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SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021

SAT 00:00 Simon Bovey - The Voice of God (b007jwlh)
5. Can You Hear That

Conclusion of Simon Bovey's sci-fi thriller set in Australia. The Colonel plans to fire the sonic weapon and risk a global catastrophe.

Joshua....................................................Matthew Dyktynski
Sam..........................................................Clare Corbett
Nick..........................................................David Tho
Walker/ Chairman..............................Geoffrey Beevers
American/ Soldier 2...........................Gerard McDermott
Scientist 2...............................................John Cummins
Soldier 1/ Scientist 1..........................Delroy Brown
Soldier.....................................................Nick Sayce
Paxton......................................................Sophie Roberts

Written by Simon Bovey

Producer Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC 7 in February 2006.


SAT 00:30 Off the Page (b011zzhl)
Pleasure and Pain of Public Transport

The three contributors to this edition of Off the Page are all seasoned travellers who know very well both the pleasures and the pain of public transport.

Ian Marchant wanted to write a book about inland waterways but was persuaded to write about trains instead and while researching that he fell in love with the idea of the railway.

The poet Lavinia Greenlaw made a sound installation based on comments overheard at a station.

Writer and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe has never owned a car.

Presenter Dominic Arkwright reveals a loathing for public transport and claims he will go to any length to avoid it.

Producer Paul Dodgson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


SAT 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl0)
Clouds of Witness

7. The Barometer Falls

Lord Peter Wimsey probes the whereabouts of his brother on the night of the murder - and Mary takes the stand...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery dramatised by Peter Jones and Tania Lieven

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Inspector Parker …. Gabriel Woolf
Lady Mary Wimsey …. Maria Aitken
Sir Impey Biggs …. Brian Oulton
Grimethorpe …. Bill Wallis
Mrs Grimethorpe …. Elizabeth Proud
Jake …. David Sinclair
Freddie Arbuthnot …. Nigel Lambert
Sir Wigmore Rinsing …. Garard Green
Benson …. John Forrest

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


SAT 01:30 Colvil and Soames (m000zkz3)
Series 1

A Matter of Judgement

The intelligence officers delve further into the mystery that is Donna – and are concerned for Mrs Wedlock. With Amanda Redman.


SAT 02:00 Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee (m000n6qg)
On Leopoldstadt

Hermione Lee's vivid biography of one of our finest playwrights Tom Stoppard concludes. Today, attention turns movingly to Leopoldstadt, his most recent play, where he reflects on his family and the Holocaust.

Tom Stoppard is among British theatre’s giants and in Hermione Lee's evocative and immersive biography we come to know the man and his work. Since 1964 Stoppard has been writing for the theatre, big screen, television, and radio,. His plays are among the most studied of the last century.

Hermione Lee is one of our leading literary biographers, and with access to private papers, diaries and letters, interviews with the playwright's friends, and Stoppard himself she has created an intimate portrait of the writer. Here we learn of his formative years as a young child forced to flee Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia; growing up in India and then England; his activism and campaigning on behalf of Eastern European and Soviet prisoners of conscience; the influence of, and his friendship with Vaclav Havel., and always his work, the writing, rehearsing, casting and his ever present humour.

Sir Tom Stoppard remains at the forefront of British theatrical life. His most recent, personal and highly acclaimed play, Leopoldstadt, fell victim to Covid-19, when its run in the West End was suspended in March, 2020.

Reader Alex Jennings

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams

Produced by Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2020.


SAT 02:15 Welsh Fargo by Sir Harry Secombe (m000zkzl)
10. Finder's Keepers

Heroes and villains emerge as Panteg’s weirdest night draws to a close.

Sir Harry Secombe concludes his own tale about the goings-on in a remote Welsh mining village.

Abridged by Elizabeth Proud.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1982.


SAT 02:30 The Art of the Nation (b04cb9h2)
Fathers and Sons

Most of the nation's greatest works of art are in our museums and galleries, but there are also thousands of significant works – some valuable, some not - in homes across the country.

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz discovers extraordinary stories behind the art-works on our domestic walls or shelves, and the tales they tell about our nation - an unwritten biography charting ups and downs, highs and lows.

In this edition, Will looks at art passed from fathers to sons. Many art-works - and the tales behind them - are handed down in this way, and the programme includes the story of how Luke, son of celebrated artist Mark Gertler, began to understand his father's life through the art he now owns.

Producer Neil George

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2014.


SAT 03:00 Wilkie Collins - No Name (b007jryr)
6. December 1847

Magdalen Vanstone searches for a letter that might win back her inheritance.

Conclusion of Wilkie Collins’ novel dramatised by Ray Jenkins.

Magdalen Vanstone ...... Sophie Thompson
Captain Wragge ...... Jack May
Miss Garth ...... Kathleen Helme
Norah Vanstone ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Mrs Wragge ...... Vivian Pickles
Pendril ...... John Moffatt
Admiral Bartram ...... Alan MacNaughtan
George Bartram ...... Christopher Scott
Louisa ...... Susan Sheridan
Loscombe ...... Christopher Good
Mrs Ruddock ...... Joanna Mackie
Captain Kirke ...... Robin Ellis
Mazey ...... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Drake ...... Jo Manning Wilson
Dr Merrick ...... David Goudge
Narrator ...... Philip Sully

Music by Peter Brewis and played by Maurice Cambridge.

Director: Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1989.


SAT 04:00 The Food Quiz (b0076n4w)
Series 2

Episode 6

Journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner puts four gastronomes through their culinary paces.

Wine writer Jancis Robinson, wild man Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef Alastair Little and restaurateur Ruth Watson are set for a good grilling.

Issues for digestion include what a Fat Rascal is, who spent £67,000 on a new oven, and where dried tuna sperm is served as a delicacy.

Producer: Rebecca Wells

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2004.


SAT 04:30 Ballylenon (b007tcbg)
Series 3

Episode 4

A job offer for the Reverend Hawthorne raises Ms Boal's expectations.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism and proper plumbing in every home.

CAST:

Phonsie Doherty …. T.P. McKenna
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vivienne Boal …. Aine McCartney
Stumpy Bonnar …. Gerard McSorley
Guard Gallagher …. John Hewitt
Reverend Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.


SAT 05:00 It's Jocelyn (b08gy87v)
Series 2

Friends

Jocelyn talks about friendship, Princess Pay As You Go gets into podcasting and the traffic wardens have a meeting about a meeting.

Series two of sketches and stand-up from the wonderful mind of Jocelyn Jee Esien.

With Paul Whitehouse as a cockney funeral director, plus the vocal talents of Ninia Benjamin, Curtis Walker, Dee Kaate, Gavi Chera and Karen Bartke.

Producer: Suzy Grant

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


SAT 05:30 Henry Normal: A Normal... (m00035w0)
Nature

Henry Normal: A Normal... Nature

"Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal"
Simon O'Hagan - Radio Times

The fifth instalment in this acclaimed, occasional series in which acclaimed, occasional writer Henry Normal uses poetry, stories and comedy to tackle those subjects so big only radio can possibly contain them.

In this new episode, Henry looks our relationship with nature in an exploration of unsung nature from the point of view of a busy urban human.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. Co-writer of award winning TV programmes such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Coogan’s Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-Nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge.

He has published several volumes of poetry, including Travelling Second Class Through Hope, Staring Directly at the Eclipse, Raining Upwards and his new volume This Phantom Breath. And his memoir, A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son.

Praise for previous episodes in this series:

"It's a rare and lovely thing: half an hour of radio that stops you short, gently demands your attention and then wipes your tears away while you have to have a little sit down"

"It's a real treat to hear a seasoned professional like Henry taking command of this evening comedy spot to deliver a show that's idiosyncratic and effortlessly funny"

"Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal's show"

Written and performed by Henry Normal
Production Coordinator - Beverly Tagg
Produced by Carl Cooper

This was a BBC Studios production.


SAT 06:00 Drama (b08lfbh5)
Nick Dear - The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

A moving account of the years leading up to the death of the poet Edward Thomas. Nick Dear's play explores Thomas' relationships with the American poet Robert Frost, who became his mentor and close friend, and British author and poet Eleanor Farjeon, with whom he shared a mutual adoration.

We also journey into his somewhat uneasy marriage with Helen Thomas who suffered at the hands of both these relationships as well as having to suffer the effects of Thomas' regular bouts of grim depression.

We eventually discover that Thomas' great passion for nature and the countryside was the real reason for him signing up to go to War - his overwhelming need to protect The Dark Earth and The Light Sky.

CAST:

Edward Thomas .... James D'Arcy
Robert Frost .... Rupert Evans
Helen Thomas .... Charlotte Emmerson
Eleanor Farjeon .... Sylvestra le Touzel
Philip Thomas .... Alan David
Bott/Major Lushington .... Nicholas Boulton

Originally produced by the Almeida Theatre Company

Director: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2017.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b08n2wcq)
Series 42

Anton Du Beke on Arnold Palmer

Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke chooses the golf legend Arnold Palmer as his great life. Along with the sports broadcaster John Inverdale, he sets out the reasons why Palmer left a legacy far beyond the sporting world and far beyond the golf course.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SAT 08:00 Whispers (b00cbszf)
Series 2

Episode 6

Gyles Brandreth hosts the quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart.

Charles Collingwood and Simon Fanshawe join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip.

Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2004.


SAT 08:30 Snap (b012yvf2)
Series 3

Episode 4

Doug wonders if he can rely on his ex-wife Molly for help during his mum's convalescence.

Continuing Paul Mendelson's sitcom about a couple trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce.

Starring Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Robin Weaver as Dawn, Jonathan Tafler as Raymond and Richard Firth as Ansel.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


SAT 09:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (b06r9b2t)
Isy Suttie returns to Derbyshire, the home of her teenage years as she ambles through the radio archives to celebrate family life and growing up. On her travels we hear contributions from her close friends along with some classic BBC comedy.

* "The Shoe Box of Memories"

A new programme where comedian and actress Isy Suttie searches through a shoe box of special items recalling her adventures in Matlock, Derbyshire as a child and teenager, evoking bitter sweet memories of her journey to adulthood

She is joined by her family of friends Holly and Caroline to reminisce.

* "Sarah Millican's Support Group"
Comedy by Sarah Millican, who plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt. In this episode she helps solve various family issues.

* "After Henry"
Mr Right: A classic episode from the popular 1980's sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales.

* "Old Dog And Partridge"
Nineties comedy about a landlord who runs a pub with his, until recently, estranged daughter. In this episode old chum Ralph arrives with his trophy wife.

* "Not In Front of the Children"
Family sitcom starring Wendy Craig. In this episode titled Echo From the Past, Jen gets jealous when she sees Henry talking to a new girlfriend.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra
Producer: Stephen Garner

First broadcast in 2015.


SAT 12:00 The Goon Show (b0080hxc)
The Last Goon Show of All

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers reunite to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC in 1972.

Recorded on 30th April 1972, their farewell performance with a distinguished audience is broadcast complete with the pre-show warm-up at the Camden Theatre, London. It was simultaneously recorded for broadcast on BBC TV.

Written by Spike Milligan and featuring:

Peter Sellers as Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun.

Harry Secombe as Neddy Seagoon in floral cretonne.

Spike Milligan as Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty

With the Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and the Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.

Producer: John Browell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5th October 1972.


SAT 13:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw5q8)
3. The Fame Game

Pandora Sykes explores how her controversially-named debut single catapulted teenage Britney into stardom.

In this eight-part series for BBC Radio 4, Pandora traces Britney’s incredible life: from her hardscrabble childhood in rural Louisiana, to her coronation as the inaugural pop princess of the internet, navigating an insatiable celebrity gossip complex; through to a young mother on trial by the paparazzi.

Britney is a pop culture phenomenon. Pandora looks behind that mask - and beyond Britney herself - to explore how Britney became the most Googled person in the world, for almost 7 years, and what it says, both then and now, about the entertainment industry, politics, sex and how we see women in the public eye.

Britney’s public struggles saw her placed in a conservatorship, in which she lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Thirteen years later, and she is in court, pleading for this controversial legal arrangement to end. We will look at how Britney has been transformed from girl-next-door teen sensation to pop music’s Rapunzel, trapped in a supposedly rotten system.

