Mystery of the Blue Train

6. The Mask of The Marquis

'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' is an adage that Derek Kettering isn't likely to forget since his snubbed mistress, the tempestuous Mirelle, has denounced him to the police as his wife's murderer!

But somehow Hercule Poirot just can't get that mysterious figure 'the Marquis' out of his mind.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's thriller dramatised in six parts by Michael Bakewell.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. Maurice Denham
Katherine Grey …. Janet Maw
Rufus Van Aldin …. Robert Beatty
Major Knighton …. Michael Deacon
Lenox …. Moir Leslie
Zia …. Jane Leonard
Papopolous …. Ronald Herdman
Monsieur Carrege …. Gordon Reid

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.


MON 07:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05zl1b6)
Series 1

Other People

Helen looks at the challenges posed by other people.

What are the unspoken rules that make society work? How can we make the internet polite? How did air-conditioners win an election? And are emoticons completely pointless (sad face)?

Helen Keen is joined by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane for a comic account of the big problems that have beset humanity over the centuries, and the surprising ways we have devised to solve them.

Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

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


MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xsvf)
Series 75

Episode 5

The godfather of all panel shows returns with a recording from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House with a 1000-strong remote audience drawn exclusively from the North of England. Join panellists Andy Hamilton, Rachel Parris, Fred Macaulay and Lee Mack under the eagle auspices of the show’s reluctant chairman, Jack Dee. Colin Sell accompanies on the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios production


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
Series 5

Come Dancing

Albert sets out to help son Harold to conquer his fear of ballroom dancing.

Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as Harold. With Clifford Norgate as the Milkman.

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

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

Produced by Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974.


MON 08:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000y01m)
Episode 4

Leslie Phillips narrates AG Macdonell's classic comedy first published in 1933, adapted in six parts by Bob Sinfield.

Young Donald Cameron retires injured from the Great War and finds himself with a commission - to write a book about the English and their curious habits.

Episdoe 4: Can Donald survive exploring England’s adopted game, the Scottish game of golf? And can he negotiate his way around the world of international diplomacy?

Donald Cameron .... Sam Graham
Sir Henry Wooton .... Christopher Benjamin
Carteret-Pendragon .... Peter Kelly
Interpreter .... Katy Odey
Davies .... Shaun Prendergast

Director: Neil Cargill

A Splice of Life production for BBC Radio 2 first broadcast in October 1994.


MON 09:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
Series 3

Episode 1

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

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

Holly Walsh is joined by Henry Paker, Lucy Porter by Miles Jupp and Tom O'Connor teams up with Duggie Brown.

Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


MON 09:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
Series 2

Episode 2

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.


MON 10:00 Drama (b08njn47)
The Rosenthals

Eskimo Day

1996 and it's interview day at Cambridge University. As well as nerves, hopefuls Pippa from Cheltenham and Neil from Blackburn must also endure the embarrassment of their parents' company. But as the day progresses, it seems it's not the children who are most in need of help...

Written by Jack Rosenthal
Adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

Playwright Amy Rosenthal's father, Jack, was a prolific and much-loved dramatist and this is the first of two linked comedy dramas he wrote in the 1990s ("Cold Enough for Snow" follows next Friday). Amy has adapted her father's dramas for radio and written a new drama, "Thin Ice", inspired by what happened when she went to University.

A stellar cast includes Ben Miles (Wolf Hall, The Crown), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word), Nicholas Gleaves (Scott & Bailey) and Lucy Robinson (Cold Feet). Real-life father and son, Timothy and Samuel West, guest star as fictional father and son, James and Simon. Simon's a University lecturer trying to juggle interviews and persuade his father to go into a home. But his father is not quite ready to give in yet....

The potential Cambridge students are played by Rosie Day (Outlander; Screen International Star of Tomorrow) and David Moorst (Winner of the Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015).

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000y01p)
Series 8

Climate Mindset

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how human beings are coming together to fight a global threat: climate crisis.

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2020.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000y01r)
Mary Beard

Classicist Mary Beard chooses musical collaborations ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves’.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000y01m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Find The Lady (m000f0fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Hercule Poirot (m0002hdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gxddh)
Episode 1

Helen Dunmore's novel, set in Bristol in 1792, Birdcage Walk is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution. It touches on Radical idealism, property, political turmoil and private tragedy. Inspired by the real life of Julia Fawkes, a leading Radical writer, none of whose work has survived, Dunmore explores the tensions between generations and genders, and examines the idea of legacy as Julia's daughter Lizzie finds herself torn between her charismatic, self made husband and her idealistic mother. As her husband Diner Tredevant speculates on property in Bristol's housing boom, he risks losing everything in the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution.

Today in Episode One: A mysterious burial. The story opens four years earlier as a man hides a body in a gorge. The death is unexplained but four years later, the man has a wife - Lizzie Fawkes. Lizzie visits her mother who is ill, and tells her of her husband's Diner's plans to build a magnificent new terrace overlooking the Gorge. It is to be the envy of the city but for Diner a huge financial risk.

An acclaimed poet and award-winning novelist, Helen Dunmore's work often explores the interplay between the public and the personal, most famously in The Siege and The Betrayal, and most recently Exposure.

Hattie Morahan is a stage, film and TV actress who won numerous awards for her portrayal of Nora in the Young Vic production of A Doll's House. She was part of the cast of Outnumbered and recently appeared in BBC TVs My Mother and Other Strangers.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp
The abridger is Sara Davies
Produced by Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


MON 14:15 The Citadel (b09by75r)
Series 1

Episode 1

Andrew Manson, a newly trained doctor arrives in Drineffy, a South Wales mining town. He is to be an assistant to the elderly Dr Page. Manson
is idealistic and full of enthusiasm but this is soon tempered by reality when he meets the cynical Dr Denny another doctor in the town.
Set in the mid 1920s and based on A J Cronin's ground breaking novel, which partly inspired Nye Bevan to create the NHS.

Manson …. Richard Fleeshman
Denny …. Julian Lewis Jones
Blodwyn Page .… Sue Jenkins
Dr Page / Dr Griffiths …. Seamus O'Neill
Jenkins / Mr Williams …. Simon Ludders
Mrs Williams / Woman .… Kath Weare
Old Thomas .... Simeon Truby

By A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason

Director - Gary Brown
Producers Gary Brown and Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


MON 14:30 Frequently Asked Questions (b00lszh8)
Writer Ian Sansom examines the changing nature of the relationship, and contact, between authors and their readers.

With contributions from Susan Hill, Hilary Mantel, Michael Rosen, Toby Lift, Joanna Prior, Linda Grant, Geoffrey Dyer, Monica Ali, Robert McCrum, Nikki Gerrard and Sean French

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


MON 15:00 Drama (b08njn47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05zl1b6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrgw)
The World in Peril

Episode 6

Captain Jet and Lemmy are not the only ones to heed the mysterious voice.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01ks53g)
Tim Coates and Jon Plowman

Harriet Gilbert and her guests - comedy producer, Jon Plowman and publisher, Tim Coates - discuss favourite books by James Christie, Tobias Wolff and Patrick deWitt.

Tim Coates' choice: 'Dear Miss Landau' by James Christie

Jon Plowman's choice: 'Old School' by Tobias Wolff

Harriett Gilbert's choice: 'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007jn1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 England, Their England by AG Macdonell (m000y01m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Find The Lady (m000f0fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Hercule Poirot (m0002hdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000y01p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000y01r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Father Figure (b01bl4fb)
Series 1

People Carrying

Tom Whyte and his family are on their way to a wedding. It's all going well until they hit a traffic jam. Before long traffic laws are being broken, the rescue services are on their way and there are a few surprises awaiting them in a lay-by...

A family sitcom written by and starring Irish comedian Jason Byrne.

CAST:

Tom Whyte .... Jason Byrne
Elaine Whyte .... Lucy Montgomery
Dylan Whyte .... Dominic Applewhite
Mary Whyte .... Pauline McLynn
Pat Whyte .... Dermot Crowley
Roddy .... Michael Smiley

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 2012.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m000xv8l)
Series 21

Episode 6

Includes a look back at events since Sunday’s historic Euros final and an unusual challenge for Ronan Keating.

With Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey

Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Edward Tew, Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch, Sophie Dickson, Jeffrey Aidoo, Rajiv Karia & Tasha Dhanraj

Producer: Bill Dare
Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4


MON 23:30 Hal (b08nk59c)
Series 2

Actors

The second series of the sitcom with Hal Cruttenden finds the hapless house husband still trying to cope with his mid-life crisis and doubting his every move.

His wife Sam (Kerry Godliman) is still a highly successful business woman, his two daughters Lily and Molly continue to grow into teenagers and find their dad just a little annoying, his bitter and embittered sister Pippa (Abigail Cruttenden) has inconveniently decided to stay with Hal alongside her angry teenage son Oberon, racist neighbour Penny (Ronni Ancona) proves to be a major thorn in Hal's side and best mates Fergus (Ed Byrne) and Barry (Gavin Webster) hinder rather than help Hal's goal of finding himself.

