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SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2022

SAT 00:00 Terry Pratchett (b007ncfp)
Only You Can Save Mankind

3. Is This Just Fantasy?

Johnny has the flu and wants to go to bed, but the ScreeWee Captain is still in trouble.

As the alien fleet crosses the computer screen, 12 year-old Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces - sparking a wild seesaw adventure involving space warfare, starships and aliens.

The conclusion of Terry Pratchett's sci-fi fantasy novel starring Tim Smith and Janet Dale.

Johnny Maxwell …. Tim Smith
ScreeWee Captain …. Janet Dale
Gunnery Officer …. Michael Angelis
The PT Teacher …. Mark Finn
Wobbler …. Akhbar Karim
Johnny’s Mother …. Marian Kemmer
Johnny’s Father …. Laurence Rew
ScreeWee Crew Member …. Tessa Harrison
Newscaster …. Terry Pearson
Yo-less …. Peter Dalton
Big Mac …. Michael Peristrello
Kirsty …. Natalie Moore
Kirsty’s Mother …. Tina Gray
Mr Patel …. Renu Setna

With David Hawkins, Matthew Campion and Simon Carter

Dramatised by Bob Hescott.

Producer: Brian Lighthill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.


SAT 00:30 Sounds Natural (b08vqc75)
Brian Blessed

Actor and explorer, Brian Blessed discusses his interest in wildlife and mountaineering with Derek Jones.

The Alligator, Clouded Leopard, Baboon, Ocelot and Geoffroy's Cat are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.


SAT 01:00 The Blackburn Files (b007wn7k)
Series 3

4. A Case of Happy Endings

Setting out to track down a missing person, private-eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more...

Starring Finetime Fontayne.

The final case for ex-pitman turned investigator Steven J Blackburn and his government scheme-funded assistant Tracey.

Written by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby

Stephen J Blackburn ...... Finetime Fontayne
Tracey Duggan ...... Judy Flynn
Frank Ellis ...... John Branwell
Maggie ...... Ann Rye.

Director: Dave Sheasby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


SAT 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlh0)
5. Count Your Blessings

Private-eye Rosie Monaghan is trying to solve her first case, but the demands of love, children and her bank manager are pressing in...

Starring Paula Wilcox.

Alan McDonald's thriller serial about a Merseyside mum turned private eye.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Martin ...... Paul Barber
Bill ...... Dominic Letts
Helen ...... Rachel Atkins
Old Woman ...... Diana Payan
Graham ...... David Thorpe

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


SAT 02:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (b0bgmy08)
10. 'If it's a fight he wants.'

Hooper's been killed by the shark, but Quint refuses to give up the hunt....

And now it seems the shark wants to make a fight of it.

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Peter Benchley's classic 1974 novel became one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Concluded by Henry Goodman.

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SAT 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09j42cg)
Dombey and Son

Episode 10

Florence meets her new mama and something stirs in Edith's cold heart...

Starring Helen Schlesinger and Abigail Hollick.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens ...... Alex Jennings
Dombey ...... Robert Glenister
Edith ...... Helen Schlesinger
Florence ...... Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle ...... Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker ...... Adrian Lukis
Major ...... Nicky Henson
Walter ...... Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown ...... Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton ...... Fenella Fielding
Susan ...... Nadine Marshall
Toots ...... Sam Pamphilon
Toodles ...... Ben Crowe
Rob ...... Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by:

Alex Lanipekun
Simon Treves

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.


SAT 02:30 Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story (b01r5lms)
In the 1970s and early 80s, Jazz Funk music swept the UK's dance floors and clubs.

This new musical sound emerged from the shadows of disco and had a fascinating impact in Britain.

Vocalist and presenter David Grant was part of the UK soul outfit Linx. So who better to revisit this unique era, which saw artists experimenting with a fusion of jazz, funk, urban dance rhythm and pop hooks.

David reveals how the origins of Brit-Funk heralded a new dawn of dance music, cutting through racial boundaries in the clubs.

Featuring:

Mark King of Level 42
Gee Bello of Light of the World
Bill Sharpe and Jill Sayward of Shakatak
DJ's Chris Hill and Snowboy
Paul P of Hi-Tension
Southern Freeez singer, Ingrid Mansfield Allman

Producer: Stephen Garner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 03:00 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (m0003d39)
2. Revelations

The time has come to shed Hester’s badge of adultery.

Whose life will be most affected by its removal?

Starring Deborah Findlay.

Conclusion of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel, first published in 1850.

Dramatised by Greg Snow.

Hester Prynne …. Deborah Findlay
Pearl .... Caroline Graham
Arthur Dimmesdale .... Michael Maloney
Roger Chillingworth .... Nigel Anthony
Reverend John Wilson …. John Webb
Governor Bellingham …. Aubrey Woods
Mistress Cork .... Siriol Jenkins
Mistress Hibbins …. Jill Graham
Widow Foster .... Melinda Walker
Captain .... Eric Allan
Deacon/Beadle .... David Holt
Servant …. Julian Rhind-Tutt

Director: Tracey Neale.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in n October 1992.


SAT 04:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008m74n)
Episode 3

Improvs in the style of Jeffrey Archer and Jackie Collins – plus ballet in the style of show jumping.

Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

Jimmy Mulville
Nonny Williams

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

With Colin Sell at the piano.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson.

Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.


SAT 04:30 Protesting Too Much (m00186qp)
Episode 3

MP George Dank finds himself living in a tree to protest about the building of a bypass.

And with university job cuts looming, he could be soon joined by his wife Hermione...

Starring John Fortune and Eleanor Bron.

Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips' six-part comedy drama, set just before the 1997 general election.

George Dank .... John Fortune
Hermione Dank .... Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank .... Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins ....Brian Bowles
Dan .... Chris Pavlo
Skip .... Elliott Nicholls
Jennifer .... Sally Phillips
Nigel / Peter .... Alan Francis
Brian Perkins .... as himself

All other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


SAT 05:00 Relativity (b0952sv0)
Series 1

Episode 3

A Christmas visit to Doris in her care home is simultaneously poignant and hilarious.

Doris has Alzheimer's so Ken insists on firing mental maths questions to keep her brain cells in good working order, while Margaret struggles to get her mother simply to recognise her.

Richard Herring's comedy about four generations of a family.

Starring Alison Steadman, Phil Davies and Richard Herring.

Relativity is a witty and loving portrait of family life, with affectionate observation of inter generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind, that will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about how to pronounce crisp brand names.

Margaret ...... Alison Steadman
Ken ...... Phil Davis
Jane ...... Fenella Woolgar
Ian ...... Richard Herring
Chloe ...... Emily Berrington
Holly ...... Effie Woods
Doris ...... Marion Bailey

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer: Polly Thomas

Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017.


SAT 05:30 Stand-Up Specials (m00186qm)
Janey Godley: Still Got It

Revelations, reflections and laughs abound in this touching performance from the legendary comedian, who is undergoing cancer treatment and reeling from recent controversy.

Janey Godley is a force of nature across the country, particularly in her hometown of Glasgow.

This performance, her first live appearance in over six months, is a landmark moment in her life and her career. Time in recovery and isolation has given her a new perspective on how she lives her life, how fragile people can be, and that maybe she does care about what others think of her.

Recorded live in Glasgow at Websters Theatre.

Written by Janey Godley
Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4


SAT 06:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
The residents of an English market town face the challenges of life between the two world wars and economic depression.

Adapted from the Brensham Trilogy novels by John Moore.

Performed by the Worcester Theatre Company.

Adapted for radio from an original production staged at the Swan Theatre, Worcester.

William Hart ... David Beames
Colonel ... Willoughby Gray
Bardolph/General Bouverie .... Lennox Greaves
Pistol/Mr Rendcombe ... Simon Walter
Nym/MrBowles .... Robert Locke
Miss Benedict ... Maureen Flynn
Mr Chorlton ... Rob Swinton
John Moore ... Kim Durham
Pheemy ... Julia Winwood
Narrator/Mr Jeffs ... David Goodland
Bertram Jeffs ... Ian Russell
Ernest Jeffs .... Nicholas Moseley

Music arranged and directed by Simon Walter

Director: Pat Trueman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1991.


SAT 07:30 Great Lives (m0001hwt)
Series 47

Russell Kane on Evelyn Waugh

Comedian Russell Kane nominates the novelist Evelyn Waugh.

One of the greatest prose stylists of 20th century literature, not to mention one of the funniest, novelist Waugh also has a reputation for being a snob, a bully, and a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary.

How much of this was a self-parodying pose, and how much the underlying truth?

Russell is supported by literary critic Ann Pasternak Slater. Both are unabashed Waugh fans.

Russell calls him "a ninja master of banter", but series presenter Matthew Parris says he can't stand him...

Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


SAT 08:00 Booked (b0075m1d)
Series 2

Episode 5

The Troll applies for the job of Archbishop of Canterbury, while Thomson and Thompson, from Tintin, offer their pitch to be the PM's bodyguards.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Dillie Keane
Mark Thomas
Roger McGough

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


SAT 08:30 Ayres on the Air (b01b30dr)
Series 2

Animals

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Parrots, limpets and highland cattle are in Pam Ayres's poetic zoo.

With:

Geoffrey Whitehead
Felicity Montagu

Written by Pam Ayres, Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds and Jan Etherington.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2006.


SAT 09:00 Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy (m000b07k)
What impact did the sisters of satire from the 1960’s and 70’s have on the comedy we know today and what was their cultural influence?

From the dawn of broadcast comedy, women played a vital but largely overlooked role.

Yet they were more in the background rather than the forefront - often the joke target, instead of cracking the gags themselves.

But just because they weren’t the stars of the show didn’t mean their influence wasn’t felt.

June Whitfield, Eleanor Bron and Miriam Margolyes were all quietly but firmly making their name in comedies such as The Glums, The Establishment Club and The Betty Witherspoon Show. These women paved the way for comedians and actors such as Jan Ravens, Meera Syal and Linda Smith.

Samira Ahmed is joined by actor and director Arabella Weir, ex-radio producer and novelist Lissa Evans and stand-up comic and actress Tiffany Stevenson to discuss some of the best sitcoms from the BBC archives and assess the impact these funny women have had on contemporary comedy and the extent of their satirical legacy.

Their comic journey from the early 1970’s to the present day features:

* Week Ending
* Goodness Gracious Me
* A Brief History of Time Wasting

Producer: Belinda Naylor

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


SAT 12:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07h65c6)
Death Watch Beetle and Queen Wasp

Alison Steadman and Bill Paterson star as a bossy queen wasp and a death watch beetle as they reveal the truth about life in a draughty old attic in a house in Amersham.

The first of three tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss.

Death Watch Beetle ...... Bill Paterson
Queen Wasp ...... Alison Steadman

The Death Watch Beetle is a wood-boring beetle. Having spent twelve years as a larva boring through a single rafter in the house with no one to talk to, our beetle is now an adult with about 5 weeks left to live. He has just three aims in life:

Firstly, to find a mate, which he does by banging his head on the timber "Oh Come on girls, .. I know you're out there ... Don't tell me this attic has ever seen such a specimen before. This lovely compact dark brown capsule of hard cuticle covered with yellowish scale-like hair and just under a centimetre long - it could all be yours!

Secondly, to make as much noise as he can.

And finally, to live long enough to see the roof cave in.

The Queen Wasp is very, very bossy, and very, very stressed. She carries the entire responsibility for the wasp colony and its thousands of inhabitants, all of whom are her own progeny. There is an enormous amount of work to be done.

"They call themselves workers, these girls, but quite frankly, none of them knows what real work actually is." It is lonely at the top too," I did consider leaving all this, at one point. None of them knows this; they'd be heartbroken to think I might have left them" and she is just beginning to lose her grip. "Bring me my list" she constantly yells.

Life doesn't get much more stressful than this.

Wildlife sound recordings by Chris Watson

Producer: Sarah Blunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2016.


SAT 12:30 Bristow (b007r031)
Series 2

When Melancholy Autumn Comes to Chester-Perry

The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits - for once, his generosity knows no bounds.

But then he takes matters into his own hands when it becomes clear that the Chester Perry staff bonus isn't forthcoming.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk.

Syndicated internationally, it ran for 41 years in London's Evening Standard.

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Jonathan Quartly ...... Bernard Cribbins
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Molly ...... Sheila Reid
Rupert Clement ...... Royce Mills
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Richard Blobb ...... Norman Bird
Miss Golightly ...... Lucy Akhurst
Postboy ...... Simon Schatzberger
Receptionist ...... Zeena Eate

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


SAT 13:00 Archive on 4 (b00b410m)
Sir Anthony Eden

Former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd uses the BBC Archives to explore the life of his predecessor Anthony Eden.

Eden's reputation is forever associated with the 1956 Suez crisis.

But Douglas begins his journey much earlier with rare recordings of Eden's radio talks and speeches from the 1930s before becoming Foreign Secretary at the age of 38.

He goes on to explore Eden's role in the front line of Churchill's government and his central role in settling the Indo-Chinese War in 1954.

Producer: Phil Tinline

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


SAT 14:00 Chain Reaction (b00m508g)
Series 3

Marcus Brigstocke and Clive Anderson

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke interviews presenter Clive Anderson.

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

Recorded with an audience, the interviews focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee but often prove to be as revealing about the interviewer.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 14:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qfjmz)
Series 1

Mastermind

Mastermind intends to kill the audience, unless a brave challenger from the front row can defeat him.