Pieces of Britney mixes documentary, archive and interviews to tell Britney’s remarkable story. It also features drama, written by playwright Katie Hims, to bring Britney and her extraordinary world to life.

Pieces of Britney is a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise.

Episode 3 Cast:

Britney . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Lynne . . . . . Laurel Lefkow
Dave . . . . . Paul Chahidi
Jamie . . . . . Elliot Cowan
Jamie Lynn . . . . . Tillie Murray
Other parts were played by Joseph Ayre and Julianna Jennings

Sound design by Peter Ringrose
Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko and Anne Isger


SAT 13:40 Twenty Minutes (b01m5lh7)
The Human Jukebox

Do you sing in the bath, whistle in the corridors, or hum nervously waiting on the phone?

Why do we sing to ourselves, do we even know we are doing it, and what about those infuriating phrases of music that we find stuck in our heads?
It seems that 90% of the population have experienced the mysterious playing of the 'Human Jukebox' - either whole tunes or short repetitive phrases. Whether to hide embarrassment, pass the time in a mundane job, or celebrate a happy moment, unconscious singing or whistling is a common trait.

Peter Curran, a self-hummer, explores a phenomenon which is under increased investigation.

As our understanding of the brain increases, so we can gather more understanding of how we relate to muisic, and that includes how so we select tunes from our internal jukebox.

Peter Curran, finds out from Professor Paul Robertson, founder of the Medici Quartet, the connection between music and emotion, and Dr Lauren Stewart, Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths University, about her research project into the origination and nature of earworms, (or 'Ohrwurm' as they were originally described in German).

Pop producer Clive Langer, writer David Stafford and an assortment of human jukeboxes also share their compulsion to sing out loud.

Next time you find yourself whistling in the bath, maybe you'll understand more about what you are doing.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2012.


SAT 14:00 Sisters (b08yn9np)
Series 2

Oh Brother

Susan and Fiona are grown up sisters who live together. But that's all they have in common. Sisters tackles the painfully funny world of the love/hate relationship you can never escape.

When their brother Cliff, who they very rarely speak to, announces he's coming to stay, the sisters start to speculate about the reason for his visit. The favourite theory on their shortlist is that he's finally come out. But what he reveals is altogether more surprising and they enlist Blake's help in getting to the truth of the matter.

Susan...............................Susan Calman
Fiona................................Ashley Jensen
Blake................................Nick Helm
Cliff...................................Derek Riddell
Joy....................................Gabby Best

Written by Susan Calman

Producer Paul Schlesinger

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in July 2017.


SAT 14:30 And Now in Colour (b007jmn1)
Series 1

Intercity

The sketch show team takes the audience to Margate and asks 'Whose Pencil Line is it Anyway?'

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1990


SAT 15:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhf19)
Series 7

Episode 6

Popular award winning sketch show from the creator of Cabin Pressure.

In the final programme of the seventh series, you'll learn about the downsides of adopting animals, and hear a modern shanty that anyone who works in an office will identify with.

Written by & starring ... John Finnemore

With:
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Simon Kane
Lawry Lewin
Carrie Quinlan

Original music composed by ... Susannah Pearse
Piano ... Susannah Pearse
Squeezebox/cello ... Sally Stares

Production Coordinator ... Beverly Tagg

Producer ... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


SAT 15:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b08015ry)
Case #124 - Against the Grain

Acclaimed double-act Max and Ivan return as incompetent private detectives for hire.

Thrown out of their office by unhinged landlord Malcolm McMichaelmas, a holiday with Ivan's anthropologist Uncle Cornelius on the remote Isle of Sudley seems to be the perfect solution. However, things quickly go awry, as the boys get mixed up in a sinister underworld of murder, human sacrifice and sand.

Max.................................................Max Olesker
Ivan.................................................Ivan Gonzalez
Dr Cornelius Cornelius............Mark Heap
Narrator /
Malcolm McMichaelmas.........Lewis MacLeod
Griselda /
Sharon the Tourism Lady /
Creepy Twin.................................Jessica Ransom
Keane / Scared Man /
Coffin Maker / Susan /
Other Creepy Twin.......................David Reed

Written by and Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez

Developed by John Stanley Productions

Produced by Ben Walker

A Retort production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in October 2016.


SAT 16:00 Drama (b08lfbh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b08n2wcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 The Prisoner (m0001q06)
Series 1

Your Beautiful Village

Something is very wrong, as Number 6 experiences the most disturbing sense deprivation.

Almost complete darkness, filled with haunting sounds, fragments of conversations, and a desperate call from Number 9 start to test Number 6’s reason.

The original seventeen episode TV series of The Prisoner created intrigue and controversy in equal measure when it first aired in the UK in 1967. In a taut psychological spy thriller the main character, dehumanised as ‘Number 6’, has committed no crime, save for having resigned from some unspecified branch of the British Secret Service. His prison is a heavily guarded coastal village.

Under constant surveillance, Number 6 can trust no-one and relentlessly works to establish who his captors are, a seemingly impossible task when the most senior figure he encounters – Number 2 – changes frequently...

CAST:

Number 6 …. Mark Elstob
Number 2 …. Ramon Tikaram
Number 9 …. Sara Powell
The Village Voice …. Helen Goldwyn

Music: Jamie Robertson

Script Editor: Jamie Anderson

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs.

A Big Finish Production - based on the classic ITV series.


SAT 19:00 Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family (b06r9b2t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section (b01cj461)
Pilot

Alex Horne and his band learn to speak 'jazz' and head into space. With explorer Benedict Allen. Series warm-up from March 2011.


SAT 22:30 Elvenquest (b01r0gjg)
Series 4

The Underworld

The Questers are forced into the Underworld where they must find Penthiselea's mum to ask her an all important question that could finally lead them to the Sword of Asnagar.

Meanwhile, Lord Darkness faces a testing time too, when he tries to raise an army of the dead.

Fantasy-based sitcom set in Lower Earth written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto

Vidar ...... Darren Boyd
Penthiselea's mother ...... Louise Delamere
Dean/Kreech ...... Kevin Eldon
Amis/The Gatekeeper ...... Dave Lamb
Sam ...... Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness ...... Alistair McGowan
Penthiselea ...... Ingrid Oliver

Producer: Sam Michell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 23:00 The Curried Goat Show (b007k41b)
Episode 1

Cake night, and an odd flat-share. Dan Gaster, Will Ing and Ben Silburn's sketch-bonanza. With Gary Olsen. From January 1998.


SAT 23:30 Daphne Sounds Expensive (b07lhj87)
Series 1

D.A.P.H.N.E.

Jason has an out-of-this-world plan to increase the show's listenership.

Join critically-acclaimed sketch trio, Daphne, as they pull out all the stops in a dazzling array of peculiar characters, whacky scenarios, dodgy remarks, curious observations, minor altercations and major peacemaking - served on a bed of catchy little numbers with a live nine-piece band.

Written by and starring Jason Forbes, Phil Wang and George Fouracres

Featuring Sir Willard White, Emma Sidi and David Elms

Original music composed by Jeff Carpenter
Orchestrator: Simon Nathan
Musical Director: Freddie Tapner
Piano: Jeff Carpenter
Drums: Ben Hartley
Bass: Rob Grist
Percussion: Ben Burton
Trumpet: Michael Maddocks
Tenor Sax: Greg Sterland
Trombone: Elliot Pooley
Violin: Hannah Bell
Cello: Nick Squires

Production Coordinator, Hayley Sterling
Producer, Matt Stronge

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



SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2021

SUN 00:00 The Prisoner (m0001q06)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw5q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:40 Twenty Minutes (b01m5lh7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:40 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Sisters (b08yn9np)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 And Now in Colour (b007jmn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme (b09qhf19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan (b08015ry)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Drama (b08lfbh5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b08n2wcq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Tom Stoppard: A Life (Omnibus) (m000ztsg)
Tom Stoppard’s childhood is disrupted when his family escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

Hermione Lee's evocative and immersive biography tells the story of the man and his work. Since 1964 Stoppard has been writing for the theatre, big screen, television, and radio,. His plays are among the most studied of the last century.

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams

Hermione Lee is one of our leading literary biographers, and with access to private papers, diaries and letters, interviews with the playwright's friends, and Stoppard himself she has created an intimate portrait of the writer. Here we learn of his formative years as a young child forced to flee Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia; growing up in India and then England; his activism and campaigning on behalf of Eastern European and Soviet prisoners of conscience; the influence of, and his friendship with Vaclav Havel., and always his work, the writing, rehearsing, casting and his ever present humour.

Tom remains at the forefront of British theatrical life, even in a moment of crisis. His most recent, personal and highly acclaimed play, Leopoldstadt, fell victim to Covid-19, when its run in the West End was suspended in March, 2020, before resuming in August, 2021.

Read by Alex Jennings

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2020.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b09lk0x9)
Benny Andersson

ABBA's Benny Andersson selects 'Rattvikarnas Ganglat' by Dalarnas Spelmansforbund and 'Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix' by Maria Callas.


SUN 07:20 Welsh Fargo by Sir Harry Secombe (Omnibus) (m000ztsj)
Episode 2

Sir Harry Secombe reads his own tale about the goings-on in a remote Welsh mining village.

These are the adventures of Dai Fargo who drives the only bus connecting sleepy Panteg to Swansea. The dilapidated vehicle may need constant mechanical intervention, but it’s the locals’ lifeline.

Dai has become inadvertently involved in the most audacious crime that the sleepy village has every witnessed.

First published in 1981, Sir Harry’s satirical novel reflects his association with The Goon Show’s Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Michael Bentine and Eric Sykes.

Omnibus of the second five of ten parts abridged by Elizabeth Proud.

Producer: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1982.


SUN 08:30 Doctor at Large (b009pp9l)
The Captain's Problem

Ship's doctor Simon Sparrow diagnoses trouble ahead with Captain Spratt!

The misadventures of newly qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow - adapted for radio by Ray Cooney from Richard Gordon's 'Doctor at Large' published in 1955.

CAST:

Simon Sparrow …. Richard Briers
Captain Spratt …. Geoffrey Sumner
First Mate Jock Hornbeam …. Ray Cooney
Colonel Smith …. Edward Cast
Easter …. Peter Jones

Producer: David Hatch

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1969.


SUN 09:00 Not in Front of the Children (b08htpmg)
Series 2

No Man at the Helm

The Corners are trying to sell their London house - but things are becoming unhinged...

CAST:

Jennifer Corner …. Wendy Craig
Henry Corner …. Francis Matthews
Mary …. Charlotte Mitchell
Trudi …. Roberta Tovey
Amanda …. Jill Riddick
Robin …. Hugo Keith-Johnston
The Estate Agent …. David Tate
Mr Weston …. Norman Mitchell
Mrs Weston …. Aline Waites

The second series of comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored from the original reel-to-reel tapes.

Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to play on television. Later series included And Mother Makes Three/Five and Butterflies.

Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst

Producer: Trafford Whitelock.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1970.


SUN 09:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b0848sqq)
Series 2

Episode 3

John Shuttleworth invites Nick Heyward from Haircut 100 to his Sheffield home to perform one of his own songs and also, more importantly, one of his.

Ken is very excited as he's heard that Nick has had a spiritual awakening and he's keen to learn how he can have one of his own. John feels that Ken is being silly wearing a kaftan and beads, but Ken is convinced that Nick can help him and ignores John.

Also, Mary is not happy with the smell of the josticks that Ken has lit so he's ejected by John while Nick wins Mary over with his rendition of Can't Go Back To Savoury Now.

In Top Tips on the Telephone, John learns from Tony Christie about coping with Eurovision failure!

Written and Performed by Graham Fellows.

With special guests Nick Heyward and Tony Christie.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2016.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ztj1)
Football

John Motson

John Walker Motson, OBE, also known as Motty, has been commentating on football since 1971. He covered more than 2000 games on television and radio, including all the major football championships, 29 FA Cup finals (with an additional five replays), 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships and 200 England games. At the age of 72 he's just retired.