In this final episode of the series, after a challenging few weeks, Hal Cruttenden tries to calm things down by hosting a dinner party with Sam to show off their new basement - with wholly unexpected results.

Written by Hal Cruttenden and Dominic Holland
Produced by Paul Russell

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.



TUESDAY 20 JULY 2021

TUE 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrgw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01ks53g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Find The Lady (m000f0fx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Hercule Poirot (m0002hdp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gxddh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 The Citadel (b09by75r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Frequently Asked Questions (b00lszh8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Drama (b08njn47)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Act Your Age (b00zm0mc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Beachcomber... By the Way (b0089jcr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Big Problems with Helen Keen (b05zl1b6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (m000xsvf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Find The Lady (m000dz4c)
4. In Which Andrew Marsh Finds his Car

Andrew Marsh is on the run - suspected of both murder and cheque book fraud.

News arrives about the whereabouts of Sheila Ramsey.

Noel Johnson stars in a seven-part thriller serial by David Ellis.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Margaret Everard …. Eva Haddon
Detective Sergeant Rankin …. Henry Stamper
Peter Lloyd …. Michael Deacon
Joe …. Antony Viccars
Max Freeman …. Francis de Wolff
Shirley .... Kathleen Helme
Alf Jenkins …. Brian Haines
Sheila Ramsey …. Jan Edwards

Written by David Ellis.

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


TUE 06:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvl)
1. The Crompton Canvas

A violent burglary leads Victorian detective Charles Craddock to a sinister rendezvous.

Lucy Greenwood travels from Lancashire to London to work with her Uncle Charles at his London book shop - but soon discovers he has another profession as a private investigator.

CAST:

Charles Craddock …. Martin Jarvis
Lucy Greenwood …. Emma Tate
Grout …. Struan Rodger
Leopold Kransky …. Stephen Thorne
Slip …. Lyndham Gregory
Peggie McLavety …. John Evitts
Captain John Trevail …. Gareth Armstrong

Written by Chris Thompson.

Director: John Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


TUE 07:00 55 and Over (b01p3hnx)
4. Old v Young

Hearts are more fragile than previously thought when disaster strikes and old lovers are forced to confront their new younger replacements around a hospital bed.

Juliet Stevenson and Philip Jackson star in Peter Souter's romantic comedy about love, sex and other foolhardy mistakes made by the modern 50-pluser.

Jane ..... Juliet Stevenson
Ray ..... Philip Jackson
Tony ..... Patrick Brennan
Heather ..... Liza Sadovy
Honey ..... Stephanie Racine
Sam ..... Adam Nagaitis
Portia ..... Sarah Thom

Director: Helen Perry.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xs0c)
Series 14

Platinum Writer

Ed is once more in financial crisis following Elgar’s huge vets bill. Gone is the fancy new car, the trips out, and the fodder box. Staying home isn’t so much a rule now as a necessity driven by lack of funds, and live streaming is the new Theatre. But there is light on the horizon when Ed is offered the chance to write the script for a new movie by Jaz Milvain. Maggie has also secured Ed a job writing biographies for ‘ordinary people’ which pays well, includes a free car and earns Ed the plaudit of ‘Platinum Writer’. The problem is, Ed can only choose one job – which is it to be?

Cast list ep 6
Ed Reardon………..Christopher Douglas
Ping…………….……..Barunka O’Shaughnessy
Jaz……………………..Philp Jackson
Maggie……………….Pippa Haywood
Eli………………………..Lisa Coleman
Jake…………………….Sam Pamphillon
Olive…………………..Stephanie Cole
Pearl…………………..Brigit Forsyth
Stan……………………Geoffrey Whitehead

Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas
Produced by Dawn Ellis
Production Co-ordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred
Sound Recordist and Editor: David Thomas
A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
Series 9

Dishonoured - Again

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


TUE 08:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000y0cz)
2. The Old Man and the Sea

Colin is in a flat panic when he mislays a red hot autobiography manuscript.

A mid ‘80s sitcom set in the publishing house, Roache & Brewer, where erudite, naïve Colin Luscombe fights an uphill battle with his bluff MD, Rees John. Colin wants to inform and educate the world, whilst Rees is only interested in the bottom line. "Forget literature," says Rees to Colin, "concentrate on books.” Stuck in the middle is Janet Hunt.

CAST:

Colin Luscombe …. Tim Brooke-Taylor
Rees John …. Glyn Houston
Janet Hunt …. Eve Karpf
Aubrey Sallis …. Deryck Guyler
Anne Sallis …. Nell Brennan
Mike …. Jon Glover

Written by Andrew Palmer.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1986.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m000xv8l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Millport (b0075ttx)
Series 1

The Letter

It's turnip season - and a letter arrives for Irene promising to change her life for ever.

But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal island backwater she so unlovingly calls home?

Bittersweet comedy written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as 30-something island barmaid Irene Bruce, who hankers after a better life on the mainland.

Irene ...... Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes ...... Janet Brown
Alberto/Robert/Bob ...... Lewis McLeod
Ena/Bunty/Betty ...... Gabriel Quigley
Doogie ...... Matt Costello
The Minister ...... Robert Paterson

Producers: Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000.


TUE 10:00 Drama (b08p537j)
The Rosenthals

Cold Enough for Snow

1996 Two sets of parents plot to keep their children apart whilst they're studying to get into University. But it isn't the children they should be worrying about....

This is the second drama written by Jack Rosenthal and adapted for radio by his playwright daughter, Amy. Both dramas had a huge impact at the time they were originally broadcast on TV. The last drama saw Pippa and Neil arrive from Cheltenham and Blackburn respectively for their interviews at Cambridge. Now, they're working towards their A levels. And as their future looks uncertain, both sets of parents realise quite what a turning point this is in their own lives.
Amy Rosenthal's drama, "Thin Ice", is inspired by what really happened when she went to University.

Written by Jack Rosenthal
Adapted by Amy Rosenthal
Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b0848f95)
Lloyd George's Revolution

Drawing on sound archive of David Lloyd George and key contemporary witnesses, Peter Hennessy tells how Lloyd George revolutionised Britain's government when he became prime minister a century ago. In the darkest days of World War I, Lloyd George transformed an amateurish approach to government and galvanised a war weary country by radically reforming the Cabinet, bringing outsiders ('men of push and go') into Whitehall and creating new departments.

As a radical politician, Lloyd George always saw government as a force for progress, and as war leader he ruthlessly replaced unprofessional informality with business-like efficiency. He began by setting up a five-man War Cabinet, a reform that he recommended again on the BBC in the early days of World War II. ‘I had for some time come to the conclusion, that to entrust the direction of the war to a Sanhedrin of some twenty ministers, chosen largely for party reasons, and all engaged in the administration of departments which demanded their whole attention, was worse than worthless.’ Lloyd George also created a Cabinet Secretariat (now the Cabinet Office), ensuring that a minute was taken of Cabinet meetings and that ministers' decisions were implemented.

Yet Lloyd George was also a precursor of presidential-style politics. He brought his own advisers and press secretary into Number 10, and his mistress became one of the private secretaries (the first woman to hold this post). Although his presidential tendencies later contributed to his downfall, his revolution in government had laid the foundations for victory in 1918 and remains his legacy in Whitehall. Among those taking part in the programme are biographers Ffion Hague, Kenneth Morgan and Roy Hattersley, and historian, Hew Strachan.

Producer: Rob Shepherd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000y0cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Find The Lady (m000dz4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gxx7m)
Episode 2

The second episode of Helen Dunmore's novel, set in Bristol in 1792, Birdcage Walk is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution. It touches on Radical idealism, property, political turmoil and private tragedy. Inspired by the real life of Julia Fawkes, a leading Radical writer, none of whose work has survived, Dunmore explores the tensions between generations and genders, and examines the idea of legacy as Julia's daughter Lizzie finds herself torn between her charismatic, self made husband and her idealistic mother. As her husband Diner Tredevant speculates on property in Bristol's housing boom, he risks losing everything in the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution.

Lizzie's mother has shocking news which explains her sickness. And Lizzie and her property developer husband Diner must display their house to prospective buyers.

An acclaimed poet and award-winning novelist, Helen Dunmore's work often explores the interplay between the public and the personal, most famously in The Siege and The Betrayal, and most recently Exposure.

Hattie Morahan is a stage, film and TV actress who won numerous awards for her portrayal of Nora in the Young Vic production of A Doll's House. She was part of the cast of Outnumbered and recently appeared in BBC TVs My Mother and Other Strangers.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp
The abridger is Sara Davies
Produced by Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


TUE 14:15 The Citadel (b09byqhw)
Series 1

Episode 2

Manson and Denny deal with an outbreak of typhoid in the town. Denny is convinced he knows the cause of it and is determined to do something about it.

Manson …. Richard Fleeshman
Denny …. Julian Lewis Jones
Blodwyn .… Sue Jenkins
Branwell .... Philip Fox
Dr Page / Dr Griffiths …. Seamus O'Neill
Miner / Mr Williams …. Simon Ludders
Mrs Pryce / Patient .… Kath Weare

By A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Director - Gary Brown
Producers - Pauline Harris and Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017.