Character comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Award winner, Adam Riches.

With fast-paced, offbeat sketches, songs (there are no songs) and a generous dollop of audience interaction.

Written by Adam Riches.

With:

Cariad Lloyd
Jim Johnson

Producers: Simon Mayhew-Archer & Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SAT 15:00 HR (b01cw7kn)
Series 3

Gambled

The two friends, having discovered that their pensions are worthless, take every measure thinkable to survive.

Now they're hoping for a lottery win.

Nigel William's retirement comedy series, starring Jonathan Pryce and Nicholas le Prevost.

Peter ..... Jonathan Pryce
Sam ..... Nicholas Le Prevost
Dustman ..... Gerard McDermott

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2012.


SAT 15:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00c5xtr)
Series 2

Episode 5

An attic full of peas, switching from Girl Guide to sumo wrestler and dull geological holidays.

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

With:

Rosie Cavaliero
Ben Moor
Ben Willbond

Written by Laura Solon

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2008.


SAT 16:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


SAT 17:30 Great Lives (m0001hwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


SAT 18:00 JM Barrie - Dear Brutus (b0bn5b71)
In a magic wood, on Midsummer's eve, a second chance is offered to those who believe they’ve taken the wrong turning in life.

Some will take the same path, while others will have a precious glimpse of what can now never be...

Starring Bernard Hepton and Jenny Quayle.

Written in 1917, JM Barrie's play was adapted by Jeffrey Segal.

Dearth …. Bernard Hepton
Margaret …. Jenny Quayle
Lob …. Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Murdie …. Carole Boyd
Jenny Dearth …. Frances Jeater
Matey …. Stephen Thorne
Lady Caroline …. Brenda Kaye
Joanna …. Jane Knowles
Mr Coade …. Anthony Newlands
Mrs Coade …. Katherine Parr
Purdie …. Geoffrey Beevers

Written over a decade after Peter Pan, JM Barrie’s title is taken from a line in ‘Julius Caesar’ summing up Shakespeare's argument that we should take responsibility for our own actions:

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves that we are underlings.'

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in February 1987


SAT 19:00 Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy (m000b07k)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


SAT 22:00 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (b009ly1p)
Series 2

Episode 3

28 performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience in this traditional variety show, featuring established stand-ups, and some newer talent

The whole thing is presided over by John Humphrys, who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up.

And hey - if there's an act you don't like, well, there's another one along in 55 seconds or so...

Phil Cornwell
Francesca Beard
The Bearded Ladies
Matt Morisroe
James Sherwood
John Richardson
Tom McRae
Geoffrey McGivern
Liam Mullone
Danielle Ward
John Finnemore
Greedy
Ian Stone
Gwyn Herbert
Kerry Godliman and David Lane
Lee Bannard
Simon Jones
Terry Saunders
Ginger & Black
Simon Evans
Nathan Penlington
Tim Fitzhigham
Carol Smith
Alex Lowe

Producers: Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008.


SAT 22:30 Chain Reaction (b00m9p30)
Series 3

Clive Anderson and John Lloyd

Presenter Clive Anderson interviews producer and writer John Lloyd.

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

John is the man responsible for programmes such as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and QI.

Clive asks John about co-writing and falling out with Douglas Adams and the key to creating great comedy.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


SAT 23:00 Foley and McColl: The Interview (b0076d8h)
Placebo

The comedy team behind the Morecambe and Wise tribute ‘The Play What I Wrote’ continue their big interview, spilling the beans to Michael Parkinson.

The duo tell Parky about their lean years.

Written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.


SAT 23:15 Jigsaw (b01r9rtx)
Series 1

Episode 5

Dreams of opening a cattery, ordering dessert - and a song in praise of father-in-laws.

A rapid-fire and surreal collection of silly, clever, dark sketches.

Pieced together by stand-up comedians Dan Antopolski, Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema.

Producer: Colin Anderson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2013.


SAT 23:30 Hut 33 (b01js406)
Series 3

Back to Your Post

Everything German's under suspicion in 1942, especially in Bletchley Park. When it's discovered Charles has German relatives, he's threatened with internment.

Will Archie help him, and can he avoid Minka's attention now she knows a true German is among them?

James Cary's sitcom set at Bletchley Park - the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.

Professor Charles Gardner …. Robert Bathurst
Archie …. Tom Goodman-Hill
Gordon ...... Fergus Craig
3rd Lieutenant Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall …. Alex MacQueen
Minka …. Olivia Coleman
Mrs Best …. Lill Roughley

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2009.



SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2022

SUN 00:00 JM Barrie - Dear Brutus (b0bn5b71)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday]


SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 (b00b410m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 Chain Reaction (b00m508g)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Saturday]


SUN 02:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qfjmz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 HR (b01cw7kn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:00 on Saturday]


SUN 03:30 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00c5xtr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury (b08k9n7f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday]


SUN 05:30 Great Lives (m0001hwt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday]


SUN 06:00 Jaws by Peter Benchley (Omnibus) (b0bhfnq3)
2/2: "He didn't see the fin rise behind him..."

Amity's beaches are open again for the 4th July weekend. But Brody is nervous...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Peter Benchley's classic novel 'Jaws' was first published in 1974 and shot straight on to the bestseller lists. It's since sold over 20 million copies.

A year later, it was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg, which won three Academy Awards.

Omnibus of the last five of ten parts abridged by Richard Hamilton.

Concluded by Henry Goodman.

Producer: Justine Willett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2018.


SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks (b0b6pkrv)
Robbie Savage

Footy star Robbie Savage chooses Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons “Big Girls Don't Cry” and Robbie Williams “She's the One”.


SUN 07:20 Charles Dickens (b09jgjpx)
Dombey and Son (Omnibus)

Episode 2

Dombey is in deep mourning for his son.

Florence turns to her father for solace, but he turns away.

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Originally published in monthly parts, Charles Dickens's novel appeared in one volume in 1848.

Omnibus of episodes 6 to 10 of 20 parts dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..........Alex Jennings
Dombey......................Robert Glenister
Edith...........................Helen Schlesinger
Florence.....................Abigail Hollick
Captain Cuttle............Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker...................Adrian Lukis
Major..........................Nicky Henson
Walter........................Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown.................Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton............. Fenella Fielding
Susan........................Nadine Marshall
Toots.........................Sam Pamphilon
Toodles.....................Ben Crowe
Rob............................Lloyd Thomas

Other parts played by:

Alex Lanipekun
Simon Treves

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.


SUN 08:30 Albert and Me (b04b6dbs)
Series 2

High Society

Single dad Bryan attends a garden fete and impresses the guest of honour.

Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs.

The struggles of single parent Bryan Archer to find work while raising his baby son, Albert.

Bryan Archer …. Robert Lindsay
Mum/Albert ...... Pat Coombs
Mrs Willis …. Diana King
Vera …. Marica Warren
Edward …. Gorden Kaye
Lady Samantha ...... Sarah Berger
Vicar ...... Michael Bilton

Written by Jim Eldridge.

Incidental music by Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983.


SUN 09:00 Something to Shout About (b07x4s0y)
Series 1

Episode 13

Maggie's got butterflies in her stomach, after the ad agency's campaign for indigestion tablets.

Comedy set in London advertising agency - Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners.

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Michael …. Michael Medwin
Maggie …. Eleanor Summerfield
Janet …. Fenella Fielding
Shirley …. Sheila Hancock
Adrian …. Nicholas Phipps
Fruity …. Warren Mitchell

Music by The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet, under the direction of Cliff Adams.

Producer: Trafford Whitelock

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1960.


SUN 09:30 It's a Fair Cop (b08v894j)
Series 3

Collision Decision

What is the most broken law in Britain?

The Road Traffic Act 1988.

Drivers will have a collision once every 17 years, but how many report them? When do you have to report it and when don't you?

Alfie raises all sorts of issues involving police impartiality, fairness, discretion and the question - when is an animal not an animal?

Series in which the audience makes the policing decisions as Alfie Moore takes them through a real-life crime scenario.

Written and performed by the policeman-turned-comedian.

Script Editor: Will Ing

Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

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


SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018gkl)
Pulitzer Prize Writers

Jared Diamond

From Bach to Sibelius.

Pulitzer Prize-winning geographer Jared Diamond shares his castaway choices with Lauren Laverne.

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, although his interests and expertise range far wider, from physiology to ornithology, history to ecology and from anthropology to evolutionary biology. His 1997 book, Guns, Germs and Steel, asked why Eurasian civilizations prospered and conquered others. It won a Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than a million copies around the world.

He was born in Boston in 1937 to a physician father and a mother who was a teacher and a concert pianist. She taught him to read when he was three and he also learned to play the piano and developed a love of languages. Thinking his professional life would be in science, he decided to focus on the humanities at school, including Latin and Greek.

After graduating from Harvard, he moved to England to pursue a PhD in physiology at Cambridge and became an expert on salt absorption in the gall bladder. He returned to the USA, and then his travels took him to New Guinea where he developed a passionate interest in ornithology and a lifelong love of the island which he’s continued to visit for the past 50 years.

He has learned 12 languages, speaking several of them fluently, and has published six books and hundreds of articles. His most recent book, Upheaval, examines how nations cope with crisis and change.

Jared lives in Los Angeles with his wife Marie, a clinical psychologist. They have grown-up twin sons.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2019.


SUN 10:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
Series 1

Faking Fossils

Sir David recalls a key moment in his life, when he broke open a piece of Leicestershire limestone and there in his hand was an ammonite.

Over the intervening years, fossils have fascinated him and he has become a great collector, even of the odd fake.

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

Producer: Julian Hector

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2009


SUN 11:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018gkp)
Series 13

How You See Me

True stories told live in the USA: Jay Allison introduces stories of how we see ourselves and the perception of others.

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

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

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

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

First heard on PRX in the USA in 2020.


SUN 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0b6pkrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 12:00 Poetry Extra (m0018gks)
Pound on Pounds

Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and chooses Pound on Pounds as Ira Lightman looks into the economic theories of the maverick American poet Ezra Pound, and finds them surprisingly topical.

The American poet Ezra Pound devoted much of his compendious poetic work, The Cantos, to discussion of his firmly-held beliefs about economics and the distribution of wealth. Difficult if not impossible for a casual reader to follow today, the Cantos draw heavily on American and Chinese history, and the writings of various now-obscure economists, in support of Pound's quest for an ideal society.

The modern British poet Ira Lightman has been an admirer of Pound's Cantos for many years, and realised after the financial crash of 2008 that Pound may have some surprising lessons for us about how banks operate and how monetary systems are organised. Pound is unfortunately now remembered for a series of wartime broadcasts in sympathy with Fascism, which saw him locked up in a mental institution after the Second World War. Yet the Cantos are all about social justice, about fair distribution, and about the evils of a system which extracts interest at an extortionate rate - which Pound personified as the abstract arch-villain 'Usura'.

Pound's beliefs were shaped by the aftermath of the First World War, the inequities of the post-war reparations, the straitjacket of the Gold Standard in the 1920s, and the Great Depression. In our own time, poetry is perhaps not the genre to which readers most immediately turn for a dissection of these issues - and yet many poets are passionately involved in the debate. Is it still a poet's role to provide economic advice in the 21st century, as Pound sought to in the 20th?

In his personal exploration of Pound's modern resonances, Ira also seeks the expertise of biographer A. David Moody, poet Judi Sutherland, and Harvard economist Barry Eichengreen. Drawing upon what he discovers, he tackles the challenge of creating a brand new Canto, responding to our own economic circumstances.

Produced by Paul Bajoria.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.


SUN 12:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
Series 3

Sappho

Join Natalie Haynes and guests for half an hour of comedy and the Classics from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Natalie is a reformed comedian who is a little bit obsessive about Ancient Greece and Rome.

This week she stands up in the name of Greek poet, Sappho, about whom we know so little, and most of what we think we know is made-up. But one thing is certain: her poetry is scorching, and unforgettable. There will also be a lot of gossip from over a thousand years ago.

With special guests novelist Stella Duffy, classicist Professor Edith Hall and music from LiTTLe MACHiNe.

Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.


SUN 13:00 The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown (Omnibus) (b09gl7d8)
Tina Brown's fascinating and intimate chronicle of her time as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair magazine from 1983 to 1992.

Barely out of her 30s, she moved to New York to take over Conde Nast's ailing magazine. The culture shock was huge, but she triumphantly reinvents it.

Highlights include a 1985 cover shot of President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy which wowed readers. How did she manage it?

The failing marriage of Charles and Di story provides plenty of material - while pregnant and naked Demi Moore front cover shot by Annie Leibovitz caused a storm. Discover the story behind this famous image.

And all the while there's office intrigue in the higher echelons of Conde Nast. How did Tina survive these challenges and then exploit them?

Omnibus of five parts abridged by Katrin Williams

Read by Tina Brown

Producer: Duncan Minshull.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2017.


SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08cd3vx)
Pam St Clement

Actress Pam St Clement with Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters' 'Accentuate the Positive' and Maria Callas's 'Casta Diva'.


SUN 14:20 How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (Omnibus) (m000257r)
Caitlin Moran’s bestseller is a mix of comic memoir and polemic, structured around dramatised comic scenes from her life.

On her life journey, we hear how Caitlin's 13th birthday in Wolverhampton weighing 13-stone doesn't start well.

But she moves on to become the youngest journalist at Melody Maker. Marriage and children follow with a career as a columnist.