Known not only for his footballing knowledge and his voice, he is often recognised by his knee-length sheepskin coat. His passion for football was ignited by his father, a Methodist minister for 40 years, who on his one day off each week would take his only son to watch football. The first game John attended was at Charlton Athletic when he was seven, and the excitement of it inspired him to create scrapbooks of footballing facts and collect match programmes.

After five years at boarding school, where he wasn't allowed to play football, he left at 16 after one term doing A levels. He joined the Barnet Press as a trainee reporter and then moved onto the Sheffield Telegraph. When BBC Radio Sheffield, one of the first six local radio stations, came on air, he was one of the reporters pulled in to give match summaries. He then moved to the BBC as a sports assistant in radio, before joining the Match of the Day team on television.

He has been supported in his career by his solicitor wife, Annie, who meticulously kept details of every match in thick A4 books which John used for his preparation. He was awarded an OBE for services to football and in May 2018 he was honoured by BAFTA with a Special Award for his lifetime's work.

Presenter: Kirsty Young
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00kvt8f)
Series 1

Monstrous Flowers

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

Deep in the steamy forests of Sumatra, the largest flowers in the world bloom, albeit for under a week. But why are they so big?


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m000ztsm)
Series 8

Asking for a Friend

Radiolab looks to answer some of life’s big little questions, taking in time and outer and inner spacer. With Jad Abumrad.

The boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

Jad Abumrad and the Radiolab team investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2019.


SUN 11:55 Inheritance Tracks (b09lk0x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m000ztsp)
Charles Causley and Robert Southey

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Time for Verse: Charles Causley and Time for Verse: Poets Laureate: Robert Southey.

Time For Verse: Charles Causley
The fourth of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews Charles Causley about his life and poetry. Poems: “Uncle Stan”; “Magpie”; “Friedrich”.
Reader – Michael Deacon
Producer – Alec Reid
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988.

Time For Verse: Poets Laureate - Robert Southey
From a series about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office, compiled and presented by Sean Street. Robert Southey (1774-1843). Poems: “After Blenheim”; “Ode written during the negotiations with Buonaparte, in January 1814” (extract); “Funeral song for Princess Charlotte of Wales” (extracts); “Ode on the death of Queen Charlotte”.
Readers - Martin Jarvis, Adrian Cairns and David Goodland
Producer - Margaret Bradley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.


SUN 12:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00sg13d)
1970s

Cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares... Well you've got the idea.

Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life. Micky regales us with stories from his life told through stand up comedy. In between, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short interviews that give an insight into the stand up.

In this opening episode Micky talks about growing up in the East End in the 1970's. He chats to his school friends about their shared experiences of leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market. He also interviews Sociology Professor Paul Willis about his research on working class boys in a 1970's school.

Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End, working as a Billingsgate Fish Porter to an entertainer living in the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, all the better for being told through jokes. The issue of class is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up. However it is framed less as "Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for Tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?"

Written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2010.


SUN 13:00 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Omnibus) (b08l6n9m)
Episode 2

When Louise connects with a man on a rare night out, she hopes that things are about to change for the better - but, very quickly, events take an unsettling turn.

David becomes angry when he finds out about her friendship with Adele.

Sarah Pinborough's electrifying psychological thriller with "a pull-the-rug-out ending" (Ian Rankin).

Writer: Sarah Pinborough

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne

Readers: Rosie Cavaliero, Tracy Wiles and David Carlyle

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dbtb7)
Maureen Lipman

Actress Maureen Lipman chooses 'When You Wish Upon A Star' performed by Barbara Cook and 'Frank Mills' from the musical Hair.


SUN 14:20 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b0bntfs0)
Series 12

Jackie Hartwell is assigned as family liaison officer to a woman viciously assaulted in her own home. It soon becomes clear the suspect is likely to strike again.

Meera Syal returns as family liaison officer Jackie Hartwell. Her job, as ever, is to comfort and support the families of victims while keeping a watchful eye on their reactions and movements. You never know when he murderer might be close to home.

Jackie: Meera Syal
Peter: Mathew Marsh
Azra: Olivia Darnley
Denise: Joan Walker
Samantha: Janice Acquah
Keith: Darren Boyd

Writer - Scott Cherry
Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in five parts in October 2018.


SUN 15:30 In The Lounge With Rich Morton (b01cwszp)
For many casual listeners, the music usually defined as 'lounge' may conjure up something kitsch and outdated, bringing to mind the world of Austin Powers or the sentimental, string-sodden arrangements of their parents' record collections. As comedian, composer and lounge aficionado Rich Morton discovers, there's a large and healthy subculture of lounge lovers who view it as anything but outdated.

For the past twenty years, clubs devoted to lounge music have been thriving, and several successful series of lounge compilations have brought obscure and sought-after tracks by some of the greatest 20th century pop and jazz performers to the ears of a new generation. As a composer and collector of lounge tunes, Rich goes in search of the alchemy that produces a lounge classic: whether it's the voice of a Rat Pack regular, the tight brassy arrangement of a Neil Hefti or a Quincy Jones, the timeless simplicity of a Burt Bacharach or Tony Hatch melody - or simply a mood, something undefinable, laid-back, evocative of a time and a place that's anywhere but here.

Rich meets fellow lounge collectors, club owners and composers - with the shared passion for a music that's often overlooked or derided but, as the programme reveals, constantly being reinvented. New technology means that classic tracks are being rediscovered and shared as never before, producing fascinating advances and musical hybrids within lounge culture. Producer: Paul Bajoria.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


SUN 16:00 Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor (m0006mlq)
After his sister’s death, a middle-aged German doctor considers relinquishing his bachelor status, when he meets two very different women.

Written by Arthur Schnitzler and dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.

Emil Graesler .... Keith Drinkel
Sabine Schleheim .... Cathy Sara
Katharina Rebner ... Jo Rafferty
Frau Sommer ... Oona Beeson
Bohlinger ... Robert Lister
Frau Grumer ... Sunny Ormonde
Karl Schleheim .... Richard da Costa
Frau Schleheim: Marian Kemmer
Fanny Sommer ... Elizabeth Wofford

Director: Peter Leslie Wild.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m000ztsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00sg13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Stanislaw Lem - Solaris (b00pf4xk)
2. Love and Hate

Psychologist Kris is falling in love with his replica wife and wants to take her back to Earth with him. His colleagues are simultaneously plotting to destroy the planet.

Stanislaw Lem's famous modern sci-fi classic, dramatised by Hattie Naylor.

Starring Ron Cook as Kris, Stuart Richman as Sartoris, Tim McMullan as Snow and Joanne Froggatt as Rheya.

Music by Alice Trueman
Sound Design: Steve Brooke
Directed at BBC Manchester by Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m000ztsm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:55 Inheritance Tracks (b09lk0x9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor (m0006mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ztj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00kvt8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00sg13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b00j4hk2)
Series 1

Skipton

Comedian Mark Steel visits the attractive market town of Skipton in Yorkshire and presents a show from a livestock auction hall to discover what makes the town and its inhabitants distinctive.

Producer: Julia McKenzie.

A BBC Radio Comedy Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2009.


SUN 23:00 On the Hour (b0090br1)
Series 2

Episode 2

Alan Partridge is at the Olympics. Barbara Wintergreen is in America.

All the news as it happens, if it happens from the BBC's urgent and incisive news overview.

Savagely satirical award-winning comedy starring Chris Morris.

With Steve Coogan, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan.

Written by Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Steven Wells, David Quantick, Andrew Glover and Stewart Lee.

Producer: Armando lannucci

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1992.


SUN 23:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide (b01qkmpl)
Series 2

Midlife Crisis

Stephen K Amos and comedian guests Fred MacAulay, Angela Barnes and Greg Proops compile an Idiot's Guide to having your midlife crisis.



MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

MON 00:00 Stanislaw Lem - Solaris (b00pf4xk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Omnibus) (b08l6n9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08dbtb7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) (b0bntfs0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 In The Lounge With Rich Morton (b01cwszp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor (m0006mlq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m000ztsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? (b00sg13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
Clouds of Witness

8. The Speech for the Defence

Lord Peter Wimsey gathers vital evidence in New York to try and clear his brother Gerald of murder, but there's a sting in the tail...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

Concluding Dorothy L Sayers' detective mystery.

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Inspector Parker …. Gabriel Woolf
Lady Mary Wimsey …. Maria Aitken
Sir Impey Biggs …. Brian Oulton
Mrs Grimethorpe …. Elizabeth Proud
Freddie Arbuthnot …. Nigel Lambert
Benson …. John Forrest
The Duke of Denver …. James Villiers
Simone …. Bridget McConnell
Madame Brigette …. Jo Manning Wilson
Sugg …. John Bull
Murbles …. Malcolm Hayes

Dramatised by Peter Jones and Tania Lieven.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1974.


MON 06:30 Colvil and Soames (m000ztsv)
Series 1

Betrayal and Judgement

Terrorism, murder and the church - can the intelligence officers unravel the web? Stars Christopher Benjamin and Amanda Redman.


MON 07:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
Series 2

Episode 4

John Shuttleworth invites singer Mari Wilson to his Sheffield home to perform one of her own songs and also, more importantly, one of his.

Joan Chitty gets very excited about Mari's visit as she used to have a wonderful beehive and Joan would like Mari to give her the same look. John is not convinced this is a good idea as Joan has very short spiky hair and far too much hair lacquer would be required.

Anyway, there are more important things to be done. Mari needs to sing one of John's songs and John has to prepare for a medley of Mari's songs and get Top Tips on the Telephone from Tony Burrows who famously appeared on Top of The Pops three times in one show!

Written and Performed by Graham Fellows.

With special guests Mari Wilson and Toni Burrows

Producer: Dawn Ellis

A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2016.


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m000zkpr)
Series 87

Episode 2

Sue Perkins hosts the return of Radio 4’s longest running panel show, Just a Minute. This episode was produced using remote recording technology, with the audience joining from their homes all over the world. Caroline Barlow blows the whistle.

Devised by Ian Messiter

Produced by Hayley Sterling

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
Series 6

And So to Bed

Harold hopes a brand new bed will impress his girlfriends.

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

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

CAST:

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

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

Producer: Bobby Jaye

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1976.


MON 08:30 Albert and Me (b007jv04)
Series 1

Pilot Episode

Single dad Bryan Archer struggles to work as well as bringing up his baby son, Albert.

Stars Richard Beckinsale as Bryan Archer, Pat Coombs as Mum/Albert and John Comer as Dad. With Frank Thornton as Vernon Wordsworth.

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1977.


MON 09:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
Series 1

Episode 5

Angus Deayton hosts the comedy panel show with no format.

Tim Key, Micky Flanagan, Bridget Christie and Nick Hancock battle it out to see who can beat each other at their own games each has brought along.

What is Micky's 'Cockney Rhyming Slang Charades' all about and is it any fun to play? Can anyone understand the rules to Tim's 'No More Women'? And what is Bridget's idea of her 'Fantasy Funeral'? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in this show.

Angus valiantly tries to make sure everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact.

Reader: Christine Kavanagh

Writers: Angus Deayton, Ged Parsons and Paul Powell

Devised by Benjamin Partridge

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2011.


MON 09:30 Lip Service (m000ztsy)
Episode 5

Comedy, sketches and music.

Maggie and Sue present War and Peace and Robinson Crusoe as you've never heard before. There's also financial advice and even a message from Her Majesty The Queen.

Written and performed by Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding.

With Denise Coffey, Malcolm Raeburn and Andrew Dodge.

Producer Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1992.


MON 10:00 Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt (m0003ts6)
Phyllis Muspratt is the epitome of all that Rebecca despises: a genteel little widow who can't manage without a man to do the odd jobs about the house.

She’s pathetically eager to make friends - and Rebecca manages to reduce her to tears on their first meeting. But she's a near neighbour and can't be ignored.

Adapted from Penelope Mortimer's novel The Handyman by Caroline Bennett.

Rebecca .... Mary Wimbush
Phyllis ....Jill Balcon
Isobel ..... Marian Diamond
Fred .... Gavin Muir

Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1994.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ztt0)
Series 8

Finding Another Way

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how we more creatively approach resolving conflicts in a polarized world.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000ztt2)
Deborah Moggach

Novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach shares her Inheritance Tracks: Ella Fitzgerald, Thanks for the Memory and Dory Previn, The Lady with the Braid.


