19 April, 2013

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 20/04/2013 - 26/04/2013

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SAT SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2013 SAT SAT 00:00 Bram Stoker - Midnight Tales b01g9873 (Listen) SAT The Squaw SAT An arrogant American earns himself a truly horrific SAT retribution. The final tale from the Dracula author, read by SAT Dyfed Thomas. SAT SAT 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b012yym0 (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT An immortal challenge must be faced - will Zaphod Beeblebrox SAT get to see Thor? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide SAT to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan. SAT SAT 00:30 Weird Tales b00vknmp (Listen) SAT Connected SAT By Melissa Murray. After her brother-in-law's death, sad SAT Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice. Next day he rings SAT back. Stars Fiona Glascott. SAT SAT 01:00 Wimsey - The Five Red Herrings b00s7tql (Listen) SAT Council of War SAT Theories abound over an artist's murder, but the upper class SAT sleuth is determined to nail the killer. Stars Ian SAT Carmichael. SAT SAT 01:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice SAT b0075z3b (Listen) SAT The Beekeeper's Apprentice SAT 4 Extra Debut. The Baker Street sleuth comes out of SAT retirement, takes on an apprentice and tackles a spy. Laurie SAT King's homage stars James Fox. SAT SAT 02:00 Bristow b007v1dg (Listen) SAT Series 3, The Good, the Bad and the Temporary SAT With a new girl in town, the clerk knows his office isn't SAT big enough for both of them. Stars Michael Williams. From SAT July 2000. SAT SAT 02:30 Act Your Age b00qcj8m (Listen) SAT Series 2, Episode 3 SAT Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic SAT generations against each other to find out which is the SAT funniest. SAT Team captains Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson SAT are joined by Jared Christmas, Mark Watson and Eddie Large. SAT SAT 03:00 Henry James - The Turn of the Screw b0170cmv (Listen) SAT Are two children under an evil influence, or is it in the SAT imagination of their governess? Stars Cathy Sara and Joseph SAT Tremain. SAT SAT 04:00 Book at Bedtime b00j7v9h (Listen) SAT It's Beginning To Hurt, The Half-Sister SAT Series of five enigmatic and psychologically gripping short SAT stories by James Lasdun. SAT Martin once aspired to be a professional guitarist but has SAT now reconciled himself to the realities of his daily life as SAT a guitar teacher to the children of the wealthy. But one of SAT his clients has a hidden agenda. Read by Ben Meyjes. SAT SAT 04:15 Philip Palmer - The King's Coiner b00767dn (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Royal Mint warden Isaac Newton goes to any SAT length to pursue notorious counterfeit coiner William SAT Chaloner. Stars Ian McDiarmid. SAT SAT 05:00 For Better Or for Worse b00h4lng (Listen) SAT Episode 6 SAT Iris dreams of hearing Pavarotti in concert, so Bernard SAT tries to get tickets. Stars Gorden Kaye and Su Pollard. From SAT March 1993. SAT SAT 05:30 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons SAT b00lsxh0 (Listen) SAT Bob Dylan SAT The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent Artistic SAT Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting SAT company (Raymond Box) celebrate the living artists deemed by SAT Desmond to be Iconic Icons. SAT The first iconic icon is the legendary singer, songwriter SAT and artist Bob Dylan. Desmond and Raymond will trace his SAT path from his humble beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in SAT Hibbin, Minnesota, through journeying to bohemian New York, SAT finding his inner voice and becoming the icon that is Bob SAT Dylan. SAT Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John SAT Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an SAT audience at the Bush Hall in London. SAT Desmond Olivier Dingle ..... Patrick Barlow SAT Raymond Box ..... John Ramm SAT Producer: Liz Anstee SAT A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4 SAT SAT 06:00 Alan Bennett - A Visit From Miss Prothero b01s0d5l (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Mr Dodsworth is happy in quiet retirement SAT until Miss Prothero pays him a visit. Alan Bennett play SAT starring Patricia Routledge and Hugh Lloyd. SAT SAT 06:30 Dave Sheasby - Donkeys Led By Lions b00vy71t (Listen) SAT Teacher Arthur Willis battles his conscience over fighting SAT in the Great War, with devastating consequences. Stars Ian SAT Dunn. SAT SAT 07:30 Fabulous Flops b0131ylr (Listen) SAT More Fabulous Flops, Episode 1 SAT Was Bat Boy fang-tastic? Paul Roseby searches New York and SAT London for musical failures. With Elaine Stritch and Sandi SAT Toksvig. SAT SAT 08:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b010m3qg (Listen) SAT Series 6, Episode 22 SAT From Atlanta, the American funny man welcomes bluegrass band SAT Steep Canyon Rangers and blues singer EG Kight. From 2010. SAT SAT 09:00 I Did It My Way b00cfmpg (Listen) SAT Galton and Simpson SAT Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about SAT their radio life and times. With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe SAT and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham. SAT SAT 12:00 An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk - Omnibus b01s0d5n (Listen) SAT Series 2 Omnibus SAT Stories from the troubled Pakistan-Afghan mountains. Drones SAT fly overhead, while below family life unfolds. With Meera SAT Syal. SAT SAT 13:15 Baldi b0080483 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Devil Take the Hindmost SAT The crime-solving priest probes a student's death. Is a SAT devil-worshipping campus gang to blame? Stars David SAT Threlfall. SAT SAT 14:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01rsgrq (Listen) SAT Eric and Ern get the bird from Percy Edwards, and Nelson SAT gets a phone call from Lady Hamilton. From September 1976. SAT SAT 14:30 The Goon Show b007jq35 (Listen) SAT The Siege of Fort Night SAT Seagoon sets off to ask Henry Crun to invent a waterproof SAT gas stove. Starring Spike Milligan. Re-recording from March SAT 1958. SAT SAT 15:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b010m3qg (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Alan Bennett - A Visit From Miss Prothero b01s0d5l (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 16:30 Dave Sheasby - Donkeys Led By Lions b00vy71t (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Believe It! b01hjtm8 (Listen) SAT Rivals SAT SAT Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has SAT always said he'd never write one. SAT Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It is the hilarious, SAT bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity SAT radiography of Richard Wilson. SAT He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised SAT scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily SAT exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national SAT treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, SAT theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant SAT of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a SAT drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, SAT monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for SAT governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). SAT All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are SAT wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery. SAT (The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed SAT reference to his famous catchphrase.) SAT Richard is supported by a small core cast: SAT David Tennant SAT John Sessions SAT Lewis Macleod SAT Arabella Weir SAT and Jane Slavin SAT who play anyone and everyone! SAT Ghost written by Jon Canter SAT Produced by: Clive Brill SAT A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4. SAT Credits SAT Actor: Richard Wilson SAT Actor: David Tennant SAT Actor: John Sessions SAT Actor: Lewis Mcleod SAT Actor: Arabella Weir SAT Actor: Jane Slavin SAT Producer: Clive Brill SAT Writer: Jon Canter SAT SAT 18:00 Edgar Allen Poe - The Gold Bug b01s0d5q (Listen) SAT The famous tale of piracy and slavery by American master of SAT suspense, Edgar Allen Poe. Stars Clarke Peters and Rhashan SAT Stone. From December 2001. SAT SAT 19:00 I Did It My Way b00cfmpg (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs b00trxr0 (Listen) SAT Episode 3 SAT Another chance to hear Rhod Gilbert's comedy show featuring SAT comedy regulars Lloyd Langford and Greg Davies, along with SAT Sarah Millican who takes a weekly look at The Six Stages of SAT Woman. SAT This third episode features live music from Kid British, SAT including hits Lost in London, Winner and upcoming single SAT Two Out of Seven, and the guest comedian is Edinburgh Comedy SAT Award winner, Mark Watson. SAT Join Rhod for his Rant on irritating products, delve into SAT Rhods Confessions where Lloyd Langford impresses the girls SAT with his French and see if Greg Davies can tempt you with SAT his Indecent Proposal involving the Chuckle Brothers. SAT Kid British SAT SAT 23:00 Colvil and Soames b007jtbm (Listen) SAT Bad Apples, Episode 5 SAT When it appears the murder victim is not dead after all, SAT exactly whose body is lying on the slab? Stars Amanda SAT Redmond and Christopher Benjamin. From November 1998. SAT SAT 23:30 Craig Russell - Lennox b011tsgd (Listen) SAT Episode 4 SAT Meeting hitman Mr Morrison moves the private eye a step SAT closer to discovering who is behind Tam's murder. Read by SAT Grant O'Rourke. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2013 SUN SUN 00:00 Edgar Allen Poe - The Gold Bug b01s0d5q (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b010m3qg (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk - Omnibus b01s0d5n (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 Baldi b0080483 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Alan Bennett - A Visit From Miss Prothero b01s0d5l (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:30 Dave Sheasby - Donkeys Led By Lions b00vy71t (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Believe It! b01hjtm8 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus b007jvtv (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN Meera Syal reads her own novel about 12-year-old Meena, SUN growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s. SUN SUN 07:15 