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SATURDAY 29 JANUARY 2022

SAT 00:00 A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson (b00p689c)
5. The Answer

Following a series of terrifying premonitions, Tom discovers what Helen Driscoll wants.

Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life in a seemingly normal neighbourhood until his brother-in-law hypnotised him at a dinner party - awakening psychic abilities he never knew he possessed...

Richard Matheson’s supernatural novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Concluded by Trevor White.

Producer: Heather Larmour

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in November 2009.


SAT 00:30 Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes (b06rlkh5)
Amitabh Bachchan

Shah Rukh Khan's celebration of his personal heroes continues with one of Bollywood's most popular icons, Amitabh Bachchan.

Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 11 October 1942, Amitabh has acted in hundreds of films during an astonishing career over four decades. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors in Indian cinema’s history.

Shah Rukh describes him as "a hero to millions and billions" and recalls that one of his greatest achievements was when he "was able to stand in the same frame, breathe the same air and that I got to work with him."

With favourite Amitabh films including Amar Akbar Anthony, Shakti, Satte Pe Satta and Lawaaris, Shah Rukh remembers meeting his hero while growing up. His aunt knew this tall actor with intense eyes "would become one of the greatest things Indian cinema has ever seen."

Shah Rukh Khan says the longevity of Amitabh's career is outstanding and praises his professionalism and sheer hard work. He says Amitabh is a perfectionist and always strives to be great.

"He is one of the finest people, finest actors, and a great human being to have come into my life.".

Producer: Ranjit Doal

First broadcast on the BBC Asian Network in May 2012.


SAT 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrq3)
1. Trouble for Sale

The Honourable Richard Rollison (the Toff) is offered the chance to buy a small farm in Sussex.

But when a man mysteriously disappears, the amateur sleuth soon realises something is amiss...

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

Dramatised in six parts by Roy Lomax

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Vicar ...... Jeffrey Segal
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Bert ...... Frank Jarvis
Mr Brandt ...... Ed Bishop

Other parts played by the cast

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1977.


SAT 01:30 Miss Marple (b007jpmx)
A Caribbean Mystery

Episode 5

After two murders and an attempted suicide, amateur sleuth Miss Marple is battling to find a link.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell

Miss Marple …. June Whitfield
Mr Rafiel …. George A. Cooper
Tim Kendall …. David Thorpe
Molly Kendall …. Alison Pettit
Esther Walters …. Yvonne Edgell
Evelyn Hillingdon …. Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon …. Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson …. Tracy-Ann Oberman
Jackson …. Andrew Wincott
Canon Prescott …. David King
Dr Graham .... John Rowe

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.


SAT 02:00 Wintering by Katherine May (m001288f)
Episode 5

An imaginative exploration of how to embrace life’s dark seasons and emerge into the light.

Winter is on its way out, and so is Katherine’s time of wintering.

‘Some winters happen in the sun,’ writes Katherine May. ‘This particular one began on a blazing day in early September, a week before my fortieth birthday.’ When her husband becomes dangerously ill, it coincides with a moment in May’s life when she is facing professional and personal stress and an uncertain future, and it ushers in a period of what she calls ‘wintering’. ‘Everybody winters at one time or another; some winter over and over again,’ she explains. ‘Winter is a season in the cold, a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress.’

Described by The Observer’s reviewer as ‘a reading cure’ and ‘a tale of hard-won celebration’, May's book is an honest, reflective, sometimes humorous account of her struggle to deal with her own bad times. She considers the healing power of rest and retreat and the consolations of nature, exploring the many ways in which we experience winter, both seasonal and personal, and offering some strategies for weathering the dark times in the year and our own lives.

Katherine May’s other books include The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of being autistic, and two novels, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and Burning Out. She is the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood, and her essays and journalism have been widely published in the UK and America. She lives by the sea in Whitstable.

Reader: Melody Grove
Abridged and produced by Sara Davies


SAT 02:15 Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor (b00pbpcm)
Episode 5

It's Christmas Day and Denis O'Connor reflects on how much better his life has become since he rescued the kitten, Toby Jug.

One man's adventures with the cat he rescued in a snowstorm.

Concluded by Kevin Whately.

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SAT 02:30 The Living Mountain (b03mfndd)
Robert Macfarlane takes inspiration from writer Nan Shepherd on a very special poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.

Nan Shepherd believed that it was 'a grand thing to get leave to live.' She did this by spending every minute she could in her beloved Cairngorms. In her 88-years, she covered thousands of miles on foot and became minutely aware of the rhythms of these wild places.

She collected her thoughts in 'The Living Mountain'. It's a remarkable love letter to these dramatic landscapes, but convinced that readers didn't want an "aimless, sensual exploration of the Cairngorms," Nan tucked the manuscript away in a drawer and left it there for 30-years.

Four years before she died, her book finally saw the light of day. At just 80-pages, it's small in size, but big in impact and has been described by The Guardian as "the finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain".

Robert Macfarlane agrees. He calls 'The Living Mountain' a "wry, beautiful hymn to 'living all the way through'". He thinks this book is hugely important as more and more of us experience less and less contact with the outside world; "We are, literally, losing touch." Nan's writing is the antithesis of this. She plunges readers right into the landscape.

Robert celebrates this intrepid literary spirit by embarking on an autumnal trip right into the heart of Nan's favourite wild places.

Producer: Victoria McArthur

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2013.


SAT 03:00 John Harrison - Rediscovering Leo (m0013t7m)
Leo is a reclusive composer.

Pamela is the journalist who seeks to rediscover him.

But in doing so discovers far more than she had expected...

Starring Paul Scofield and Samantha Bond.

Drama written by John Harrison.

Leo .... Paul Scofield
Pamela .... Samantha Bond
Voice A .... John Webb
Voice A .... John Church

Piano: Matthew Scott

Director: Kay Patrick

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.


SAT 04:00 Funny You Should Ask (b04st6lb)
From 19/05/1981

Peter Jones hosts the entertainment quiz about comedy as he tests a panel of experts:

Charles Hawtrey - who reveals his favourite Carry On film.
Tommy Trinder
Ron Goodwin

Funny You Should Ask ran for 8 series from 1976 to 1982.

Questions compiled by Michael Pointon.

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1981.


SAT 04:30 Ballylenon (b007jx6s)
Series 5

Episode 3

Some residents try to ensure the cottage sale goes ahead without a hitch.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Hawthorne …. Aine McCartney
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar
Josie Doherty …. Cathy White

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


SAT 05:00 The Headset Set (b012lkzw)
Series 1

Episode 5

The team at catalogue company Smile5 discover their colleague Dan has died.

They react in their usual callous and manipulative way. Meanwhile, Ralph the trainer has a new trainee in Philip the artist.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh ..... Paul Sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Other characters played by the cast.

Written by James Kettle, Stephen Carlin, Celia Pacquola, Andy Wolton, Benjamin Partridge, Colin Hoult, Kevin Core, Madeliene Brettingham, Rebecca Hobbs and Dan Tetsell.

Script editor: James Kettle
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


SAT 05:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0013qxv)
The ‘Resting Bitch Face’ Problem

Marian and Tara discuss serial bad-boy dating, what your face says about you, a missing mojo, personal grooming issues and much more.

Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - problems.

From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we’ll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend - which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better.

Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.

Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email: marianandtara@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


SAT 06:00 Peter Tinniswood (m0008x5q)
Stoker Leishman's Diaries

Frederick Leishman was the lower deck member of a British party which made a dash for the South Pole.

This had fatal consequences for all except himself and his leader.

For years his family have tried to get hold of the Stoker's diaries, believing his account of the epic journey should be worth a fortune.

It turns out to be a revelation...

Robin Bailey stars in Peter Tinniswood's drama.

Frederick Leishman ....Robin Bailey
Mrs Bentall ... Shirley Dixon
Dora .... Barbara Marten
Gordon .... Christian Rodska
Barbara .... Liz Goulding
Edgar ... Martin Matthews

Director: Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1981.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (b09k6pn1)
Series 44

Hertha Ayrton

Helen Arney is a self-confessed science nerd, stand-up entertainer, and once nicknamed a "geek songstress".

Matthew Parris discovers why she's chosen Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923), the pioneering Victorian physicist, inventor and suffragette, as her great life.

Ayrton was the first woman to be admitted into membership of what is today known as the IET, the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Their archivist Anne Locker knows Ayrton's life and works and fields questions from Matthew and Helen.

They discuss how Hertha overcame considerable obstacles to be the first woman who was proposed for the fellowship of the Royal Society. Her candidature was refused on the grounds that as a married woman she had no legal existence in British law.

This did not stop her from patenting over 20 of her inventions, which included a large electric fan designed to disperse mustard gas from the Trenches during the First World War. Fascinated by electricity, her achievements also ranged across mathematics and physics.

Hertha's father was a Jewish immigrant, a watchmaker from Poland, who hawked goods at markets. Nonetheless, Hertha was among the first generation of women to study at Girton College, Cambridge.

Helen Arney, who's one-third of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, the comedy group that makes science entertaining for audiences, explains why she's championing Ayrton.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2018.


SAT 08:00 The Write Stuff (b007765n)
Series 10

Stephen King

James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary correctness.

Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Sabrina Broadbent and Mark Billingham.

Author of the week is Stephen King.

Reader: Beth Chalmers

Producer: Katie Marsden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2007.


SAT 08:30 Smelling of Roses (b00fd63v)
Series 4

Episode 5

Rosie had always thought the expression 'Celebrity Gardener' was a contradiction in terms...until she met Bernadette Gittings...

Prunella Scales stars in Simon Brett's sitcom.

The trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company, where the clients are only part of the problem..

Rosie Burns …. Prunella Scales
Jo …. Rebecca Callard
Bob …. Duncan Preston
Tess …. Annette Badland
Brad …. Colin Stinton
Bernadette Gittings …. Suzanne Jameson
Crispin Garnett …. George Leyton
Mrs Thompson …. Mary Wimbush

Written and produced by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


SAT 09:00 Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood (b08r3xx1)
Popular comedian and actress Miranda Hart talks openly about her life, career and creative process with comedy writer and performer Paul Garner.

And they 'gallop' through the BBC archive:

* At Home with the Snails

Miranda stars as Rose, the odious sweetshop owner and sister to Alex, who lives in a shed with his pet snails in this sitcom about a dysfunctional family. From 10/07/2001

* The Hills Are Alive

A monologue written with her sister Alice, in which Miranda plays a lady who dreams of going on a 'Sound of Music' coach tour. From 17/10/2006

* Ears Wide Open: In the Dark

Miranda, in the guise of matchmaker Fliss, attempts to help recently dumped Diane find a new partner at a party where all the lights are kept off. From 31/05/2005

* Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop

The original BBC radio pilot which evolved into the hugely successful BBC TV series 'Miranda'. From 26/05/2007

Producer: Stuart Ross

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


SAT 12:00 Foul Play (b00jh5hn)
Series 3

Death By a Short Head

Who killed a top horse jockey?

Crime writers Lady Antonia Fraser and Anthony Price try to solve who committed the dastardly crime.

Murder mystery panel game devised, written and chaired by Simon Brett.

Witnesses played by:

Maria McErlane
Lee Simpson

Producer: Liz Anstee

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.


SAT 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b007js4v)
From 22/01/1984

Michael Bentine stars as the great Tibetan mystic U Tug, members of the British Bath Craftsman's Guild, the Toastmaster, the entire United Nations and occasionally himself.

The ultimate one man show written and performed by the host.

Listen in and you’ll believe that telephone boxes can fly.

Producer: Jamie Rix

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1984.


SAT 13:00 Nexus: Norfolk's Forgotten TV Station (m0013smq)
Paul Hayes tells the story of Nexus, the student TV station at the University of East Anglia in Norwich

Discover the surprising range of guests who agreed to be interviewed on-air, including Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

Featuring interviews with Philip Bird, Michael Palin and Arthur Smith and many more.