This is all interspersed with her thoughts on subjects ranging from the necessity of big knickers, to the experience of giving birth and having an abortion.

Omnibus of five episodes dramatised by Claudine Toutoungi and Caitlin Moran.

Narrator ..... Caitlin Moran
Caitlin ..... Louise Brealey
Caz ..... Jeanette Percival
Mum ..... Clare Corbett
Yobs/Siblings ..... Lewis Bray, Cameron Percival, Jeanette Percival, Lucy Doyle

“This brilliantly argued and urgently needed book – highly comic and deadly serious – is precisely what feminism has been waiting for” (TLS)

“Anarchic, bonkers 21st century woman’s lib with laughs” (Red)

Director: Mary Peate

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019.


SUN 15:30 Burlesque Legends (b06ptddh)
Each year, hundreds of performers attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas, where the guests of honour are The Living Legends.

In the mid-20th century these women were shunned by society. Most were presumed prostitutes.

But now their careers are celebrated, and their ground-breaking acts are revived, at the Titans of Tease Reunion.

Mat Fraser embarks on a very personal journey to meet some of the legends, both on and off stage.

Mat is a British actor, cabaret star, and a former Best Male Striptease Artist, who says:

“As a disabled performer, I connect with these women in that we’re all outsiders. We don’t look mainstream. They don’t judge me, and I don’t judge them.”

Veteran performers in their 70s and 80s, including April March, Lottie “the Body” Graves and Melanie “Marinka” Hunter, discuss ageism, sexism, racism and feminism in their profession.

How have attitudes towards Burlesque artists shifted since the 1950s?

How do the legends inspire younger performers?

And after three decades of retirement, how does it feel to finally get back on stage - and strip?

Producer: Steve Urquhart

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2015.


SUN 16:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
A mysterious Dutchman is condemned to sail the seas for all eternity, unless he can find a woman who loves him enough to die for him.

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

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

Stars Gerard Murphy and James Laurenson.

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

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

Producer: Rachel Horan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.


SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra (m0018gks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


SUN 17:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 18:00 Fear on 4 (b00c84lh)
Series 3

3. The Monkey's Revenge

The Man in Black tells of a seriously ill doctor taking control of his own destiny.

A series of nerve-tinglers.

Written by Guy Jenkin.

Mother …. Jenny Howe
June …. Catherine Alexander
John …. Richard Pasco
Maggie …. Helena Brecht
Surgeon …. Ronald Herdman
The Man in Black …. Edward de Souza

Producer: Gerry Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1991.


SUN 18:30 Night Terrace (m0008b25)
Series 2

3. A Verb of Nouns

On a planet that puts the feud in feudal, Anastasia and Sue are drawn into a web of surprisingly tedious treachery and irritating intrigue when Eddie is kidnapped in record time.

But there’s something oddly familiar about the ruthless Queen who rules it with an iron fist...

Sci-fi comedy starring Neighbours’ Jackie Woodburne.

Dr Anastasia Black .... Jackie Woodburne
Eddie Jones …. Ben McKenzie
Sue Denholm …. Petra Elliott
The Scribe …. George Ivanoff
The Lord Keeper …. Michael F Cahill
The Guild Leader …. Lee Zachariah
The Guild Member …. Kevin Power
The Baroness …. Amanda Buckley

Additional voices:

Rob Lloyd
Adam Samuel
David Ashton
Sam Streeter
Randall Lasini
Dave Callan
Dave Lamb
Daniel Sullivan

Writer: John Richards

Music: David Ashtom

Producers: Ben McKenzie and John Richards.

A Splendid Chaps Production.


SUN 19:00 The Moth Radio Hour (m0018gkp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


SUN 19:50 Inheritance Tracks (b0b6pkrv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today]


SUN 20:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 today]


SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018gkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


SUN 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


SUN 22:00 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 today]


SUN 22:30 The Guns of Adam Riches (b01qkmws)
Series 1

Timecop

Timecops visit the BBC to try and prevent Adam from making an offensive radio programme.

Character comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Award winner, Adam Riches.

With fast-paced, offbeat sketches, songs (there are no songs) and a generous dollop of audience interaction.

Written by Adam Riches.

With:

Cariad Lloyd
Jim Johnson

Producers: Simon Mayhew-Archer & Rupert Majendie.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013.


SUN 23:00 The Masterson Inheritance (b007jq63)
Series 2

The Mastersons Go Down

The Masterson's epic tale of murder, intrigue and a fast-talking parrot aboard a luxury cruiser.

Award-winning improvised historical comedy series.

Based entirely on audience suggestions - this is the unfolding saga of the Mastersons - a family at war with itself.

Starring:

Paul Merton
Josie Lawrence
Jim Sweeney
Phelim McDermott
Caroline Quentin

Producer: Phil Clarke

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1994.


SUN 23:30 John Finnemore's Double Acts (b08xbjhy)
Series 2

The Wroxton Box

Alec is late as usual. But Percy is wearing different socks.

Something big is brewing.

Starring Michael Palin and John Finnemore.

Series of two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

Percy ...... Michael Palin
Alec ...... John Finnemore

Producer: David Tyler

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



MONDAY 20 JUNE 2022

MON 00:00 Fear on 4 (b00c84lh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday]


MON 00:30 Night Terrace (m0008b25)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday]


MON 01:00 The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown (Omnibus) (b09gl7d8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Sunday]


MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks (b08cd3vx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Sunday]


MON 02:20 How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (Omnibus) (m000257r)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:20 on Sunday]


MON 03:30 Burlesque Legends (b06ptddh)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:30 on Sunday]


MON 04:00 Judith French - The Dutch Mariner (b0076dm8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:00 Poetry Extra (m0018gks)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Sunday]


MON 05:30 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics (b08zd8gy)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:30 on Sunday]


MON 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 1

Deceptively mild amateur sleuth, Jane Marple is being treated to a short holiday in London by her niece.

Staying at the dignified, unostentatious Bertram's Hotel, tucked away in a back street of busy Mayfair - here guests can indulge in comforts of a bygone age.

But Miss Marple begins to feel uneasy. Something sinister lurks beneath the polished veneer.

Why are so many major crimes associated in some way with the hotel or somehow implicate the eminently respectable people staying there?

Published in 1965, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield.

Dramatised in five-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Michael Gorman ...... John Hartley
Mr Humfries ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Colonel Luscombe ...... Geoffrey Bayldon
Raymond West ...... Andrew Branch
Michael Gorman ...... John Hartley
Lady Selina Hazy ...... Margaret Courtenay
Mrs Carpenter ...... Patience Tomlinson
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Henry ...... Garard Green
Ladislaus Malinwoski ...... Gavin Muir
Rose ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Bridget ...... Sarah Plowright
Mr Bollard ...... David Collings

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


MON 06:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
6. In Dreams

It's time for Merseyside private eye Rosie Monaghan to confront the murderer.

Or is it?

Must she go down these mean streets?

Starring Paula Wilcox.

Conclusion of Alan McDonald's thriller serial.

Rosie ...... Paula Wilcox
Margie ...... Elizabeth Estensen
Jerry ...... Christopher Bramwell
Bob ...... Dominic Grounsell
Carol ...... Helen Roberts
Mike ...... Steve Hodson
Martin ...... Paul Barber
Andrew ...... Kim Wall
Deputy Chief Constable. ...... Dominic Letts
Helen ...... Rachel Atkins
Old Woman ...... Diana Payan
Graham ...... David Thorpe
Dorothy ...... Pauline Yates
Auntie ...... Jillie Meers

Music composed by Peter Howell.

Director: Tracey Neale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1993.


MON 07:00 Jack & Millie (b08fh65p)
Pilot: Kafka Died at 39

A phone, a strudel and Franz Kafka combine to make Jack and Millie's day rather complicated.

Jeremy Front's comedy about an older couple getting to grips with a French daughter-in-law, gassy beer, Eye-Closing Leon and a married lifetime's-worth of verbal sparring.

Starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front.

So Millie's son Melvin has given her a new tablet with a voice recorder?

Suddenly Jack and Millie have decided to record everything that happens to them? And for this, we should be grateful?

Well yes! Because this is a comedy written by Jeremy Front (writer of the BBC's Charles Paris mysteries) about a Jack and Millie Lemman who are fully engaged with contemporary life whilst at war with the absurdities of the modern world..

Jack ...... Jeremy Front
Millie ...... Rebecca Front
Shirley ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Harry ...... Andy Nyman
Melvin ...... Harry Peacock
Delphine ...... Jenny Bede
Carrie ...... Sue Kelvin
Lindsay ...... Rachel Stubbings

Producer: David Tyler

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


MON 07:30 Just a Minute (m00187gl)
Series 89

Finding Your Feet, A Bed of Roses and Taking the Train

Sue Perkins challenges Paul Merton, Desiree Burch, Daliso Chaponda and Lucy Porter to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation.

The long-running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from Finding Your Feet to A Bed of Roses.

Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound editor: Marc Willcox
Producer: Sarah Sharpe

A BBC Studios Production


MON 08:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
The Old Magic

Poorly Terry gets some shock news from Bob.

Starring James Bolam and Rodney Bewes.

Created and written for BBC TV by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Adapted for BBC Radio by John Browell.

Terry Collier …. James Bolam
Bob Ferris …. Rodney Bewes
Susan Chambers …. Anita Carey
Mrs Ferris …. Barbara Ogilvie
Norma …. Brenda Cavendish
Waiter …. Anthony Smee

Producer: John Browell

Originally lost from the archive, the audio was recovered in a BBC Treasure Hunt.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1975.


MON 08:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
Soldiers Three: India Nil

A chilling tale of what happened when a greedy soldier gets all that he wishes for.

Stars Stephen Fry,

Star-packed curious and macabre comedy series set in a very exclusive London club.

Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.

Dr Sen ...... Roshan Seth
Atkins ...... Michael Robbins
Lanyard Sapling ...... Stephen Fry
Storm ...... Oliver Cotton
Green ...... Royce Mills
Tribesman ...... Sam Dastor
Mr Jacob ...... Michael Ripper

Music: Max Harris

Producer: Paul Spencer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1987.


MON 09:00 Counterpoint (b011zm1n)
Series 25

2011 Semi-final 3

Paul Gambaccini chairs the third semi-final of 2011’s search to find the nation's musical mastermind.

Anthony Dean from Nottingham
Stephen Pollard from Finchley
Susan Wedlake from Sevenoaks

From the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

The quiz tests the competitors' knowledge of the core classics, as well as film and stage music, jazz, rock and pop. There are plenty of musical surprises, and forgotten or rarely-heard extracts, alongside long-established favourites

Producer: Paul Bajoria

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2011.


MON 09:30 Double Science (b012ymwf)
Moving House

Incompetent teachers Kenneth and Colin are going to have to find new abodes quick smart.

The turmoil continues at a Sixth Form College specialising in drama, after the arrival of new head Alison, determined to revitalise the science department.

Written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.

With:

Rebecca Front
Raza Jaffrey
Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2008.


MON 10:00 Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates (b04vk8pn)
When Christine receives a box of her favourite chocolates from her recently estranged Aunt Shirley, she’s prompted to show how soft-centred she really is.

But watch out for the nuts!

A black chocolate comedy by Christopher Reason.

Starring Prunella Scales as Christine.

Director: Clive Brill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1989.


MON 10:45 Samphire by Patrick O'Brian (b04t6k35)
Molly and her husband venture to the very edge of the cliff in search of the samphire plant.

But its discovery plumbs the depths of their relationship...

Diana Bishop reads Patrick O'Brian's short story.

Producer: Pat Pyror

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.


MON 11:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018gn5)
Series 9

A Glimpse into the Future

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

Manoush Zomorodi explores how innovation, from transport to wellnesses, will transform our lives. With futurist, Amy Webb.

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


MON 11:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018gn7)
Gary Wilmot

Actor and singer Gary Wilmot chooses Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin and Summer Breeze performed by the Isley Brothers.


MON 12:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 12:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 13:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 14:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gn9)
1. From Strasbourg to Speaker

Order! Order!

From early political life in Strasbourg and Westminster to leaving front line Labour politics to become Deputy Speaker…

Betty Boothroyd reads excerpts from her autobiography detailing her rise to become the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001.


MON 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09jhv3q)
Dombey and Son

Episode 11

Harriet Carker tries to appeal to her brother's better nature.

Starring Alex Jennings and Katy Cavanagh.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens ..... Alex Jennings
Alice .... Claire Rushbrook
Mr Carker .... Adrian Lukis
Harriet .... Katy Cavanagh
Captain Cuttle .... Trevor Peacock
Toots .... Sam Pamphilon

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


MON 14:30 Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age (b03kpy59)
In 1955 at the age of ten, Bryan Ferry developed a passion for jazz music.

Listening to his radio in Washington, County Durham, he was transported from rural North East England to 1920s New Orleans and Cotton Club, New York. British Trad Jazz was booming, with Humphrey Lyttelton, Chris Barber and Ken Collier offering a gateway to the 'yellow cocktail' music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.

Now Bryan has returned to his earliest musical love with 'The Jazz Age', a record that remakes and remodels some of his biggest Roxy Music hits in the style of instrumental 20s jazz standards.

Bryan takes us back to his first concert at Newcastle City Hall to see the Chris Barber band and reveals how a performance of St Louis Blues caught his imagination. Trombonist Chris Barber describes how he brought music from the Deep South to rapturous British audiences.