Adventures in Science b00fg4tr (Listen) SUN Series 2, Supermassive Black Holes SUN Once the stuff of sci-fi, Ben Silburn explores the centre of SUN the galaxy and the most spectacular objects in the universe. SUN SUN 07:30 Chain Reaction b0092j13 (Listen) SUN Series 4, Richard Wilson interviews Arabella Weir SUN The famous TV pensioner passes the baton to the Fast Show SUN gal in the relay chat show. From March 2008. SUN SUN 08:00 Doctor At Large b00bfpnv (Listen) SUN Marriage and Surgery SUN Simon Sparrow must sit his surgeon's exam and get wed to SUN Wendy all in one morning. Stars Richard Briers. From SUN September 1969. SUN SUN 08:30 The Men from the Ministry b0102v9g (Listen) SUN The Bigger the Better SUN A peculiar potion grows on the bungling duo. Stars Deryck SUN Guyler and Richard Murdoch. With Clive Dunn. From August SUN 1970. SUN SUN 09:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet b01cvb29 (Listen) SUN Episode 3 SUN by Rosemary Sutcliff, dramatised by Shaun McKenna SUN The players get lost in the mists of Kent and find SUN themselves in a very strange household indeed. SUN Hugh is now acting regularly and one of the Dusty Feet. But SUN would he give it all up, if he had a chance of his old SUN dream? SUN Hugh ..... Josef Lindsay SUN Narrator ..... Adjoa Andoh SUN Tobias Pennyfeather ..... Allan Corduner SUN Jonathan Whiteleaf ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer SUN Shepherd/Master Heritage ..... Gerard McDermott SUN Nicky Bodkin/Martin ..... Gwilym Lee SUN Janet/Aunt Alison/Ann ..... Jane Whittenshaw SUN Thomas Trumpington/Benjamin Bunsell ..... Carl Prekopp SUN Producer/Director ..... Marion Nancarrow. SUN SUN 09:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqq0 (Listen) SUN Fun Forever and No Grubbage SUN Jealous Amy skates on thin ice, and Meg glimpses high SUN society. Stars Buffy Davis, Jemma Redgrave and Gayle SUN Hunnicutt. SUN SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b01s0d8y (Listen) SUN Footballers, Tony Adams SUN 4 Extra Debut. From Arsenal's 1971 squad to Monty Python, SUN footballer Tony Adams shares his castaway choices with SUN Kirsty Young. From June 2010. SUN SUN 10:45 Five Stories by James Ellis b00lg8gr (Listen) SUN The Miller's Tale SUN A priest goes to desperate lengths to entice his erring SUN flock back to the fold. A French story adapted to an Irish SUN setting. From July 2007. SUN SUN 11:00 That Reminds Me b007jmv2 (Listen) SUN Series 1, Nicholas Parsons SUN The TV and radio host recalls his start in showbusiness, SUN leading up to Just a Minute and Sale of the Century. From SUN April 1999. SUN SUN 11:30 Palace of Laughter b007w2my (Listen) SUN Series 1, Alhambra SUN Geoffrey Wheeler traces the history of the music hall which SUN was once the pride of London's Leicester Square. With Roy SUN Hudd. From April 2002. SUN SUN 12:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me Omnibus b007jvtv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:15 Adventures in Science b00fg4tr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies b007jz46 (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN 12.30am. A bridge. A man and a woman both want to end it SUN all. Lia Williams, Jon Strickland and Barbara Flynn in Alan SUN Ayckbourn's dark comedy of passion and payback. From Jan SUN 1995. SUN SUN 15:00 Doctor At Large b00bfpnv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 The Men from the Ministry b0102v9g (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b01s0d90 (Listen) SUN Mel Giedroyc with the best of this week's 4 O'Clock Show. SUN SUN 17:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet b01cvb29 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 17:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqq0 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 The Scarifyers b01s0dfq (Listen) SUN The Horror of Loch Ness, Episode 2 SUN Professor Dunning's attempts to find the missing speed ace SUN unleash terrible dangers. Stars David Warner. SUN SUN 18:30 Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger b00zs6nn (Listen) SUN The Disintegration Machine SUN Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's indomitable academic must SUN investigate dastardly Latvian scientist Theodore Nemor. SUN Stars Bill Paterson. SUN SUN 19:00 That Reminds Me b007jmv2 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 19:30 Palace of Laughter b007w2my (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Doctor At Large b00bfpnv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 20:30 The Men from the Ministry b0102v9g (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b01s0d8y (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:45 Five Stories by James Ellis b00lg8gr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Chain Reaction b0092j13 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 Meet David Sedaris b012lpvz (Listen) SUN Series 2, The Ship Shape; Make That a Double SUN The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and SUN charm to BBC Radio 4, concluding his second series of SUN audience readings. This week some serious thought is put SUN into buying a holiday home in 'The Ship Shape' and the SUN complexities of gender assignment when learning French in SUN 'Make That a Double'. SUN Producer: Steve Doherty SUN A Boomerang production for BBC Radio 4. SUN SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b01sbcgy (Listen) SUN For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the SUN best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith talks to Barry Cryer SUN about Linda Smith. SUN SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection b00crj7j (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 4 SUN Museum director Walter Brindle has important news, and love SUN is in the air for some staff. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From SUN July 2007. SUN SUN 23:30 Nick Revell Show b00d7n9s (Listen) SUN Series 2, All's Well That Ends Well... Well, Well, Well SUN The writer is leading a charmed life, which naturally leaves SUN him feeling anxious. With Alistair McGowan. From July 1993. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 22 APRIL 2013 MON MON 00:00 The Scarifyers b01s0dfq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 00:30 Arthur Conan Doyle - Professor Challenger b00zs6nn (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b01s0d8y (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 Five Stories by James Ellis b00lg8gr (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 That Reminds Me b007jmv2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Palace of Laughter b007w2my (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Doctor At Large b00bfpnv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 Alan Ayckbourn - The Revengers' Comedies b007jz46 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Rosemary Sutcliff - Brother Dusty Feet b01cvb29 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqq0 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Wimsey - The Five Red Herrings b00s8fxv (Listen) MON Reconstruction MON Upper class sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and his cohorts piece MON together the final hours of the murdered artist. Stars Ian MON Carmichael and John Graham. MON MON 06:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice MON b0075z6v (Listen) MON The Affair of the Senator's Daughter MON Sherlock Holmes and his new assistant must rescue a young MON girl from her kidnappers. By Laurie King, with James Fox as MON the sleuth. MON MON 07:00 Married b00c0c35 (Listen) MON Series 1, Episode 1 MON Robin Lightfoot is grumpy yet happily single, then he wakes MON up to discover he's in a parallel universe, with a wife and MON kids. MON MON 07:30 The Unbelievable Truth b01rvnxc (Listen) MON Series 11, Episode 2 MON David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians MON are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another MON to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past MON their opponents. MON Rhod Gilbert, Richard Osman, Lucy Beaumont and John MON Finnemore are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate MON inaccuracy on subjects as varied as moles, cabbages, trains MON and the BBC. MON The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the MON team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. MON Producer: Jon Naismith MON A Random Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4. MON Credits MON Presenter: David Mitchell MON Producer: Jon Naismith MON MON 08:00 Round The Horne b00jnnpm (Listen) MON Series 2, Episode 3 MON Kenneth Horne spies on an escaped war criminal and gets a MON bona tattoo from Julian and Sandy. With Kenneth Williams and MON Bill Pertwee. From March 1966. MON MON 08:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01s254c (Listen) MON Larks from the much-loved comedy duo. Private Morecambe is a MON hero and the guest is singer Clodagh Rogers. From September MON 1976. MON MON 09:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters b01s259m (Listen) MON Episode 4 MON Isy Suttie recounts the tale of Bob and Marie, Isy's driving MON instructor and the mysterious girl he admires from afar, MON while Isy learns valuable lessons in driving, love and life. MON MON 09:30 A Look Back at the Future b01s259p (Listen) MON 2025 MON Recorded in July 1994, Brian Perkins, Ken Livingstone and MON Nigel Planer foresee ego transplants and the USA invading MON Narnia. MON MON 10:00 Classic Serial b00qm62k (Listen) MON Plantagenet: Series 1, What Is a Man? MON Series of plays by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed's MON Chronicles, about the early years of the Plantagenet MON dynasty. MON The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry MON II's long reign was finally beset by conflict with his sons. MON King Henry II ...... David Warner MON Queen Eleanor ...... Jane Lapotaire MON Prince Richard ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole MON Prince Hal ...... Piers Wehner MON Prince Geoffrey ...... Rhys Jennings MON William Marshall ...... Stephen Hogan MON Bertran de Bourne ...... Bruce Alexander MON King Louis ...... Philip Fox MON Courtier ...... John Biggins MON Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. MON Find Out More About The King MON MON 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170czj (Listen) MON The Gifts of War MON Two worlds collide over a mother's birthday present for her MON son. Written