Special thanks to the University of East Anglia, the Students' Union and UEA:TV

Archive Source: Matthew Sylvester and Derek Williams.

Producer Paul Hayes

First broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk in April 2021.


SAT 14:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k111)
Series 3

Charity

What are the motives behind mankind's fundraising efforts for good causes?

Comedian Mark Steel provides alternative solutions to our everyday problems

Written by Mark Steel and Pete Sinclair.

With

Debbie Isitt
Kim Wall

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1995.


SAT 14:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b08vxl9m)
Series 2

Episode 1

Stoneybridge Town Council prepare to receive the town's first ever tourist, the Little Girl gives her explanation of Brexit and Calum Gilhooley launches his own YouTube series.

Plus sketches about the downside of voice technology on smartphones, while Melania Trump presents a brand new podcast offering an insight into her life as First Lady.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for series two.

Revisiting some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers.

Starring:

Pete Baikie
Morwenna Banks
Moray Hunter
Gordon Kennedy
John Sparkes

In 2013, the group that made their name on Channel Four in the 1980s and 90s got back together for Radio 4's Sketchorama: Absolutely Special - which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Live Scripted Comedy. The first series of The Absolutely Radio Show picked up a Celtic Media Award nomination for Best Radio Comedy.

Producers: Gordon Kennedy & Gus Beattie

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2017.


SAT 15:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k4y7)
Series 2

Behind the Magic

The Film Institute has a self-regarding guest; the audio guides start to go wrong - and there's a sneak preview of the Museum's very own behind-the-scenes DVD.

Written and performed by:

Marcus Brigstocke
Danny Robins
Dan Tetsell

With Lucy Montgomery.

Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker.

Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2005.


SAT 15:30 The Boosh (b007jmf4)
Stolen

Zookeepers Howard Moon and Vince Noir try to catch an animal thief at Bob Fossil's Zoo - with the help of a deer costume.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt,

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil.

Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares' due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies, whereas Howard likes to think he's more the brains of the duo, destined for better things.

Howard Moon ...... Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir ...... Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil ...... Rich Fulcher
Graham ...... Lee Mack
Bloke ...... Simon Evans

After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


SAT 16:00 Peter Tinniswood (m0008x5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (b09k6pn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (b01qhd0y)
Episode 1

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth.

Sick and separated from his wife, he lives alone in a one-room flat in Victory Mansions in London, chief city of Airstrip One.

Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal.

When Winston finds love, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities...

George Orwell's cautionary dystopian tale was first published in 1949, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential novels.

Starring Christopher Eccleston and Pippa Nixon.

Dramatised in two parts by Jonathan Holloway.

Winston Smith...Christopher Eccleston
Julia...Pippa Nixon
O'Brien...Tim Pigott-Smith
Parsons...Kim Wall
Charrington ...Robert Blythe
Syme ...Sam Alexander
Prostitute...Susie Riddell

With Christine Absalom, Don Gilet, Joe Sims and Joshua Swinney

Director: Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SAT 19:00 Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood (b08r3xx1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 Chain Reaction (b00lblq9)
Series 1

Stewart Lee interviews Alan Moore

Prickly comedian, Stewart Lee interviews acclaimed writer, Alan Moore.

This is the tag talk show series where the guest turns interviewer in the next show.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005.


SAT 22:30 The Problem With Adam Bloom (b019jtl7)
Series 3

Technology

The comedian explores the barriers and dilemmas which technology creates in normal everyday relationships.

Fast-paced and inventive comedy, written by and starring Adam Bloom

With:

Rob Rouse
Hattie Hayridge
Stefano Paolini

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.


SAT 23:00 Mr and Mrs Smith (b01bwp6g)
Series 1

The Bathroom

Annabelle is annoyed because Will couldn't stand up to their over-enthusiastic builder. Will is furious at Annabelle for hiring the builder.

Guy mediates, but this week the counsellor has his own problems...

Will Smith's sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling.

Counsellor Guy must mediate another dispute between Will and Annabelle, with flashbacks to events that spawned the argument, and by the end, the couple find marital equilibrium once more.

Sort of.

Will Smith ..... Will Smith
Annabelle Smith ..... Sarah Hadland
Guy ..... Paterson Joseph
John ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Saskia, Sally ..... Susie Blake
Adam ..... Dan Tetsell
Claudia ..... Tracy Wiles

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.


SAT 23:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b08wmyc7)
Series 2

Episode 2

More from Stoneybridge Town Council, Little Girl and the News News News team.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show are back. revisiting some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

Starring:

Peter Baikie
Morwenna Banks
Moray Hunter
Gordon Kennedy
John Sparkes
Gus Beattie

In 2013, the group that made their name on Channel Four in the 1980s and 90s got back together for BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama: Absolutely Special - which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Live Scripted Comedy.

Producers: Gordon Kennedy & Gus Beattie

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.



SUNDAY 30 JANUARY 2022

SUN 00:00 George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (b01qhd0y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Nexus: Norfolk's Forgotten TV Station (m0013smq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k111)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Absolutely Radio Show (b08vxl9m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 The Museum of Everything (b007k4y7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 The Boosh (b007jmf4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 Peter Tinniswood (m0008x5q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (b09k6pn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Wintering by Katherine May (Omnibus) (m00140n9)
‘Some winters happen in the sun,’ writes Katherine May. ‘This particular one began on a blazing day in early September, a week before my fortieth birthday.’

When her husband becomes dangerously ill, it coincides with a moment in May’s life when she is facing professional and personal stress and an uncertain future, and it ushers in a period of what she calls ‘wintering’. ‘Everybody winters at one time or another; some winter over and over again,’ she explains. ‘Winter is a season in the cold, a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress.’

Described by The Observer’s reviewer as ‘a reading cure’ and ‘a tale of hard-won celebration’, May's book is an honest, reflective, sometimes humorous account of her struggle to deal with her own bad times. She considers the healing power of rest and retreat and the consolations of nature, exploring the many ways in which we experience winter, both seasonal and personal, and offering some strategies for weathering the dark times in the year and our own lives.

Katherine May’s other books include The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of being autistic, and two novels, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and Burning Out. She is the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood, and her essays and journalism have been widely published in the UK and America. She lives by the sea in Whitstable, Kent.

Omnibus of five parts read by Melody Grove

Abridged and produced by Sara Davies

First broadcast in five episdoes on BBC Radio 4 in December 2021.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07tzdwy)
Juliet Stevenson

The acclaimed actress chooses 'Que Sera Sera' by Doris Day and 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie.


SUN 07:20 Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor (Omnibus) (m00140nc)
One snowy night in the wilds of Northumberland, Denis O'Connor is settling in for a night in front of the fire when he hears a cry of pain from the woods outside.

By the following Christmas, he is reflecting on how much better his life has become since rescuing a tiny kitten.

One man's adventures with the cat he rescues in a snowstorm.

Omnibus of five parts read by Kevin Whately.

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.


SUN 08:30 Play It Cool (b05s7k0b)
Episode 5

The game of boxing is exposed - and back to the era of Suffragettes.

Fast-moving sketches written by Eric Merriman - best known for Beyond Our Ken.

Starring:

Ian Carmichael
Joan Sims
Hugh Paddick

Music from:

Rosemary Squires
The Mike Sammes Singers
The Ken Thorne Orchestra

Producer: John Simmonds

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1964.


SUN 09:00 All Gas and Gaiters (b007jpfl)
Series 2

The Bishop Takes a Holiday

A clerical outing to a dwindling community parish causes chaos.

Ecclesiastical sitcom which started life on BBC TV.

Written and adapted by husband-and-wife team, Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps.

The Archdeacon …. Robertson Hare
The Bishop …. William Mervyn
Noote - Bishop's Chaplain …. Jonathan Cecil
The Dean …. John Barron

With Doris Hare, George Woodbridge, Betty Baskcomb and Neil McDermott.

'All Gas And Gaiters' started life as a TV pilot in Comedy Playhouse, ahead of a run on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971.

Selected scripts were revised and re-recorded for radio.

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1972.


SUN 09:30 For The Love of Leo (m0001t9f)
Series 1

Margot of the 18th Green

It's the funeral of Tamsin - killed in a traffic accident - mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo.

But the service is barely over before Leo acquires a new status as an eligible bachelor.

The women in his circle begin to seek his company and win his affection; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice. His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too.

Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, which occurred many miles from her home. What was she doing there? Leo becomes convinced Tamsin was having an affair, but in the end the truth turns out to be very different.

Staring Mark Bonnar.

Michael Chaplin's wry, narrative four-part comedy is funny and sad - but always warm-hearted and tender.

Leo Fabiani ...... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani ...... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani ...... Sandra Voe
Sadie ...... Tracy Wiles
Margot ...... Louise Ludgate
Laura ...... Samara MacLaren

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2018.


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00140kp)
Singers 2

Melanie C

From Blur to Stevie Wonder.

Singer and and songwriter, Melanie C shares her castaway choices with Lauren Laverne.

Melanie Chisholm - known as Melanie C - found global fame as one fifth of the Spice Girls, the most commercially successful female group ever.

Melanie was one of 400 other hopefuls who answered an advertisement to form a new girl band in 1994 - little knowing how her life would be turned upside down by fame and worldwide success. She was given the nickname Sporty Spice and presented what she calls a "gobby' persona to the outside world, but inside she was a shy girl who preferred to stay in the background.

She grew up in Merseyside and as a child she loved performing. At 16 she attended the Doreen Bird College of Arts, aiming for a career in musical theatre. By her early 20s, she was an international star: Spice world was a high-octane life of constant recording and touring and the accompanying press scrutiny contributed to a stressful environment. As the pressure intensified Melanie suffered from eating disorders and in 2000 she was diagnosed with depression. Her recovery was long and painful but she says finally getting a diagnosis enabled her to begin the process of getting better.

When the Spice Girls went their separate ways for a while Melanie began a career as a successful solo artist.

In 2009 she played Mrs Johnstone in the London West End production of Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers, earning five star reviews and standing ovations.

More recently she's been back on stage with the Spice Girls on their stadium tour.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2020.


SUN 10:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004mcb)
Series 13

The Lunar Land Pt2

In the second installment of our double episode on the Moon we ask what life would be like if we had more than one Moon.

From the tides to the seasons, the Moon shapes our world in ways that often go unnoticed. And, as we'll find out, it played a vital role in the creation of life itself. This week we celebrate the many ways the Moon and the Earth are linked.

If one Moon is so great, why not have two? We discover why multiple moons could spell disaster for our planet, from giant volcanoes to cataclysmic collisions.

Featuring astronomer Brendan Owens from the Royal Observatory Greenwich and physicist Neil Comins, author of 'What if the Earth had two Moons?'

Presenters: Adam Rutherford, Hannah Fry
Producer: Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019.


SUN 11:00 Radiolab (m000dzms)
Series 6

When Brains Attack

Radiolab explores strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray. With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

In this episode, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things.

We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities by removing a chunk of her brain.

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

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

From WNYC. First broadcast on public radio in the USA in 2012.


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m00140nf)
Elizabeth Bishop & Marianne Moore

Poet Daljit Nagra selects two editions of The Essay with Neel Mukherjee and Ian Sansom.

The Essay: The Love that Wrote Its Name - The Loves of Elizabeth Bishop
Novelist Neel Mukherjee on the abiding reticence that characterises the work and the life of American poet Elizabeth Bishop, particularly in relation to her sexuality. Mukherjee explores the two great loves of Bishop's life: the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares and American student Alice Methfessel, who was 32 years her junior. Originally part of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that took place in private between two men over the age of 21.

Writer and reader - Neel Mukherjee

Producer - Simon Richardson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2017

The Essay: More Letters to Writers - Dear Marianne

Continuing his imaginary correspondences with some of the world's great writers, Ian Sansom feels he must finally ask poet Marianne Moore about that cape and tricorn hat.

Producer - Conor Garrett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2017.


SUN 12:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
Series 1

Parking Enforcement

Through the medium of four open letters, Tom Wrigglesworth investigates the myriad examples of corporate lunacy and maddening jobsworths in modern Britain.