Newcastle music historian Chris Phipps traces the mythical connection between the Mississippi and the Tyne, while Bryan shares his memories of a vibrant, modernist city where he studied fine art. The city still shows traces of its jazz heritage, including J G Windows, the record shop where Bryan bought his 78s including the Charlie Parker Quintet's EP whose solos he learnt by heart.

It wasn't just the jazz age of the 20s that inspired Bryan, but its literature too. He recently contributed to the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, the film of one of his favourite novels.

With live recordings from his recent UK tour with The Bryan Ferry Jazz Orchestra, Bryan reflects on Roxy Music's early years and explains how his grounding in jazz helped him lead one of the most influential British bands of all time.

Producer: Paul Smith

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2013


MON 15:00 Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates (b04vk8pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


MON 15:45 Samphire by Patrick O'Brian (b04t6k35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


MON 16:00 Counterpoint (b011zm1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


MON 16:30 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


MON 17:00 Jack & Millie (b08fh65p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


MON 17:30 Just a Minute (m00187gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 18:00 Haunted (b01qlclc)
The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth - or from beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Wilkie Collins's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Isaac ...... Charles Kay
Rebecca ...... Maureen O'Brien
Doctor ...... Richard Bebb
Landlord ...... Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Stratchard ...... Katherine Parr

With:

David Timson
Danny Schiller

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in November 1979.


MON 18:30 A Good Read (b046kxn7)
Fay Weldon and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Harriett Gilbert and her guests - author, Fay Weldon and Serpentine Galleries curator, Hans Ulrich Obrist - discuss favourite books by Etel Adnan, Gabriel Gbadamosi, RL Stevenson.

Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan
Publisher: Post Apollo Press

Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi
Publisher: Telegram Books

Treasure Island by RL Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2014.


MON 19:00 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (b007jrzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


MON 19:30 Tales From the Mausoleum Club (b007jnpk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


MON 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


MON 20:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


MON 21:00 TED Radio Hour (m0018gn5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


MON 21:50 Inheritance Tracks (m0018gn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:50 today]


MON 22:00 Just a Minute (m00187gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


MON 22:30 Rubbish (b00770kq)
Series 1

Whistleblower

Martin Christmas is reporter Adam Monk's local government whistleblower, so he's horrified to learn of the existence of a rival mystery whistleblower

This one has told Adam that it was none other than Martin who ordered the notorious "Dalek of Death" compost bins!

Suddenly local government is a very threatening place.

Reece Dinsdale stars as local government officer, cynic and manic-depressive, Martin Christmas in Tony Bagley's sitcom.

Martin ...... Reece Dinsdale
Adam ...... Paul Reynolds
Roger ...... Paul Copley
Scott ...... Kevin Eldon
Sarah ...... Nicola Walker
Alan ...... Mike Walling
Barney ...... James Lance
Speaker 1 ...... Mark Maier

Producer: Claire Bartlett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2006.


MON 23:00 Dead Ringers (m0018863)
Series 22

Episode 1

What is Professor Whitty doing now? How is Sir Keir Starmer going to improve his image? How many spuds can you buy for a fiver these days? All these questions are answered and more.

Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

The series is written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Edward Tew, Rebecca Bain, Cody Dahler, Jade Gebbie, Robert Dark, Sophie Dickson, Rachel E. Thorn and Cameron Loxdale.

Produced and created by Bill Dare
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design Rich Evans


MON 23:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies (b03gg7rd)
Nationalism

Andrew looks at Nationalists, from a variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, very easy.

But rather than do that - and it really is very easy - Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies.

Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four possible threats to British society.

Series showcasing a comedian at the top of his abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy.

Written and performed by Andrew Maxwell.

Script edited by Paul Byrne.

Producer: Ed Morrish

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2013.



TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022

TUE 00:00 Haunted (b01qlclc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday]


TUE 00:30 A Good Read (b046kxn7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday]


TUE 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnm7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday]


TUE 01:30 Unofficial Rosie (b007jlhs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday]


TUE 02:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gn9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday]


TUE 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09jhv3q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday]


TUE 02:30 Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age (b03kpy59)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday]


TUE 03:00 Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates (b04vk8pn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday]


TUE 03:45 Samphire by Patrick O'Brian (b04t6k35)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Monday]


TUE 04:00 Counterpoint (b011zm1n)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday]


TUE 04:30 Double Science (b012ymwf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday]


TUE 05:00 Jack & Millie (b08fh65p)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday]


TUE 05:30 Just a Minute (m00187gl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday]


TUE 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 2

An old acquaintance of amateur sleuth, Miss Marple is about to receive a nasty shock...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Inspector Campbell ...... David Timson
Archdeacon Simmons ...... Preston Lockwood
Michael Gorman ...... John Hartley
Ladislaus Malinwoski ...... Gavin Muir
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Colonel Luscombe ...... Geoffrey Bayldon
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Bridget ...... Sarah Plowright
Mr Bollard ...... David Collings
Miss Mottley ...... Sandra James Young
Egerton ...... Alan Rowe
Mrs McCrea ...... Zulema Dene
Air Terminal Hostess ...... Louisa Seddon

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


TUE 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

1. My Heart and Harry

The suave amateur private detective is drawn into the murder of the actress daughter of a theatre impresario.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …… Peter Coke
Steve …… Marjorie Westbury
Det Insp Vosper …… Hugh Manning
Charlie …… James Beattie
Eric Lansdale …… John Graham
Sir Graham Forbes …… Lester Mudditt
Rupert Dreisler …… Brewster Mason
Adrian Frost …… Simon Lack
Judy Milton …… June Turbin
Pete Roberts …… Thomas Heathcote

From 1938 to 1969, the crime fiction novelist and amateur detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case. They inhabit a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where women are chic and men wear cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needs Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1957.


TUE 07:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bllzw)
Series 2

Travel

More light hearted verse and comic sketches from Pam Ayres.

Pam admits to being a poor map reader and talks about taking a computer course and French course.

Includes a poem about an experience in a clinical hotel.

With:

Geoffrey Whitehead
Felicity Montagu

Written by Pam Ayres, Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds and Jan Etherington.

Producer Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2006.


TUE 07:30 Geoff Norcott: Well Classy (m00187rs)
Award-winning comedian Geoff Norcott returns to Radio 4, this time examining his own class identity. Is it defined by where he's from, or where he's at? Has he changed, now he's known the taste of brioche? Or is he the same old Geoff that he used to be, growing up on the council estate? And, most importantly - why does he care?

Geoff’s previous Radio 4 show won the BBC Best Comedy Award 2019. He is one of the stars of The Mash Report and appears regularly on Question Time. He writes for national publications with articles appearing in The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and The New Statesman. He writes regularly for other comedians including Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan. Geoff was awarded an Operational Services Medal for five frontline tours entertaining the troops in Afghanistan.

Geoff's first book 'Where Did I go Right? How The Left Lost Me' was published in May 2021.

Written and performed by Geoff Norcott
Produced by Ed Morrish
Exec Producer: Caroline Raphael
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Broadcast Assistant: Jacob Tombling

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4


TUE 08:00 The Goon Show (m000hwwr)
Series 6

The Lost Emperor

Archaeologist Neddie Seagoon hunts for the missing treasure of Genghis Khan.

Groundbreaking, surreal BBC radio comedy written by Spike Milligan.

Starring:
Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

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

With the Ray Ellington Quartet and Max Geldray.

Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott.

Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

Producer: Peter Eton

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in October 1955.


TUE 08:30 King Street Junior (b007jmns)
Series 6

Thursday's Child

Teaching staff are worried over a controversial new proposal from the school governors.

Created and written by Jim Eldridge.

Ten series of this comedy about King Street Junior School ran between 1985 and 1998. King Street Junior Revisited ran from 2002 to 2005.

Mr Sims …. Karl Howman
Mr Beeston …. James Grout
Mr Holliday …. Tom Watson
Mrs Stone …. Margaret John
Mr Long …. Paul Copley
Mrs Patterson …. Deirdre Costello
Mrs Rudd …. Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis …. Marlene Sidaway
Simon …. Stuart Heath
Leanne …. Nadia Williams
Hanif …. Anthony Hall
Subi/Manjit …. Anna Williams

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.


TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers (m0018863)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday]


TUE 09:30 Chambers (b007jpd0)
Series 2

Conditional Fees

John Fuller-Carp wants victory in a 'no win, no fee' case of a broken thumb involving a can of figs

Clive Coleman’s sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers.

John Fuller Carp ...... John Bird
Hilary Tripping ...... James Fleet
Vince ...... Jonathan Kydd
Ruth Quirke ...... Sarah Lancashire
Philip James ...... Chris Pavlo
Shearing ...... Peter Gunn
Masterson ...... Geoffrey Whitehead

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1998.


TUE 10:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gtf)
1. Red Scare

J Edgar Hoover rose to become the legendary director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mike Walker's four part drama series reflects his life and career.

It’s 1919. Young Hoover gains a reputation as an anti-Communist zealot and gets the chance to prove it.

Starring William Hootkins.

Broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.

J Edgar Hoover .... William Hootkins
A Mitchell Palmer .... Bob Sherman
Annie Hoover ... Kate Harper
Louis Post .... Patrick Allen

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1999.


TUE 10:45 Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson (b040hr5z)
Three schoolfriends imagine their perfect fantasy worlds - but what will their adult lives bring them?

Robert Glenister reads Dawn Lowe-Watson's short story.

Producer: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


TUE 11:00 Archive on 4 (b007lkyc)
Test Match Special: Ball by Ball

Rory Bremner looks back at 50 years of BBC Radio coverage of British test match cricket.

'Test Match Special' has seen a rich variety of commentators, including the poetic elegance of John Arlott, the japes of Brian Johnston and the exuberance of Jonathan Agnew.

For some the atmosphere has resembled that of an elite club, but for thousands of others the experience has been as vivid a depiction of summer as the smell of cut grass.

Producer: Tom Alban

First broadcast ion BBC Radio 4 n May 2007 to mark Test Match Special's 50th anniversary.


TUE 12:00 The Goon Show (m000hwwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 12:30 King Street Junior (b007jmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 14:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gth)
2. Wearing The Trousers

Betty faces many new challenges and responsibilities as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Betty Boothroyd reads excerpts from her autobiography.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001


TUE 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09jkpgx)
Dombey and Son

Episode 12

The Dombeys return from their honeymoon and embark upon a frosty married life.

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Feenix …. Bertie Carvel
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Mrs Skewton ….. Fenella Fielding
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Floy …. Abigail Hollick

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007


TUE 14:30 The True Story of Abner Jay (b04yftl1)
Laura Barton pieces together the true story of Abner Jay, a most unusual musical talent.

Abner Jay was an itinerant musician – a modern-day minstrel. He was a one-man band, a songster, a storehouse of history and an off-colour raconteur; he was a direct line to a different era.

He said that his instruments were centuries old, passed down through his family. That his father and grandfather had been slaves. He claimed to have fathered 16 children, that daily doses of water from the Suwannee River kept him young and that he was 25 years younger than you think.

But you never know what to believe with Abner Jay.

What is certainly true is that he travelled the Southern states of the US with a converted mobile home which he opened out into a makeshift stage. And he was possibly the last performer of the 'bones' – a musical tradition that involved playing rhythms on cow and chicken bones dried in the sun.

The writer Laura Barton talks to those who knew him and those who love his music in an effort to dig beneath the myth and misdirection and reveal the true story of Abner Jay.

Featuring:

Sherry Sherrod Dupree
William Ferris
Jay Martin
Jack Teague
Brandie Watson

Producer: Martin Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2015.


TUE 15:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gtf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


TUE 15:45 Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson (b040hr5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


TUE 16:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007bk0)
Series 9

University of Plymouth

Steve Punt hosts the battle of wits as three students from the University of Plymouth take on their professors.

A funny and dynamic quiz show with specialist subjects including History, Geology and Human Biosciences.

Questions range from deadly jellyfish to glowing jellyfish via Jack Straw, Krishna and Planck’s Constant.

Producer: David Tyler.

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2019.


TUE 16:30 Chambers (b007jpd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


TUE 17:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bllzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


TUE 17:30 Geoff Norcott: Well Classy (m00187rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 18:00 Haunted (b01qlg49)
The Judge's House by Bram Stoker

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Bram Stoker's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Malcolmson ...... Nigel Havers
Mrs Witham ...... Jane Thompson

With:

David Timson
Alexander John

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


TUE 18:30 Soul Music (b07zz5y8)
Series 23

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Memories of first love, first borns and loss are stirred by 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'.

This timeless love song was written by Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, and made famous by Roberta Flack.

Activist and folk musician Peggy Seeger recalls her first meeting with the Scottish folk musician, which would inspire him to write the song, and talks about what the song means to her today. Ewan MacColl's biographer Ben Harker explains why this song is so different from much of his other work.

Julie Young talks about singing the song to her son Reagan, who had severe complex needs following a cardiac arrest as a baby.

Writer Louise Janson speaks about what the song came to mean to her as she set out on the path to becoming a mother on her own.

Writer and academic Jason King tells the story of how Roberta Flack came to cover this ballad, and how it catapulted her to fame.

And Kandace Springs, a singer and pianist from Nashville, Tennessee, records her version of the song and talks about why the song is one of the greatest love songs of all time.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2016.