TUE 14:30 Walking With the Dead (b03srddc)
James Joyce's revolutionary short story collection, Dubliners, was first published in 1914. To mark the centenary of its publication, author Colm Tóibín explores some of the Dublin locations haunted by Joyce's characters in those stories and talks to contemporary writers Anne Enright and John Banville about the influence of Dubliners on their own work.

These 15 stories were written when Ireland was ablaze with converging and contradictory ideas about identity, history and culture. And the book itself had a protracted and anguished publication history. Between 1905, when Joyce first sent a manuscript to a publisher, and June 1914, when the book was finally published, Joyce's manuscript was rejected 18 times, because of its sexual content and references to real people.

Colm is a passionate guide to Joyce's stories and in his company, we visit many of the buildings and locations featured in the stories, such as Mulligans pub, St Francis Xavier church and 15 Ushers Island - the house that features in the last story, 'The Dead'. He talks to writers, academics and Dubliners themselves about the continuing power and resonance of these stories.

Contributors include Terence Brown, Anne Fogarty, Jonathan Creasy, Brendan Kilty and Caroline Elbay.

Extracts from the stories are read by Stephen Rea.

The songs from Dubliners are performed by Noel O'Grady, Kevin McDermott & Ralph Richey, Marie Shannon and Susan Kilty.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 15:00 Drama (b08p537j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
Series 10

Episode 6

John Lloyd & Jo Brand with guests Michelle Wolf, Bee Wilson and Henry Eliot. This week the Museum considers a 24-hour news channel, a 1,000 year long piece of music and the smell of fresh coffee.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI and Mike Turner.

The production coordinator was Sophie Richardson.

The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin.

It was a BBC Studios Production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.


TUE 16:30 Millport (b0075ttx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 55 and Over (b01p3hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xs0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrkp)
The World in Peril

Episode 7

Frank Rodger's messages continue to arrive, but whereabouts on Mars is he?

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01c7pqb)
Series 13

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

The powerful song, Non, je ne regrette rien, made famous by Edith Piaf, is this week's Soul Music.

Written in 1960 by Charles Dumont, in a fit of despair, he gave the music to lyricist Michel Vaucaire, but was surprised by the words he wrote. Dumont thought the song should be about war or revolution. Vaucaire explained he wanted to give the song to Edith Piaf. She was living in Paris at the time, having recently finished her 'suicide tour' during which she had collapsed. At that time, Piaf didn't think much of Charles Dumont and tried to cancel their appointment. But on hearing the song, Piaf told Dumont that with this song, she would sing again.

Contributers include;

Charles Dumont who lives in Paris at the same apartment, with the same piano on which he wrote the song in 1960. He plays the song on the very same piano.

Lord Lamont, who became associated with the song when asked by a reporter which he regretted most - talking about the 'green shoots of recovery' or allegedly singing in the bath after the withdrawal of Britain from the Exchange Rate Mechanism. Lamont famously replied 'Je ne regrette rien.'

Christine Bovill, who tours a one-woman show about Piaf's life.

Carolyn Birke, biographer of Piaf.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jyp0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Take Me to Your Reader (m000y0cz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Find The Lady (m000dz4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b0848f95)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xs0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Revolting People (b008ff6d)
Series 3

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

Samuel turns his shop into a bar called Sam's place...and an old flame called Ingrid turns up.

Sitcom set just before the American War of Independence.

Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

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

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2004.


TUE 23:00 2000 Years of Radio (b007scys)
Series 1

Dark Age FM

It's AD 500, history's most miserable time, when Britain was invaded twice a week and the country was run by a bloke called Arthur.

But there was always Steve in the Afternoon to help Britons through these difficult times

Six-part series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age.

Written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Claire Downes , Stuart Lane, Al Holloway, Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.

Producers: Paul Dodgson & Sean Grundy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.


TUE 23:15 Jelly Mountain (b00fh6vz)
Episode 2

Ivor Cutler's unique views on how to promote a child's growth. Songs and stories, with Craig Murray-Orr. From May 1996.


TUE 23:30 Cliche (m000y0d3)
From 20/4/1981

From a game show for toffs to the Loch Ness monster. Sketches galore with Simon Molloy and Carole Hayman. From April 1981.



WEDNESDAY 21 JULY 2021

WED 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01c7pqb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Find The Lady (m000dz4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gxx7m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 The Citadel (b09byqhw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Walking With the Dead (b03srddc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Drama (b08p537j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08dnkh0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Millport (b0075ttx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 55 and Over (b01p3hnx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Ed Reardon's Week (m000xs0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Find The Lady (m000dyks)
5. In Which Andrew Marsh Loses a Witness

Andrew discovers there's more to Sheila Ramsey and Margaret Everard than meets the eye - and that his life is in jeopardy...

Noel Johnson stars in a seven-part thriller serial by David Ellis.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Sheila Ramsey …. Jan Edwards
Margaret Everard …. Eva Haddon
Peter Lloyd …. Michael Deacon
Alf Jenkins …. Brian Haines
Joe …. Antony Viccars
Bill Rodney …. Wilfred Carter
Shirley …. Kathleen Helme
Detective Inspector Adams …. John Bentley
Detective Sergeant Rankin …. Henry Stamper
Dr Fergus …. Malcolm Hayes

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


WED 06:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvx)
2. The Play's the Thing

1899: Victorian bookseller-cum-detective Charles Craddock and his niece, Lucy, investigate mysterious backstage dramas at a London theatre.

CAST:

Charles Craddock …. Martin Jarvis
Lucy Greenwood …. Emma Tate
Grout …. Struan Rodger
James Price …. David Thorpe
Rufus Weatherby …. Colin Pinney
Rex Radford …. Barry J. Gordon
Elizabeth Barnes …. Teresa Gallagher
Hamlet …. Michael Onslow

Written by Chris Thompson.

Director: John Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


WED 07:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b081tdph)
A Rendezvous with Mr Voltaire

Lucy Porter's sitcom takes us to Edinburgh in the early 18th Century. Monsieur Voltaire (Lewis Macleod) has been thrown out of France for immorality and has come to see his old friend Robert (Simon Donaldson). He trades philosophical maxims with Ishbel (Caroline Deyga) and the fellow members of her secret society - Alison (Jessica Hardwick) and Marjory (Samara Maclaren).

The scholarly young ladies teach him the value of free speech and a brand new use for a broom handle.

Music by Aly Macrae
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4.


WED 07:30 Unite (m000xr90)
Series 1

The Wedding

New sitcom series starring Radio 4 favourite Mark Steel (Mark Steel’s In Town, The News Quiz), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Elliot Steel and Ivo Graham.

When Tony (Mark Steel), a working class, left-wing South Londoner, falls in love and moves in with Imogen (Claire Skinner), an upper middle class property developer, their sons - disenfranchised Croydon rude boy Ashley (Elliot Steel) and Oxbridge-educated crypto currency king Gideon (Ivo Graham) - are forced to live under the same roof and behave like the brothers neither of them ever wanted.

In this episode, on the day before Tony and Imogen's wedding, Gideon is adding the finishing touches to his "masterpiece" of a speech (four months in the making), Ashley needs to try and complete his driving test before the ceremony, Tony is struggling to pay an overdue car fine and Imogen's mum takes her to a spa hotel to relax, but instead tries to convince her she's marrying the wrong man.

Cast:
Tony - Mark Steel
Imogen - Claire Skinner
Ashley - Elliot Steel
Gideon - Ivo Graham
Rebecca - Ayesha Antoine
Geraldine - Isla Blair
Nigel/Automated phone - Simon Greenall
Tamsin - Susannah Fielding
Customer Services operator- Ruth Bratt
Car clamper/ Registrar - Marcus Brigstocke
Hotel Manager - Simon Humphreys
Driving Examiner/ MC/ Policeman - Stefano Paolini
Young wedding guest - Nessa Eriksson

Written by - Barry Castagnola, Elliot Steel and Mark Steel (additional material from the cast)
Executive Producer - Marios Stylianides
Producer/Director - Barry Castagnola
Sound Recordist and Editor - Jerry Peal
Production Co-ordinator - George O’Regan
Runner - James Potter

A Golden Path/ Rustle Up production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k251)
Series 2

The Marrow Contest

The green-fingered lad takes on the authorities to save his pride and joy.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.


WED 08:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008p8q2)
The Old Dunkirk Spirit

Harold Perkins has no materials to rebuild post-war Britain, which well suits the workmates.

Six anarchic tales from those demob days “when we was going to build the new Jerusalem - you know, before the world turned lax and sour”.

Stars Norman Rossington as Big Jim, Roland Curram as Harold Perkins, Harold Goodwin as Old Ned, David John as Nimrod, Sylvester McCoy as Turps, David Beckett as Chick, Norman Bird as Fortescue and Norman Mitchell as PC Speedworth.

Narrated by Bernard Cribbins.

Written by Ted Walker.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1987.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (b00762pb)
Series 4

Episode 4

Graeme Garden chairs the debating game with Jenny Eclair, Hugh Dennis, Stuart Maconie and Greg Proops. From June 2001.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k131)
Series 2

French Connections

Rosie and her team organise a twinning ceremony for a town on the south coast of England with a town on the north coast of France.