Series subjects will range from traffic wardens to estate agents, as Tom recalls his own funny and ridiculous experiences as well as recounting the absurd encounters of others.

For starters, Tom finds himself baffled by the weird world of parking enforcement.

Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2011.


SUN 13:00 The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (Omnibus) (b09qhwpl)
Episode 2

Fearing that he may have killed Mahmut, a panic stricken Cem has fled Istanbul for home in Gebze.

Continuing the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk exploration of the complex layers of father-son relationships through the apparently simple story of a young man apprenticed to a welldigger on the outskirts of Istanbul.

With this vivid image of digging towards the centre of the earth at the heart of the story, he brings together eastern and western myths and legends to look at what is really meant by authority and rebellion. Can anyone ever escape their fate?

Cem Çelik is a "little gentleman", the son of a leftist Istanbul pharmacist whose politics take precedence over parenthood. During one of his father's lengthy and regular disappearances, 16 year-old Cem gives up his holiday job guarding his uncle's orchard and apprentices himself to a master well-digger, Mahmut. They set about digging a well to provide water for a local businessman's factory.

Heraclitus said that truth lies at the bottom of a well. The wells of Pamuk's Turkey are something quite sinister - here, guilt and shame lurk in the darkness, forever threatening to come spewing up into the light. The novel turns on Cem's encounter with the red-haired woman of the title and a subsequent act by the well that stains the rest of his life.

As Cem accepts the warm but irascible Mahmut as a surrogate father, and Mahmut slowly begins to regard Cem with a fatherly affection, the storytelling begins. First Cem listens intently to Mahmut's tales, then is himself invited to speak. Myth and folklore pervade the novel, and throw the events of Cem's life into sharp focus, against the backdrop of the ever expanding 21st century Istanbul.

Translated by Ekin Oklap

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts.

Read by Paul Hilton

Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed.

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2018.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07nt2mp)
Frederick Forsyth

Novelist Frederick Forsyth chooses 'Ol' Man River' sung by Paul Robeson and 'Fallen Soldier', sung by Melissa Adler.


SUN 14:20 Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) (b00t13s4)
Episode 2

Will the captain's military career, or someone else, prevent a marriage to Hetty?

Summer, 1799 in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

George Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and love rewarded.

Dramatised By Robert Forrest.

Omnibus of the middle five of fifteen parts.

Adam ...... Thomas Arnold
Hetty ...... Katherine Igoe
Lisbeth ...... Ann Scott-Jones
Arthur ...... Richard Greenwood
Seth ...... John Kielty
Dinah ...... Victoria Liddelle
Mr Irwine ...... Crawford Logan

Director: Patrick Rayner.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001.


SUN 15:30 Sheffield - City of Snowless Skiers (b03srgv7)
David Goldblatt discovers the unlikely tale of how our most promising skiers quest to reach the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics began in a city with no snow - on a plastic material that's "like upturned scrubbing brushes".

This was the debut of Freeskiing and astonishingly, given the British record in winter sports, we are very good at it. In 2013, the world number one in "slopestyle" skiing was a British 21-year-old with a half-shaved head, called James Woods. He, like a string of other skiers now making their mark internationally, grew up in a non-skiing family in Sheffield.

According to the British Freeski team’s head coach, Pat Sharples - "Every single one of my athletes comes from a working class background... and the majority of my team are from Sheffield."

How did this happen?

It’s all to do with a patch of land sandwiched between an enormous inner city landfill and a council estate overlooking the city centre. Built in the 1980s, Sheffield Ski Village was one of the best facilities in Europe, in its heyday. But as David discovers, it looks unlikely that this success will ever be repeated again.

Featuring:

James 'Woodsy' Woods, British Slopestyle Skier
Katie and Molly Summerhayes, British Slopestyle Skiers
Pat Sharples, Head Coach Team GB Freeski
Simon Ashton, Chairman British Freeski
Cllr Peter Price, Sheffield City Council
Kevin Pullan, owner of Sheffield Ski Village
Mike Rogge, Freeski Reporter
Norman and Molly Gill, founders of Sheffield Sharks

Producer: Polly Weston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2014.


SUN 16:00 Dr Korczak's Example (m0009467)
When the Nazis close in on Warsaw, Dr Korczak and his children are forced to move into the ghetto stretching his pacifist ideals to the limit.

But the Doctor's values are threatened not only by Nazi regime, but by the arrival of a young Jewish boy who believes in fighting back.

Starring Alexander Morton.

Based on the true story of Janusz Korczak, best-selling children's novelist, paediatrician and social experimenter, who set up a Jewish Orphanage in Warsaw and ran it as a children's democracy.

Written by David Greig.

Dr Korczak ...... Alexander Morton
Stephanie ...... Vicki Liddelle
Adzio ...... Simon Donaldson
Cerniakow ...... Sandy Neilson
Stepan ...... Anthony Hutcheson
Priest ...... Matthew Zajac
Abraza ...... Ewan MacLeod
Tadeusz ...... Fergus Hitchcock
Bruno ...... Finn Hitchcox
Miriam/Zelda ...... Katie Neville
Coco ...... Sarah-Beth Neville

Violinist: Daphne Godson

Director: Lu Kemp

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2004.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m00140nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Mythos (b08kvnfg)
1. Mythos

Incidents of death from heart failure have spiked at seven times the national average in a small Essex village.

Agent Lairre investigates.

Paranormal drama starring Nicola Walker.

Mythos is a series that looks at British folklore through a quasi-scientific prism. It's laced with sardonic humour, ridiculous situations and insane leaps of logic - but its foundations lie in the stories that have become part of the British cultural DNA over the last 2000 years.

Lairre .... Nicola Walker
Johnson .... Tim McInnerny
Hicks .... Jonathan Bailey
Neboad .... Steven Mackintosh
Seth .... David Calder
Kate .... Emma Fielding
Aubrey .... Hugh Ross

Written and directed by Julian Simpson.

Producer: Karen Rose

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


SUN 18:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007rbm)
2. Raising The Wind

So often, the boat is never where the owner wants it. It’s Fillbrick’s job to make sure it is.

So often, the wind is never where you want it, unless you meet a sorceress.

Series of strange stories by Robert Aickman.

Read by Tim McInnerny.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra, first broadcast in August 2019.


SUN 19:00 Radiolab (m000dzms)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 20:00 Dr Korczak's Example (m0009467)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00140kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004mcb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Hudson and Pepperdine Show (b0076dyw)
Series 3

Show Business

Aspirations abound as Mel and Vicki launch themselves into the glittering world of showbiz.

It's all eyes and teeth as they look forward to careers as out-of-work actresses.

Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine.

With:

Martin Hyder
Lewis MacLeod
Jim North

Written by the cast with Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell, and edited by Graeme Garden.

Music by Richie Webb.

Producer: Chris Neill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2003.


SUN 23:00 Edge Falls (b007vjkl)
Series 1

Mother of Shopping

The Big Boss comes calling for the unveiling of a new art work at the Retail Village.

But with a group of anti-capitalists on site, Sonya's big chance to impress takes on Titanic qualities.

Starring Sarah Lancashire and Mark Benton.

Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst's sitcom following the lives of the staff of Edge Falls Retail Village.

Mick …. Mark Benton
Sonya …. Sarah Lancashire
Rez …. Emil Marwa
Valerie …. Sarah Hadland
Jeff Birkenfleck …. Neil Warhurst
Chris …. Paul Barnhill
Miranda …. Lindsay Allen
Colin …. Anthony Glennon
Milosh …. John Dougall
Tina/Shaz …. Jasmine Callan
Customer/Man in Car Park …. Sam Dale

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.


SUN 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jsmr)
Series 1

The Curse of the Mastersons

1760: Aristocratic rabbits and emancipation?

Meet the Masterson family.

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is an improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Josie Lawrence
Caroline Quentin
Jim Sweeney
Phelim McDermott

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.



MONDAY 31 JANUARY 2022

MON 00:00 Mythos (b08kvnfg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:45 Robert Aickman Stories (m0007rbm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (Omnibus) (b09qhwpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b07nt2mp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) (b00t13s4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Sheffield - City of Snowless Skiers (b03srgv7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Dr Korczak's Example (m0009467)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m00140nf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters (b00y2sdt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
2. Dead On Arrival

Someone is very keen to acquire Selby Farm, where the owner's brother has disappeared.

Can amateur sleuth, the Toff - the Honourable Richard Rollison- find out what's really going on?

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Bert ...... Frank Jarvis
Mr Brandt ...... Ed Bishop

Other parts played by the cast

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1977.


MON 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
The Smithfield Murders

1. Filth and Fat and Blood and Foam

A gruesome murder at London’s famous Smithfield meat market.

It's just the start of another troubling investigation for Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Starring Imelda Staunton.

Atmospheric thriller in five parts written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Miss Sayers ...... Linda Regan
Terence Johns ...... David Bannerman
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Micky Matthews ...... John Hollis
Doctor ...... Stephen Thorne

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


MON 07:00 For The Love of Leo (m0001xpl)
Series 1

The Countess of Mars

Widowed Leo’s aristocratic friend Clementine seeks love to heal sorrow.

Leo offers friendship instead.

Starring Mark Bonnar and Beth Marshall.

Wry, narrative comedy written by Michael Chaplin.

The funeral of Leo's wife Tamsin was barely over before he acquired a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle are beginning to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice.

His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too.

Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, miles from home....

Leo Fabiani ... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani ... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani ... Sandra Voe
Sadie ... Tracy Wiles
Clementine ... Jemma Redgrave
Angus/ Sgt. Gemmell ... David Robb

Director: Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in January 2019.


MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013r1n)
Series 27

Episode 3

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

Alan Davies, Lucy Porter, Lou Sanders and Justin Edwards are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as beds, marsupials, blood and Jackie Chan.

Produced by Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4


MON 08:00 Marriage Lines (b0663ftq)
Series 2

Episode 10

Can a job abroad solve George and Kate's housing crisis?

Starring Richard Briers and Prunella Scales.

Richard Waring’s sitcom based on the mutual love and mistrust of two newlyweds.

Originating on BBC TV, it ran between 1963-65 and was adapted in two series for BBC radio due to its popularity.

George …. Richard Briers
Kate …. Prunella Scales
Arthur/Doctor …. Frederick Treves
Dennis …. Robert McBain
Miles …. Edward de Souza
George's Mum …. Diana King
George's Dad …. Geoffrey Sumner
Overseas Liaison Officer …. Wilfred Babbage

Producer: Charles Maxwell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1967.


MON 08:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b0864fjy)
Invaders

An alien craft is about to land on Salisbury Plain, just as Phyllis's teeth said it would. The police squad are ready to greet its inhabitants.

Starring Roy Kinnear and Simon Cadell.

Michael Snelgrove’s sitcom about the less-than-competent leader of a crack undercover police squad.

Supt Brabazon …. Roy Kinnear
Endicott-Heap …. Simon Cadell
Sigaloff …. Royce Mills
WPI Nutkins …. Susie Blake
MacTooley …. Alex Norton
Humby …. Stephen Frost
Cassandra …. Caroline Gruber
Phyllis …. Sheila Grant

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.


MON 09:00 Jest a Minute (b017ptbk)
Series 2

Episode 5

Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz from the Glee Club in Cardiff.

With:

Greg Davies
Eggsy
Lloyd Langford
Chris Corcoran

Producers: Paul Forde and Gareth Gwynn.

First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in January 2007.


MON 09:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
Series 2

The Bonfire of the Sanities

Salvatore has returned to Monte Guano with a peasant crowd of bretheren and sisteren.

All are bent on making his family throw their worldly goods onto the Bonfire of the Vanities.

Desperate for him to take his rantings elsewhere, Plethora hatches a devious plan...

Comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Starring David Swift and Sian Phillips.