TUE 19:00 The Goon Show (m000hwwr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


TUE 19:30 King Street Junior (b007jmns)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


TUE 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


TUE 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


TUE 21:00 Archive on 4 (b007lkyc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


TUE 22:00 Geoff Norcott: Well Classy (m00187rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


TUE 22:30 Mark Steel's in Town (b01phj47)
Series 4

Corby

Comedian Mark Steel explores under the surface of some of the UK's more distinctive towns to shed some light on the people, history, rivalries, slang, traditions, and eccentricities that makes them unique.

Creating a bespoke stand-up set for each town, Mark performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as examining the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During this 4th series of 'Mark Steel's In Town', Mark will visit Tobermory, Whitehaven, Handsworth, Ottery St Mary, Corby, and Chipping Norton.

This week, Mark visits Corby to uncover an unlikely town rivalry, the extraordinary story behind a baffling accent, and the truth behind the trouser press rumours...

Additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Producer: Sam Bryant

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.


TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018r1p)
Tom GK 1/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Harriet Kemsley chats to Tom GK.


TUE 23:00 What Does the K Stand For? (b0510ftl)
Series 2

Sister Dearest

Guests not welcome.

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

Written by Jonathan Harvey with Stephen K Amos.

Stephen K Amos ...… Stephen K Amos
Young Stephen ...… Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Stephanie Amos ...… Fatou Sohna
Virginia Amos ...… Ellen Thomas
Vincent Amos …... Don Gilet
Miss Bliss ...… Michelle Butterly
Jayson Jackson ...… Frankie Wilson
Jocelyn Jee Esien ...… Princess

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2015.


TUE 23:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars (b00rms97)
Series 3

Ardal O'Hanlon

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Ardal O'Hanlon to try five things he's never done before including bell ringing.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort zones.

The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars.

Producer: Bill Dare.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010.



WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022

WED 00:00 Haunted (b01qlg49)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday]


WED 00:30 Soul Music (b07zz5y8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday]


WED 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnmr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday]


WED 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzds)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday]


WED 02:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gth)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday]


WED 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09jkpgx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday]


WED 02:30 The True Story of Abner Jay (b04yftl1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday]


WED 03:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gtf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday]


WED 03:45 Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson (b040hr5z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Tuesday]


WED 04:00 The 3rd Degree (m0007bk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday]


WED 04:30 Chambers (b007jpd0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday]


WED 05:00 Ayres on the Air (b01bllzw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday]


WED 05:30 Geoff Norcott: Well Classy (m00187rs)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday]


WED 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 3

The morning paper brings some very alarming news for Miss Marple - and an investigation by the police...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Inspector Campbell ...... David Timson
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Mr Humfries ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Henry ...... Garard Green
Rose ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Michael Gorman ...... John Hartley
Sir Ronald Graves ...... Patrick Allen
Mrs Wheeling ...... Tessa Worsley

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


WED 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

2. Concerning Judy Milton

Paul Temple and wife Steve must uncover the link between a rare soundtrack record - and a murder.

After the untimely death of actress Mary Dreisler in her London flat, her theatre impresario father has sent for the debonair sleuth.

Francis Durbridge's thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple …… Peter Coke
Steve …… Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes …… Lester Mudditt
Det Insp Vosper …… Hugh Manning
Judy Milton …… June Turbin
Adrian Frost …… Simon Lack
Rupert Dreisler …… Brewster Mason
Charlie …… James Beattie
Terry Gibson …… Isabel Dean
Peter Wallace …… Frank Partington

Other parts played by:

Will Leighton
Beryl Calder

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1957.


WED 07:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b084wmzb)
Series 1

Coffee Chiffon

Beattie Edmondson and Nikesh Patel star in Sue Teddern's comedy, set in a 1960s bedsitter - inspired by Katharine Whitehorn's cookery classic.

Trisha is persuaded to cater for a double date.

Trisha ...... Beattie Edmondson
Deepak ...... Nikesh Patel
Jill ...... Natasha Cowley
Mike ...... Finlay Robertson
Stuart ...... Luke MacGregor
June ...... Alison Belbin
Len ...... John Bowler
Tony ...... John Dougall
Katharine Whitehorn ...... Karen Bartke

Director: Emma Harding.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.


WED 07:30 Heresy (m00187xq)
Series 12

Episode 4

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Joining Victoria Coren Mitchell to commit heresy this week are Sally Phillips, Josh Widdicombe and Sathnam Sanghera.

Written, presented and produced by Victoria Coren Mitchell
with additional material from Dan Gaster and Charlie Skelton
Series created by David Baddiel

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4


WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
Series 5

The Sleepless Night

The Lad tries to get a good night's sleep, but everybody else keeps him awake.

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.


WED 08:30 No Commitments (b007jn4z)
Series 5

Who You Know

Budding actress Emily is due on stage, with a large helping hand from her Aunt Charlotte.

Simon Brett’s sitcom about the lives and squabbles of three very different sisters.

Anna …. Rosemary Leach
Victoria …. Nicola Pagett
Charlotte …. Celia Imrie
Roger …. Bill Nighy
Emily …. Natalie Walter

Music by Elizabeth Parker of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Maria Esposito

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1998.


WED 09:00 Booked (b0075m77)
Series 2

Episode 6

John Betjeman writes the copy for a Ford Probe brochure, Shere Khan bumps into a nervous Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at a hunt saboteurs' meeting, and Ted Hughes tries to write a bright and breezy breakfast cereal advert.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and bizarre couplings from:

Miles Kington
Dillie Keane
Mark Thomas
John Hegley

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.


WED 09:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1d2)
Series 1

The Visitor

There’s great excitement - and some confusion - at the impending visit of an Israeli MP.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine ...... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs ...... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine ...... Doreen Mantle
Melvin ...... Henry Goodman
Brian ...... Jonathan Kydd
Yigal Horovitz ...... Warren Mitchell
Paloma ...... Eve Karpf
Simone ...... Rachel Smith

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1999.


WED 10:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gp8)
2. Public Enemy

It’s 1933. With President Franklin D Roosevelt’s backing, Hoover’s FBI targets major criminals and their gangs across America.

Starring William Hootkins.

Mike Walker's drama series reflecting the life and career of the FBI's legendary director, J Edgar Hoover.

J Edgar Hoover …. William Hootkins
Melvin Purvis …. Michael Neill
Walter Winchell …. John Guerrasio
Agent Harry Fields .... William Roberts
Sheriff …. Mac MacDonald
Reporter …. Adam Sims
Agent …. Dave Brooks

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


WED 10:45 Nan Woodhouse (b04hvrq5)
Rose

May, 1835: A young girl's chance encounter with a poet touches her life forever.

Eleanor Bron reads Nan Woodhouse's short story

Producer: Debbie Waddell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1997.


WED 11:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (m000rdkd)
3. Ripping Yarns

Actor-adventurer, Michael Palin talks more to John McCarthy about his remarkable life and career as broadcast on BBC radio.

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

The last of three programmes featuring extracts from from his mighty canon of work including his famous diaries, interviews about his comedy and travel work, documentaries and dramas.

From London’s BBC Radio Theatre.

Producer: Stephen Garner

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


WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 12:30 No Commitments (b007jn4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 14:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gpg)
3. Getting Better With Age

Shock at the death of leader John Smith, as Labour seeks a successor.

And Betty is branded a ‘babe’

Betty Boothroyd reads excerpts from her autobiography on life as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001


WED 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09jl6vl)
Dombey and Son

Episode 13

Edith Dombey tries to reason with her husband.

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Mrs Skewton ….. Fenella Fielding
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Mrs Brown …. Geraldine James
Captain Cuttle …. Trevor Peacock
Toots …. Sam Pamphilon
Maid …. Judith Jones

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007


WED 14:30 Shot in Belfast (b0367mxj)
The history of Northern Ireland on film is rich and varied.

Carol Reed's 'Odd Man Out', starring James Mason, was acclaimed upon its release in 1947 as 'the best film of all time', and is still regarded as one of the finest of the post-war era.

But for years, Northern Irish cinema goers often had to endure clichéd representations of the 'Troubles' as captured by Hollywood.

Now though Northern Ireland is ready to tell its own story. An indigenous film industry is taking shape and in this programme Peter Curran returns home to Belfast to explore the city's burgeoning movie business.

At the centre of things is a giant former 'paint hall' in the heart of the old Harland and Wolff shipyard, where cruise liners once received their finishing touches before setting sail. The old building has become Titanic Studios, a hub for film and TV production, including the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Northern Ireland provides attractive locations and financial incentives for film makers.

So who's benefitting?

Peter Curran meets the main players, eavesdrops on current productions and considers how Northern Ireland is now starring in its very own movie.

Producer: Owen McFadden

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2013.


WED 15:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


WED 15:45 Nan Woodhouse (b04hvrq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


WED 16:00 Booked (b0075m77)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


WED 16:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


WED 17:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b084wmzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


WED 17:30 Heresy (m00187xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 18:00 Haunted (b01qkpqr)
Little Girl Lost by Rosemary Timperley

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Sally ..... Jenny Linden
Herbert ..... John Carson
Mrs Grove ..... Ruth Dunning
Janet ..... Bernadette Windsor
Doctor / John Grove ..... Adrian Egan

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in October 1979.


WED 18:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jt19)
Series 3

Gracie Fields

Gracie Fields was one of Lancashire's best-loved exports.

Yet the press accused her of treachery when she and her Italian husband moved to America during the Second World War, despite the huge sums she raised abroad for the British war effort.

Mark Radcliffe presents a tribute to the film and music hall star once described as "the British nation's favourite big sister".

Featuring:

Sandy Powell
Jean Chadwick
Michael Stansfield
Gracie Orbell
Tommy Connor
Tommy Fields
Tommy Keen
Annette Pointon
Dennis Pitt
James Stroud

Series exploring some of the North of England's best loved and most influential comedians.

Producer Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2001.


WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour (b008v13d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


WED 19:30 No Commitments (b007jn4z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


WED 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


WED 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


WED 21:00 Michael Palin's Radio Adventures (m000rdkd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


WED 22:00 Heresy (m00187xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


WED 22:30 Flight of the Conchords (b00dnlkz)
The Fans Proposition

The Kiwi band face fan propositions

Improvised comedy from the satirical pop pair, as they align with established comics to poke fun at all aspects of pop music.

Rob Brydon narrates the musical odyssey..

Starring New Zealand musical comedy duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

With:

Rhys Darby
Nina Conti
Neil Finn
Jimmy Carr

Additional Material by Joel Morris.

Musicians: David Catlin-Birch and Mark Allis.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 2005.


WED 23:00 All the World's a Globe (b007jwv5)
6. The Interregnum & The Age of Turmoil

Tales of Cromwell, Roundheads versus Cavaliers and William of Orange to name but a few.

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War.

Presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent - Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.

With guest star Peter Barker.

With thanks to

Patrick Barlow
Jim Broadbent
Martin Duncan

Producer: Lissa Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1990.


WED 23:15 The Goldfish Bowl (m0018gpn)
Series 2

Episode 6

Anton and Liam - the Eric and Ernie of the fish fraternity - are back with more underwater wit and fishy frivolity.

Anton decides that Liam must toughen up when he is threatened by a piranha.

Starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.

Goldfish bowl based sitcom written by Shaun Prendergast.

Anton .... Sean Foley
Liam ....Hamish McColl
Susan ....Tracy Ann Oberman
Struan ....Shaun Prendergast

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2000.


WED 23:30 Dave Podmore (b007jyjh)
Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

Episode 1

For cricket's most unremarkable medium-paced trundler, Dave Podmore, every problem is an opportunity.

So Pod turns his 140 hours of community service, teaching the basics of the game to kids, into a novel way of promoting his testimonial dinner.

Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds.

Pod ...... Christopher Douglas
Andy Hamer ...... Andrew Nickolds

With:

Nick Newman
Chris Pavlo
Mark Perry
Nichola Sanderson

Producer: Richard Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2004.



THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2022

THU 00:00 Haunted (b01qkpqr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday]


THU 00:30 How Tickled Am I? (b007jt19)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday]


THU 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnn6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday]


THU 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday]


THU 02:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018gpg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday]


THU 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09jl6vl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday]


THU 02:30 Shot in Belfast (b0367mxj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018gp8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday]


THU 03:45 Nan Woodhouse (b04hvrq5)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Wednesday]


THU 04:00 Booked (b0075m77)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday]


THU 04:30 The Attractive Young Rabbi (b007k1d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 Cooking in a Bedsitter (b084wmzb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday]


THU 05:30 Heresy (m00187xq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday]


THU 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 4

Just as one mystery is cleared up, Miss Marple becomes involved in another...

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Inspector Campbell ...... David Timson
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Michael Gorman ...... John Hartley
Sir Ronald Graves ...... Patrick Allen
Miss McCrea ...... Zulema Dene
Hoffman ...... Freddie Jones
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Sergeant Waddell ...... Ross Livingstone

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


THU 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

3. Introducing Pete Roberts

The debonair sleuth is threatened with a revolver - and there's a fresh lead in the hunt for the killer of actress Mary Dreisler.

Francis Durbridge's thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple ...... Peter Coke
Steve ...... Marjorie Westbury
Det Insp Vosper ...... Hugh Manning
Sir Graham Forbes ...... Lester Mudditt
Charlie ...... James Beatti
Adrian Frost ...... Simon Lack
Peter Wallace ...... Frank Partington
Terry Gibson ...... Isabel Dean
Warren ...... James Thomason
Pete Roberts. ...... Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler ...... Brewster Mason
Police Sergeant ...... Frank Windsor
Eric Lansdale ...... John Graham

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1957.