MON 12:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Albert and Me (b007jv04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Colvil and Soames (m000ztsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08npnhg)
Episode 1

The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Josh ...... Kai Alexander
Nickie ...... Lynda Baron
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Mark ...... Arthur Darvill
Louise ...... Elizabeth Berrington

Written by Paula Hawkins.
Abridged by Doreen Estall.
Produced by Gemma McMullan.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


MON 14:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5sqk4)
Series 1

Episode 1

A funny real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend. So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions. But can ultra-unionist Amelia overcome the separatist factions in her own family? Attendance is mandatory. Resistance is useless.

Written by Ben Lewis.

Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

Director: Kirsty Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


MON 14:30 The Original (b00bz4ch)
Duchy Originals, Levis Originals - they're part of the daily marketing blitz, but an original Van Gogh . . . that's special.

Writer Alkarim Jivani explores why we prize originals over copies and considers the homage, the tribute, the director's cut, restoration and renovation along the way.

Producer: Simon Elmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


MON 15:00 Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt (m0003ts6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Lip Service (m000ztsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m000zkpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmfp)
Episode 1

The mystery deepens when all the residents of the rural village of Midwich suddenly fall into a state of unconsciousness...

The classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam (1903-1969) adapted in three-parts by William Ingram.

CAST:

Colonel Bernard Westcott …. Charles Kay
Richard Gayford …. William Gaunt
Gordon Zellaby …. Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby …. Pauline Yates
Janet Gayford …. Rosalind Adams
Ferrelyn Zellaby …. Jenny Quayle
Alan Hughes …. Gordon Dulieu
Doctor Willers …. Hugh Dickson
Vicar Leebody …. William Ingram
Colonel Latcher …. Garard Green
Captain Beamish …. Martin Bansley
Group Captain Harding …. Peter Tuddenham
Chief Constable …. Ronald Baddiley
Pilot …. Alex Jennings
PC …. David Peart
Base Controller …. Edward Cast

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in December 1982.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b01nxh57)
Ben Goldacre and Michelle Paver

Strongly divergent opinions are aired on this week's edition of A Good Read as acclaimed children's author Michelle Paver brings Tove Jansson's 'Summer Book' to the table, a moving account of the relationship between an old woman and her granddaughter. We hear how she struggles with the choice of medical journalist Ben Goldacre, who discusses 'Testing Treatments', an account of how drug trials are conducted. Presenter Harriett Gilbert likes both, but proposes an autobiographical novel, 'Jigsaw' by Sybille Bedford, which for Goldacre misses the mark by a million miles.

Book Choices:

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Publisher: Sort Of Books

Testing Treatments by Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton and Iain Chalmers
Publisher: Pinter & Martin

Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford
Publisher: Eland

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


MON 19:00 Steptoe and Son (b007k4gh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Albert and Me (b007jv04)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Colvil and Soames (m000ztsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m000ztt0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m000ztt2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m000zkpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management (b00grsdt)
Episode 6

Comedy series in which comedian Will Smith seeks help and advice - primarily from his godfather Peter - on coping with the onset of middle age.

Will tackles his lack of success with women with the help of Ed, an American love guru.

Will ...... Will Smith
Peter ...... Roger Allam
Ed ...... Simon Greenall
Girlfriend ...... Jill Cardo
First date ...... Janice Acquah
Second date ...... Donnla Hughes
Third date ...... Dan Starkey
Waiter ...... Roger Drew

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2009.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m000zkzz)
Series 106

Episode 3

Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedians Paul Sinha, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons to discuss the week's news, including Boris Johnson's reshuffle, winter covid plans and Emma Raducanu's heroics in New York

Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Richard Stott and Rajiv Karia.

Producers: Sam Michell and Gwyn Rhys Davies
Production Coordinators: Caroline Barlow and Katie Baum
Sound Editing: Marc Willcox

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Where Did It All Go Wrong? (b0076qq2)
Series 2

The Legend of Billy Buckethead

An investigation into the phenomena of bucket-wearing, sweeping the globe.

With Simon Munnery, Kevin Eldon and Sally Phillips.

Written by Simon Munnery.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2005.


MON 23:45 The Damien Slash Mixtape (b08vzj4x)
Series 1

Episode 3

Multi-character YouTube star Damien Slash makes the move from online to BBC Radio, in this fast-paced, one-man sketch comedy show.

From the surreal to the satirical, from the zeitgeist to the absurd, Damien serves up a range of high octane characters, all from his own voice. Adverts, actors, hipsters, trolls - no aspect of modern life is left un-skewered.

Written by and starring Damien Slash (aka Daniel Barker).

Additional material by Robin Morgan.

Producer: Sam Bryant

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



TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

TUE 00:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmfp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b01nxh57)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Wimsey (b007jvl4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Colvil and Soames (m000ztsv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08npnhg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5sqk4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 The Original (b00bz4ch)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt (m0003ts6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 It's Your Round (b00zf4nz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Lip Service (m000ztsy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music (b084tlr0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m000zkpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Price of Silence (m000zttl)
1. The Alert

Stephen Barlay's Cold War nuclear thriller starring Ian Hendry and Toby Robins.

A disc jockey plays a golden oldie from the big band era: Glenn Miller's In the Mood.

Everything swings. Everything is easy.

Then out of the clear blue sky comes the warning of death. Universal death.

America's new Early Warning System announces an approaching nuclear missile from outer space.

Written by Stephen Barlay.

Directed by Peter King.

Ian Hendry .... Maxon
Toby Robins .... Jacqueline
Nigel Graham .... Disc Jockey
Bob Sherman .... Doomsdayman
Madi Hedd .... Interviewer
Stuart Milligan .... Captain
Ian Tyler .... Guard
Zhivila Roche .... Nurse
Alex Marshall .... Reporter
Peter Gale .... Beryov
Richard Marner .... Petrushka
George Coulouris .... Ellsberg
Paul Hardwick .... The Nachalnik
Alan Tilvern .... Locke

Music composed and played by Ed Welch (piano) with Ron Aspery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1983.


TUE 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wltd)
Leaves of the Dead

1. Proverbs and Punctures from Hell

Feisty detective superintendent Julie Enfield investigates an inexplicable killing at the British Library in London.

Imelda Staunton stars as Julie Enfield in Nick Fisher’s atmospheric four-part thriller.

Julie Enfield ...... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Stephen Arnold ...... Alex Lowe
Amanda Thorne ...... Janet Maw
Richard Baker ...... Ioan Meredith
Arthur Morton ...... Stephen Thorne
Tony ...... Sean Baker
Terry Faulkner ...... Hugh Dickson
Sal ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melanie Sharp ...... Colleen Prendergast
Dorothy ...... Shirley Dixon
Phil Carter ...... Christopher Scott

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


TUE 07:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b096hcz6)
Series 2

Abergavenny

Tim Vine has been travelling the length and breadth of this fair land to uncover the best stories of the Great British public.

As well as taking every possible opportunity to tell a ridiculous joke and sing a preposterous song along the way.

Tim is in Wales at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny.

Dramatic events come in the form of an anecdote about a haunted hotel and a warship trying to do a three-point turn.

Producer: Richard Morris

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


TUE 07:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m000zmd0)
Series 1

Episode 3

A brand new comedic quiz hosted by Richard Osman that poses one simple question - do you know how old people are? Part quiz show, part panel show, and sometimes part chat show - The Birthday Cake Game is always play-along and full of entertaining guesses, with some surprising take home facts.

The trio joining Richard this week, battling to prove they're the best at working out ages and to take home the coveted birthday cake, are Jayne Sharp, Stuart Maconie and Rebecca Taylor. Tune in to find out who comes out on top and see if you can beat the players and score higher at home.

Production Manager: Ellie Threlfall
Production Executive: Gemma Whitford
Producer: Tamara Gilder

A Remarkable production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 Round the Horne (b007jr8c)
Series 2

Episode 1

Big Ben's missing, so Kenneth Horne gets spying - and Julian and Sandy open a bona boutique.

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

Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, London. Announcer: Douglas Smith

Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, catchphrases and double-entendres.

Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser Hayes Four.

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1966.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b0080hsj)
Winston in Love

Figuratively Speaking

Nancy sparks concern by eloping with Roland. Meanwhile Father declares he's in love with Mrs Sunderland - figuratively speaking, of course.

Peter Tinniswood's bawdy comedy serial stars Bill Wallis as Winston, Maurice Denham as Father, Shirley Dixon as Nancy, Liz Goulding as Rosie and Christian Rodska as William.

Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

First broadcast on BBC Radio in January 1991.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m000zkzz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01c6sgt)
Episode 3

On the run, Edward meets the Leopard - will he survive? Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From April 1987.


TUE 10:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02117x0)
Episode 1

The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family.

Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel dramatised in two-parts by Gregory Evans.

This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Most of the action, however, is set in the early years of the twentieth century and con-cerns the next two generations of Trottas, a bureaucrat and a soldier: the Baron - stiff, guarded, but secretly loving - and his son, the feckless, disaster-prone Carl Joseph.

The Radetzky March is a novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".

Joseph Roth ...... Henry Goodman
Carl Joseph ...... Paul Ready
Franz Von Trotta ...... Sam Dale
Demant ...... Scott Handy
Barenstein ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Moser ...... Chris Pavlo
Eva ...... Joannah Tincey
Jacques ...... John Rowe
Josef Von Trotta ...... Paul Stonehouse
Onufrij ...... Ben Crowe
Kovacs ...... Robert Blythe
Kindermann ...... Matthew Watson
Sternberg ...... David Seddon
Frau Slama ...... Hannah Wood
Aunt Resi ...... Joanna Brookes

Piano and Trumpet played by Peter Ringrose

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


TUE 11:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw5tt)
4. Gossip Girl

Pandora Sykes revisits the collusion of paparazzi, gossip culture and being a young female celebrity in the early 2000s.

In this eight-part series for BBC Radio 4, Pandora traces Britney’s incredible life: from her hardscrabble childhood in rural Louisiana, to her coronation as the inaugural pop princess of the internet, navigating an insatiable celebrity gossip complex; through to a young mother on trial by the paparazzi.

Britney is a pop culture phenomenon. Pandora looks behind that mask - and beyond Britney herself - to explore how Britney became the most Googled person in the world, for almost 7 years, and what it says, both then and now, about the entertainment industry, politics, sex and how we see women in the public eye.

Britney’s public struggles saw her placed in a conservatorship, in which she lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Thirteen years later, and she is in court, pleading for this controversial legal arrangement to end. We will look at how Britney has been transformed from girl-next-door teen sensation to pop music’s Rapunzel, trapped in a supposedly rotten system.

Pieces of Britney mixes documentary, archive and interviews to tell Britney’s remarkable story. It also features drama, written by playwright Katie Hims, to bring Britney and her extraordinary world to life.

Pieces of Britney is a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise.

Episode 4 Cast:

Britney . . . . . Samantha Dakin
Jason . . . . . Adam El Hagar
Receptionist . . . . . Julianna Jennings
Registry Clerk . . . . . Elliot Cowan
Lynne . . . . . Laurel Lefkow
Other parts played by Joseph Ayre and Paul Chahidi.

Sound design by Peter Ringrose
Produced by Anne Isger and Sasha Yevtushenko.


TUE 11:50 Witness History (m000ztts)
Six Degrees: The First Online Social Network

Six Degrees was the first online social network, allowing users to connect with their real-world contacts by creating a profile within a database.

It was created by entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich.
But Six Degrees never achieved the scale of later social networks like Facebook or MySpace, and Weinreich sold the site in 1999.

He spoke to Lucy Burns.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 2020.


TUE 12:00 Round the Horne (b007jr8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b0080hsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 The Price of Silence (m000zttl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wltd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1szt)
Episode 2

The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Erin ...... Sarah Ridgeway

Written by Paula Hawkins
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Produced by Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


TUE 14:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5sz1r)
Series 1

Episode 2

A funny real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend. So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions.

Amelia didn't manage to start her agenda before the first meeting fell apart. She's called the second meeting, her agenda is on the fridge, but will anyone turn up?

Written by Ben Lewis.

Directed by Kirsty Williams.