Written by Roger Danes

Ludovico …. David Swift
Plethora …. Sian Phillips
Francesco …. Graham Crowden
Rosalie …. Saskia Wickham
Alessandro …. Paul Bigley
Salvatore …. Nick Romero
Guido …. Chris Kelham
Father Ignazio …. Kim Wall

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.


MON 10:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnn1)
The Picture of Dorian Gray

1. Vanity

"I would give my soul to stay young".

A vain aristocrat - a gilded and spoilt hedonist - makes a dangerous pact to preserve his youth.

Jamie Glover stars in Oscar Wilde's classic 1890 novel.

Dramatised in two parts by Nick McCarty.

Dorian Gray ...... Jamie Glover
Lord Henry Wotton ...... Ian McDiarmid
Basil Hallward ...... Steven Pacey
Sybil Vane ...... Tilly Gaunt
Jim Vane ...... Harry Myers
Mrs Vane ...... Elizabeth Mansfield
Lord Fermor ...... Brett Usher
Aunt Agatha ...... Mary Wimbush
Butler ...... Gavin Muir
Mrs Vandelaur ...... Elizabeth Bell
Lady Harley ...... Tessa Worsley
Servant ...... Tom George

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 2000.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m00140r4)
Series 8

Voices of Black History

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores a very troubling history: how can we make amends for the atrocities of slavery and segregation?

First broadcast in the USA on National Public Radio in 2021.


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00140r7)
Mel Giedroyc

Comedian Mel Giedroyc chooses Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Sat In Your Lap by Kate Bush.


MON 12:00 Marriage Lines (b0663ftq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b0864fjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hlk9s)
1. Haulbowline - Slieve Gullion

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland. In search of the landscapes and people who make up this fragile borderland, he finds fresh uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


MON 14:15 Henry James (b0b0prny)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 1

Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer.

Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised in ten parts by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Henry James .... John Lynch
Kate Croy ..... Aisling Loftus
Merton Densher ....Nico Mirallegro
Croy ....Anthony Ofoegbu
Maud Lowder ....Emma Cunniffe

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


MON 14:30 Stanley, Albert and the Lion (m00140rc)
Pete McCarthy reveals the origins of the famous tales of Albert and the Lion in this tribute to the character actor, variety performer and master of the monologue Stanley Holloway.

With Larry Adler and Roy Hudd.

Producer: David Preset

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.


MON 15:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 16:00 Jest a Minute (b017ptbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 For The Love of Leo (m0001xpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013r1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Catch My Breath (b007k378)
Episode 1

On the run from a women's prison in the Scottish Highlands, Kate and Colleen are given refuge in a vast country mansion by a charming but rather enigmatic host, Adam Strachan.

It could be a decision they come to regret...

The storyline for Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller is based around the notion, found in old Scottish folk tales, of the Beatha Greimach - literally 'The Breath Thief' - a celtic demon said to lure victims into a kiss which would drain the soul from their bodies.

Kate .................................................................. Claire Knight
Colleen ............................................ . Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ........................................................ Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................... John Shedden
Donnie .......................................................... Lewis Howden
Isla .............................................................. Eileen McCallum
Octavia ......................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ....................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs ..................................................... Jill Riddiford
Dennis ............................................................ Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b037hmy7)
Lynne Truss and Diran Adebayo

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - writers Lynne Truss and Diran Adebayo discuss their favourite books by Paul Theroux, Nick Barlay and Michael Ondaatje

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents by Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin

Hooky Gear by Nick Barlay
Publisher: Sceptre

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Bloomsbury

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


MON 19:00 Marriage Lines (b0663ftq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 The Phenomenon Squad (b0864fjy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m00140r4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m00140r7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013r1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Hearing With Hegley (b00b7c59)
Series 1

Episode 4

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, presents a selection of his work.

With:

Keith Moore
Susan Norton
Andrew Bailey
Nigel Piper

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1996.


MON 22:45 Lenny Henry's Rogues Gallery (b07dm8tg)
Series 1

Moone Sisters

Set during the Second World War, Lenny plays an American GI serving in Cornwall whose relationship with a local woman - who runs a cafe deep in the woods - will change his life forever.

Series of comic monologues with twists-in-the-tale, written by Lenny Henry.

Producer: Sam Michell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


MON 23:00 The News Quiz (m0013sxj)
Series 107

Episode 5

Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.

This week Andy is joined by Nish Kumar, Rachel Fairburn, Neil Delamere and Isabel Hardman. They try to make sense of a week of war mongering and cake ambushes.

Chair's Script: Written by Andy Zaltzman
Additional Material: Written by Alice Fraser, Heidi Regan, Rhiannon Shaw and Tasha Dhanraj.
Production Coordinator: Katie Baum
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: James Robinson

A BBC Studios Production


MON 23:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group (b00qps89)
Series 1

1. 'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

'I love a plumber but I'm no boiler'.

Dating outside of your class: would you, should you, could you?'

'Help! I love two women at the same time - my mam not included'.

Sarah Millican plays a life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt tackling the nation's problems head on, dishing out real advice for real people.

Assisted by her very own team of experts.

Sarah ...... Sarah Millican
Marion ...... Ruth Bratt
Terry ...... Simon Daye
Chris ...... Steve Edge
Jamie ...... Nick Mohammed
Carol ...... Helen Atkinson Wood.

Written by Sarah Millican.

Producer: Lianne Coop

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2010.



TUESDAY 01 FEBRUARY 2022

TUE 00:00 Catch My Breath (b007k378)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b037hmy7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrsr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hlk9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Henry James (b0b0prny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Stanley, Albert and the Lion (m00140rc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnn1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Jest a Minute (b017ptbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 The Leopard in Autumn (b00s5xtl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 For The Love of Leo (m0001xpl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 The Unbelievable Truth (m0013r1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
3. Destination Danger

After the discovery of a body, the Toff is determined to uncover the secrets growing at Selby Farm.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honourable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Red Brandt ...... Ed Bishop
Inspector Bishop ...... Derek Newark
Smith ...... Reg Lye
Police Sergeant ...... Paul Meier

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


TUE 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
The Smithfield Murders

2. Blue Bummarees

Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's father gets on well with his paid carer, but her investigation darkens amidst the 'Blue Bummarees' of the market. There's also a surprise flirtation...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Paulo ..... Sean Barrett
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Sadie Stern ...... Linda Regan
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


TUE 07:00 Dot (b0bfxw6l)
Series 3

Dig for Victory!

The very idea of the 'countryside' fills Dot with horror, so when she finds herself recruited by the Women's Land Army to work the land, she sets about planning a great escape.

Retro comic adventures with Dot and the gals from personnel in the rollicking Cabinet War Rooms comedy by Ed Harris.

Dot ...... Fenella Woolgar
Myrtle ...... Kate O'Flynn
Peg ...... Freya Parker
Peabody ...... David Actonn
Millicent ...... Jane Slavin
Grimribbling ...... Stephen Hogan

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


TUE 07:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013rs6)
Episode 1

In 1978 a Japanese film crew came to 11-year-old Tudur Owen’s farm on Anglesey to make a programme about his life for a TV show called Children of the World. Then a Patagonian gaucho turned up. As did a man claiming to be a geology student called Hector. But were they all what they seemed?

Written and narrated by Tudur Owen with additional voices from Lisa-Jên Brown, Richard Harrington, Gwenno Hodgkins and Yuriko Kotani.

Script editor: Gareth Gwynn
Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum
Sound design: David Thomas
Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
Series 5

The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea

Constable Neddie Seagoon sets out to apprehend Minnie and Henry's Sussex assailant. Stars Spike Milligan. From October 1954.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1954.


TUE 08:30 Winston (b00pr7lg)
Winston Back Home

Say It Again, Winston

Old rogue Winston has run away and taken the geese, but Nancy intervenes...

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 4 in April 1994.


TUE 09:00 The News Quiz (m0013sxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
Series 1

Episode 5

Tamsyn's had enough of doing all the smuggling and getting none of the credit so is determined to quit.

But when she discovers there's a new charismatic smuggler in town, emergency measures are called for!

18th century Cornish village sitcom by the writers of Dead Ringers - Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.

Starring Lucy Speed as Tamsyn Trelawny, John Bowe as Jago Trelawny, Cameron Stewart as Major Thomas Falconer, Andrew McGibbon as Captain Marriot, Martin Hyder as Squire Bascombe, Mark Felgate as Dewey, Imelda Staunton as Courageous Kate and Mark Perry as Hobbs.

Producer: Jan Ravens.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


TUE 10:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnnk)
The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. Retribution

Aristocrat Dorian Gray is living a life of selfish pleasure. But is retribution on the horizon?

Jamie Glover stars in the conclusion of Oscar Wilde's classic novel dramatised by Nick McCarty.

Dorian Gray ...... Jamie Glover
Lord Henry Wotton ...... Ian McDiarmid
Basil Hallward ...... Steven Pacey
Woman ...... Tilly Gaunt
Jim ...... Harry Myers
Duke Geoffrey ...... Edward de Souza
Thornton ...... Stephen Critchlow
Campbell ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Lord ...... Gavin Muir
Woman in Opium Den ...... Elizabeth Bell
Lady Narborough ...... Tessa Worsley
Francis ...... Tom George
Duke John ...... Brett Usher
Duchess ...... Alice Arnold

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 2000.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b0bd6k54)
Pop Star Philosophy

Broadcaster and comedian Steve Punt scours the archives to exhume the often pretentious and opinionated philosophical outpourings of pop stars through the ages.

With the help of music journalists Paul Morley, Kate Mossman, DJ and record producer Ras Kwame and surprising soundbites from the archive, Steve explores the concept of the pop star as philosopher. From pop star hobbies, to politics and theories of aliens and the Illuminati, Steve explores the attempts of pop stars to make sense of a chaotic world.

Presenter: Steve Punt
Producer: Georgia Catt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 Winston (b00pr7lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hmr17)
2. Mile Hill - The Dorsey

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland. As his journey continues he meets the border natives who knows the land better than anyone - the farmers.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


TUE 14:15 Henry James (b0b0pvn3)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 2

Kate and Merton are deeply in love but without money they cannot marry. Kate's aunt Maud forbids it.

When Merton is asked to go to New York by his newspaper editor they see an opportunity to play for time, but how will the cope with being apart?

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Kate Croy ..... Aisling Loftus
Merton Densher ..... Nico Mirallegro
Milly Theale ..... Jodie Comer
Maud Lowder ..... Emma Cunniffe
Susie Stringham ..... Christine Bottomley

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


TUE 14:30 Hip Hop China-style (b009jg3c)
Stephen Armstrong asks how Chinese can hip hop be?

As Beijing teenagers embrace hip hop style, Stephen Armstrong talks to performers employing traditional instruments and regional dialects to create their version of this urban American protest music.

In 1998 there was one underground club to meet Chinese hip hop fans who had heard American performers on pirated CDs - now hip hop style is fashionable and there are clubs and DJ competitions but how is the fledgling recording industry trying to create a specifically Chinese version of this brand of music or is hip hop style an example of the Westernisation of China?

Stephen Armstrong reports on the visit to Britain of the Dragon Tongue Squad and interviews radio show hosts Doc J and Steady Eddy, DJ Lychee, promoter Li Hong Jie and and artist Cao Fei.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.


TUE 15:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 16:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08zdlb1)
Series 11

Episode 2

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator, the brilliant Romesh Ranganathan welcome:

The comedian, artist, performance poet, musician, radio DJ, author, musical actor and former Museum of Curiosity Curator, Phill Jupitus

Criminologist, broadcaster, writer and award-winning documentary film-maker, Roger Graef

Novelist, Michelin-starred restaurateur and food columnist who is also Chancellor of Queen Margaret University as well as judge on The Great British Bake Off, Prue Leith.

This week, the Museum's Guest Committee offer as exhibits the world's first celebrity chef, a newspaper headline calling for longer sentences and one evening in Chelmsford Odeon on Sunday July 26th 1981.

Researched by Anne Miller of QI & Mike Turner.

Producers: Richard Turner & James Harkin.