THU 07:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07hwxbk)
House Fly and Soprano Pipistrelle Bat

Lee Mack and Pam Ferris star as an annoying house fly and a warm-hearted soprano pipistrelle bat as they reveal the truth about life in a draughty old attic in a house in Amersham.

Written and introduced by Lynne Truss.

House Fly ..... Lee Mack
Soprano Pipstrelle Bat ..... Pam Ferris

The House Fly loves life. "The best bit is the buzzing".

He loves the aerobatics, dodging the flypapers in the attic and "... my favourite manoeuvre, settling on the ceiling. It is unbelievably brilliant" He loves to buzz. But he also loves, what to humans, is a disgusting way of life. He loves to walk around on filth and to poo everywhere and to spread disease "And listen, we don't mind! Not at all. It's the least we can do".

He would love to spread more diseases and takes great joy in telling us just exactly how he does this ... perhaps best not to listen if you're eating!

The Soprano Pipistrelle Bat is a very different creature; a tiny bat with a huge and loving heart.

She is nine years old and has given birth to a single pup each year. Her newest pup, Jethro, is her darling; "... such a lovely little face. Chestnut fur. Perfect little ears. He smells like chicken flavour crisps. Ooh, I could eat him." He is six weeks old and weaning - proudly catching insects for himself; and this is always a poignant time for this mother-bat, where pride and sadness mingle.

The main concern with Jethro, she finds, is that he can't seem to grasp the idea of torpor, "Oh don't mum. Don't go torpid. It's like you're dying", but as she knows "torpor is nothing to be scared of, .. torpor is your friend".

Wildlife sound recordings by Chris Watson.

Producer Sarah Blunt

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.


THU 07:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m001883m)
Series 5

Thanks Allotment, Milton Jones!

Fed up with the local veg box delivery, Milton decides to get an allotment. But when's he smells something fishy, it's time to dig a little deeper.

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

“Milton Jones is one of Britain’s best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners” – The Guardian.

“King of the surreal one-liners” - The Times

“If you haven’t caught up with Jones yet – do so!” – The Daily Mail

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

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

With music by Guy Jackson.

Produced and Directed by David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4


THU 08:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018hj6)
Series 3

Episode 4

The King of Titters reminisces about a German girlfriend.

Frankie takes a comic look back through his eventful life and illustrious career.

Written by David McKellar and David Nobbs.

With:

June Whitfield
Ray Fell
Madi Hedd

Producer: David Hatch.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 1974.


THU 08:30 Visiting Julia (m0018hj8)
I Should Have Had The Sausages

Roger’s writing career is in jeopardy.

Will his wife Julia ever come home from the hospital?

Starring Keith Barron and Liz Goulding.

Peter Tinniswood 's gentle comedy-drama.

Roger ....Keith Barron
Julia....Liz Goulding
Ma-in-'ell ....Shirley Dixon
Taxi Driver ....Stephen Thorne
Matron ....Kate Binchy
Otto ....Nigel Anthony
Receptionist ....Frances Jeater

Producer: John Tydeman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1998.


THU 09:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
Series 2

Esther Rantzen

Consumer champion Esther Rantzen quizzes a panel about herself.

With:

Sue Perkins
Will Smith
Robin Ince
Lucy Porter

Series with changing hosts who quiz the panel.

Script by Richard Turner and Simon Littlefield

Devised and produced by Aled Evans.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.


THU 09:30 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
Series 1

The Lost Boys

Angus Dry has no job, no friends and lives at home with his mum.

She has an international business career and a string of lovers. He feels very sorry for her.

In this opening episode of Nick Ball’s sitcom, Angus tries to recapture the joys of his childhood.

Angus Dry ...... Nick Ball
Mum ...... Louisa Rix

With:

Robert Harley
Toby Longworth
Julie Gibbs

Producer: Gareth Edwards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1995.


THU 10:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hjb)
3. They Call Him 'Bobby'

It’s 1961. Hoover has a new boss in the form of Attorney General, Robert F Kennedy.

Sparks fly from the very first encounter.

Starring William Hootkins.

Mike Walker's drama series reflecting the life and career of the FBI's legendary director, J Edgar Hoover.

J Edgar Hoover …. William Hootkins
Robert F Kennedy …. John Sharian

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


THU 10:45 Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray (b08nsbbk)
Joseph and his big brother are forced to stay with their foster aunt.

But the boys are desperate to return home.

Robert Harper reads Melissa Murray's short story.

Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1996.


THU 11:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018gkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 11:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 12:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018hj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 12:30 Visiting Julia (m0018hj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 14:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018hjd)
4. The Triumph of the Human Spirit

Welcoming global leaders to the crumbling Houses of Parliament - and a request arrives from Madame Tussauds.

Betty Boothroyd reads excerpts from her autobiography on life as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001


THU 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09jmdsc)
Dombey and Son

Episode 14

Dombey engages Carker to act as intermediary with his wife.

Starring Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Mr Carker .... Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Floy .... Abigail Hollick
Susan .... Nadine Marshall
Rob .... Lloyd Thomas

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directors: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


THU 14:30 Poisoned Angel - The Story of Alma Rose (b00yyfrq)
Niece of composer Gustav Mahler, the violinist Alma Rose was Viennese musical royalty.

But that didn't save her from Auschwitz during the Second World War.

There, she was ordered to transform a ragged group of female musicians into an orchestra to play as the work details came and left their death-camp hell.

Her success saved the women from the gas chambers.

Alyn Shipton looks at her life, the suspicion surrounding her death and controversy over the misrepresentation of her character by some of those she saved.

Producer: Paul Evans

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.


THU 15:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


THU 15:45 Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray (b08nsbbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


THU 16:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


THU 16:30 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


THU 17:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07hwxbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


THU 17:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m001883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 18:00 Haunted (b01qldfl)
Listen to the Silence by Rosemary Timperley

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Mary ...... Gwen Watford
Captain ...... George Pravda
Mrs Maple ...... Patsy Rowlands
Doctor ...... David Ashford

With:

Heather Bell
Alexander John

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1982.


THU 18:30 Great Lives (m0001mf6)
Series 47

Tim Smit on Humphrey Jennings

Tim Smit has admired Humphrey Jennings since seeing Danny Boyle’s Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012.

Jennings was a film maker, artist, and co-founder of the Mass Observation Movement. Many of the scenes in that memorable Olympic ceremony were inspired by his work.

His films about ordinary British life during the Second World War are a poetic testament to the people of the British Isles.

Tim Smit wants to know why Jennings isn’t better known?

Tim Smit is founder of the Eden Project and talks to Matthew Parris.

They're joined by curator Ros Cranston from the British Film Institute, with contributions from Jennings' biographer Kevin Jackson

Producer: Maggie Ayre

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.


THU 19:00 Frankie Howerd (m0018hj6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


THU 19:30 Visiting Julia (m0018hj8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


THU 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


THU 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


THU 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited (m0018gkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday]


THU 21:45 David Attenborough's Life Stories (b00m45d2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday]


THU 22:00 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m001883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


THU 22:30 DMs Are Open (m0018hjg)
Series 1

Episode 6

DMs Are Open is a weekly comedy sketch show hosted by Athena Kugblenu (BBC 1 “Mock The Week” Radio 4 “Cancel Culture”) & Ali Official (BBC Three “Muzlamic” Radio 4 “The Train At Platform 4”)

It’s a brand new show that takes a satirical swipe at the latest news and trending topics. Each week, the Great British public will be sliding into Athena and Ali’s DMs with sketches, one liners and voice notes about anything from Martin Lewis taking over the world to Rihanna’s new baby. Tune in for the best comedy sketches, performed by some of the biggest social media influencers, showcasing the very best of the British public’s submissions.

It is an open submissions show which means it is written by you, the listeners! DMs Are Open seeks to develop new comedy writers and performers and is looking for sketches, one-liners, new characters and voicenote submissions.

Producers: Sadia Azmat and Rajiv Karia
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls

A BBC Studios Production


THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews (m0018r1v)
Tom GK 2/2

From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. Plus Harriet Kemsley chats to Tom GK.


THU 23:00 The Consultants (b0076q2b)
Series 2

Episode 6

Time to hark back to a gentler age of radio for a rollicking archive adventure.

Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil.

Cerebral sketch show written by and starring:

Neil Edmond
Justin Edwards
James Rawlings

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2004.


THU 23:30 Weak at the Top (b00rs8gz)
Series 1

Knowing Your Unions

Mean marketing director, John Weak discovers there's nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract.

Alexander Armstrong stars as John Weak in Guy Browning’s sitcom.

Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management.

John Weak ...... Alexander Armstrong
Hayley ...... Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill Peters ...... Ron Cook
Gary Peyton ...... Ewan Bailey
Giles ...... Stephen Critchlow

Producer: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.



FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2022

FRI 00:00 Haunted (b01qldfl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday]


FRI 00:30 Great Lives (m0001mf6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday]


FRI 01:00 Miss Marple (b007jnnq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday]


FRI 01:30 Paul Temple (b007jzhb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday]


FRI 02:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018hjd)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday]


FRI 02:15 Charles Dickens (b09jmdsc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday]


FRI 02:30 Poisoned Angel - The Story of Alma Rose (b00yyfrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hjb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday]


FRI 03:45 Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray (b08nsbbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Thursday]


FRI 04:00 The Personality Test (b00n51fv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday]


FRI 04:30 Dry Slopes (b00ln0q8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 Rumblings from the Rafters (b07hwxbk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday]


FRI 05:30 Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! (m001883m)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Thursday]


FRI 06:00 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
At Bertram's Hotel

Episode 5

The police ask amateur sleuth Miss Marple to take part in a little experiment.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's whodunit starring June Whitfield.

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Miss Marple ...... June Whitfield
Inspector Davy ...... Frederick Jaeger
Sir Ronald Graves ...... Patrick Allen
Canon Pennyfather ...... Maurice Denham
Bess Sedgwick ...... Sian Phillips
Miss Gorringe ...... Jillie Meers
Elvira Blake ...... Tracy Wiles
Bridget ...... Sarah Plowright
Ladislaus Malinowski ...... Gavin Muir
Sergeant Waddell ...... Ross Livingstone

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.


FRI 06:30 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

4. That Old Intuition

The suave amateur detective confronts theatre impresario Rupert Dreisler - and fears for his wife Steve.

Francis Durbridge's thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

Paul Temple ...... Peter Coke
Steve ...... Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes ...... Lester Mudditt
Rupert Dreisler ...... Brewster Mason
Pete Roberts ...... Thomas Heathcote
Terry Gibson ...... Isabel Dean
Adrian Frost ...... Simon Lack
Charlie ...... James Beattie
Clutch Brompton ...... Lockwood West

Other parts played by:

Molly Rankin
David Spenser
Beryl Calder

Producer: Martyn C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1957.


FRI 07:00 Relativity (b095t037)
Series 1

Episode 4

When Ken is rushed into hospital, and Margaret has to hold the fort alone, the family do their best to reach hospital as fast as possible - in a typically chaotic manner.

Pete is nearly done for stealing chocolate Hob Nobs, Jane relives her glory days as a teen sprinting champ and Ian and Chloe have their first row.

Richard Herring's comedy about four generations of a family.

Starring Alison Steadman, Phil Davies and Richard Herring.

Relativity is a witty and loving portrait of family life, with affectionate observation of inter generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind, that will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about how to pronounce crisp brand names.

Margaret ...... Alison Steadman
Jane ...... Fenella Woolgar
Ian ...... Richard Herring
Chloe ...... Emily Berrington
Pete ...... Gordon Kennedy
Holly ...... Effie Woods
Mark ...... Fred Haig
NickHarrison Knights
Billy ...... Danny Kirrane
Other roles ...... Danny Kirrane

Producer: Polly Thomas

Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017.


FRI 07:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018fss)
Josie Long: What Next?

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-effacing national treasure Josie Long returns to the R4 airwaves to turn her sharp but affectionate eye on the state of the nation – and world, and planet – as we begin to emerge from two years of upheaval.

‘What’s Next?’ was a slogan stencilled all over major cities by climate change campaigners during the pandemic. It’s a fair question. In this stand-up masterclass – adapted from one of the most lauded Edinburgh Fringe shows in recent years – Josie considers the responsibility we have to our children with the planet in the parlous state it is.

She has become a mother herself (the first person ever, to her knowledge, to have not one, but two babies) and, through the prism of new parenthood, there is a lot to be alarmed about - corrupt governments, melting icecaps, health-food entrepreneurs making unsubstantiated claims about dates. And yet, in among all the existential crisis of the world in 2022, Josie finds hope and humanity.

A memoir of life-altering experiences broadened out into a manifesto for the direction we take now, post-pandemic, What’s Next deals surehandedly with both the personal and the global, showcasing the talents of a comic with an unusual and much-cherished ability to straddle the playful and the profound.

She may not have all the answers to our many societal crises, but nobody poses the questions in quite such an impassioned and entertaining way.

Written and performed by Josie Long

Produced by Siren Turner and Lianne Coop

An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4


FRI 08:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpd9)
Pilot - Loyal Support

Originally un-broadcast pilot episode of the seaside saga of pier perpetuation, with Arthur Lowe's only appearance due to his subsequent death.