Cast:
Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


TUE 14:30 Tacita Dean: Save This Language (b040llzm)
Leading British artist, Tacita Dean takes listeners with her on a mission to save a language. Not the kind that is spoken in a remote community, but an artistic one - photochemical film. She travels to UNESCO in Paris, to the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, to persuade the world's heritage keepers to act fast or lose what she considers the most important form of artistic expression of the 20th century.

As photochemical film heads for extinction, superceded by digital technologies, Tacita makes a compelling case for why we should do all we can to keep it alive.

"What I love most about film is the spontaneity and the blindness. When I made FILM for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, everything was filmed inside the camera - different shapes, objects and architecture were effectively stencilled with light onto the emulsion, which was put through the camera multiple times. I couldn't see what I was doing so when I saw the results it was full of both miracle and disappointment. Some things far exceeded what I could have done deliberately, and that is the point - digital is too deliberate a medium for me, too intended. It's like working with the lights on the whole time and I am someone who craves the darkness too, and by that I mean I solicit the chance and the accident.

"This is one of many unintended losses that has happened with the transition from film to digital, but it is what I love the most in film and cinema - the in-between things, the things we don't imagine that just happen."

With film makers and artists including Ken Loach, John Smith, Ben Rivers, Iain Softley, Robbie Ryan and Guillermo Navarro.

Producer: Kate Bland

A Cast Iron production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2014.


TUE 15:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02117x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (b08sltc4)
Series 7

The University of Derby

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from the University of Derby with specialist subjects including Education Studies, Forensics and Theatre Studies and questions ranging from cannibalistic beetles to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with a passing nod to Olivia Newton-John and orbital mechanics.

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

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

Other Universities featured in this series include Roehampton, Hull, Liverpool, Queen's University Belfast and St John's College Cambridge.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2017.


TUE 16:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01c6sgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b096hcz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m000zmd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmg5)
Episode 2

There are moral and security issues when all the women of child-bearing age in the village of Midwich simultaneously become pregnant by an alien force.

The classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam dramatised by William Ingram.

CAST:

Bernard Westcott …. Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby …. Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby …. Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford …. William Gaunt
Janet Gayford/Secretary …. Rosalind Adams
Ferrelyn Zellaby …. Jenny Quayle
Alan Hughes …. Gordon Dulieu
Vicar Leebody …. William Ingram
Doctor Willers …. Hugh Dickson

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in December 1982.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b01qm2fw)
Series 15

She Moved through the Fair

The Irish traditional song She Moved Through The Fair is well loved and well recorded by many.

To some it is a ghost story that tells of unfulfilled longings and of hopes and aspirations cut short. Sinead O' Connor and others talk about the haunting beauty of this ancient song and of why its imagery is carved into their souls.

Contributors: Sinead O'Connor, Catriona Crowe, Bernie Warren, David Johnston.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.


TUE 19:00 Round the Horne (b007jr8c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b0080hsj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Price of Silence (m000zttl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wltd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Pieces of Britney (p09mw5tt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 21:50 Witness History (m000ztts)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


TUE 22:00 The Birthday Cake Game (m000zmd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Armando Iannucci (b007jym0)
Series 2

Episode 5

Armando lannucci’s best bits including spoof interviews and phone calls.

With Rebecca Front, Dave Schneider, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee.

Music from Morrissey.

Written by Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee.

Producer: Sarah Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in April 1994.


TUE 23:30 Vent (b00tx4tb)
Series 2

Wednesday Morning 3am

A journey through the thoughts and feelings of every character in turn at the darkest hour of the night.

Dark sitcom following the thoughts of comatose patient Ben written by Nigel Smith.

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

With Nicholas Hutchison, Jo Martin and Mark Perry.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.



WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

WED 00:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmg5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b01qm2fw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Price of Silence (m000zttl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007wltd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1szt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5sz1r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Tacita Dean: Save This Language (b040llzm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02117x0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (b08sltc4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight (b01c6sgt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 The Tim Vine Chat Show (b096hcz6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 The Birthday Cake Game (m000zmd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Price of Silence (m000ztyf)
2. The Catch

Cold War nuclear thriller. Maxon arrives in Toronto to help his lover, Jaqueline Kowalski, to clear her husband's name. He meets with his old friend and mentor, Ellsberg, on his ship. There's a hit-and-run and Maxon is suspected of being involved. But is he being framed?

Written by Stephen Barlay.

Directed by Peter King.

Ian Hendry .... Maxon
Toby Robins .... Jacqueline
Bob Sherman .... Inspector Wells
George Coulouris .... Ellsberg
Carl Duering
Peter Whitman .... Cabbie
Stuart Milligan .... Captain
Ian Tyler .... Guard
Gay Baynes .... Hostess
Zhivila Roche .... Nurse
Nigel Graham .... Announcer
Alex Marshall .... Reporter
Madi Hedd .... reporter
Carole Boyd .... Call Girl
Peter Gale ... Beryov
Richard Marner .... Petrushka
Paul Hardwick .... The Nachalnik
Alan Tilvern .... Locke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1983.


WED 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nn2k)
Leaves of the Dead

2. Stacks and Baps and Amulets

Feisty detective superintendent Julie Enfield begins to unravel the murder in the British Library when she learns of a second killing - a new "mummy" in the Egyptian rooms...

Imelda Staunton stars as Julie Enfield in Nick Fisher’s atmospheric thriller.

Julie Enfield ...... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Stephen Arnold ...... Alex Lowe
Amanda Thorne ...... Janet Maw
Ken ...... Ioan Meredith
Tony ...... Sean Baker
Terry Faulkner ...... Hugh Dickson
Melanie Sharp ...... Colleen Prendergast
Dorothy ...... Shirley Dixon
Phil Carter ...... Christopher Scott

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


WED 07:00 Rob Newman (b08mb1g6)
Rob Newman's Neuropolis

Love on the Brain

One of Britain's finest comedians, Rob Newman, is our guide on a unique audio odyssey of the brain, taking in everything from love and guilt to robot co-workers and the unlikely importance of prehistoric trousers.

It's a witty, fact-packed series mixing stand-up and sketches, challenging notions of neuroscience with a new theory that's equal parts enlightening and hilarious.

Rob offers an alternative to some of the more bizarre claims in modern popular science, as well as rejigging theories of our brains in light of what we know about nature, artificial intelligence and Belinda Carlisle.

Created by the award-winning team behind Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution.

Written by and starring Rob Newman.

Co-starring:

Claire Price
Richard McCabe

Producer: Jon Harvey

Executive Producer: Richard Wilson

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2017.


WED 07:30 My Teenage Diary (m000zmlj)
Series 10

Sofie Hagen

Rufus Hound's guest is comedian, writer and campaigner Sofie Hagen, whose teenage diaries are full of Westlife, dodgy poetry and finding out about boys.

A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
Series 3

The Test Match

MCC chairman Sid makes the Lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Special Guests: Colin Cowdrey, Frank Tyson, Godfrey Evans and John Arlott.

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 February 1956.


WED 08:30 Give Or Take (m000ztyh)
Episode 3

Sam gets a visit from a man from the football pools.

So how much has he won?

Wally K Daly's sitcom.

Starring David Roper as Sam Baker and Sharon Duce as his wife Annabel.

Featuring Bill Owen as Fred and special guests Robert Gillespie, Deirdre Costello and David Tate.

Announcer: Peter Donaldson.

Produced by John Fawcett Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1979.


WED 09:00 The Motion Show (m00076b9)
Series 5

Episode 1

From banning wasps to arts subsidies.

Graeme Garden hosts the comedy debating show.

With Gyles Brandreth, Steve Punt, Garry Bushell and Gina Yashere.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2002.


WED 09:30 Snap (m00051v9)
Series 3

Episode 5

Doug and Molly’s attempts to rekindle their romance after divorcing are hampered by his mum who’s convalescing after tripping over. Molly is not impressed...

Paul Mendelson's sitcom stars Rebecca Lacey as Molly, Paul Venables as Doug, Soumaya Keynes as Kaz, Jessie Sullivan as Ryan, Marlene Sidaway as Annie, Robin Weaver as Dawn and Jonathan Tafler as Raymond.

Producer: David Ian Neville

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005.


WED 10:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02lwc5t)
Episode 2

Carl Joseph has been posted to a remote outpost of the Austro-Hungarian near the Russian border where his life, and the life of the Empire, is about to take a turn for the worse.

Conclusion of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

Joseph Roth ...... Henry Goodman
Carl Joseph ...... Paul Ready
Franz Von Trotta ...... Sam Dale
Chojnicki ...... David Schofield
Zoglauer ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Emperor Franz ...... JosephJohn Rowe
Valli ...... Joannah Tincey
Onufrij ...... Ben Crowe
Brodnitzer ...... Chris Pavlo
Wagner ...... David Seddon
Hirschwitz ...... Philippa Stanton
Skowronneck ...... Robert Blythe
Sgt Slama ...... Paul Stonehouse

Dramatised by Gregory Evans.

Piano and Trumpet played by Peter Ringrose

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2013.


WED 11:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m000ztyk)
1. Bump

Jessica Fostekew charts the horrors and the highs of the 9 months of life with a bump, the moment of reckoning with birth, and the chaos, or not, that lies ahead.

In the first of three programmes, Jessica dips into the BBC archive.

And she chats to lots of special guests including Jenny Eclair, Cariad Lloyd, Sara Barron, Richard and Catie Herring, Caroline Mabey, Jen Brister, Hatty Ashdown, Kirsty Newton, Katie Mulgrew, Taylor Glenn, Robin Ince, Laura Lexx, Sindhu Vee, Diane Morgan, and Holly Walsh.

Producer: Laura Grimshaw

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 Give Or Take (m000ztyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 The Price of Silence (m000ztyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nn2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1t2k)
Episode 3

The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Nickie ...... Lynda Baron
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Patrick ...... Sean Baker
Helen ...... Natasha Little

Written by Paula Hawkins
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Produced by Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


WED 14:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5t8kd)
Series 1

Episode 3

A funny real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend. So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions.

Two meetings down and things aren't looking up. And tonight, an emergency meeting has been called.

Written by Ben Lewis.

Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

Director: Kirsty Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


WED 14:30 Arch Rivals (b0076qjk)
It's a story of modern technology pitted against established craftsmanship and it's being played out in the rarefied atmosphere of the Ballet studio.

Felicity Finch balances the claims of rival ballet shoe makers who are striving to keep the world's finest dancers 'on point'.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.


WED 15:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02lwc5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Motion Show (m00076b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Snap (m00051v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Rob Newman (b08mb1g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 My Teenage Diary (m000zmlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
Episode 3

The mysterious powers of the alien children start to become destructive...

Conclusion of the classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam.

CAST:

Bernard Westcott …. Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby …. Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby …. Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford …. William Gaunt
Chief Constable …. Ronald Baddiley
Coroner …. Nigel Graham
Doctor Torrance …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Williams …. Katherine Parr
Girl …. Rosalind Adams
Boy …. Jill Lidstone
Man …. Simon Hewitt

Dramatised by William Ingram.

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in December 1982.


WED 18:30 Short Cuts (m000fvvk)
Series 22

Tarot

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the tarot deck. From an imagined reading with Madame Cinnamon Black in New Orleans to a card that helps two sisters understand each other.

Sylvia Plath and the Tarot Pack
Featuring David Trinidad and Rebecca Tamás
Produced by Alia Cassam

Shadow Work
Produced by Ari Mejia

Three Cards
Featuring Madame Cinnamon Black
Produced by Cristal Duhaime
Originally recorded for 48 Hour Party People, a travel podcast hosted by Brendan Francis Newnam
Thanks to Mira Burt-Wintonick, Brendan Francis Newnam, Jackson Musker, Danielle Henderson and the Historic Voodoo Museum

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

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007k456)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 Give Or Take (m000ztyh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Price of Silence (m000ztyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nn2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond (m000ztyk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 My Teenage Diary (m000zmlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Sam Simmons is Not a People Person (b086s95h)
Magicians

Comedian. Writer. Ex-Zoo Keeper. Bird Watcher. Definitely NOT a people person.

Sam and Henry are making a series about birds, and armed with Sam's 'Big Book of Birds' they're looking out for a different species in each episode.