But Is it really a step forward for Anglo-French relations?

Prunella Scales stars in the second of four series of Simon Brett's sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company based in Brighton.

With Arabella Weir as Kate, Rebecca Callard as Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, Annette Badland as Tess, Owen Brenman as Don, Simon Greenall as Jean-Luc and Rachel Atkins as Genevieve.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


WED 10:00 Drama (b08pdy07)
The Rosenthals

Thin Ice

Amy Rosenthal's tribute to her father, Jack Rosenthal, inspired by an unusual pact they made when she - very reluctantly - went to university in 1993.

This affectionate tribute from playwright Amy Rosenthal to her father - the award-winning dramatist and writer Jack Rosenthal - is part of a trilogy of dramas being broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Amy has adapted 2 of his dramas - "Eskimo Day" and "Cold Enough for Snow". His dramas look at empty nest syndrome from the parents' point of view. Her drama looks at it - but, as she describes it, from the point of view of the bird!

by Amy Rosenthal
Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow

Frist broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


WED 10:45 An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach (b007mwdd)
In 1871, Whistler paints a masterpiece picture of his mother. A century later, it reappears.

Read by Susannah York.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


WED 11:00 Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird (m000gvkt)
1: Break On Through

Had Jim Morrison of The Doors not died in mysterious circumstances at the tender age of 27 in 1971, he would have celebrated his 75th birthday in 2018. Over three sixty-minute episodes, Paul Gambaccini mixes the music and poetry of the man with the influences that moulded the self-proclaimed ‘The Lizard King’. Paul first encountered Morrison in 1967 when, as a young music director on a New Hampshire radio station, he eagerly opened The Doors’ first single ‘Break On Through’. He followed his career from beginning to end and, to this day, visits Morrison’s grave in Paris.

In addition to Paul’s memories and observations, we delve into the Radio Archive and feature:

‘Cult Heroes: Jim Morrison’ [Radio 5 Live 18/12/1990] Tony Slattery looks back at Morrison’s volatile career

‘Like A Rolling Stone’ [Radio 4 26/03/2006] The life, work and lasting influence on Jim Morrison of French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Producer: Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first heard in 2018.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k251)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008p8q2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Find The Lady (m000dyks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gybf9)
Episode 3

Helen Dunmore's novel, set in Bristol in 1792, Birdcage Walk is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution. It touches on Radical idealism, property, political turmoil and private tragedy. Inspired by the real life of Julia Fawkes, a leading Radical writer, none of whose work has survived, Dunmore explores the tensions between generations and genders, and examines the idea of legacy as Julia's daughter Lizzie finds herself torn between her charismatic, self made husband and her idealistic mother. As her husband Diner Tredevant speculates on property in Bristol's housing boom, he risks losing everything in the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution.

News from France threatens to destabilise Europe and the overthrow of the French king makes Diner anxious that it will upset the housing market and scare off potential buyers. Lizzie is preoccupied with the safe delivery of her mother's new baby.

An acclaimed poet and award-winning novelist, Helen Dunmore's work often explores the interplay between the public and the personal, most famously in The Siege and The Betrayal, and most recently Exposure.

Hattie Morahan is a stage, film and TV actress who won numerous awards for her portrayal of Nora in the Young Vic production of A Doll's House. She was part of the cast of Outnumbered and recently appeared in BBC TVs My Mother and Other Strangers.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp
The abridger is Sara Davies
Produced by Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


WED 14:15 The Citadel (b09byxlt)
Series 1

Episode 3

Denny tries to persuade Manson to go along with his plans to rid the town of the source of the typhoid epidemic.

Manson …. Richard Fleeshman
Denny …. Julian Lewis Jones

By A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Director - Gary Brown
Producers - Gary Brown and Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


WED 14:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
Thanks to films like "Round Midnight" we all know about black American musicians escaping racism and putting down roots in Paris. But the story of the African-American and African presence in Scandinavia has been one of Europe's best-kept secrets. Country blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb, who learned his craft in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village but has spent much of his career in Sweden and Finland, explains how jazz and blues players such as trumpeter Don Cherry - step-father of R&B star Neneh Cherry - built new lives in exile. Dexter Gordon - the star of '"Round Midnight" was one of the pioneers, settling in Copenhagen in the early 1960s. Over the decades generous state support for musicians has helped the music scene in the region to flourish. But now that the host nations are facing their own immigration crisis, will musicians continue to find a welcome? And how easy is it to sustain creativity thousands of miles from your roots?


WED 15:00 Drama (b08pdy07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:45 An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach (b007mwdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (b00762pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k131)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b081tdph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Unite (m000xr90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrnf)
The World in Peril

Episode 8

Overwhelmed by the Martian attack, Jet Morgan and his crew wake up in the dark.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Various and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m00088n4)
Series 20

Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
- Mary Oliver

Josie Long heads out alone into nature to present short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the poet Mary Oliver. From a meditation on the seasons amid the changing climate, to an exploration of wanting with Laura Barton.

Wild and Precious
Featuring Laura Barton

Mary Oliver - Listening to the World (edited extract)
Interview by Krista Tippett
This interview was originally produced for The On Being Project
onbeing.org

To Fail as a Witness
Featuring Anne Fosburg
Produced by Ariana Martinez
Special thanks to Anne Fosburg and collaborator Mitchell Johnson for the early correspondence that motivated this work.

Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k251)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (b008p8q2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Find The Lady (m000dyks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird (m000gvkt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Unite (m000xr90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Life on Egg (b09jvp37)
Series 1

Mistress of Disguise

The Egg, floating on a giant prehistoric egg in the middle of the ocean, is Britain's most remote prison.

So there's no better place to send Patsy Potts, one of the nation's most tricky prisoners, who's a master of disguise and escaped from every other prison they've tried to keep her in. But when Tim arrives on The Egg with Patsy in the helicopter, she's nowhere to be found, and worse, no-one knows what she actually looks like...

Governor Harry ..... Harry Hill
Anne ..... Karen Bartke
Peter ..... Marek Larwood
The Minister ..... Tanya Moodie
Tim the Helicopter Pilot ..... Dan Maier
Prisoner Gyles Brandreth ..... Gyles Brandreth

Written by Dan Maier

Producer: Sam Michell

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


WED 22:45 Woof (b0bk1mrr)
True Tales of Romance and Failure

The Price of Luxury

A bruising encounter at the greengrocer’s and the transformative effects of a hard-boiled egg

Bittersweet comic real life stories written and performed by Chris Neill.

With Isy Suttie and Martin Hyder.

Producer: Steve Doherty

A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b007k1hf)
Series 4

Gigantaquiz

Which lucky contestant is going to win the £10,000 jackpot in Radio Active's massive quiz?!!!!

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

Music by Philip Pope and Steve Brown. With Helen Murry, Nick Wilton and Jamie Rix.

Written by Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins with John Buchan.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1984.


WED 23:30 Bunk Bed (b092r7zv)
Series 4

Episode 3

The critically acclaimed show featuring playwright Patrick Marber and publisher and broadcaster Peter Curran as they talk in-depth nonsense late at night in a Bunk Bed.

The lights are off, and a cultural crime committed against Sir Kingsley Amis by Curran is debated - alongside the merits of a miniature German Schnauzer dog versus those of Marber's impressive tortoise, Tony, for the title Mankind's Best Friend.

A Foghorn Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017.


WED 23:45 Tina C (b0076q33)
Tina C's Tiny Island Tour

England

The country singer and global activist brings her unique brand of gingham-flavoured repartee to explore the US and UK's special relationship. Stars Christopher Green. From Jan 2005



THURSDAY 22 JULY 2021

THU 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrnf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m00088n4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Find The Lady (m000dyks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsvx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08gybf9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 The Citadel (b09byxlt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Blue Notes, Cold Nights (b0184rg8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Drama (b08pdy07)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach (b007mwdd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (b00762pb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b007k131)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 The Fair Intellectual Club (b081tdph)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Unite (m000xr90)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Find The Lady (m000f7h9)
6. In Which Andrew Marsh Finds a Friend

Having discharged himself from hospital and assumed a false identity, Andrew Marsh heads to the Excelsior...

Noel Johnson stars in a seven-part thriller serial by David Ellis.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Dr Fergus …. Malcolm Hayes
Constable …. Nicholas Edmett
Judy Randall …. Eva Haddon
Girl at the Station …. Gretta Gouriet
Bill Rodney …. Wilfred Carter
Alf Jenkins …. Brian Haines
Detective Sergeant Rankin …. Henry Stamper
Detective Inspector Adams …. John Bentley
Peter Lloyd …. Michael Deacon

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


THU 06:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsw5)
3. My Dear Isabelle

Spring, 1900: The reappearance of a woman from his past persuades Victorian private investigator, Charles Craddock, to help find her kidnapped husband in France, but niece Lucy realises there are hidden perils.

CAST:

Charles Craddock …. Martin Jarvis
Lucy Greenwood …. Emma Tate
Grout …. Struan Rodger
Isabelle Vallance …. Frances Jeater
Leopold Kransky …. Stephen Thorne
Sir Aubrey Blake …. Colin Pinney
Monsieur Vallance …. Malcolm Ward
Walter Smith …. Michael Onslow

Written by Chris Thompson.