This sequel to 'Dad's Army' begins in 1948. Life post-Home Guard, sees Arthur Wilson now managing a bank and his former Captain and boss, George Mainwaring arrives in need of a loan...

Starring Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

Written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

Based on the Dad's Army characters created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

George Mainwaring ...... Arthur Lowe
Arthur Wilson ...... John Le Mesurier
Miss Baines ...... Josephine Tewson
Guthrie ...... Tmothy Alcock
Hunter ...... Anthony Sharpe
Rawlins ...... Dougie Brown
Man ...... Haydn Wood

To replace Arthur Lowe, the following full series was revamped to feature Dad's Army characters Hodges and Pike, played by Bill Pertwee and Ian Lavender, instead.

The series was later adapted for ITV by Yorkshire TV.

Producer: Jonathan James-Moore.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in July 1981.


FRI 08:30 Bristow (b007rgl8)
Series 2

The Power of the Press

The Chester-Perry buying clerk crusades to improve conditions for cleaning ladies.

Michael Williams stars as Bristow

Frank Dickens' sitcom is based on his famous long-running newspaper cartoon strip about the Chester-Perry buying clerk

Bristow ...... Michael Williams
Jones ...... Rodney Bewes
Gert ...... Liz Fraser
Daisy ...... Joan Sims
Mrs Purdy ...... Dora Bryan
Hewitt ...... Owen Brenman
Miss Sunman ...... Katy Odey
Stationmaster ...... Jon Glover
Stoke ...... David Battley
Hickford ...... Roger Lloyd Pack
Lift Boy ...... Ian Kelland

Music composed and performed by John Whitehall.

Producer: Neil Cargill

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1999.


FRI 09:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008pbnv)
Episode 4

Party pieces - and the worst possible people to be a British astronaut.

Clive Anderson hosts the famed improvisation game.

Regular team captains:

Stephen Fry
John Sessions

With:

Kate Robbins
Griff Rhys-Jones

It ran for 10 series on Channel 4 and found success in America, but the hit TV improvisation game actually started life on BBC radio.

With Colin Sell at the piano.

Devised and compiled by Mark Leveson.

Additional material by Martin Booth.

Producer: Dan Patterson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.


FRI 09:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018hkg)
Episode 4

MP George Dank's bypass protest is drawing all the wrong kind of attention as smears hit the newspapers.

Meanwhile, Hermoine is busy coaching the protestors in Ghibelline siege tactics and Anne falls in love.

Starring John Fortune and Eleanor Bron.

Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips' six-part comedy drama, set just before the 1997 general election.

George Dank .... John Fortune
Hermione Dank .... Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank .... Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins ....Brian Bowles
Dan .... Chris Pavlo
Skip / Gladys .... Elliott Nicholls
Jennifer / Aurora .... Sally Phillips
Nigel .... Alan Francis
Brian Perkins .... as himself

All other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer: Jane Berthoud

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1997.


FRI 10:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hkj)
4. Private and Confidential

It’s 1972. Hoover is dead.

Clyde Tolson, his close friend for over half a century, reflects on their relationship.

Starring William Hootkins and David Soul.

Mike Walker's drama series reflecting the life and career of the FBI's legendary director, J Edgar Hoover.

J Edgar Hoover …. William Hootkins
Clyde Tolson …. David Soul

Director: Ned Chaillet

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1999.


FRI 10:45 Birth Day by Collin Johnson (b0bpqt9s)
When his wife falls pregnant, Alexander realises that he has given the matter no thought whatsoever...

Written and read by Collin Johnson.

Producer: Andy Jordan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1996.


FRI 11:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018hkl)
International Women's Podcast Festival

Laura Grimshaw and Roshan Roberts present highlights from the International Women's Podcast Festival.


FRI 12:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 12:30 Bristow (b007rgl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 13:00 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 13:30 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 14:00 Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (m0018hkn)
5. Time’s Up - Exit National Treasure

Betty announces her retirement as Speaker. Meeting royalty and getting a peerage.

Betty Boothroyd reads the final excerpt from her autobiography on life as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.

Abridged by Katrin Williams

Producer: Duncan Minshull

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2001


FRI 14:15 Charles Dickens (b09jn2bl)
Dombey and Son

Episode 15

Edith is driven to extreme measures by Dombey's attempts to control her.

Starring Robert Glenister and Helen Schlesinger.

The fortunes of shipping firm owner, Paul Dombey in mid-19th-century London.

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens …. Alex Jennings
Dombey …. Robert Glenister
Alice …. Claire Rushbrook
Mr Carker …. Adrian Lukis
Edith …. Helen Schlesinger
Floy …. Abigail Hollick
Harriet .... Katy Cavanagh
Mrs Brown .... Geraldine James
Rob .... Lloyd Thomas

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen

Director: Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2007.


FRI 14:30 Man with the Mohican (b054pp6c)
One man inspired a teenage David Morrissey to become an actor. His name is Roger Hill.

But in Liverpool, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he was known as the Man with the Mohican.

Presenting this celebration of Roger Hill, David reveals how the extraordinary Liverpool-based theatre director, DJ and transvestite performance artist inspires other artists, including actors, musicians and playwrights.

Hill's period as director at the Everyman Youth Theatre produced an explosion of creative talent – from David Morrissey, Ian Hart, Kathy Tyson and Stephen McGann, to performance poet Gerry Potter, journalists and playwrights.

Janice Long, who worked alongside Hill at BBC Radio Merseyside, refers to him as an icon and, along with former punk singer turned nightclub and cultural entrepreneur Jayne Casey, thinks of him as "Liverpool's John Peel".

Roger Hill still helps shape arts policy and the next generation of actors, and continues to inspire as a performance artist. His alter ego, Mandy Romero, has travelled the world and was Liverpool's unofficial Queen of Culture in 2008.

Morrissey reminisces with Hill about the long lost Mohican, hears from those whose careers he has helped to shape, and pays a personal tribute to an unsung hero of the British arts scene.

Producer: Sue Nelson

A Boffin Media production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2015.


FRI 15:00 J Edgar Hoover (m0018hkj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today]


FRI 15:45 Birth Day by Collin Johnson (b0bpqt9s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today]


FRI 16:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (b008pbnv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today]


FRI 16:30 Protesting Too Much (m0018hkg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today]


FRI 17:00 Relativity (b095t037)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today]


FRI 17:30 Stand-Up Specials (m0018fss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 18:00 Haunted (b01qkt50)
Walk on the Water by Rosemary Timperley

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as a young girl finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

A series of stories of the Supernatural.

Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Rachel ..... Anna Cooper
Mother ..... Ursula Howells
Father ..... Jack May
Peter ..... David Ashford
Man ..... Brian Hewlett

With:

Brian Haines
Trevor Cooper
Leonard Fenton

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in November 1979.


FRI 18:30 Sounds Natural (b08wdhvr)
Derek Waring

Best remembered from TV's 'Z Cars' and 'Moody and Pegg', actor Derek Waring shares his love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

The Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Mallard and Shrew are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.


FRI 19:00 It Sticks Out Half a Mile (b007jpd9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Bristow (b007rgl8)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today]


FRI 20:00 Miss Marple (b007jnp6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today]


FRI 20:30 Paul Temple (b007jzjl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today]


FRI 21:00 Podcast Radio Hour (m0018hkl)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today]


FRI 22:00 Stand-Up Specials (m0018fss)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today]


FRI 22:30 Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues (b00dzny2)
Canberra

Country singer and 2008 US presidential hopeful Tina C continues her look at the Australian obsession with country music.

Tina performs for the state opening of Parliament.

However, problems arise when she finds out seconds before the gig that Waltzing Matilda is not the national anthem.

Written and performed by Christopher Green

Director Claire Grove

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008.


FRI 22:45 Yours Truly, Pierre Stone (b09czt2z)
Episode 3

Sam Bain's adaptation of his own darkly comic satirical novel about Pierre Stone, a man so engrossed in the lives of TV stars that he completely ignores the disintegration of his own life.

This time, Pierre's attempts to attract the attention of Strictly Come Dancing's Tess Daly leads to him dropping a line to Claudia Winkleman. Perhaps, he thinks, if he can play them off against each other Tess will get jealous and realise that she really ought to reply to at least one of his fan messages.

In his efforts to get Tess jealous enough to notice he exists, Pierre also recruits local ne'er-do-well Vicky to take part in a rather unlikely game of celebrity Twister...

Starring Alex Macqueen and Lolly Adefope.

Producer: Gareth Edwards

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


FRI 23:00 Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking (b00cbptt)
Series 2

Episode 6

Divorcee Carol tries to sell covers - for cushion covers.

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

With:

Rosie Cavaliero
Ben Moor
Ben Willbond

Written by Laura Solon.

With additional material by Ben Moor and Charlie Miller.

Producer: Colin Anderson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2008.


FRI 23:30 Concrete Cow (b04tvp6y)
Series 2

Spies

An evil genius and superspy turn out to have a shared interest in John Candy films. Plus the truth behind laser eye surgery and all Mr Eater wants is to be loved

Sketch show in which anything is possible.

Written by James Cary.

Starring:

Robert Webb
Beth Chalmers
Catherine Shepherd
Steven Kynman
Abigail Burdess
Chris Pavlo

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.




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

28 Acts in 28 Minutes 22:00 SAT (b009ly1p)

A Good Read 18:30 MON (b046kxn7)

A Good Read 00:30 TUE (b046kxn7)

Albert and Me 08:30 SUN (b04b6dbs)

All the World's a Globe 23:00 WED (b007jwv5)

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies 23:30 MON (b03gg7rd)

Archive on 4 13:00 SAT (b00b410m)

Archive on 4 01:00 SUN (b00b410m)

Archive on 4 11:00 TUE (b007lkyc)

Archive on 4 21:00 TUE (b007lkyc)

Ayres on the Air 08:30 SAT (b01b30dr)

Ayres on the Air 07:00 TUE (b01bllzw)

Ayres on the Air 17:00 TUE (b01bllzw)

Ayres on the Air 05:00 WED (b01bllzw)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 14:00 MON (m0018gn9)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 02:00 TUE (m0018gn9)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 14:00 TUE (m0018gth)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 02:00 WED (m0018gth)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 14:00 WED (m0018gpg)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 02:00 THU (m0018gpg)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 14:00 THU (m0018hjd)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 02:00 FRI (m0018hjd)

Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography 14:00 FRI (m0018hkn)

Birth Day by Collin Johnson 10:45 FRI (b0bpqt9s)

Birth Day by Collin Johnson 15:45 FRI (b0bpqt9s)

Booked 08:00 SAT (b0075m1d)

Booked 09:00 WED (b0075m77)

Booked 16:00 WED (b0075m77)

Booked 04:00 THU (b0075m77)

Bristow 12:30 SAT (b007r031)

Bristow 08:30 FRI (b007rgl8)

Bristow 12:30 FRI (b007rgl8)

Bristow 19:30 FRI (b007rgl8)

Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age 14:30 MON (b03kpy59)

Bryan Ferry's Jazz Age 02:30 TUE (b03kpy59)

Burlesque Legends 15:30 SUN (b06ptddh)

Burlesque Legends 03:30 MON (b06ptddh)

Chain Reaction 14:00 SAT (b00m508g)

Chain Reaction 22:30 SAT (b00m9p30)

Chain Reaction 02:00 SUN (b00m508g)

Chambers 09:30 TUE (b007jpd0)

Chambers 16:30 TUE (b007jpd0)

Chambers 04:30 WED (b007jpd0)

Charles Dickens 02:15 SAT (b09j42cg)

Charles Dickens 07:20 SUN (b09jgjpx)

Charles Dickens 14:15 MON (b09jhv3q)

Charles Dickens 02:15 TUE (b09jhv3q)

Charles Dickens 14:15 TUE (b09jkpgx)

Charles Dickens 02:15 WED (b09jkpgx)

Charles Dickens 14:15 WED (b09jl6vl)

Charles Dickens 02:15 THU (b09jl6vl)

Charles Dickens 14:15 THU (b09jmdsc)

Charles Dickens 02:15 FRI (b09jmdsc)

Charles Dickens 14:15 FRI (b09jn2bl)

Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates 10:00 MON (b04vk8pn)

Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates 15:00 MON (b04vk8pn)

Christopher Reason - Box of Chocolates 03:00 TUE (b04vk8pn)

Concrete Cow 23:30 FRI (b04tvp6y)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 07:00 WED (b084wmzb)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 17:00 WED (b084wmzb)

Cooking in a Bedsitter 05:00 THU (b084wmzb)

Counterpoint 09:00 MON (b011zm1n)

Counterpoint 16:00 MON (b011zm1n)

Counterpoint 04:00 TUE (b011zm1n)

DMs Are Open 22:30 THU (m0018hjg)

Dave Podmore 23:30 WED (b007jyjh)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 10:45 SUN (b00m45d2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 SUN (b00m45d2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 11:45 THU (b00m45d2)

David Attenborough's Life Stories 21:45 THU (b00m45d2)

Dead Ringers 23:00 MON (m0018863)

Dead Ringers 09:00 TUE (m0018863)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 10:00 SUN (m0018gkl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 SUN (m0018gkl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 11:00 THU (m0018gkl)

Desert Island Discs Revisited 21:00 THU (m0018gkl)

Double Science 09:30 MON (b012ymwf)

Double Science 16:30 MON (b012ymwf)