Sadly, and despite Henry's very best efforts, Sam keeps being distracted by the people they run into. Each encounter sparks an investigation into Sam's past, because once they've sorted out his issues, then they'll really be able to focus on the bird-watching.

Now they're on the island of Patos, trying to find a very rare heron.

The unique talents of the multi-award winning Sam Simmons have landed.

Written by and starring Sam Simmons

With:
Henry Paker
Sarah Kendall
Mike Wilmot
Freya Parker

Sound design by Craig Schuftan.

Producers: Joseph Nunnery and Alexandra Smith.

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


WED 22:45 Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality (b07z4f1z)
2. What Should We Call Ourselves?

Canadian stand-up Mae Martin is single and ready to mingle regardless of gender.

Mae's looking at how labels might help or hinder people when it comes to defining everyone's sexual identity.

Or is it something that we should be trying to define it at all?

Mae combines wickedly astute social observations with personal references to their own unique upbringing,

A funny, personal look at how millennials are transforming the way that society thinks about sexuality and gender.

Written and performed by Mae Martin.

Script editor: Sarah Campbell

Producer: Alexandra Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


WED 23:00 Radio Active (b01pj1l5)
Series 5

In Australia

Meet Craig Stevens the Ripper Drongo, as the team head down under with Mike Flex in Sydney and Anne Adaptor in Adelaide.

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

Music by Philip Pope, Richard Curtis and Steve Brown.

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with John Canter.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1985.


WED 23:30 And Now in Colour (b007v2t3)
Series 1

Mike's House

The sketch show team take the audience to Mike's house, but they get lost. Plus a phone-in on problems with phones...

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1990



THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

THU 00:00 John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos (b007jmh3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 Short Cuts (m000fvvk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Price of Silence (m000ztyf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nn2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1t2k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5t8kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Arch Rivals (b0076qjk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March (b02lwc5t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Motion Show (m00076b9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Snap (m00051v9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Rob Newman (b08mb1g6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 My Teenage Diary (m000zmlj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Price of Silence (m000zthw)
3. Old Pros and Cons

Cold War nuclear thriller. Who was the young man killed in the hit-and-run? Is Maxon being framed? Why isn't Joseph Kowalski telling the truth? Maxon meets Ellsberg in an attempt to clear Kowalski, and makes a shocking discovery.

Written by Stephen Barlay.

Directed by Peter King.

Ian Hendry .... Maxon
Toby Robins .... Jacqueline
George Coulouris .... Ellsberg
Carl Duering .... Kowalski
Paul Hardwick .... The Nachalnik
Madi Hedd .... Interviewer
Alan Tilvern .... Locke
Peter Gale .... Beryov
Ian Tyler .... Guard
Stuart Milligan .... Captain
Zhivila Roche .... Nurse
Bob Sherman .... Inspector Wells
Errol MacKinnon .... Papa Mike
Richard Marner .... Petrushka
Alex Marshall .... MP
Peter Tuddenham .... Minister
Nigel Graham .... MP
Carole Boyd .... Operator

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1983.


THU 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nnhx)
Leaves of the Dead

3. Welcome To The Nightmare

Feisty detective superintendent Julie Enfield probes a third killing. Could it be a ritual murder?

Imelda Staunton stars as Julie Enfield in Nick Fisher’s atmospheric thriller.

Julie Enfield ...... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Stephen Arnold ...... Alex Lowe
Amanda Thorne ...... Janet Maw
Melanie Sharp ...... Colleen Prendergast
Dorothy ...... Shirley Dixon
Phil Carter ...... Christopher Scott

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


THU 07:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0499dlr)
Series 1

Episode 2

Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand up comedy. He swears his audience in and takes them through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers they'd have made. Along the way he tells tales from the coppering front line as well as instructing us on the niceties of British law as it applies to each scenario.

This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario based on a real life case, and each time the audience is asked to decide how they would have acted in the circumstances. This week's episode is all about theft including shop lifting and fiddling expenses.

Writer ..... Alfie Moore

Script Editor..... Will Ing

Producer ..... Alison Vernon-Smith

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014.


THU 07:30 Dr Phil's Bedside Manner (m000zmjl)
Series 1

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

An innovative mix of comedy performance and documentary in a series presented by Dr Phil Hammond.

As a doctor and a comedian, Phil knows that humour and laughter are vital coping mechanisms in the NHS, as he travels the UK on a mission to listen to the beating heart of a national institution.

The programmes are an adventurous, hilarious, thought provoking mix of humour and happiness, tragedy and reflection as the personal thoughts, opinions, experiences and hopes of people who work for and use the NHS are revealed.

In this programme, Phil visits the Worcestershire Royal Hospital and speaks to porters and patients, visitors and volunteers, managers and medics - and performs a free stand-up comedy show for the staff, based on the stories of the people he has met.

A Ride production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jqws)
Series 8

Episode 1

The BBC's "Plans for Broadcasting in the 70's" - and full frontal radio.

Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Sketches written by Bill Oddie

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

Music and songs by Bill Oddie, Liam Cohen and Dave Lee.

Producer: David Hatch/Peter Titheradge

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1970.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007k18q)
Series 1

Gossip

Rumours abound - as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

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

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

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.


THU 09:00 We've Been Here Before (b00g1rsp)
Series 2

Episode 4

Clive Anderson hosts the panel show that pokes fun at events of the past.

The topical historical satirical panel show setting out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.

Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth battle it out against Helen Atkinson-Wood and John O'Farrell.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2004.


THU 09:30 Beaumarchais (m000zthz)
2. Cause Celebre

Craig Warner's six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. Beaumarchais is anxious to climb the ladder of nobility...

2. Cause Celebre
How will wily Beaumarchais contend with courtly crushes, rumours of war and illicit printing?

Beaumarchais:....Henry Goodman
Louise XV:....Ronald Pickup
Princess Adelaide ....Colleen Prendergast
Princess Sophie:....Amanda Gordon
Goezman:....Hugh Ross
Madame Pompadour/Odile: ....Ann Beach
Le Comte d'Artois/Duverney:....Sean Baker
Beaumarchais's father:....Stephen Thorne
La Blache/Dupaty:....David Bannerman
Duchesse de Polignac:....Joanna Monro

Director: Marion Nancarrow

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.


THU 10:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
Episode 1

Enderby, mediocre poet sans pareil bursts onto an unsuspecting world, scattering bread crumbs and bad verse.

Misadventures abound as Enderby becomes the bemused recipient of the attentions of the lovely Vesta Bainbridge.

Classic 1960s acerbic comedy by Anthony Burgess.

Enderby .... Philip Glenister
Vesta .... Valerie Edmond
Rawcliffe .... Russell Dixon
Harry .... David Fleeshman
Stepmother ...... Ann Rye
Mrs Meldrum .... Pauline Jefferson
Walpole .... Malcolm Raebum
Nurse .... Liz Stooke

All other parts played by members of the cast

Dramatised in two parts by Jim Poyser.

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ztj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00kvt8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jqws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007k18q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The Price of Silence (m000zthw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nnhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1t5m)
Episode 4

The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Erin ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Louise ...... Elizabeth Berrington
Sean ...... Bryan Dick

Written by Paula Hawkins
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Produced by Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


THU 14:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5x1zd)
Series 1

Episode 4

A funny real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend. So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions.

Will the family pull together enough cash to dig them out of their financial hole? All eyes turn to stay-at-home-dad, Sean, to see whether he can rejoin the world of work.
:
Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

Director: Kirsty Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


THU 14:30 Beardyman and the Mimics (b00d61q9)
Champion beatboxer "Beardyman", aka Darren Foreman, is a master of vocal artistry.

He's able to make all manner of noises, including entire percussive music tracks, using only his mouth, throat and tongue. Darren's been inspired by the Lyrebird, king of the animal mimics and able to replicate sounds ranging from a kookaburra's laughing call to a tourist's camera shutter to a chainsaw.

In fact, he's been so mesmerised by this bird's Oscar-worthy performance, that he's venturing on a personal journey to unveil the secrets of animal vocal mimicry. Along the way, he'll encounter ornithologist and musican Bill Oddie, birdsong scientific experts and a whole new world of sounds.

Producer: Kirsty Henderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


THU 15:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 We've Been Here Before (b00g1rsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Beaumarchais (m000zthz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0499dlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Dr Phil's Bedside Manner (m000zmjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier (b007k4jq)
1. Clarity

Recovering from a serious eye operation, Marda West discovers her vision has been heightened to a frighteningly new degree of clarity.

It makes her fear that people she trusts the most have sinister designs against her...

Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller explores the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b08q5x7l)
Series 42

Sue Cameron on Emma of Normandy

Twice Queen of England and mother of two kings, but have you heard of Emma of Normandy? Doyenne of Whitehall and Westminster journalists, Sue Cameron names William the Conqueror's aunt as her great life.

Matthew Parris explores the time 1,000 years ago when England was emerging as a new nation in the decades before the Norman invasion, when the country's Anglo Saxon rulers were beset with Viking invasions. Emma, herself of French Viking descent, was pitched into a maelstrom of war and politics, when she crossed the channel as a teenage bride in 1002.

Joined by medieval historian Vanessa King of Goldsmiths, University of London, Sue Cameron and Matthew conjure the fortunes of a woman who emerged as a key powerbroker and kingmaker. Emma bestrode early English court politics for half a century during her life, and for years afterwards. Married first to Aethelred, the Saxon king, she was promptly summoned to marry his successor after his death in 1016, the Danish king of England, Canute, who's alleged to have ordered the waves to cease. Sue Cameron imagines what it must have been like for Emma in the midst of these turbulent times, trying to protect the sons she had with both kings, while advancing their position at court.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 19:00 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (b007jqws)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007k18q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Price of Silence (m000zthw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nnhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m000ztj1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00kvt8f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Dr Phil's Bedside Manner (m000zmjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 What's Funny About ... (m000zsns)
Series 2

1. Ricky Gervais on The Office

TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen.

In the first episode of the new series of What’s Funny About… Peter and Jon talk to Ricky Gervais – the man who created, wrote, directed, and starred in what is, by any metric you’d care to measure it, one of the most influential sitcoms of the 21st century - The Office.

Ricky discusses the challenge of getting The Office commissioned and made, and the very real fear that the audience would think it was just another docu-soap, and simply wouldn’t realise it was a sitcom. He talks about how he crafted many of the show’s most famous moments and reveals how a combination of Homer Simpson, James Cagney, and a bloke with a pony tail who worked at a temp agency in Reading, all helped inspire the character of David Brent.

Producer: Owen Braben
Produced by Expectation Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 Extra


THU 23:30 Kieran Hodgson's Earworms (b0910mk6)
Series 1

Glazunov

Critically-acclaimed comedian Kieran Hodgson is joined by Tessa Coates and Colin Hoult, in this new series of comedy intros to the great composers. Can self-described 'music educator and inspiration' Ralph Lewis, the man behind 'Swim with Sibelius' and 'Debussy Decodes Dementia'. persuade self-confessed 'enemy of culture' Paul, that Glazunov's worth a listen?

Written and starring Kieran Hodgson.

With Colin Hoult and Tessa Coates.

Produced by Sam Ward.

A BBC Studios Production, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


THU 23:45 Lenny Henry's Rogues Gallery (b09ghmgq)
Series 2

Lemar's Clean Sheet

A white boy from West Virginia is forced to join the Ku Klux Klan by his father, but when his black friends find out, they play a cruel trick on him. Voiced by George Fouracres (Radio 4's Daphne Sound Expensive).

Written by Sir Lenny Henry.

Producer: Sam Michell.

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



FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

FRI 00:00 The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier (b007k4jq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b08q5x7l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Price of Silence (m000zthw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nnhx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1t5m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5x1zd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Beardyman and the Mimics (b00d61q9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009s39)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 We've Been Here Before (b00g1rsp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Beaumarchais (m000zthz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 It's a Fair Cop (b0499dlr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Dr Phil's Bedside Manner (m000zmjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Price of Silence (m000zs3k)
4. On Your Own

Stephen Barlay's Cold War nuclear thriller starring Ian Hendry and Toby Robins.