Director: John Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.


THU 07:00 On the Rocks (b03jfk21)
Series 1

Spies

It's 1937 on the remote Scilly Island of St. Martin's.

Here, the islanders are resisting the attempts of the Penzance GPO man to modernise the post office - around which their world revolves.

Written by Christopher William Hill.

Frank Gunwallow ...... Joseph Kloska
Mary ...... Bec Applebee
Grace ...... Christine Absalom
Tommy ...... Stuart Fox
Ben ...... Alex Palmer
Len ...... Ed Gaughan
Tregarthan ...... Peter Marinker
Morwenna ...... Alex Tregear
Pender ...... Christopher William Hill
Anthony ...... David Seddon

Sound by Jenni Burnett, Anne Bunting and Graham Harper.

Diirector: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.


THU 07:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000xtbj)
Episode 2

Olga Koch and her digital assistant Algo return to unpack Beauty and the Beauty standards, but its hard to understand something that is defined only by itself.

Comedian and Computer Scientist Olga Koch takes a deep dive into the world of computer science with her trusty virtual assistant Algo as the digital duo take the truths that you hold dear and tear them to shreds using logic, like a teenager on the internet. A four part stand-up special exploring Nationality, Beauty, Health and Privacy through the eyes of a woman with half a masters degree in the social science of the internet. By applying computer science to the world around her, Olga and Algo take an hilarious and pedantic journey to reveal the inherent absurdities of the modern world.

Written by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin
Starring Sindhu Vee as Algo
Additional Material from Rajiv Karia

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production


THU 08:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmzt)
The TV Documentary

Confusion abounds when HMS Troutbridge gets a telly makeover as a German wartime frigate.

CAST:

The Sub-Lieutenant …. Leslie Phillips
The Chief Petty Officer …. Jon Pertwee
The Commanding Officer …. Stephen Murray
Captain Povey …. Richard Caldicot
Ramona Povey …. Heather Chasen
The Rear Admiral …. Michael Bates
The Admiral …. Tenniel Evans
Freda …. June Whitfield

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 March 1972.


THU 08:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00kn4l8)
Series 4

In the News

The difference between fact and fiction and opinion...that's easily defined isn't it? Ask Miss Reid.

School comedy created and written by Jim Eldridge. Ten series of this King Street Junior ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Stars Brigitte Forsythe as Mrs Eastwood, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis, Michael Cochrane as Mr Maxwell, Teresa Gallagher as Miss Featherstone, Jacqueline Beatty as Miss Reid, Janice Acquah as Mrs Khan, Paul Copley as Mr Long and Amanda Gordon as Miss Spivey.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2005.


THU 09:00 The Write Stuff (m000y10v)
Series 8

Iris Murdoch

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with captains Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh joined by Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.

Author of the week: Iris Murdoch

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.


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

May the Farce Be With You

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

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

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

Producer: Paul Spencer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1989.


THU 10:00 Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places (m000y10x)
October 1857: As problems in author Charles Dickens's marriage come to a head, he feels the pressure mounting.

One night, unable to sleep, he walks the 30 miles from his home in London to Gad's Hill in Kent. But he can't shake off the voices in his head.

Written by Mike Dorrell.

Dickens .... Richard Tate
Georgina .... Siobhan Redmond
Wilkie Collins .... Andrew Wincott
Catherine .... Alexandra Mathie
Barker .... Simon Ludders
Mrs Barker .... Ruth Jones
Pancks .... Robert Harper
Ellen .... Claire Cage
Mr Dick .... David Middleton

Director: Alison Hindell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04v2lv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xz8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00kn4l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Find The Lady (m000f7h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08h08kp)
Episode 4

Helen Dunmore's novel, set in Bristol in 1792, Birdcage Walk is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution. It touches on Radical idealism, property, political turmoil and private tragedy. Inspired by the real life of Julia Fawkes, a leading Radical writer, none of whose work has survived, Dunmore explores the tensions between generations and genders, and examines the idea of legacy as Julia's daughter Lizzie finds herself torn between her charismatic, self made husband and her idealistic mother. As her husband Diner Tredevant speculates on property in Bristol's housing boom, he risks losing everything because of the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution.

Lizzie has a new baby brother, but must confront a terrible loss. She is also unsettled by her husband's past, and the story of his husband's first wife - a French woman called Lucie.

An acclaimed poet and award-winning novelist, Helen Dunmore's work often explores the interplay between the public and the personal, most famously in The Siege and The Betrayal, and most recently Exposure.

Hattie Morahan is a stage, film and TV actress who won numerous awards for her portrayal of Nora in the Young Vic production of A Doll's House. She was part of the cast of Outnumbered and recently appeared in BBC TVs My Mother and Other Strangers.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp
The abridger is Sara Davies
Produced by Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


THU 14:15 The Citadel (b09c0m4p)
Series 1

Episode 4

Denny has persuaded Manson to take direct action to rid Drineffy of the source of its typhoid problem. But will they get away with it?

Manson …. Richard Fleeshman
Denny …. Julian Lewis Jones
Gwyneth .... Fiona Clarke
Gaynor .... Kath Weare

By A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason.

Director - Gary Brown
Producers - Gary Brown and Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


THU 14:30 Dicing With Dragons (b0076mwd)
Long before Peter Jackson made it respectable, teenage boys fought imaginary orcs and dragons. With Kim Newman. From 2004.


THU 15:00 Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places (m000y10x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 The Write Stuff (m000y10v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


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


THU 17:00 On the Rocks (b03jfk21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000xtbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrr5)
The World in Peril

Episode 9

Frank Rodgers' memory starts to return, but he remembers something terrible.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Other Parts …. Pat Campbell
Other Parts and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b08b7wd1)
Series 41

Chris Patten on Pope John XXIII

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, nominates a great life who was born a peasant and became a Pope. Pope John XXIII did well at school but was no star. He wasn't a striking figure of a man and struggled to keep his weight under control. There was nothing about him that stood out and his election as Pope took many by surprise. But he was the man who began to push the Roman Catholic church into the modern world.

Chris Patten is joined by Eamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge.

Presented by Matthew Parris.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2017.


THU 19:00 The Navy Lark (b007jmzt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 King Street Junior Revisited (b00kn4l8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Find The Lady (m000f7h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (b04v2lv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 Multi Story Shorts (m000xz8j)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000xtbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Irish Micks and Legends (b01nq4j1)
Series 1

Tir Na Nog

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

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

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

Today it's Tir Na Nog.

Written and performed by Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram

Producer: Raymond Lau.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


THU 22:45 Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown (b054tfhw)
2. Jan van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait

Aussie comedian and art historian Hannah Gadsby continues her comedy lectures about art, looking this time at Jan Van Eyck's masterpiece 'The Arnolfini Portrait'.

She shares how she first came to study the portrait, the mystery behind it and why people have remained so fascinated by it down the years.

Plus she puts an image of Vladimir Putin in your head that you will find hard to shake.

Born in Tasmania, Hannah's first encounters with art were solely through books. When she worked in a bookshop after graduating, she realised the craze for Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' had parallels with critics' sleuth-like 'readings' of 'The Arnolfini Portrait'.

Written by Hannah Gadsby.

Performed by Hannah Gadsby with her Quotebot aka John Lloyd.

Script edited by Jon Hunter

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2015.


THU 23:00 Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (b0375b3z)
Series 1

Episode 3

Master character comedian Colin Hoult presents his debut comedy series. Enter the Carnival of Monsters, a bizarre and hilarious world of sketches, stories and characters, presented by the sinister Ringmaster.

Meet such monstrous yet strangely familiar oddities as: Thwor - the mighty (but Leeds-based) god of Thwunder; Len Parker - Nottingham-born martial arts and transformers enthusiast; Anna Mann - outrageous star of such forgotten silver screen hits such as 'Rogue Baker', 'Who's For Turkish Delight' and 'A Bowl For My Bottom'; and many more.

Writers Guild Award-winner Colin Hoult is best known for his highly acclaimed starring roles in 'Being Human', 'Life's Too Short', and 'Russell Howard's Good News', as well as his many hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also appeared and written for a number of Radio 4 series including 'The Headset Set' and 'Colin and Fergus' Digi-Radio'.

'Lewis Carol meets The League Of Gentlemen . A beautifully staged masterclass in character comedy' - Time Out
'Comic gold' - Metro
'Delightfully funny' - The Telegraph

Produced by Sam Bryant.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


THU 23:30 Party (b01mwvkw)
Series 3

The Grundy

The prospective politicians visit Phoebe and 'The Grundy' in hospital.

Satirical comedy about a group of young idealists trying to make waves with their new political party.

Written by Tom Basden.

Simon .... Tom Basden
Duncan .... Tim Key
Jared .... Jonny Sweet
Mel .... Anna Crilly
Phoebe .... Katy Wix
Male Nurse .... Jot Davies

Producer .... Julia McKenzie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012.



FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021

FRI 00:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrr5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b08b7wd1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Find The Lady (m000f7h9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Craddock and Co (b007jsw5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08h08kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 The Citadel (b09c0m4p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Dicing With Dragons (b0076mwd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places (m000y10x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Write Stuff (m000y10v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


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


FRI 05:00 On the Rocks (b03jfk21)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Olga Koch: OK Computer (m000xtbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Find The Lady (m000f6cv)
7. In Which Andrew Marsh Finds the Truth

Andrew Marsh finally deduces who is behind him being framed for both cheque book fraud - and murder.

The gripping conclusion of David Ellis's thriller serial starring Noel Johnson.

Andrew Marsh …. Noel Johnson
Joyce Marsh …. Madi Hedd
Roger Sherwin …. Douglas Blackwell
Peter Lloyd …. Michael Deacon
Detective Sergeant Rankin …. Henry Stamper
Detective Inspector Adams …. John Bentley
Alf Jenkins …. Brian Haines
Judy Randall …. Eva Haddon

Producer: Betty Davies.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 1969.


FRI 06:30 Cordoba (m000y1j1)
1. Written Off

A thriller set in Wales. Renowned writer Raymond Turner is mysteriously blown up on his boat. DT Mitchell, a reporter on a local Swansea newspaper, is sent to investigate and unearths a web of deceit and cover-ups.

DT's life is dogged by alcohol abuse, a messy divorce and career frustration. However, she is reinvigorated with this assignment…

Written for radio by Nigel Baldwin.

DT Mitchell …. Alison Steadman
Conrad De’Ath …. Bill Stewart
Thomas …. Alan Towner
Geraint …. Robin Griffith
Ieuan …. Robert Pugh
Alex …. Leslie Rooney
Turner …. Tony Leader
Jenny …. Ruth Jones
Charlene …. Louise Holland
Richard …. Ian Targett
Coastguard …. Rhodri Hugh

Directed in Wales by Jane Dauncey.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.


FRI 07:00 Guilt Trip (b07mxt9d)
Episode 3

On day 10 of the walk, they spot a narrow boat that reminds Laura of the Rosie and Jim boat she remembers from the children's TV show.

But when the owner invites them aboard, it doesn't all go quite as they might have expected.

Comedy drama written by Katherine Jakeways with Felicity Montagu and Olivia Nixon.

A mother and daughter are undertaking a two week sponsored walk along The Thames Path to raise money for the dead father's charity.

But the mother and father divorced nine years ago and he'd re-married, so relationships between them all have been strained. Things come to a head at any mention of the French Oak gable table that Ros and her now dead ex bought together in Camden. This has somehow ended up in the stepmother's house, much to Ros's annoyance: "I mean she sits at it! It's my table and she sits at it."

Ros ...... Felicity Montagu
Laura ...... Olivia Nixon
Stepmother ...... Katherine Jakeways
Boat Owner ...... Juliet Cowan

Producer: Jane Berthoud

A BBC Comedy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2016.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000xzjl)
Alun Cochrane: Centrist Dad?

“A Centrist Dad takes his children to feed the ducks, a Conservative Dad takes his children duck shooting, a Socialist Dad takes his children to a Solidarity With Ducks rally.”

Centrist Dads have a bad reputation. They’re “entirely responsible for Labour’s Election defeat”, “aggressively condescending” and they “like Top Gear too much”. And yet, Alun Cochrane is fine with being one (albeit one who hasn’t actually watched Top Gear).

Recorded in front of a virtual audience from Salford, this show is Alun’s quest for the centre ground, an area bizarrely underpopulated in the comedy world. Comedians should poke fun at all hypocrisy no matter whether it emerges from the right or the left, so why are so few stand-ups apparently adept at sniping from the middle?

Alun investigates whether his politics have changed or if it's the world that has changed around him and left a reasonable man feeling like an extremist. He is pretty sure he isn’t an actual baddie. He spends his days writing jokes in ‘Where’s Wally?’ pyjamas alongside his gluten-free dog. Does that sound like an extremist to you?

Written and performed by Alun Cochrane
Production co-ordinator: Mabel Wright
Sound engineer: Michael Smith
Producer: Richard Morris

Photo credit: Matt Stronge

A BBC Studios Production


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007qrzs)
Series 1

Sons of the Sea

Out on river patrol, Captain Mainwaring's Home Guard platoon gets lost in fog in the English Channel...

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Various …. Timothy Bateson
Announcer …. John Snagge

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

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in June 1974.


FRI 08:30 Second Holmes (b0169ljq)
5. The Case of the Neglected Farm

The grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go to Dorset, where a wife is in danger.

Six light-hearted adventures involving the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson written by Grant Eustace

Starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes, Jeremy Nicholas as Dr Watson, Steve Hodson as Tom Wigley, Hugh Dickson as the Vicar, Fiona Walker as Sarah Callington, Ronald Baddiley as Bob Swannock and Alexandra Mathie as Kate Wigley.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


FRI 09:00 It's Not What You Know (b0375sfk)
Series 2

Episode 3

Justin Moorhouse, Bridget Christie and Ainsley Harriott each nominate someone they know well to answer a series of questions and they than have to second guess how they answered.

Host Miles Jupp tests Bridget on how well she knows her best friend Rebecca Sewell, Ainsley his best friend, pitch doctor Paul Boross, and Justin his former radio producer Sean Gibson.

What is the one thing that DJ Justin does not like talking about? What is Bridget's worst fear? And who is Ainsley's worst habit?

All answers and more will be revealed.

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


FRI 09:30 To the Manor Born (b007lzww)
A Wife's Prerogative

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

Starring Penelope Keith as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton.

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

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

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

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

Adapted from his TV scripts by Peter Spence.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in March 1997.


FRI 10:00 Margaret Steward - Running Out of Sky (b01mny05)
The 'present day' finds two men, unaware of each other, retracing their steps through the Lincolnshire countryside. An American Second World War airman and an English doctor find memories of unfinished relationships and ghosts from the past.

Margaret Steward’s haunting drama

Tom Mason ... William Gaunt
Earl Grant .... Garrick Hagon
Young Tom .... Tom Wright
Mrs Mason ... Sunny Ormonde
Jenny .... Jenny Lee
Janet Grant ....Elizabeth Kelly
Eddie .... David Bannerman
Johnnie .... Angus Wright
Bob .... Paul Downing
Jim .... Andrew Wincott

Director: Sue Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000y1j4)
Religious Drama

Chris Pearson and Ella Watts recommend drama podcasts exploring religion.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007qrzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Second Holmes (b0169ljq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Find The Lady (m000f6cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Cordoba (m000y1j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (b08h0g52)
Episode 5

Helen Dunmore's novel, set in Bristol in 1792, Birdcage Walk is set against a backdrop of the French Revolution. It touches on Radical idealism, property, political turmoil and private tragedy. Inspired by the real life of Julia Fawkes, a leading Radical writer, none of whose work has survived, Dunmore explores the tensions between generations and genders, and examines the idea of legacy as Julia's daughter Lizzie finds herself torn between her charismatic, self made husband and her idealistic mother. As her husband Diner Tredevant speculates on property in Bristol's housing boom, he risks losing everything because of the social upheaval caused by the French Revolution.

Lizzie is missing her mother dreadfully and troubled by Diner's behaviour. She goes to visit Hannah for her reassurance and has an unexpected encounter. News also come from France of the King's trail.

An acclaimed poet and award-winning novelist, Helen Dunmore's work often explores the interplay between the public and the personal, most famously in The Siege and The Betrayal, and most recently Exposure.

Hattie Morahan is a stage, film and TV actress who won numerous awards for her portrayal of Nora in the Young Vic production of A Doll's House. She was part of the cast of Outnumbered and recently appeared in BBC TVs My Mother and Other Strangers.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Carl Prekopp
The abridger is Sara Davies
Produced by Julian Wilkinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 14:15 The Citadel (b09c0pw6)
Series 1

Episode 5

Denny and Manson are arrested. Can they extricate themselves from a scandal that will ruin their careers?

Manson …. Richard Fleeshman
Denny …. Julian Lewis Jones
Branwell .... Philip Fox
Gwyneth .... Fiona Clarke
PC Davies .... Simeon Truby

by A J Cronin.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason.
Director/Producer Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


FRI 14:30 The French East End (b01j5nw4)
On a head count, the British capital has long been the sixth biggest French city, boasting more French people than Nantes, Strasbourg or Bordeaux. Today London's French community is racially and culturally diverse. It has grown far beyond the bourgeois confines of 'Frog Valley' in well-heeled South Kensington. Lucy Ash meets some of the new Gallic Eastenders and asks what their stories can tells us about the current state of France and her former colonies.

The East End's French connection goes back to the 17th Century when Charles II offered sanctuary to tens of thousands of persecuted French Protestants. Lucy visits Spitalfields, where many of the Huguenots settled, and at the Denis Severs House museum hears the story of one silk merchant who lived there in the 1680s. She meets the French owner of a nearby wine bar with a lunch menu inspired by the hardworking Huguenots who once walked the streets now filled with sari shops and Bangladeshi restaurants.