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


TUE 16:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Dot (b0bfxw6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013rs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Catch My Breath (b007k387)
Episode 2

Fugitives Kate and Colleen hide from the police - but who's hiding with them?

Marty Ross's five-part supernatural thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b04p845x)
Series 19

Plaisir d'Amour / Can't Help Falling in Love With You:

In Soul Music Marianne Faithfull recalls the French Love song which went on to inspire Elvis's 60's hit, 'I Can't Help Falling in Love with You'.

'Plaisir d'Amour' is the classical French love song which somehow found its way through 18th century orchestration (Hector Berlioz) and 1960's folk revival, to an unexpected re-invention into the Elvis hit 'I Can't' Help Falling in Love with You'.

It's been recorded by Marianne Faithfull and busked on the streets of Paris by 'The Gruffalo' author Julia Donaldson. It has also touched the lives of former American Military Academy Freshman Andrew Scott and recently married couple Henry (76) and Christine Wallace (82) who fell in love on a moonlit New Year's Eve.

Written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, Plaisir d'Amour muses on the pleasures and pains of love and was inspired by a poem which appears in Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian's novel 'Célestine'.

For 17 year old Marianne Faithfull it was a song of innocence, recorded in a tiny booth in the old Decca studios whilst happily pregnant with her first child. Meanwhile, author Julia Donaldson and husband Malcolm busked it on the streets of Paris. It was the summer of 1969 and police hid in alleyways, still fearful of students following the 1968 riots.

As the classical French melody was adopted by Elvis and transformed into 'I Can't Help Falling in Love with You', West Point Military Academy Freshman Andrew Scott learnt to pick it's tune on guitar. It's a song that went on to win the heart of his wife of now 20 years. For Henry and Christine Wallace, it summed everything up "It was what I was looking for, someone to share my life and the words 'take my whole life too was in tune with what I wanted'.

Contributors:
Marianne Faithful
Henry Wallis contributor
Julia Donaldson contributor
Richard Langham Smith
Andrew Scott
Christine Wallis

Produced By Nicola Humphries

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (b007jlcp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Winston (b00pr7lg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b0bd6k54)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013rs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Cowards (b007h55q)
Series 1

Episode 5

Unusual pets and shock elections in the bizarre world of the comedy sketch show team.

Featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2007.


TUE 23:00 Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies (b007jrmj)
Monster-Eyed Bugs

From diseases to identity cards,

Producer, writer and performer Armando Iannucci concludes his own collection of humorous essays.

Compiled by Jenny Baynes.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


TUE 23:15 Warhorses of Letters (b01p0s13)
Series 2

Episode 1

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

This second series picks up the story of the two lovers sundered by fate as Napoleon returns from Elba. Their letters speak eloquently of love, loss, jealousy and nuts.

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

Written by Marie Phillips and Robbie Hudson.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2012.


TUE 23:30 The Mark Steel Solution (b007k191)
Series 3

Crime

The radical comedian proposes a way of solving punishments for criminal acts, once and for all.



WEDNESDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2022

WED 00:00 Catch My Breath (b007k387)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b04p845x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrwm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl9y)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hmr17)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Henry James (b0b0pvn3)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 Hip Hop China-style (b009jg3c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 Oscar Wilde (b007jnnk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The Museum of Curiosity (b08zdlb1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Elephants to Catch Eels (b007r4mg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Dot (b0bfxw6l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey (m0013rs6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
4. Cause For Alarm

Farm owner Gillian Selby reveals that she no longer requires any assistance from the Toff. Stars Terence Alexander.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Red Brandt ...... Ed Bishop
Lola Bridge ...... Liz Gebardt
Alan Selby ...... Alaric Cotter

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


WED 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
The Smithfield Murders

3. Chef's Special

There's a fresh dead body down at Clerkenwell, but Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's love affair is hotting up - before she becomes a victim of extreme cold.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
DC Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


WED 07:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzmk0)
Series 2

Death and Travel

Alexei considers travel to places both real and imaginary.

Along the way he reveals why BBC Radio 4 is a staple for Merchant seamen, how to get a cheap drink in the centre of Paris and the impulses he must fight when on holiday.

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

Written by Alexei Sayle

Performed by Alexei Sayle with Ian Smith

Original music and lyrics by Tim Sutton

Producer: Joe Nunnery

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


WED 07:30 Ellie Taylor's Safe Space (m000z1jp)
Series 2

Holidays

Comedian Ellie Taylor (The Mash Report, Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical) hates holidays. Too much faff, too expensive, too exhausting, so why go? With help from her ever loyal sidekick Robin Morgan (Mock The Week), Ellie sets out to convince her studio audience to come over to her way of thinking and give holidays the heave-ho. She also talks to members of the public about the things they'd like to get off their chest (judgment free of course!) and speaks to senior travel editor of The Independent, Simon Calder, to ask him about why he still believes holidays are the way forward.

Written by Ellie Taylor and Robin Morgan.

Sam Michell produces for BBC Studios.


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
Series 4

The Emigrant

The Lad is keen to emigrate, but is met with refusals from other countries including Australia and Canada.

Can Sid help him to leave Britain?

Stars Tony Hancock.

With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.


WED 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
From 29/01/1984

From playing Doxon of Dick Green, to a troop of Beefeaters. The ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From January 1984.


WED 09:00 The Write Stuff (b00776g7)
Series 10

F Scott Fitzgerald

James Walton chairs the literary quiz with John Walsh, Sebastian Faulks, Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. From April 2007.


WED 09:30 Smelling of Roses (b00fh6w1)
Series 4

Episode 6

For Rosie Burns, life offers a fashion show, a potential romantic interest...and a parting of the ways.

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

Rosie Burns …. Prunella Scales
Jo …. Rebecca Callard
Bob …. Duncan Preston
Tess …. Annette Badland
Brad …. Colin Stinton
Henry …. Benjamin Whitrow
Reggie …. Rowland Davies

Written and produced by Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2003.


WED 10:00 Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood (m00010lz)
John Malkovich stars as Cheeta the chimp, now living in a sanctuary for retired animal actors in Palm Springs where he passes the time painting and writing his memoirs.

He tells us how he was captured from the jungle in the 1930s, trained as a performer, and taken to Hollywood to play alongside Olympic swimming champion, Johnny Weissmuller, in the Tarzan movies.

As well as a chimp's eye view of Hollywood's Golden Age, Me Cheeta is a moving portrayal of an enduring friendship between man and beast, and a tribute to the innocent boyish beauty of the man who will always be remembered as Tarzan.

Julian Sands is Tarzan in Stef Penney's adaptation of James Lever’s novel, Me Cheeta: The Autobiography.

Cheeta ...... John Malkovich
Johnny Weissmuller/Tarzan ...... Julian Sands
'Jane', Phyllis, Beryl Scott, Marlene Dietrich, Maria, 'Boy', Huntress ...... Edita Brychta
Don, Julius, Cedric Gibbons, Chico Marx, George Sanders, John Farrow, Humphrey Bogart, Bad Actor, King ...... Enn Reitel
Tony Gentry, 'Vic', Errol Flynn, Parrot, Ward Bond, Dad, Mac, Bad Director ...... Darren Richardson
Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez, Katrina ...... Elisa Bocanegra

Sound by Mark Holden and David Thomas

Produced and directed by Kate McAll

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.


WED 11:00 Neil Innes: Dip My Brain In Joy (m000q8vr)
3. Ouch!

Diane Morgan celebrates the life and work of Neil Innes, the music and comedy legend of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band & The Rutles. A towering talent, occasionally known as the 7th Python & regularly found with a duck on his head. His legacy of music and comedy is rich, inspiring and inspired.

Neil said of his work, “Shakespeare wrote comedies as well as dramas. I’m just like Shakespeare, except with better songs.” His influence permeates modern comedy and his back catalogue is diverse and prolific. Neil wrote and performed anarchic rock with The Bonzos, he penned and performed pitch-perfect pastiches of the Beatles for The Rutles, he appeared in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python’s Life of Brian and he is one of only two non-Pythons with a writing credit on Monty Python’s Flying Circus – the other being Douglas Adams. He released over 20 albums including How Sweet To Be An Idiot, Innes Book of Records, and Recycled Vinyl Blues. And on top of being comedically and musically gifted, he was also a really nice man. A beautiful, kind, gentle soul. Considered, absurd, and delightful.

We’re going to celebrate his life, work and absurdist tendencies in this three hour collage of scraps and archive. There are old interviews, performances and programmes, conversations with family, friends and fans including his wife of over fifty years Yvonne, bandmates Phil Jackson, Ken Thornton, John Halsey (better known to Rutles fans as Barry Wom), producer Ian Keill, and engineer Steve James, musical arranger for the Rutles John Altman and Pythons Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. In Part Three, Ouch!, we take a look at Neil's work with the Monty Python team on television, film and record, his work with Eric Idle on Rutland Weekend Television and The Rutles, and how the fictional outfit with a "legend that would last a lifetime" became a living, breathing, and touring band with adoring fans.

Neil died on Sunday 29th December 2019. He was 75. At the time of his death, he was working on a new album, and a project called Radio Noir, part-audio memoir, part-experimental work of art, part- exploration of the human brain and you will hear some extracts and some unreleased songs throughout the programme.

Written and produced for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Laura Grimshaw.


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hnr6b)
3. Clones - The Bloody Pass

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland. At the twistiest stretch of the border, the author battles with boy racers on the narrow roads of County Fermanagh.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


WED 14:15 Henry James (b0b0v37p)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 3

Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all.

When American Heiress Milly Theale steps into her London society, Kate sees a way out.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Milly Theale.....Jodie Comer
Lord Mark.....Jack Lowden
Kate Croy.....Aisling Loftus
Susie Stringham.....Christine Bottomley

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


WED 14:30 The Doll's House (b00sxkv0)
A peek inside the world of the doll's house, by those who had one as a child.

It's the classic little girl's favourite toy and in this programme we hear about the influence the doll's house has had on the imagination of now grown up women and the occasional man, as well as the hobby of doll's houses for adults.

For the children's writer and illustrator, Lauren Child, the first doll's house she saw was made by her friend's mother from a cupboard. It inspired her to make her own which she still is still working on today. Many of the textiles which form the back-drop of her successful Charlie and Lola series originated as either wallpapers or fabrics from the doll's house she made in her youth. For her, the doll's house is an environment which you can control. In fact, it's one of the first occasions you get in your childhood to manipulate an environment and make up your own stories.

It's also an area of craftsmanship where Britain leads the world. Whilst it may seem curious, some of the best examples of miniature building and carving are present in the cottage industries of doll's house furniture makers. We hear from some of the best UK miniature artisans who are as well known in the doll's house world of the States, Japan and the rest of Europe as they are in Britain.

Looking at doll's houses from the 18th and 19th centuries in the Museum of Childhood, we hear that when they were built they were rarely intended as children's toys, but as hobbies for the ladies of the house. Queen Mary's dolls house is discussed complete with miniature family portraits of her family and her arrangement of what she thought the domestic home might look like.

And we hear from the increasing number of women who are keeping the miniaturists in business as the vogue for dolls houses for adults grows.

Producer and Presenter: Sarah Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.


WED 15:00 Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood (m00010lz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 16:00 The Write Stuff (b00776g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 Smelling of Roses (b00fh6w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzmk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Ellie Taylor's Safe Space (m000z1jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Catch My Breath (b007k391)
Episode 3

Two women. Two Adams - but what's the connection? Are they "Demon" or "Liberator"?

Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


WED 18:30 The Radio Detectives (b007q96v)
Series 2

A Case For Dr Morelle

An investigation of how Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective, Dr Morelle used psychology as well as criminology to solve cases.

Series about classic detectives presented by Professor Jeffrey Richards.

With Cecil Parker, Sheila Sim and Ernest Dudley.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b007w3y4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show (b00jf6rv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Neil Innes: Dip My Brain In Joy (m000q8vr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Ellie Taylor's Safe Space (m000z1jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 And Now in Colour (b00804kc)
Series 2

Astronaut Training

The sketch show team take the audience to Nevada for astronaut selection by NASA.