Maxon find out the truth about Drusilla Kowalski. Meanwhile, Joseph Kowalski goes missing. And Ellsberg warns Maxon he's in grave danger.

Directed by Peter King.

Ian Hendry ... Maxon
Toby Robins ... Jacqueline
George Coulouris ... Ellsberg
Carl Duering .... Kowalski
Alan Tilvern .... Locke
Errol MacKinnon .... Papa Mike
Bob Sherman .... President
Nigel Graham .... Gloucester
Bruce Boa .... Chuck

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1983.


FRI 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nwbj)
Leaves of the Dead

4. Pyramids In The Spider

Rendered unconscious, detective superintendent Julie Enfield has been injected with a deadly drug.

Are Lawrence Evans and her dad in a position to help?

Conclusion of Nick Fisher’s atmospheric thriller starring Imelda Staunton as Julie Enfield.

Julie Enfield ...... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Stephen Arnold ...... Alex Lowe
Amanda Thorne ...... Janet Maw
Melanie Sharp ...... Colleen Prendergast
Dorothy ...... Shirley Dixon
Phil Carter ...... Christopher Scott
Arthur Morton ...... Stephen Thorne
Richard Baker ...... Ioan Meredith
Sal ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Terry Faulkner ...... Hugh Dickson

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


FRI 07:00 It's Jocelyn (b08hpf79)
Series 2

Family

It's Jocelyn - a series of sketches and stand-up from the wonderful mind of Jocelyn Jee Esien.

Jocelyn talks about family, a spiritual medium goes over to the other side and the doctors receptionist shows her true feelings for 'big bad Don'.

In this series Jocelyn is joined by Paul Whitehouse as a cockney funeral director, as well as the vocal talents of Ninia Benjamin, Curtis Walker, Dee Kaate, Gavi Chera and Karen Bartke.

The producer is Suzy Grant and It's Jocelyn is a BBC Studios production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 07:30 Henry Normal: A Normal... (m000sj8s)
Communication

"Shove up National Treasures. We need to make room for Henry Normal"
Simon O'Hagan - Radio Times

The seventh instalment in this acclaimed, occasional series in which acclaimed, occasional writer Henry Normal tackles those subjects so big only radio can possibly contain them. So far Henry has covered ‘Family’, ‘Life’, ‘Love’, ‘Imagination’, ‘Nature’ and ‘The Universe’; in this new episode he explores ‘Communication’, recorded with a virtual audience.

Through poetry, stories, jokes and quotes Henry will be looking at the way ‘how’ we communicate colours ‘what’ we communicate and exploring ‘why’ we communicate in the first place.

Henry Normal is a multi-award winning writer, producer and poet. Co-writer of award winning TV programmes such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Coogan’s Run and Paul Calf, and producer of, amongst many others, Oscar-Nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge.

He’s published eight collections of poetry including his most recent ‘The Beauty Within Shadow’. Plus his memoir written with Angela Pell ‘A Normal Family’ everyday adventure with our autistic son.

Praise for previous episodes in this series:

"It's a rare and lovely thing: half an hour of radio that stops you short, gently demands your attention and then wipes your tears away while you have to have a little sit down"

"It's a real treat to hear a seasoned professional like Henry taking command of this evening comedy spot to deliver a show that's idiosyncratic and effortlessly funny"

"Not heard anything that jumps from hilarious to moving in such an intelligent, subtle way as Henry Normal's show"

Written and performed by Henry Normal
Production Coordinator - Beverly Tagg
Produced by Carl Cooper

This was a BBC Studios production.


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
Series 2

A Soldier's Farewell

A cinema trip and some illicit cheese sparks Captain Mainwaring's own Battle of Waterloo.

CAST:

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Chief Warden Hodges …. Bill Pertwee

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

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1975.


FRI 08:30 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
Series 1

Quick Draw McGraw

To help out the community, Terry needs his conman skills to tackle the local crime baron. Stars Karl Howman. From February 1999.


FRI 09:00 The Food Quiz (b0076tc6)
Series 3

From 24/08/2005

On Jay Rayner's menu are Stephen Fry, Elisabeth Luard, Cyrus Todiwala and Clarissa Dickson Wright. From August 2005.


FRI 09:30 Clare in the Community (b0089j0c)
Series 1

Babysitter

Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution. When her colleague, Helen, has a date for the first time in 8 years, Clare gets roped into looking after her 16 year old delinquent son, Gareth, for the evening. Gareth proves to be better at helping Clare with her problems than dealing with his own, and after an awkward start they become friends.

There's a surprise for Clare when Brian gets home from the pub.

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

Clare continually struggles to control both her professional and private life

In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.

Starring Sally Phillips as Clare and Alex Lowe as Brian.

With Nina Conti, Gemma Craven, Richard Lumsden, Paul Chequer, Ellen Thomas and Emily Wachter.

Produced by Katie Tyrell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


FRI 10:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009srr)
Episode 2

Trapped into marriage, will Enderby lose his poetic gift and become simple Hogg the Gardener instead?

Conclusion of the classic 1960s acerbic comedy by Anthony Burgess. Enderby, mediocre poet sans pareil bursts onto an unsuspecting world, scattering bread crumbs and bad verse.

Enderby .... Philip Glenister
Vesta .... Valerie Edmond
Rawcliffe .... Russell Dixon
Drunk .... David Fleeshman
Stepmother ...... Ann Rye
Doctor .... Malcolm Raebum

Dramatised by Jim Poyser.

Director: Polly Thomas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000zs3r)
Best of Guests

Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson present their pick of Podcast Radio Hour guests and their podcasts.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The Price of Silence (m000zs3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nwbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (b08p1t6s)
Episode 5

The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from-a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

Beware a calm surface-you never know what lies beneath.

Jules ...... Sian Brooke
Lena ...... Lily Loveless
Mark ...... Arthur Darvill
Erin ...... Sarah Ridgeway

Written by Paula Hawkins
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Produced by Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017.


FRI 14:15 Ben Lewis - House Rules (b0b5xh1r)
Series 1

Episode 5

A funny real-time drama set around a kitchen table at the weekly meetings of a 21st century family who are not even managing to 'just about manage'.

Amelia is 14. She's been through a divorce before. She really doesn't want to go through it again. But her blended family is threatening to unblend. So she draws on her experience as assistant chairperson of the Key Stage 3 debating society and initiates weekly family meetings for truth, reconciliation, grievance airing and the seeking of practical solutions.

It's time for the family's weekly meetings. But the chair herself hasn't turned up.

Written by Ben Lewis.

Nicole ... Rosie Cavaliero
Amelia ... Cleo Demetriou
Jan ... Deborah Findlay
Sean... Jonathan Forbes
Callum ... Elliot Speller-Gillott

Director: Kirsty Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.


FRI 14:30 Mark Morris: The Wild Card of Dance (b047c31b)
A portrait of one of the most fascinating figures in dance.

Flamboyant, theatrical, loud, choreographer Mark Morris is also a thoughtful, considered self-taught scholar of music.

And it's his extraordinary musicality that earned him, from the beginning, a reputation with musicians. The likes of Yo Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax have sought him out as a collaborator.

In this programme, we accompany dance professor Stephanie Jordan to Sadler's Wells during Morris' visit to London, with exclusive access to his rehearsals, watching him direct his company in two new works. We also speak to two of his most experienced dancers in Dresden, and tour of his famous dance headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

Interviewing New York critics Joan Acocella and Alastair Macaulay, as well as Mark Morris himself, we build up a profile of a brilliantly talented and visionary choreographer. The programme finds out why he places such value on music (and Baroque music in particular), how his distinctive style of choreography has evolved, and his aims for his company.

Producer: Isabel Sutton
A Just Radio production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


FRI 15:00 Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby (m0009srr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 The Food Quiz (b0076tc6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Clare in the Community (b0089j0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 It's Jocelyn (b08hpf79)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Henry Normal: A Normal... (m000sj8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier (b007k4rp)
2. Survival

Afer discovering she's able to see things that others can't, Marda West fears for her survival in this dangerous new world.

The conclusion of Daphne du Maurier's two-part fantasy thriller exploring the darker aspects of human nature.

Read by Emma Fielding.

Produced and abridged by Gemma Jenkins.

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 Off the Page (b0124pp5)
Always On

Mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers give us the opportunity to be constantly deluged by information wherever we are in the world. And if we have one of these devices and don't turn it off then we can be reached, wherever we are. But is this development in our lives a good thing?

Taking part are the Financial Times Slow Lane columnist Harry Eyres, Guardian digital media correspondent Jemima Kiss and the best selling author William Powers who has written a guide book on how to live wisely and happily in a connected world.

Presenter Dominic Arkwright

Producer Paul Dodgson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b00qmbky)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Coming Alive (b00fnrl6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Price of Silence (m000zs3k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b010nwbj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m000zs3r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Henry Normal: A Normal... (m000sj8s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Mark Thomas Presents (b0076vzd)
Stan Freberg

American satirist and comedian Stan Freberg performs at London's Comedy Store at the age of 79.

Stan reprises some of the routines that made him a legend in the 1950s and 60s, including "John and Marsha" and "St George and the Dragonet".

Series in which Mark Thomas introduces iconic American comedy performers.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2005.


FRI 23:00 Old Harry's Game (b00wnp6m)
Series 6

Investigation

Still keen to know who killed her, Edith discovers why Satan resented Jesus - he didn't like his "holier than thou" attitude.

Andy Hamilton's comedy set in Hell.

CAST:

Satan …. Andy Hamilton
Scumspawn …. Robert Duncan
Thomas …. Jimmy Mulville
Edith Barrington …. Annette Crosbie
DI Scott …. Michael Fenton Stevens
Sgt Harrison/Napoleon …. Phillip Pope
Jane Austen …. Felicity Montagu
Police Inspector …. Nick Revell

Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2007.


FRI 23:30 Alice's Wunderland (b06flmgr)
Series 3

Episode 4

A genderwar has broken out in Wunderland, the Poundland of magical realms. Can the narrator help genderwar poet Penny Beard to bring peace between men and women?

By Alice Lowe, featuring Marcia Warren as the narrator, with Richard Glover, Simon Greenall, Rachel Stubbings and Clare Thompson.

Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.




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

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b01nxh57)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b01nxh57)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b0bntfs0)

A Small Town Murder (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b0bntfs0)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007k18q)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007k18q)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007k18q)

Albert and Me 08:30 MON (b007jv04)

Albert and Me 12:30 MON (b007jv04)

Albert and Me 19:30 MON (b007jv04)

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section 22:00 SAT (b01cj461)

Alice's Wunderland 23:30 FRI (b06flmgr)

And Now in Colour 14:30 SAT (b007jmn1)

And Now in Colour 02:30 SUN (b007jmn1)

And Now in Colour 23:30 WED (b007v2t3)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 10:00 THU (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 15:00 THU (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 03:00 FRI (m0009s39)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 10:00 FRI (m0009srr)

Anthony Burgess - Inside Mr Enderby 15:00 FRI (m0009srr)

Arch Rivals 14:30 WED (b0076qjk)

Arch Rivals 02:30 THU (b0076qjk)

Armando Iannucci 22:30 TUE (b007jym0)

Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor 16:00 SUN (m0006mlq)

Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor 20:00 SUN (m0006mlq)

Arthur Schnitzler - A Confirmed Bachelor 04:00 MON (m0006mlq)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007tcbg)

Beardyman and the Mimics 14:30 THU (b00d61q9)

Beardyman and the Mimics 02:30 FRI (b00d61q9)

Beaumarchais 09:30 THU (m000zthz)

Beaumarchais 16:30 THU (m000zthz)

Beaumarchais 04:30 FRI (m000zthz)

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b08l6n9m)

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b08l6n9m)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 14:15 MON (b0b5sqk4)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 02:15 TUE (b0b5sqk4)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 14:15 TUE (b0b5sz1r)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 02:15 WED (b0b5sz1r)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 14:15 WED (b0b5t8kd)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 02:15 THU (b0b5t8kd)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 14:15 THU (b0b5x1zd)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 02:15 FRI (b0b5x1zd)

Ben Lewis - House Rules 14:15 FRI (b0b5xh1r)

Clare in the Community 09:30 FRI (b0089j0c)