The Huguenots came to the UK to escape prejudice at home - so are there any modern day parallels? One unlikely Gallic outpost is New VIc in Newham, London's biggest 6th form college. It can't really compete with the Lycee Charles de Gaulle in Kensington but it does have a high number of Francophone pupils and the demographics are very different. These are mainly non-white students from France's Overseas Departments or former colonies, places like Reunion, Guadeloupe and Algeria. They have crossed the channel partly because they hope learning English will improve their chances of getting a job and partly because of perceived racial prejudices in the French system.

The head teacher Eddie Playfair is a pragmatic Brit with a background in Corsica. He says that finding a job in France is often tough, as payroll taxes and bureaucracy make employers wary of taking on new staff. For non-white applicants it is even worse. CVs are reputedly routinely thrown in the bin for having the wrong postcode or a North African surname. Unemployment among children and grandchildren of immigrants in the outskirts of French cities runs at around 60%.

We meet, Hamid Senni, a young businessman with Moroccan roots who wrote a book called De la Cité (the French term for a council estate) à La City. When he told his first boss in France that he wanted to become a manager, he was laughed at and thrown out of his office. Now he runs a lucrative consultancy company in Mayfair. Cleo Soazandry also feels there is far less discrimination here in London. A former Miss Madagascar, turned TV presenter and businesswoman, she once lived in the Parisian suburbs but decided to cross the channel in her early teens. She shows Lucy her secret French London - a night spot popular with the African Francophone community.

Lucy discovers another group of young French people in Hackney. Most of them are designers, artists or work in cutting edge digital media outfits. Malika Favre, who has just done a cover for the Penguin edition of the Kama Sutra, says she finds London a more creative environment and she find English 'hypocrisy' is good for business.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


FRI 15:00 Margaret Steward - Running Out of Sky (b01mny05)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 It's Not What You Know (b0375sfk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 To the Manor Born (b007lzww)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Guilt Trip (b07mxt9d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m000xzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Charles Chilton - Journey into Space (b007jrts)
The World in Peril

Episode 10

The enigmatic Paddy Flynn reveals more about the hierarchy of asteroid crews.

Completing the sci-fi trilogy, the third series in the adventures of Jet Morgan, Mitch, Doc and Lemmy is a continuation of the preceding stories, ‘Operation Luna’ and ‘The Red Planet’.

Jet Morgan …. Andrew Faulds
Stephen ‘Mitch’ Mitchell …. Don Sharp
Doc Matthews …. Guy Kingsley-Poynter
Lemmy Barnet …. Alfie Bass
Other Parts …. Pat Campbell
Other Parts and Announcer …. David Jacobs

Music composed by Van Phillips

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b00vy37b)
Luck

Are some people just born lucky, or can we control our fate ? Professor Richard Wiseman claims to have begun scientifically to investigate the concept of luck. In Off The Page he writes about his interviews with over a thousand so-called lucky and unlucky people, and reveals why resilience and not the supernatural is what affects us all. Playwright Annie Caulfield describes a brush with voodoo in west Africa; while sports writer Matthew Syed explains why his own sporting success was due in part to growing up in a lucky Reading postcode.
Dominic Akwright presents, and the producer is Miles Warde.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007qrzs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Second Holmes (b0169ljq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Find The Lady (m000f6cv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Cordoba (m000y1j1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000y1j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m000xzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Seekers (b0612hk1)
Series 2

The Boy With the Wogan Tattoo

It's the morning after Stuart's stag night, his back hurts, and Mr Big is looking for him.

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

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

Written by Steve Burge.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.


FRI 23:00 Sounding Off with McGough (b007jvnp)
6. The Way Things Are

Roger McGough's reflections on life, death and BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

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

Recorded at the Bath Festival.

Producer: Sara Davies

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.


FRI 23:15 The Shuttleworths (b01ncg5h)
Series 4

Hello, Hello, Hello

John Shuttleworth enters the age of the mobile phone, but is he fully future-prepared? Stars Graham Fellows. From March 2003.


FRI 23:30 Think the Unthinkable (b007k4g0)
Series 2

Genforce

The management consultants work with a suspicious energy company. Stars Emma Kennedy and Marcus Brigstocke. From November 2002.




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 23:00 TUE (b007scys)

55 and Over 07:00 TUE (b01p3hnx)

55 and Over 17:00 TUE (b01p3hnx)

55 and Over 05:00 WED (b01p3hnx)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01ks53g)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01ks53g)

A Life of Bliss 08:30 SUN (m0001dd0)

Act Your Age 09:00 MON (b00zm0mc)

Act Your Age 16:00 MON (b00zm0mc)

Act Your Age 04:00 TUE (b00zm0mc)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 23:00 SUN (b083p88m)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 SUN (b00zf4tk)

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

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

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

An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach 10:45 WED (b007mwdd)

An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach 15:45 WED (b007mwdd)

An Arrangement in Grey and Black by Deborah Moggach 03:45 THU (b007mwdd)

Andrew Dallmeyer - Potted History 18:00 SAT (m000xyws)

Andrew Dallmeyer - Potted History 00:00 SUN (m000xyws)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b07tqbw0)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b07tqbw0)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b0848f95)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b0848f95)

Beachcomber... By the Way 12:30 SAT (b007jv6b)

Beachcomber... By the Way 09:30 MON (b0089jcr)

Beachcomber... By the Way 16:30 MON (b0089jcr)

Beachcomber... By the Way 04:30 TUE (b0089jcr)

Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m000xz8g)

Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means 02:00 SAT (b07tc375)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 08:30 WED (b008p8q2)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 12:30 WED (b008p8q2)

Big Jim and the Figaro Club 19:30 WED (b008p8q2)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 07:00 MON (b05zl1b6)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 17:00 MON (b05zl1b6)

Big Problems with Helen Keen 05:00 TUE (b05zl1b6)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 14:00 MON (b08gxddh)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 02:00 TUE (b08gxddh)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 14:00 TUE (b08gxx7m)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 02:00 WED (b08gxx7m)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 14:00 WED (b08gybf9)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 02:00 THU (b08gybf9)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 14:00 THU (b08h08kp)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 02:00 FRI (b08h08kp)

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore 14:00 FRI (b08h0g52)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 14:30 WED (b0184rg8)

Blue Notes, Cold Nights 02:30 THU (b0184rg8)

Bunk Bed 14:30 SAT (b092g8gg)

Bunk Bed 02:30 SUN (b092g8gg)

Bunk Bed 23:30 WED (b092r7zv)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b052jk2z)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 SAT (b007jrdj)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 MON (b007jrgw)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 TUE (b007jrgw)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 TUE (b007jrkp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 WED (b007jrkp)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 WED (b007jrnf)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 THU (b007jrnf)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 THU (b007jrr5)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 00:00 FRI (b007jrr5)

Charles Chilton - Journey into Space 18:00 FRI (b007jrts)

Cliche 23:30 TUE (m000y0d3)

Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters 23:00 THU (b0375b3z)

Cordoba 06:30 FRI (m000y1j1)

Cordoba 13:30 FRI (m000y1j1)

Cordoba 20:30 FRI (m000y1j1)

Craddock and Co 06:30 TUE (b007jsvl)

Craddock and Co 13:30 TUE (b007jsvl)

Craddock and Co 20:30 TUE (b007jsvl)

Craddock and Co 01:30 WED (b007jsvl)

Craddock and Co 06:30 WED (b007jsvx)

Craddock and Co 13:30 WED (b007jsvx)

Craddock and Co 20:30 WED (b007jsvx)

Craddock and Co 01:30 THU (b007jsvx)

Craddock and Co 06:30 THU (b007jsw5)

Craddock and Co 13:30 THU (b007jsw5)

Craddock and Co 20:30 THU (b007jsw5)

Craddock and Co 01:30 FRI (b007jsw5)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007qrzs)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007qrzs)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007qrzs)

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b0824r0d)

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b0824r0d)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m000xv8l)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m000xv8l)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (b04v2lv7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (b04v2lv7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (b04v2lv7)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (b04v2lv7)

Dicing With Dragons 14:30 THU (b0076mwd)

Dicing With Dragons 02:30 FRI (b0076mwd)

Don't Go in the Water! 15:30 SUN (b04f9fs8)

Don't Go in the Water! 03:30 MON (b04f9fs8)

Drama 10:00 MON (b08njn47)

Drama 15:00 MON (b08njn47)

Drama 03:00 TUE (b08njn47)

Drama 10:00 TUE (b08p537j)

Drama 15:00 TUE (b08p537j)

Drama 03:00 WED (b08p537j)

Drama 10:00 WED (b08pdy07)

Drama 15:00 WED (b08pdy07)

Drama 03:00 THU (b08pdy07)

Ed Reardon's Week 07:30 TUE (m000xs0c)

Ed Reardon's Week 17:30 TUE (m000xs0c)

Ed Reardon's Week 22:00 TUE (m000xs0c)

Ed Reardon's Week 05:30 WED (m000xs0c)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 08:30 MON (m000y01m)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 12:30 MON (m000y01m)

England, Their England by AG Macdonell 19:30 MON (m000y01m)