Double Science 04:30 TUE (b012ymwf)

Dry Slopes 09:30 THU (b00ln0q8)

Dry Slopes 16:30 THU (b00ln0q8)

Dry Slopes 04:30 FRI (b00ln0q8)

Fear on 4 18:00 SUN (b00c84lh)

Fear on 4 00:00 MON (b00c84lh)

Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story 02:30 SAT (b01r5lms)

Flight of the Conchords 22:30 WED (b00dnlkz)

Foley and McColl: The Interview 23:00 SAT (b0076d8h)

Frankie Howerd 08:00 THU (m0018hj6)

Frankie Howerd 12:00 THU (m0018hj6)

Frankie Howerd 19:00 THU (m0018hj6)

Geoff Norcott: Well Classy 07:30 TUE (m00187rs)

Geoff Norcott: Well Classy 17:30 TUE (m00187rs)

Geoff Norcott: Well Classy 22:00 TUE (m00187rs)

Geoff Norcott: Well Classy 05:30 WED (m00187rs)

Great Lives 07:30 SAT (m0001hwt)

Great Lives 17:30 SAT (m0001hwt)

Great Lives 05:30 SUN (m0001hwt)

Great Lives 18:30 THU (m0001mf6)

Great Lives 00:30 FRI (m0001mf6)

HR 15:00 SAT (b01cw7kn)

HR 03:00 SUN (b01cw7kn)

Hancock's Half Hour 08:00 WED (b008v13d)

Hancock's Half Hour 12:00 WED (b008v13d)

Hancock's Half Hour 19:00 WED (b008v13d)

Haunted 18:00 MON (b01qlclc)

Haunted 00:00 TUE (b01qlclc)

Haunted 18:00 TUE (b01qlg49)

Haunted 00:00 WED (b01qlg49)

Haunted 18:00 WED (b01qkpqr)

Haunted 00:00 THU (b01qkpqr)

Haunted 18:00 THU (b01qldfl)

Haunted 00:00 FRI (b01qldfl)

Haunted 18:00 FRI (b01qkt50)

Heresy 07:30 WED (m00187xq)

Heresy 17:30 WED (m00187xq)

Heresy 22:00 WED (m00187xq)

Heresy 05:30 THU (m00187xq)

How Tickled Am I? 18:30 WED (b007jt19)

How Tickled Am I? 00:30 THU (b007jt19)

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (Omnibus) 14:20 SUN (m000257r)

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (Omnibus) 02:20 MON (m000257r)

Hut 33 23:30 SAT (b01js406)

I've Never Seen Star Wars 23:30 TUE (b00rms97)

Inheritance Tracks 07:10 SUN (b0b6pkrv)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 SUN (b0b6pkrv)

Inheritance Tracks 14:10 SUN (b08cd3vx)

Inheritance Tracks 19:50 SUN (b0b6pkrv)

Inheritance Tracks 02:10 MON (b08cd3vx)

Inheritance Tracks 11:50 MON (m0018gn7)

Inheritance Tracks 21:50 MON (m0018gn7)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 08:00 FRI (b007jpd9)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 12:00 FRI (b007jpd9)

It Sticks Out Half a Mile 19:00 FRI (b007jpd9)

It's a Fair Cop 09:30 SUN (b08v894j)

J Edgar Hoover 10:00 TUE (m0018gtf)

J Edgar Hoover 15:00 TUE (m0018gtf)

J Edgar Hoover 03:00 WED (m0018gtf)

J Edgar Hoover 10:00 WED (m0018gp8)

J Edgar Hoover 15:00 WED (m0018gp8)

J Edgar Hoover 03:00 THU (m0018gp8)

J Edgar Hoover 10:00 THU (m0018hjb)

J Edgar Hoover 15:00 THU (m0018hjb)

J Edgar Hoover 03:00 FRI (m0018hjb)

J Edgar Hoover 10:00 FRI (m0018hkj)

J Edgar Hoover 15:00 FRI (m0018hkj)

JM Barrie - Dear Brutus 18:00 SAT (b0bn5b71)

JM Barrie - Dear Brutus 00:00 SUN (b0bn5b71)

Jack & Millie 07:00 MON (b08fh65p)

Jack & Millie 17:00 MON (b08fh65p)

Jack & Millie 05:00 TUE (b08fh65p)

Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson 10:45 TUE (b040hr5z)

Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson 15:45 TUE (b040hr5z)

Jasonland by Dawn Lowe-Watson 03:45 WED (b040hr5z)

Jaws by Peter Benchley (Omnibus) 06:00 SUN (b0bhfnq3)

Jaws by Peter Benchley 02:00 SAT (b0bgmy08)

Jigsaw 23:15 SAT (b01r9rtx)

John Finnemore's Double Acts 23:30 SUN (b08xbjhy)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 06:00 SAT (b08k9n7f)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 16:00 SAT (b08k9n7f)

John Moore - A Portrait of Elmbury 04:00 SUN (b08k9n7f)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 16:00 SUN (b0076dm8)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 20:00 SUN (b0076dm8)

Judith French - The Dutch Mariner 04:00 MON (b0076dm8)

Just a Minute 07:30 MON (m00187gl)

Just a Minute 17:30 MON (m00187gl)

Just a Minute 22:00 MON (m00187gl)

Just a Minute 05:30 TUE (m00187gl)

King Street Junior 08:30 TUE (b007jmns)

King Street Junior 12:30 TUE (b007jmns)

King Street Junior 19:30 TUE (b007jmns)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 15:30 SAT (b00c5xtr)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 03:30 SUN (b00c5xtr)

Laura Solon - Talking and Not Talking 23:00 FRI (b00cbptt)

Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray 10:45 THU (b08nsbbk)

Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray 15:45 THU (b08nsbbk)

Mackerel Fishing by Melissa Murray 03:45 FRI (b08nsbbk)

Man with the Mohican 14:30 FRI (b054pp6c)

Mark Steel's in Town 22:30 TUE (b01phj47)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 11:00 WED (m000rdkd)

Michael Palin's Radio Adventures 21:00 WED (m000rdkd)

Miss Marple 06:00 MON (b007jnm7)

Miss Marple 13:00 MON (b007jnm7)

Miss Marple 20:00 MON (b007jnm7)

Miss Marple 01:00 TUE (b007jnm7)

Miss Marple 06:00 TUE (b007jnmr)

Miss Marple 13:00 TUE (b007jnmr)

Miss Marple 20:00 TUE (b007jnmr)

Miss Marple 01:00 WED (b007jnmr)

Miss Marple 06:00 WED (b007jnn6)

Miss Marple 13:00 WED (b007jnn6)

Miss Marple 20:00 WED (b007jnn6)

Miss Marple 01:00 THU (b007jnn6)

Miss Marple 06:00 THU (b007jnnq)

Miss Marple 13:00 THU (b007jnnq)

Miss Marple 20:00 THU (b007jnnq)

Miss Marple 01:00 FRI (b007jnnq)

Miss Marple 06:00 FRI (b007jnp6)

Miss Marple 13:00 FRI (b007jnp6)

Miss Marple 20:00 FRI (b007jnp6)

Nan Woodhouse 10:45 WED (b04hvrq5)

Nan Woodhouse 15:45 WED (b04hvrq5)

Nan Woodhouse 03:45 THU (b04hvrq5)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 12:30 SUN (b08zd8gy)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 17:30 SUN (b08zd8gy)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 22:00 SUN (b08zd8gy)

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics 05:30 MON (b08zd8gy)

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter 03:00 SAT (m0003d39)

Night Terrace 18:30 SUN (m0008b25)

Night Terrace 00:30 MON (m0008b25)

No Commitments 08:30 WED (b007jn4z)

No Commitments 12:30 WED (b007jn4z)

No Commitments 19:30 WED (b007jn4z)

Paul Temple 06:30 TUE (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 13:30 TUE (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 20:30 TUE (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 01:30 WED (b007jzds)

Paul Temple 06:30 WED (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 13:30 WED (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 20:30 WED (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 01:30 THU (b007jzg2)

Paul Temple 06:30 THU (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 13:30 THU (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 20:30 THU (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 01:30 FRI (b007jzhb)

Paul Temple 06:30 FRI (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 13:30 FRI (b007jzjl)

Paul Temple 20:30 FRI (b007jzjl)

Podcast Radio Hour 11:00 FRI (m0018hkl)

Podcast Radio Hour 21:00 FRI (m0018hkl)

Poetry Extra 12:00 SUN (m0018gks)

Poetry Extra 17:00 SUN (m0018gks)

Poetry Extra 05:00 MON (m0018gks)

Poisoned Angel - The Story of Alma Rose 14:30 THU (b00yyfrq)

Poisoned Angel - The Story of Alma Rose 02:30 FRI (b00yyfrq)

Protesting Too Much 04:30 SAT (m00186qp)

Protesting Too Much 09:30 FRI (m0018hkg)

Protesting Too Much 16:30 FRI (m0018hkg)

Relativity 05:00 SAT (b0952sv0)

Relativity 07:00 FRI (b095t037)

Relativity 17:00 FRI (b095t037)

Rubbish 22:30 MON (b00770kq)

Rumblings from the Rafters 12:00 SAT (b07h65c6)

Rumblings from the Rafters 07:00 THU (b07hwxbk)

Rumblings from the Rafters 17:00 THU (b07hwxbk)

Rumblings from the Rafters 05:00 FRI (b07hwxbk)

Samphire by Patrick O'Brian 10:45 MON (b04t6k35)

Samphire by Patrick O'Brian 15:45 MON (b04t6k35)

Samphire by Patrick O'Brian 03:45 TUE (b04t6k35)

Shot in Belfast 14:30 WED (b0367mxj)

Shot in Belfast 02:30 THU (b0367mxj)

Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy 09:00 SAT (m000b07k)

Sisters in Satire: The Pioneering Women of Comedy 19:00 SAT (m000b07k)

Something to Shout About 09:00 SUN (b07x4s0y)

Soul Music 18:30 TUE (b07zz5y8)

Soul Music 00:30 WED (b07zz5y8)

Sounds Natural 00:30 SAT (b08vqc75)

Sounds Natural 18:30 FRI (b08wdhvr)

Stand-Up Specials 05:30 SAT (m00186qm)

Stand-Up Specials 07:30 FRI (m0018fss)

Stand-Up Specials 17:30 FRI (m0018fss)

Stand-Up Specials 22:00 FRI (m0018fss)

TED Radio Hour 11:00 MON (m0018gn5)

TED Radio Hour 21:00 MON (m0018gn5)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 08:30 MON (b007jnpk)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 12:30 MON (b007jnpk)

Tales From the Mausoleum Club 19:30 MON (b007jnpk)

Terry Pratchett 00:00 SAT (b007ncfp)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 07:30 THU (m001883m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 17:30 THU (m001883m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 22:00 THU (m001883m)

Thanks a Lot, Milton Jones! 05:30 FRI (m001883m)

The 3rd Degree 16:00 TUE (m0007bk0)

The 3rd Degree 04:00 WED (m0007bk0)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 09:30 WED (b007k1d2)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 16:30 WED (b007k1d2)

The Attractive Young Rabbi 04:30 THU (b007k1d2)

The Blackburn Files 01:00 SAT (b007wn7k)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 TUE (m0018r1p)

The Comedy Club Interviews 22:55 THU (m0018r1v)

The Consultants 23:00 THU (b0076q2b)

The Goldfish Bowl 23:15 WED (m0018gpn)

The Goon Show 08:00 TUE (m000hwwr)

The Goon Show 12:00 TUE (m000hwwr)

The Goon Show 19:00 TUE (m000hwwr)

The Guns of Adam Riches 14:30 SAT (b01qfjmz)

The Guns of Adam Riches 02:30 SUN (b01qfjmz)

The Guns of Adam Riches 22:30 SUN (b01qkmws)

The Masterson Inheritance 23:00 SUN (b007jq63)

The Moth Radio Hour 11:00 SUN (m0018gkp)

The Moth Radio Hour 19:00 SUN (m0018gkp)

The Personality Test 09:00 THU (b00n51fv)

The Personality Test 16:00 THU (b00n51fv)

The Personality Test 04:00 FRI (b00n51fv)

The True Story of Abner Jay 14:30 TUE (b04yftl1)

The True Story of Abner Jay 02:30 WED (b04yftl1)

The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown (Omnibus) 13:00 SUN (b09gl7d8)

The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown (Omnibus) 01:00 MON (b09gl7d8)

Tina C Goes Down Under: The Aborogynal Monologues 22:30 FRI (b00dzny2)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 SAT (b007jlh0)

Unofficial Rosie 06:30 MON (b007jlhs)

Unofficial Rosie 13:30 MON (b007jlhs)

Unofficial Rosie 20:30 MON (b007jlhs)

Unofficial Rosie 01:30 TUE (b007jlhs)

Visiting Julia 08:30 THU (m0018hj8)

Visiting Julia 12:30 THU (m0018hj8)

Visiting Julia 19:30 THU (m0018hj8)

Weak at the Top 23:30 THU (b00rs8gz)

What Does the K Stand For? 23:00 TUE (b0510ftl)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 08:00 MON (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 12:00 MON (b007jrzw)

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 19:00 MON (b007jrzw)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 04:00 SAT (b008m74n)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 09:00 FRI (b008pbnv)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 16:00 FRI (b008pbnv)

Yours Truly, Pierre Stone 22:45 FRI (b09czt2z)