Clare in the Community 16:30 FRI (b0089j0c)

Colvil and Soames 01:30 SAT (m000zkz3)

Colvil and Soames 06:30 MON (m000ztsv)

Colvil and Soames 13:30 MON (m000ztsv)

Colvil and Soames 20:30 MON (m000ztsv)

Colvil and Soames 01:30 TUE (m000ztsv)

Coming Alive 08:30 FRI (b00fnrl6)

Coming Alive 12:30 FRI (b00fnrl6)

Coming Alive 19:30 FRI (b00fnrl6)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b00qmbky)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b00qmbky)

Daphne Sounds Expensive 23:30 SAT (b07lhj87)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00kvt8f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00kvt8f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00kvt8f)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00kvt8f)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m000ztj1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m000ztj1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m000ztj1)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m000ztj1)

Doctor at Large 08:30 SUN (b009pp9l)

Dr Phil's Bedside Manner 07:30 THU (m000zmjl)

Dr Phil's Bedside Manner 17:30 THU (m000zmjl)

Dr Phil's Bedside Manner 22:00 THU (m000zmjl)

Dr Phil's Bedside Manner 05:30 FRI (m000zmjl)

Drama 06:00 SAT (b08lfbh5)

Drama 16:00 SAT (b08lfbh5)

Drama 04:00 SUN (b08lfbh5)

Elvenquest 22:30 SAT (b01r0gjg)

Give Or Take 08:30 WED (m000ztyh)

Give Or Take 12:30 WED (m000ztyh)

Give Or Take 19:30 WED (m000ztyh)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b08n2wcq)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b08n2wcq)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b08n2wcq)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b08q5x7l)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b08q5x7l)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007k456)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007k456)

Henry Normal: A Normal... 05:30 SAT (m00035w0)

Henry Normal: A Normal... 07:30 FRI (m000sj8s)

Henry Normal: A Normal... 17:30 FRI (m000sj8s)

Henry Normal: A Normal... 22:00 FRI (m000sj8s)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 08:00 THU (b007jqws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 12:00 THU (b007jqws)

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again 19:00 THU (b007jqws)

In The Lounge With Rich Morton 15:30 SUN (b01cwszp)

In The Lounge With Rich Morton 03:30 MON (b01cwszp)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b09lk0x9)

Inheritance Tracks 11:55 SUN (b09lk0x9)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b08dbtb7)

Inheritance Tracks 19:55 SUN (b09lk0x9)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b08dbtb7)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m000ztt2)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m000ztt2)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 14:00 MON (b08npnhg)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 02:00 TUE (b08npnhg)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 14:00 TUE (b08p1szt)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 02:00 WED (b08p1szt)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 14:00 WED (b08p1t2k)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 02:00 THU (b08p1t2k)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 14:00 THU (b08p1t5m)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 02:00 FRI (b08p1t5m)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 14:00 FRI (b08p1t6s)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 09:00 SAT (b06r9b2t)

Isy Suttie's Guide to the Family 19:00 SAT (b06r9b2t)

It's Jocelyn 05:00 SAT (b08gy87v)

It's Jocelyn 07:00 FRI (b08hpf79)

It's Jocelyn 17:00 FRI (b08hpf79)

It's Your Round 09:00 MON (b00zf4nz)

It's Your Round 16:00 MON (b00zf4nz)

It's Your Round 04:00 TUE (b00zf4nz)

It's a Fair Cop 07:00 THU (b0499dlr)

It's a Fair Cop 17:00 THU (b0499dlr)

It's a Fair Cop 05:00 FRI (b0499dlr)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 15:00 SAT (b09qhf19)

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme 03:00 SUN (b09qhf19)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 09:30 SUN (b0848sqq)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 07:00 MON (b084tlr0)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 17:00 MON (b084tlr0)

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music 05:00 TUE (b084tlr0)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 18:00 MON (b007jmfp)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 00:00 TUE (b007jmfp)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 18:00 TUE (b007jmg5)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 00:00 WED (b007jmg5)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 18:00 WED (b007jmh3)

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos 00:00 THU (b007jmh3)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 10:00 TUE (b02117x0)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 15:00 TUE (b02117x0)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 03:00 WED (b02117x0)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 10:00 WED (b02lwc5t)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 15:00 WED (b02lwc5t)

Joseph Roth - The Radetzky March 03:00 THU (b02lwc5t)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 TUE (b007wltd)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 TUE (b007wltd)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 TUE (b007wltd)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 WED (b007wltd)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 WED (b010nn2k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 WED (b010nn2k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 WED (b010nn2k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 THU (b010nn2k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 THU (b010nnhx)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 THU (b010nnhx)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 THU (b010nnhx)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 FRI (b010nnhx)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 FRI (b010nwbj)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 FRI (b010nwbj)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 FRI (b010nwbj)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m000zkpr)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m000zkpr)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m000zkpr)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m000zkpr)

Kieran Hodgson's Earworms 23:30 THU (b0910mk6)

Lenny Henry's Rogues Gallery 23:45 THU (b09ghmgq)

Life: An Idiot's Guide 23:30 SUN (b01qkmpl)

Lip Service 09:30 MON (m000ztsy)

Lip Service 16:30 MON (m000ztsy)

Lip Service 04:30 TUE (m000ztsy)

Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality 22:45 WED (b07z4f1z)

Mark Morris: The Wild Card of Dance 14:30 FRI (b047c31b)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 SUN (b00j4hk2)

Mark Thomas Presents 22:30 FRI (b0076vzd)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 12:30 SUN (b00sg13d)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 17:30 SUN (b00sg13d)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 22:00 SUN (b00sg13d)

Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change? 05:30 MON (b00sg13d)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 11:00 WED (m000ztyk)

Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond 21:00 WED (m000ztyk)

My Teenage Diary 07:30 WED (m000zmlj)

My Teenage Diary 17:30 WED (m000zmlj)

My Teenage Diary 22:00 WED (m000zmlj)

My Teenage Diary 05:30 THU (m000zmlj)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 09:30 TUE (b01c6sgt)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 16:30 TUE (b01c6sgt)

Nineteen Ninety-Eight 04:30 WED (b01c6sgt)

Not in Front of the Children 09:00 SUN (b08htpmg)

Off the Page 00:30 SAT (b011zzhl)

Off the Page 18:30 FRI (b0124pp5)

Old Harry's Game 23:00 FRI (b00wnp6m)

On the Hour 23:00 SUN (b0090br1)

Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt 10:00 MON (m0003ts6)

Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt 15:00 MON (m0003ts6)

Penelope Mortimer - Little Muspratt 03:00 TUE (m0003ts6)

Pieces of Britney 13:00 SAT (p09mw5q8)

Pieces of Britney 01:00 SUN (p09mw5q8)

Pieces of Britney 11:00 TUE (p09mw5tt)

Pieces of Britney 21:00 TUE (p09mw5tt)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m000zs3r)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m000zs3r)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m000ztsp)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m000ztsp)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m000ztsp)

Radio Active 23:00 WED (b01pj1l5)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m000ztsm)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m000ztsm)

Rob Newman 07:00 WED (b08mb1g6)

Rob Newman 17:00 WED (b08mb1g6)

Rob Newman 05:00 THU (b08mb1g6)

Round the Horne 08:00 TUE (b007jr8c)

Round the Horne 12:00 TUE (b007jr8c)

Round the Horne 19:00 TUE (b007jr8c)

Sam Simmons is Not a People Person 22:30 WED (b086s95h)

Short Cuts 18:30 WED (m000fvvk)

Short Cuts 00:30 THU (m000fvvk)

Simon Bovey - The Voice of God 00:00 SAT (b007jwlh)

Sisters 14:00 SAT (b08yn9np)

Sisters 02:00 SUN (b08yn9np)

Snap 08:30 SAT (b012yvf2)

Snap 09:30 WED (m00051v9)

Snap 16:30 WED (m00051v9)

Snap 04:30 THU (m00051v9)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b01qm2fw)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b01qm2fw)

Stanislaw Lem - Solaris 18:00 SUN (b00pf4xk)

Stanislaw Lem - Solaris 00:00 MON (b00pf4xk)

Steptoe and Son 08:00 MON (b007k4gh)

Steptoe and Son 12:00 MON (b007k4gh)

Steptoe and Son 19:00 MON (b007k4gh)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m000ztt0)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m000ztt0)

Tacita Dean: Save This Language 14:30 TUE (b040llzm)

Tacita Dean: Save This Language 02:30 WED (b040llzm)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (b08sltc4)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (b08sltc4)

The Art of the Nation 02:30 SAT (b04cb9h2)

The Birthday Cake Game 07:30 TUE (m000zmd0)

The Birthday Cake Game 17:30 TUE (m000zmd0)

The Birthday Cake Game 22:00 TUE (m000zmd0)

The Birthday Cake Game 05:30 WED (m000zmd0)

The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier 18:00 THU (b007k4jq)

The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier 00:00 FRI (b007k4jq)

The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier 18:00 FRI (b007k4rp)

The Casebook of Max and Ivan 15:30 SAT (b08015ry)

The Casebook of Max and Ivan 03:30 SUN (b08015ry)

The Curried Goat Show 23:00 SAT (b007k41b)

The Damien Slash Mixtape 23:45 MON (b08vzj4x)

The Food Quiz 04:00 SAT (b0076n4w)

The Food Quiz 09:00 FRI (b0076tc6)

The Food Quiz 16:00 FRI (b0076tc6)

The Goon Show 12:00 SAT (b0080hxc)

The Motion Show 09:00 WED (m00076b9)

The Motion Show 16:00 WED (m00076b9)

The Motion Show 04:00 THU (m00076b9)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m000zkzz)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m000zkzz)

The Original 14:30 MON (b00bz4ch)

The Original 02:30 TUE (b00bz4ch)

The Price of Silence 06:00 TUE (m000zttl)

The Price of Silence 13:00 TUE (m000zttl)

The Price of Silence 20:00 TUE (m000zttl)

The Price of Silence 01:00 WED (m000zttl)

The Price of Silence 06:00 WED (m000ztyf)

The Price of Silence 13:00 WED (m000ztyf)

The Price of Silence 20:00 WED (m000ztyf)

The Price of Silence 01:00 THU (m000ztyf)

The Price of Silence 06:00 THU (m000zthw)

The Price of Silence 13:00 THU (m000zthw)

The Price of Silence 20:00 THU (m000zthw)

The Price of Silence 01:00 FRI (m000zthw)

The Price of Silence 06:00 FRI (m000zs3k)

The Price of Silence 13:00 FRI (m000zs3k)

The Price of Silence 20:00 FRI (m000zs3k)

The Prisoner 18:00 SAT (m0001q06)

The Prisoner 00:00 SUN (m0001q06)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 07:00 TUE (b096hcz6)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 17:00 TUE (b096hcz6)

The Tim Vine Chat Show 05:00 WED (b096hcz6)

Tom Stoppard: A Life (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m000ztsg)

Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee 02:00 SAT (m000n6qg)

Twenty Minutes 13:40 SAT (b01m5lh7)

Twenty Minutes 01:40 SUN (b01m5lh7)

Vent 23:30 TUE (b00tx4tb)

We've Been Here Before 09:00 THU (b00g1rsp)

We've Been Here Before 16:00 THU (b00g1rsp)

We've Been Here Before 04:00 FRI (b00g1rsp)

Welsh Fargo by Sir Harry Secombe (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (m000ztsj)

Welsh Fargo by Sir Harry Secombe 02:15 SAT (m000zkzl)

What's Funny About ... 22:30 THU (m000zsns)

Where Did It All Go Wrong? 23:30 MON (b0076qq2)

Whispers 08:00 SAT (b00cbszf)

Wilkie Collins - No Name 03:00 SAT (b007jryr)

Will Smith's Midlife Crisis Management 22:30 MON (b00grsdt)

Wimsey 01:00 SAT (b007jvl0)

Wimsey 06:00 MON (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 13:00 MON (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 20:00 MON (b007jvl4)

Wimsey 01:00 TUE (b007jvl4)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b0080hsj)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b0080hsj)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b0080hsj)

Witness History 11:50 TUE (m000ztts)

Witness History 21:50 TUE (m000ztts)