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 February 1991.


WED 23:00 Bleak Expectations (b01p41hd)
Series 5

An Alrightish Life Savagely Frozen to Bits

Pip races to Antarctica to thwart another fiendish plot by his evil ex-guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent.

Mark Evans's epic Victorian comedy in the style of Charles Dickens.

Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman
Clampvulture ..... Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland
Pippa ..... Susy Kane
Explorer ..... Mark Evans

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.


WED 23:30 Simon Evans Goes to Market (b062kx4n)
Series 2

Coffee

Comedian Simon Evans continues his series about the economics of some of the goods - or bads - we are addicted to.

If you crave your daily coffee, can't get by without a cigarette, feel that mid-afternoon slump without your sugar-fix, or can't face an evening without a glass of wine, you are definitely not alone. But have you ever thought about the economics that has made your addiction possible? Who does it profit? And would you want to make some canny investments that take advantage of our human weaknesses?

In this series, Simon Evans looks at the economics, history and health issues behind these oh-so-addictive commodities.

This time it's coffee.

How much are we now drinking as a nation? And how much of the price of a cup of coffee is actually the coffee beans? Are we giving coffee growers the best deal when we buy Fairtrade coffee or should we be seeking out Direct trade coffee? And could this be the least harmful of all addictions? Perhaps even a positive addiction, with the coffee shop being, as Steven Johnson said (in his recent 'Where good ideas come from' TED talk), 'a place where ideas can have sex'?

Simon speaks to specialist coffee experts Onny Loisel and Michael Cleland. He is also joined by economics guru, More Or Less host Tim Harford and the Queen of investment know-how, Merryn Somerset-Webb, as he walks us around the economics of this very familiar commodity and pokes fun at our relationship with it.

Presented by Simon Evans, with Onny Loisel and Michael Cleland, Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset Webb.

Written by Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge and Andy Wolton.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2015.



THURSDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2022

THU 00:00 Catch My Breath (b007k391)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 The Radio Detectives (b007q96v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007jrzd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlb9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hnr6b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Henry James (b0b0v37p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 The Doll's House (b00sxkv0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood (m00010lz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 The Write Stuff (b00776g7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 Smelling of Roses (b00fh6w1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar (b09fzmk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Ellie Taylor's Safe Space (m000z1jp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
5. A Step In The Dark

The Toff refuses to be fobbed off and receives some useful advice...

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

John Creasey's thriller starring Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Mr Smith ...... Reg Lye
Bert Ebbutt ...... Douglas Blackwell

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


THU 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
The Smithfield Murders

4. A Mushroom Diet

The Smithfield community play throws Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield's meaty murder trail into confusion.

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Atmospheric thriller written by Nick Fisher.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Johnson ...... Jonathan Keeble
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Gordon Richards ...... David Timson
Voice 1 ...... David Collings
Voice 2 ...... John Hartley

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


THU 07:00 Ankle Tag (m000179x)
Series 2

The All-Nighter

An attempt to get a good night's sleep results in a visit from the police.

Bob ...... Steve Speirs
Gruff ...... Elis James
Alice ...... Margareat Cabourn-Smith
Graham ...... Ben Willbond
Sara ...... Vivienne Acheampong
Rashid ...... Phaldut Sharma

Written by Benjamin Partridge & Gareth Gwynn.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd

A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.


THU 07:30 Plum House (b0b48ksz)
Series 2

A Sound Investment

Comedy about the inept staff at a historic house. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp.

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow). Tom Collyer (Tom Bell) tries and fails to get the museum back on track, alongside the hopelessly out of touch deputy Julian (Miles Jupp), corner-cutting gift shop manager Maureen (Jane Horrocks), put-upon education officer Emma (Louise Ford), and enthusiastic but dim-witted caretaker Alan (Pearce Quigley).

In the first episode of the new series, the team are making an audio tour they hope will bring visitors flocking. But they can't agree on who will star in the recording, and Tom has a bigger problem when he accidentally breaks the most valuable artefact in the museum.

Written by Ben Cottam and Paul McKenna
Produced by Sarah Cartwright
Directed by Paul Schlesinger
A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.


THU 08:00 The Men from the Ministry (b011vmdc)
Just the Ticket

The Ministry for General Assistance organises a national lottery - no thanks to the bumbling bureaucrats.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

CAST:

Lennox-Brown …. Deryck Guyler
Lamb …. Richard Murdoch
Mildred Murfin …. Norma Ronald
Sir Gregory Pitkin …. Ronald Baddiley
Sir Jasper Farthing …. John Graham

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for fourteen series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded fourteen shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1971.


THU 08:30 After Henry (b007jnzw)
Series 2

The Teapot

Eleanor wants a video player but how can she raise the cash?

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.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales
Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson
Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow
Clare ...... Gerry Cowper
The Valuer ...... Nicholas Le Prevost

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 October 1986.


THU 09:00 Foul Play (b00jtm1q)
Series 3

Oh Yes She Is Dead!

Crime writers Susan Moody and Simon Shaw probe a Charming murder at the pantomime. Oh yes they do!

Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz.

Suspects played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson.

Producer Liz Anstree

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1998.


THU 09:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00rzqpw)
Series 3

The Police Farce

Robert Wilson is acting in a disorderly manner.

Farcical sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a young actor desperately seeking work.

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

Robert ..... John Gordon Sinclair
Desmond Shaw ..... Gary Waldhorn
Sue ..... Gina McKee

With:
Toby Longworth
Simon Slater
Jon Glover
Millie Tiffin
Harriet Thorpe
Andrew Berkeley

Producer: Diane Messias

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1993.


THU 10:00 Drama (b09qb1j4)
Alisa Ganieva - Bride and Groom

Episode 1

Both Patya and Marat are young, successful and live in Moscow. They have made it: they were able to escape the Caucasian back country that is still stuck between tradition and modernity, as well as police brutality, corruption and Islamist terror. Patya and Marat don't know one another, but when they both return to their home village one summer, their story unfolds.

Patya................. Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Marat............... Jacob Ifan
Timur.............. Sion Pritchard
Khadizha........ Beth Robert
Papa................ Steve Speirs
Abdullaev.......... Gareth Jewell
Rusik.................. Lee Mengo
Granny.............. Siw Hughes
Elmiuraz............ Dean Rehman
Crows................. Sharon Morgan

Author Alisa Ganieva

Adapted for radio by Bethan Roberts from the translation by Dr. Carol Apollonio

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2018.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00140kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004mcb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 The Men from the Ministry (b011vmdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 After Henry (b007jnzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hpmmh)
4. Lough Derg - Bogland

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland. In Donegal he finds memories rising to the surface against a backdrop of bogs, trees and standing stones.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


THU 14:15 Henry James (b0b0x2kd)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 4

Kate and Merton are desperately in love but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks a life of poverty.

When she befriends American Heiress Milly Theale, Kate begins to have hope for a future with Merton.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Milly Theale .... Jodie Comer
Maud Lowder .... Emma Cunniffe
Lord Mark .... Jack Lowden
Kate Croy .... Aisling Loftus
Merton Densher .... Nico Mirallegro
Susie Stringham ....Christine Bottomley

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


THU 14:30 Wrecked (b00jn0pw)
Neil McCarthy explores the history of the illicit activities of the Wirral peninsula's wreckers, who ransacked Liverpool-bound vessels with notorious ferocity.

After the end of the wrecking era, huge crowds came to the Victorian seaside resort of New Brighton, but they too have now gone. Neil tries to discover whether the wild spirit of the wreckers lives on in the area today.

Producers: Mark Burman and Neil McCarthy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


THU 15:00 Drama (b09qb1j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 16:00 Foul Play (b00jtm1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00rzqpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Ankle Tag (m000179x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Plum House (b0b48ksz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Catch My Breath (b007k3b0)
Episode 4

It's party time for Adam Strachan, but his house guests prove to be far from ordinary...

Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (b09l068g)
Series 44

Gisela Stuart on Joseph Chamberlain

Gisela Stuart, the former Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston makes the case for Joseph Chamberlain to be nominated as her great life.

But can she really make the case for this former industrialist who made it to the cabinet but had a knack for splitting political parties and switching allegiances?

Jo Chamberlain was first a Liberal then a Liberal Unionist and finally formed an alliance with the Conservative party but fell out with them too.
Gisela argues he was a man who wasn't afraid to take action, a radical who shouldn't simply be remembered for his failures but as "the man who made the weather" and for making Birmingham the best governed city in the world.

The expert witness is Peter Marsh, Honorary Professor of History at the University of Birmingham and author of 'Joseph Chamberlain, Entrepreneur in Politics.' Matthew Parris is the presenter and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018.


THU 19:00 The Men from the Ministry (b011vmdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 After Henry (b007jnzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m00140kp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (m0004mcb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Plum House (b0b48ksz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels (b00zdh7k)
Series 1

Sham

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have had a number of bizarre adventures.

This week he travels to Sham a country where alternative therapies abound.

Written by Bill Dare
Produced by Steven Canny

Brian Gulliver's Travels is a satirical adventure story from Bill Dare. The series has attracted an excellent cast led by Neil Pearson, and includes fantastic actors Tamsin Greig, John Standing, Paul Bhattacharjee, Christopher Douglas, Vicky Pepperdine, Phil Cornwell, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Jo Bobin and Katherine Jakeways.

For years Bill Dare wanted to create a satire about different worlds exploring Kipling's idea that we travel, 'not just to explore civilizations, but to better understand our own'. But science fiction and space ships never interested him, so he put the idea on ice. Then Brian Gulliver arrived and meant that our hero could be lost in a fictional world without the need for any sci-fi.

Satirical targets over the series: the medical profession and its need to pathologize everything; the effect of marriage on children; spirituality and pseudo-science; compensation culture; sexism; the affect of our obsession with fame.

Gulliver's Travels is the only book Bill Dare read at university. His father, Peter Jones, narrated a similarly peripatetic radio series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


THU 23:00 Listen Against (b00ft3nq)
Series 2

Episode 4

Martin Jarvis reads from a Haynes manual - and it's time to oversee the winter hibernation of Steve Wright in the Blue Peter garden.

More damage from the past seven days of BBC radio.

Like Radio 4's Feedback but with less virulence, Listen Against rearranges the reality of BBC radio - until it's too confused to cry.

Written by and starring Jon Holmes.

With Alice Arnold.

Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2008.


THU 23:30 The Boosh (b007jmfm)
Jungle

Howard has had enough of the way Bob Fossil is running the zoo, so he sets off in search of his childhood hero and legendary zookeeper, Tommy.

Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt,

CAST:

Howard Moon …. Julian Barrattt
Vince Noir …. Noel Fielding
Bob Fossil …. Rich Fulcher
with Richard Ayoade.

The Boosh is a surreal adventure based on the Perrier Award-winning comedy show, featuring Howard and Vince's battles with zoo manager Bob Fossil. After BBC radio gave them their big break with this series, they transferred to BBC TV where The Mighty Boosh ran for three series.

Producer: Danny Wallace.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.



FRIDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2022

FRI 00:00 Catch My Breath (b007k3b0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (b09l068g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js1v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jlbn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hpmmh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Henry James (b0b0x2kd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Wrecked (b00jn0pw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 Drama (b09qb1j4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 Foul Play (b00jtm1q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 An Actor's Life for Me (b00rzqpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Ankle Tag (m000179x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Plum House (b0b48ksz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
6. The Mystery of Selby Farm

Finding an empty safe at the farmhouse - the Honourable Richard Rollison edges closer to solving the mystery.

Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honorable Richard Rollison

The conclusion of John Creasey's thriller stars Terence Alexander.

The Toff ...... Terence Alexander
Jolly ...... Robert Dorning
Gillian Selby ...... Heather Stoney
Monty Morne ...... Terrence Hardiman
Superintendent Grice ...... Duncan Lamont
Eddie Forbes (alias Red Brandt) ...... Ed Bishop
Bert Ebbutt ...... Douglas Blackwell
William T Brandt ...... Alan White

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Roy Lomax

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in April 1977.