Essex, My Essex 02:30 SAT (b03w38q3)

Father Figure 22:30 MON (b01bl4fb)

Find The Lady 01:00 SAT (m000dz0w)

Find The Lady 06:00 MON (m000f0fx)

Find The Lady 13:00 MON (m000f0fx)

Find The Lady 20:00 MON (m000f0fx)

Find The Lady 01:00 TUE (m000f0fx)

Find The Lady 06:00 TUE (m000dz4c)

Find The Lady 13:00 TUE (m000dz4c)

Find The Lady 20:00 TUE (m000dz4c)

Find The Lady 01:00 WED (m000dz4c)

Find The Lady 06:00 WED (m000dyks)

Find The Lady 13:00 WED (m000dyks)

Find The Lady 20:00 WED (m000dyks)

Find The Lady 01:00 THU (m000dyks)

Find The Lady 06:00 THU (m000f7h9)

Find The Lady 13:00 THU (m000f7h9)

Find The Lady 20:00 THU (m000f7h9)

Find The Lady 01:00 FRI (m000f7h9)

Find The Lady 06:00 FRI (m000f6cv)

Find The Lady 13:00 FRI (m000f6cv)

Find The Lady 20:00 FRI (m000f6cv)

Frequently Asked Questions 14:30 MON (b00lszh8)

Frequently Asked Questions 02:30 TUE (b00lszh8)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b088fg46)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b088fg46)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b088fg46)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b08b7wd1)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b08b7wd1)

Growing Pains 09:00 SAT (b09b23xz)

Growing Pains 19:00 SAT (b09b23xz)

Guilt Trip 05:00 SAT (b07m7833)

Guilt Trip 07:00 FRI (b07mxt9d)

Guilt Trip 17:00 FRI (b07mxt9d)

Hal 23:30 MON (b08nk59c)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k251)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k251)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k251)

Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown 15:30 SAT (b05419l4)

Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown 03:30 SUN (b05419l4)

Hannah Gadsby: Arts Clown 22:45 THU (b054tfhw)

Henry James 16:00 SUN (m000y1kd)

Henry James 20:00 SUN (m000y1kd)

Henry James 04:00 MON (m000y1kd)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 SAT (m0002cvc)

Hercule Poirot 06:30 MON (m0002hdp)

Hercule Poirot 13:30 MON (m0002hdp)

Hercule Poirot 20:30 MON (m0002hdp)

Hercule Poirot 01:30 TUE (m0002hdp)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 07:30 MON (m000xsvf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 17:30 MON (m000xsvf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 22:00 MON (m000xsvf)

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 05:30 TUE (m000xsvf)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b05zlmfv)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b05zlmfv)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b06y0mqj)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b05zlmfv)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b06y0mqj)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000y01r)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000y01r)

Inspector Chen 03:00 SAT (b08dmgjw)

Irish Micks and Legends 22:30 THU (b01nq4j1)

It's Not What You Know 04:00 SAT (b036v9hd)

It's Not What You Know 09:00 FRI (b0375sfk)

It's Not What You Know 16:00 FRI (b0375sfk)

JCW Brook - Jonas 06:00 SAT (b083gwvc)

JCW Brook - Jonas 16:00 SAT (b083gwvc)

JCW Brook - Jonas 04:00 SUN (b083gwvc)

Jelly Mountain 15:45 SAT (b00fd63q)

Jelly Mountain 03:45 SUN (b00fd63q)

Jelly Mountain 23:15 TUE (b00fh6vz)

Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird 11:00 WED (m000gvkt)

Jim Morrison's Will to be Weird 21:00 WED (m000gvkt)

King Street Junior Revisited 08:30 THU (b00kn4l8)

King Street Junior Revisited 12:30 THU (b00kn4l8)

King Street Junior Revisited 19:30 THU (b00kn4l8)

Life on Egg 22:30 WED (b09jvp37)

Margaret Steward - Running Out of Sky 10:00 FRI (b01mny05)

Margaret Steward - Running Out of Sky 15:00 FRI (b01mny05)

Masala FM 23:30 SUN (b007zjm8)

Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places 10:00 THU (m000y10x)

Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places 15:00 THU (m000y10x)

Mike Dorrell - Penny Gaffs and Angel Places 03:00 FRI (m000y10x)

Millport 09:30 TUE (b0075ttx)

Millport 16:30 TUE (b0075ttx)

Millport 04:30 WED (b0075ttx)

Multi Story Shorts 10:45 SUN (m000xz8j)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 SUN (m000xz8j)

Multi Story Shorts 11:45 THU (m000xz8j)

Multi Story Shorts 21:45 THU (m000xz8j)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b00vrxk3)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b00vy37b)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 07:30 THU (m000xtbj)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 17:30 THU (m000xtbj)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 22:00 THU (m000xtbj)

Olga Koch: OK Computer 05:30 FRI (m000xtbj)

On the Rocks 07:00 THU (b03jfk21)

On the Rocks 17:00 THU (b03jfk21)

On the Rocks 05:00 FRI (b03jfk21)

Party 15:00 SAT (b01mqq72)

Party 03:00 SUN (b01mqq72)

Party 23:30 THU (b01mwvkw)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000y1j4)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000y1j4)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000xz8n)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000xz8n)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000xz8n)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b007k1hf)

Revolting People 14:00 SAT (b0089mbr)

Revolting People 02:00 SUN (b0089mbr)

Revolting People 22:30 TUE (b008ff6d)

Rigor Mortis 22:00 SAT (b007qhq4)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 18:45 SUN (b07j699j)

Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist 00:45 MON (b07j699j)

Second Holmes 08:30 FRI (b0169ljq)

Second Holmes 12:30 FRI (b0169ljq)

Second Holmes 19:30 FRI (b0169ljq)

Seekers 22:30 FRI (b0612hk1)

Shardlake (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (b09m5vdx)

Shardlake 02:15 SAT (b09l2299)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m00088n4)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m00088n4)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (m000xtcr)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b007k131)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b007k131)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b007k131)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01c7pqb)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01c7pqb)

Sounding Off with McGough 23:00 FRI (b007jvnp)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m000xzjl)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m000xzjl)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m000xzjl)

Start/Stop 12:30 SUN (b07nrzjd)

Start/Stop 17:30 SUN (b07nrzjd)

Start/Stop 22:00 SUN (b07nrzjd)

Start/Stop 05:30 MON (b07nrzjd)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007jn1s)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007jn1s)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000y01p)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000y01p)

Taboo 05:30 SAT (m000xskv)

Take Me to Your Reader 08:30 TUE (m000y0cz)

Take Me to Your Reader 12:30 TUE (m000y0cz)

Take Me to Your Reader 19:30 TUE (m000y0cz)

The Arthur Haynes Show 09:00 SUN (m0009cn2)

The Citadel 14:15 MON (b09by75r)

The Citadel 02:15 TUE (b09by75r)

The Citadel 14:15 TUE (b09byqhw)

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The Citadel 14:15 WED (b09byxlt)

The Citadel 02:15 THU (b09byxlt)

The Citadel 14:15 THU (b09c0m4p)

The Citadel 02:15 FRI (b09c0m4p)

The Citadel 14:15 FRI (b09c0pw6)

The Fair Intellectual Club 12:00 SAT (b080xj88)

The Fair Intellectual Club 07:00 WED (b081tdph)

The Fair Intellectual Club 17:00 WED (b081tdph)

The Fair Intellectual Club 05:00 THU (b081tdph)

The French East End 14:30 FRI (b01j5nw4)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jyp0)

The Mark Steel Lecture 23:30 SAT (b007md98)

The Mel and Sue Thing 22:30 SUN (b0076b72)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m000xz8l)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m000xz8l)

The Motion Show 08:00 SAT (b00762kw)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (b00762pb)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (b00762pb)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (b00762pb)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b08dnkh0)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b08dnkh0)

The Navy Lark 08:00 THU (b007jmzt)

The Navy Lark 12:00 THU (b007jmzt)

The Navy Lark 19:00 THU (b007jmzt)

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b00m9jbj)

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b00m9jbj)

The Shuttleworths 23:15 FRI (b01ncg5h)

The Skivers 23:00 SAT (b007jq44)

The Write Stuff 09:00 THU (m000y10v)

The Write Stuff 16:00 THU (m000y10v)

The Write Stuff 04:00 FRI (m000y10v)

Think the Unthinkable 23:30 FRI (b007k4g0)

Tina C 23:45 WED (b0076q33)

To the Manor Born 04:30 SAT (b007k4vh)

To the Manor Born 09:30 FRI (b007lzww)

To the Manor Born 16:30 FRI (b007lzww)

Unite 07:30 WED (m000xr90)

Unite 17:30 WED (m000xr90)

Unite 22:00 WED (m000xr90)

Unite 05:30 THU (m000xr90)

Val McDermid - Resistance 18:00 SUN (m000xz8q)

Val McDermid - Resistance 00:00 MON (m000xz8q)

Walking With the Dead 14:30 TUE (b03srddc)

Walking With the Dead 02:30 WED (b03srddc)

Woof 22:45 WED (b0bk1mrr)