FRI 06:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
The Smithfield Murders

5. A Passion for Hunting Something

With big business involved, Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield finds herself trapped with hired killers underneath Smithfield meat market...

Starring Imelda Staunton as Detective Superintendent Julie Enfield.

Conclusion of Nick Fisher's atmospheric thriller.

DSI Julie Enfield ..... Imelda Staunton
Dad ...... Geoffrey Matthews
Stephen Temple ...... Gavin Muir
Alex Wild ...... Deborah Berlin
Joey Jones ...... Don McCorkindale
DS Lawrence Evans ...... Ross Livingstone
Sally ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Rachel Jones ...... Jilly Bond
Benjamin Travis ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry Sinclair ...... John Turner
Johnson ...... Jonathan Keeble
Gordon Richards ...... David Timson
Voice 1 ...... David Collings
Voice 2 ...... John Hartley

Producer: Richard Wortley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.


FRI 07:00 The Headset Set (b012r7v2)
Series 1

Episode 6

The call centre staff at catalogue company Smile5 discover why Sailesh left Bangalore.

Eavesdrop on both sides of the bizarre, horrific and ludicrous phone calls when customers call in as events unfold with company staff.

Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu
Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith
Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult
Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Paul Sharma
Various ..... Philip Fox

Writers: James Kettle, Stephen Carlin, Celia Pacquola, Andy Wolton, Benjamin Partridge, Colin Hoult, Kevin Core, Madeliene Brettingham, Rebecca Hobbs and Dan Tetsell.

Script editor: James Kettle
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2011.


FRI 07:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0013z0r)
The Surprise Party Problem

Marian and Tara tackle awkward in-laws, unrequited love and a surprise party, swipe fatigue, ageing parents and much more.

Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, they have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - of problems.

From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we’ll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend - which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better.

Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.

Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email: marianandtara@bbc.co.uk.

Producer: Steve Doherty.
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


FRI 08:00 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
Series 3

The Great White Hunter

Captain Mainwaring causes chaos tracking down Walker's purloined silk parachute.

The comic exploits of a Second World War Home Guard platoon

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

Captain Mainwaring …. Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson …. John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones …. Clive Dunn
Private Frazer …. John Laurie
Private Pike …. Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey …. Arnold Ridley
Private Walker …. Larry Martyn
Mrs Pike …. Pearl Hackney

Producer: John Dyas

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1976.


FRI 08:30 Married (b007wqdc)
Series 1

Episode 6

Robin is accused of murdering his "new" family.

Two small questions: how is he going to win his "new" wife back and how is he going to avoid the death penalty?

Hugh Bonneville stars in the conclusion of series one of Tony Bagley's comedy.

Robin ...... Hugh Bonneville
Lesley ...... Josie Lawrence
Dirk ...... Steve Frost
Julia ...... Barbara Murray
Elaine ...... Janet Ellis
DS Cotton ...... Simon Roberts
Murdo ...... Lewis MacLeod
Maxine ...... Ann Gosling
Ned ...... Sam Bradley

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 09:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
Series 3

Episode 1

Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore, Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes. From October 2005.


FRI 09:30 Ballylenon (b007znmy)
Series 5

Episode 4

Guard Gallagher gets new lodgings, as arguments rage over the cottage.

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, County Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

CAST:

Phonsie Doherty …. TP McKenna
Muriel McConkey …. Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McCokey …. Stella McCusker
Vivienne Hawthorne …. Aine McCartney
Rev. Hawthorne …. Gerard Murphy
Peg Sweeney …. Marcella Riordan
Father O’Flatley …. John Guiney
Packy McGoldrick …. Charlie Bonnar

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.


FRI 10:00 Drama (b09r3xzw)
Alisa Ganieva - Bride and Groom

Episode 2

A tense love story by one of the most exciting voices in modern Russian literature, Alisa Ganieva, Bride and Groom is a tragi-comic novel about family expectations, religious and cultural tensions, and power struggles in rural Dagestan.

A death in the settlement further destabilises the community whilst the return of the infamous Khalilbek stirs mixed emotions. As Marat's wedding date draws closer, the acts of fate that once pushed Marat and Patya closer together, suddenly starts to pull them apart. Will there be a wedding after all?

Patya......... Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Marat....................Jacob Ifan
Timur..................Sion Pritchard
Papa................... Steve Speirs
Angela...................Alexandria Riley
Khadizha................Beth Robert
Granny.......................Siw Hughes
Colonel Gazier..........Dafydd Emyr
Khalilbek Ifan.............Huw Dafydd

Author Alisa Ganieva

Adapted for radio by Bethan Roberts from the translation by Dr. Carol Apollonio

Director Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production first broadcast in February 2018.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m001490f)
New Listening for February

Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan with new listens for February.


FRI 12:00 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Married (b007wqdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr (b08hqf5p)
5. Derry/Londonderry

Travelling on foot and by canoe, mapmaker Garrett Carr follows the border between the UK and Ireland. At the end of his journey he considers the notion of 'border' in the dual city of Derry/Londonderry.

Read by John Paul Connolly

Abridged by Anna Magnusson

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2017.


FRI 14:15 Henry James (b0b0xlkn)
The Wings of the Dove

Episode 5

Milly knows that she is gravely ill and wants desperately to experience all that life can offer.

When Merton returns to London, Kate sees an opportunity and sets about to bring Merton and Milly together.

Henry James's passionate and heart-breaking novel about desire and money.

Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Milly Theale.....Jodie Comer
Kate Croy .... Aisling Loftus
Merton Densher ..... Nico Mirallegro
Maud Lowder ..... Emma Cunniffe
Susie Stringham ..... Christine Bottomley

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2018


FRI 14:30 The Beat Women (b06084ks)
The forgotten women of the Beat Generation supported, loved, endured, and were creatively overshadowed by their famous male counterparts. More than just muses, they were often authors in their own right. Laura Barton travels to New York to meet some of these women, writers such as Joyce Johnson, who already had a book deal when she met Jack Kerouac as a young woman, but has seen her long career overshadowed by her brief time as Keraouc's girlfriend. Hettie Jones risked everything to defy 1950's convention and her Jewish parents to marry the black poet LeRoi Jones, who later became Amiri Baraka.

Then there are writers such as Anne Waldman, from a later generation to Hettie and Joyce, who learnt from the Beat Generation and aims to keep the tradition alive today.

While in many cases the work of the women of the Beats was not be as innovative as their male counterparts, Laura argues that we should celebrate the writing of the women who fought to forge their own paths, for whom merely telling their story was a struggle.

Presenter: Laura Barton

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2015.


FRI 15:00 Drama (b09r3xzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 16:00 Whispers (b00n90xf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Ballylenon (b007znmy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 The Headset Set (b012r7v2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0013z0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Catch My Breath (b007k3bt)
Episode 5

The truth about Isla is revealed. Will Kate and Colleen finally manage to escape..?

Conclusion of Marty Ross's supernatural five-part thriller.

Kate ........................................................... Claire Knight
Colleen ...................................... Suzanne Donaldson
Strachan ................................................... Liam Brennan
Old Strachan ............................................. John Shedden
Donnie ........................................................ Lewis Howden
Isla ......................................................... Eileen McCallum
Octavia ....................................................... Lucy Patterson
DC Carbeth ...................................................... James Bryce
WPC Briggs .............................................. Jill Riddiford
Dennis .......................................................... Finlay McLean

Producer: Bruce Young

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Radio Scotland. First broadcast in 2007.


FRI 18:30 Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes (b06s1hxd)
Leading Ladies

Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan's celebrates his personal heroes with a tribute to his key leading ladies including Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol.

He says he's lucky to have worked with three generations of actresses - it's been "a great learning experience" and that the "heroines have made me the star that I am."

Producer: Ranjit Doal
First broadcast on the BBC Asian Network in 2012.


FRI 19:00 Dad's Army (b007jq38)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Married (b007wqdc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 The Toff on the Farm (b007js4c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Julie Enfield Investigates (b007jl8w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m001490f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn (m0013z0r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Domestic Science (b09rzjpq)
Series 2

Kitchen

A heady combination of maths, science and comedy with the Festival of The Spoken Nerd trio:

Stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker
Physicist Steve Mould
Physicist-Musician Helen Arney

It's science that you can play along with at home as the team look at domestic phenomena that we relate to on a day to day basis.

For starters, they're in the kitchen to find out some more about musical mugs, powerful dairy cows, butter.

Plus the team tackle audience questions.

Producer: Lyndsay Fenner

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


FRI 22:45 The Consultants (b007k2vv)
Series 1

Episode 1

A lifestyle presentation conference - and sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00773md)
Series 1

Episode 4

A day in the life of a lock keeper and a return to Chingley Hall.

Award-winning comedian Laura Solon's sketch and character comedy series

With Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond.

Written by Laura Solon. With additional material by the cast, Carl Cooper, Tony Roche and Andy Marlatt.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


FRI 23:30 That Mitchell and Webb Sound (b00mwm67)
Series 4

Episode 6

Revealing the new yoghurt for women, and introducing Britain's top police tortoise.

Sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

With Olivia Colman, Sarah Hadland and James Bachman.

Producer Gareth Edwards

Firs broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2009.




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 (b037hmy7)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b037hmy7)

A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson 00:00 SAT (b00p689c)

Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (b00t13s4)

Adam Bede by George Eliot (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (b00t13s4)

After Henry 08:30 THU (b007jnzw)

After Henry 12:30 THU (b007jnzw)

After Henry 19:30 THU (b007jnzw)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 07:00 WED (b09fzmk0)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 17:00 WED (b09fzmk0)

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar 05:00 THU (b09fzmk0)

All Gas and Gaiters 09:00 SUN (b007jpfl)

An Actor's Life for Me 09:30 THU (b00rzqpw)

An Actor's Life for Me 16:30 THU (b00rzqpw)

An Actor's Life for Me 04:30 FRI (b00rzqpw)

And Now in Colour 22:30 WED (b00804kc)

Ankle Tag 07:00 THU (m000179x)

Ankle Tag 17:00 THU (m000179x)

Ankle Tag 05:00 FRI (m000179x)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b0bd6k54)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b0bd6k54)

Armando Iannucci - Facts And Fancies 23:00 TUE (b007jrmj)

Ballylenon 04:30 SAT (b007jx6s)

Ballylenon 09:30 FRI (b007znmy)

Ballylenon 16:30 FRI (b007znmy)

Bleak Expectations 23:00 WED (b01p41hd)

Brian Gulliver's Travels 22:30 THU (b00zdh7k)

Catch My Breath 18:00 MON (b007k378)

Catch My Breath 00:00 TUE (b007k378)

Catch My Breath 18:00 TUE (b007k387)

Catch My Breath 00:00 WED (b007k387)

Catch My Breath 18:00 WED (b007k391)

Catch My Breath 00:00 THU (b007k391)

Catch My Breath 18:00 THU (b007k3b0)

Catch My Breath 00:00 FRI (b007k3b0)

Catch My Breath 18:00 FRI (b007k3bt)

Chain Reaction 22:00 SAT (b00lblq9)

Cowards 22:30 TUE (b007h55q)

Dad's Army 08:00 FRI (b007jq38)

Dad's Army 12:00 FRI (b007jq38)

Dad's Army 19:00 FRI (b007jq38)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m00140kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m00140kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m00140kp)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m00140kp)

Domestic Science 22:30 FRI (b09rzjpq)

Dot 07:00 TUE (b0bfxw6l)

Dot 17:00 TUE (b0bfxw6l)

Dot 05:00 WED (b0bfxw6l)

Dr Korczak's Example 16:00 SUN (m0009467)

Dr Korczak's Example 20:00 SUN (m0009467)

Dr Korczak's Example 04:00 MON (m0009467)

Drama 10:00 THU (b09qb1j4)

Drama 15:00 THU (b09qb1j4)

Drama 03:00 FRI (b09qb1j4)

Drama 10:00 FRI (b09r3xzw)

Drama 15:00 FRI (b09r3xzw)

Edge Falls 23:00 SUN (b007vjkl)

Elephants to Catch Eels 09:30 TUE (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 16:30 TUE (b007r4mg)

Elephants to Catch Eels 04:30 WED (b007r4mg)

Ellie Taylor's Safe Space 07:30 WED (m000z1jp)

Ellie Taylor's Safe Space 17:30 WED (m000z1jp)

Ellie Taylor's Safe Space 22:00 WED (m000z1jp)

Ellie Taylor's Safe Space 05:30 THU (m000z1jp)

For The Love of Leo 09:30 SUN (m0001t9f)

For The Love of Leo 07:00 MON (m0001xpl)

For The Love of Leo 17:00 MON (m0001xpl)

For The Love of Leo 05:00 TUE (m0001xpl)

Foul Play 12:00 SAT (b00jh5hn)

Foul Play 09:00 THU (b00jtm1q)

Foul Play 16:00 THU (b00jtm1q)

Foul Play 04:00 FRI (b00jtm1q)

Funny You Should Ask 04:00 SAT (b04st6lb)

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 18:00 SAT (b01qhd0y)

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 00:00 SUN (b01qhd0y)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (b09k6pn1)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (b09k6pn1)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (b09k6pn1)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (b09l068g)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (b09l068g)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b007w3y4)

Hearing With Hegley 22:30 MON (b00b7c59)

Henry James 14:15 MON (b0b0prny)

Henry James 02:15 TUE (b0b0prny)

Henry James 14:15 TUE (b0b0pvn3)

Henry James 02:15 WED (b0b0pvn3)

Henry James 14:15 WED (b0b0v37p)

Henry James 02:15 THU (b0b0v37p)

Henry James 14:15 THU (b0b0x2kd)

Henry James 02:15 FRI (b0b0x2kd)

Henry James 14:15 FRI (b0b0xlkn)

Hip Hop China-style 14:30 TUE (b009jg3c)

Hip Hop China-style 02:30 WED (b009jg3c)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b07tzdwy)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b07nt2mp)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b07nt2mp)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m00140r7)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m00140r7)

Jest a Minute 09:00 MON (b017ptbk)

Jest a Minute 16:00 MON (b017ptbk)

Jest a Minute 04:00 TUE (b017ptbk)

John Harrison - Rediscovering Leo 03:00 SAT (m0013t7m)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 MON (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 TUE (b007jl9k)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 TUE (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 WED (b007jl9y)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 WED (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 THU (b007jlb9)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 THU (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 01:30 FRI (b007jlbn)

Julie Enfield Investigates 06:30 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 13:30 FRI (b007jl8w)

Julie Enfield Investigates 20:30 FRI (b007jl8w)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (b00773md)

Lenny Henry's Rogues Gallery 22:45 MON (b07dm8tg)

Listen Against 23:00 THU (b00ft3nq)

Marriage Lines 08:00 MON (b0663ftq)

Marriage Lines 12:00 MON (b0663ftq)

Marriage Lines 19:00 MON (b0663ftq)

Married 08:30 FRI (b007wqdc)

Married 12:30 FRI (b007wqdc)

Married 19:30 FRI (b007wqdc)

Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood 10:00 WED (m00010lz)

Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood 15:00 WED (m00010lz)

Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood 03:00 THU (m00010lz)

Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood 09:00 SAT (b08r3xx1)

Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood 19:00 SAT (b08r3xx1)

Miss Marple 01:30 SAT (b007jpmx)

Mr and Mrs Smith 23:00 SAT (b01bwp6g)

Mythos 18:00 SUN (b08kvnfg)

Mythos 00:00 MON (b08kvnfg)

Neil Innes: Dip My Brain In Joy 11:00 WED (m000q8vr)

Neil Innes: Dip My Brain In Joy 21:00 WED (m000q8vr)

Nexus: Norfolk's Forgotten TV Station 13:00 SAT (m0013smq)

Nexus: Norfolk's Forgotten TV Station 01:00 SUN (m0013smq)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 05:30 SAT (m0013qxv)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 07:30 FRI (m0013z0r)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 17:30 FRI (m0013z0r)

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn 22:00 FRI (m0013z0r)

Oscar Wilde 10:00 MON (b007jnn1)

Oscar Wilde 15:00 MON (b007jnn1)

Oscar Wilde 03:00 TUE (b007jnn1)

Oscar Wilde 10:00 TUE (b007jnnk)

Oscar Wilde 15:00 TUE (b007jnnk)

Oscar Wilde 03:00 WED (b007jnnk)

Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor (Omnibus) 07:20 SUN (m00140nc)

Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor 02:15 SAT (b00pbpcm)

Peter Tinniswood 06:00 SAT (m0008x5q)

Peter Tinniswood 16:00 SAT (m0008x5q)

Peter Tinniswood 04:00 SUN (m0008x5q)

Play It Cool 08:30 SUN (b05s7k0b)

Plum House 07:30 THU (b0b48ksz)

Plum House 17:30 THU (b0b48ksz)

Plum House 22:00 THU (b0b48ksz)

Plum House 05:30 FRI (b0b48ksz)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m001490f)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m001490f)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m00140nf)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m00140nf)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m00140nf)

Radiolab 11:00 SUN (m000dzms)

Radiolab 19:00 SUN (m000dzms)

Robert Aickman Stories 18:45 SUN (m0007rbm)

Robert Aickman Stories 00:45 MON (m0007rbm)

Sarah Millican's Support Group 23:30 MON (b00qps89)

Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes 00:30 SAT (b06rlkh5)

Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes 18:30 FRI (b06s1hxd)

Sheffield - City of Snowless Skiers 15:30 SUN (b03srgv7)

Sheffield - City of Snowless Skiers 03:30 MON (b03srgv7)

Simon Evans Goes to Market 23:30 WED (b062kx4n)

Smelling of Roses 08:30 SAT (b00fd63v)

Smelling of Roses 09:30 WED (b00fh6w1)

Smelling of Roses 16:30 WED (b00fh6w1)

Smelling of Roses 04:30 THU (b00fh6w1)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b04p845x)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b04p845x)

Stanley, Albert and the Lion 14:30 MON (m00140rc)

Stanley, Albert and the Lion 02:30 TUE (m00140rc)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m00140r4)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m00140r4)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound 23:30 FRI (b00mwm67)

The Absolutely Radio Show 14:30 SAT (b08vxl9m)

The Absolutely Radio Show 23:30 SAT (b08wmyc7)

The Absolutely Radio Show 02:30 SUN (b08vxl9m)

The Beat Women 14:30 FRI (b06084ks)

The Boosh 15:30 SAT (b007jmf4)

The Boosh 03:30 SUN (b007jmf4)

The Boosh 23:30 THU (b007jmfm)

The Consultants 22:45 FRI (b007k2vv)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 10:45 SUN (m0004mcb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 SUN (m0004mcb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 11:45 THU (m0004mcb)

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry 21:45 THU (m0004mcb)

The Doll's House 14:30 WED (b00sxkv0)

The Doll's House 02:30 THU (b00sxkv0)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (b007jlcp)

The Headset Set 05:00 SAT (b012lkzw)

The Headset Set 07:00 FRI (b012r7v2)

The Headset Set 17:00 FRI (b012r7v2)

The Hudson and Pepperdine Show 22:30 SUN (b0076dyw)

The Leopard in Autumn 09:30 MON (b00s5xtl)

The Leopard in Autumn 16:30 MON (b00s5xtl)

The Leopard in Autumn 04:30 TUE (b00s5xtl)

The Living Mountain 02:30 SAT (b03mfndd)

The Mark Steel Solution 14:00 SAT (b007k111)

The Mark Steel Solution 02:00 SUN (b007k111)

The Mark Steel Solution 23:30 TUE (b007k191)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:30 SUN (b007jsmr)

The Men from the Ministry 08:00 THU (b011vmdc)

The Men from the Ministry 12:00 THU (b011vmdc)

The Men from the Ministry 19:00 THU (b011vmdc)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 SAT (b007js4v)

The Michael Bentine Show 08:30 WED (b00jf6rv)

The Michael Bentine Show 12:30 WED (b00jf6rv)

The Michael Bentine Show 19:30 WED (b00jf6rv)

The Museum of Curiosity 16:00 TUE (b08zdlb1)

The Museum of Curiosity 04:00 WED (b08zdlb1)

The Museum of Everything 15:00 SAT (b007k4y7)

The Museum of Everything 03:00 SUN (b007k4y7)

The News Quiz 23:00 MON (m0013sxj)

The News Quiz 09:00 TUE (m0013sxj)

The Phenomenon Squad 08:30 MON (b0864fjy)

The Phenomenon Squad 12:30 MON (b0864fjy)

The Phenomenon Squad 19:30 MON (b0864fjy)

The Problem With Adam Bloom 22:30 SAT (b019jtl7)

The Radio Detectives 18:30 WED (b007q96v)

The Radio Detectives 00:30 THU (b007q96v)

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09qhwpl)

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09qhwpl)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 14:00 MON (b08hlk9s)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 02:00 TUE (b08hlk9s)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 14:00 TUE (b08hmr17)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 02:00 WED (b08hmr17)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 14:00 WED (b08hnr6b)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 02:00 THU (b08hnr6b)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 14:00 THU (b08hpmmh)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 02:00 FRI (b08hpmmh)

The Rule of The Land by Garrett Carr 14:00 FRI (b08hqf5p)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 SAT (b007jrq3)

The Toff on the Farm 06:00 MON (b007jrsr)

The Toff on the Farm 13:00 MON (b007jrsr)

The Toff on the Farm 20:00 MON (b007jrsr)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 TUE (b007jrsr)

The Toff on the Farm 06:00 TUE (b007jrwm)

The Toff on the Farm 13:00 TUE (b007jrwm)

The Toff on the Farm 20:00 TUE (b007jrwm)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 WED (b007jrwm)

The Toff on the Farm 06:00 WED (b007jrzd)

The Toff on the Farm 13:00 WED (b007jrzd)

The Toff on the Farm 20:00 WED (b007jrzd)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 THU (b007jrzd)

The Toff on the Farm 06:00 THU (b007js1v)

The Toff on the Farm 13:00 THU (b007js1v)

The Toff on the Farm 20:00 THU (b007js1v)

The Toff on the Farm 01:00 FRI (b007js1v)

The Toff on the Farm 06:00 FRI (b007js4c)

The Toff on the Farm 13:00 FRI (b007js4c)

The Toff on the Farm 20:00 FRI (b007js4c)

The Unbelievable Truth 07:30 MON (m0013r1n)

The Unbelievable Truth 17:30 MON (m0013r1n)

The Unbelievable Truth 22:00 MON (m0013r1n)

The Unbelievable Truth 05:30 TUE (m0013r1n)

The Write Stuff 08:00 SAT (b007765n)

The Write Stuff 09:00 WED (b00776g7)

The Write Stuff 16:00 WED (b00776g7)

The Write Stuff 04:00 THU (b00776g7)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 12:30 SUN (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 17:30 SUN (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 22:00 SUN (b00y2sdt)

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Letters 05:30 MON (b00y2sdt)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 07:30 TUE (m0013rs6)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 17:30 TUE (m0013rs6)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 22:00 TUE (m0013rs6)

Tudur Owen: United Nations of Anglesey 05:30 WED (m0013rs6)

Warhorses of Letters 23:15 TUE (b01p0s13)

Whispers 09:00 FRI (b00n90xf)

Whispers 16:00 FRI (b00n90xf)

Winston 08:30 TUE (b00pr7lg)

Winston 12:30 TUE (b00pr7lg)

Winston 19:30 TUE (b00pr7lg)

Wintering by Katherine May (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (m00140n9)

Wintering by Katherine May 02:00 SAT (m001288f)

Wrecked 14:30 THU (b00jn0pw)

Wrecked 02:30 FRI (b00jn0pw)