in 1970 and read by Julia Ford and Kirsty MON Oswald. MON MON 11:15 Loose Ends b01s02z4 (Listen) MON Julian Clary, Krister Henriksson, David Quantick, Sophie MON Kinsella, Night Beds, Treetop Flyers MON There's Scandimania in the studio this week as Clive's MON joined by Wallander himself, Swedish actor Krister MON Henriksson. Krister's currently making his West end debut in MON 'Doktor Glas'. Performed in Swedish with English subtitles MON and is at Wyndham's Theatre, London until Saturday 11th May. MON Clive's got a ticket to ride with journalist and writer MON David Quantick, who's written comedy drama 'Playhouse MON Presents: Snodgrass' for Sky Arts 1. Based on the novella by MON Ian R MacLeod, a 50 year old John Lennon sits in a dingy MON kitchen, smoking a roll up, unemployed and on his uppers. MON This is the John Lennon who walked out on the Beatles in MON 1962, before the hits and before they changed music for MON ever. It's on Thursday 25th April at 21.00 on Sky Arts 1. MON Nikki Bedi's having a sleepover with chicklit author Sophie MON Kinsella. Having penned the 'Confessions Of A Shopaholic' MON series of novels, Sophie's also written 'Sleeping MON Arrangements' under her real name, Madeleine Wickham. It's MON been adapted for the stage as a musical and is the story of MON two families, one holiday villa - but who's sleeping with MON whom? It's at London's Landor Theatre until Sunday 12th May. MON Clive has a Sticky Moment with self-proclaimed 'Lord of MON Mince' and national treasure Julian Clary. Wedding bells are MON ringing for Julian, whose show flirts in the face of MON conformity and sees him welcome a selection of eligible MON bachelors to the stage to win his hand in marriage. MON 'Position Vacant: Apply Within' is touring until Sunday 2nd MON June. MON Music is from London based Treetop Flyers, who perform MON 'Things Will Change' from their album 'The Mountain Moves'. MON And from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Winston Yellen, MON the brainchild of Night Beds, who performs '22' from his MON album 'Country Sleep'. MON Producer: Sukey Firth. MON MON 12:00 Round The Horne b00jnnpm (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01s254c (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Wimsey - The Five Red Herrings b00s8fxv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice MON b0075z6v (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy5m (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON Meena visits a fortune teller who foretells things about her MON relationship with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel. MON MON 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State MON b00t1qn4 (Listen) MON Temperance and the 1872 Licensing Act MON We join presenter Mark Whitaker in the ideal industrial MON community of Saltaire, near Bradford. Developed between 1850 MON and 1870, it was planned as an environment in which workers MON would be diligent, healthy and happy - because they would MON have no access to alcohol. MON At the heart of the village was the Saltaire Club and MON Institute that was set up "to supply the advantages of a MON public-house, but without the evils." Temperance developed MON from the 1830s as a movement of the skilled working classes, MON and in 1853 became organised as a formidable political MON pressure group - the UK Alliance. It argued for teetotalism, MON and for the right of ratepayers to ban the liquor trade in MON their own town. MON It had formidable parliamentary support. But it was hated by MON writers such as Charles Dickens, who ridiculed the idea that MON prohibition would create a more sober nation. The Times MON dismissed teetotallers as "intolerant brooding theorists". MON The issue came to a head in 1871-2. There was a General MON Election and Gladstone's Liberals were trying to pass a new MON Licensing Bill. The campaign was marred by violent MON confrontations between those who wanted more or less freedom MON to drink. Gladstone himself hoped to create a more MON continental drinking culture and reduced the duty on French MON wine. But he couldn't win. When he lost the next Election in MON 1874 he complained that he'd been "borne down in a torrent MON of gin and beer." MON Actors read from temperance literature, from Dickens and MON from newspaper reports. MON Producer: Mark Whitaker MON A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4. MON MON 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin b007jv9y (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON A farming community must cope with the death of wife and MON mother Caro Meredith. Robin Ellis reads Joanna Trollope's MON story. MON MON 14:45 Jane Robinson - Bluestockings b012xs28 (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON The sacrifices made for a university education by the MON pioneering young women at Cambridge in 1869. Read by Miriam MON Margolyes. MON MON 15:00 Classic Serial b00qm62k (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b01s25l5 (Listen) MON Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc. MON MON 17:00 Flying the Flag b007jy0c (Listen) MON Series 1, Weather Problems MON Eastern Bloc dissidents seeking refuge descend on the MON British Embassy. Stars Dinsdale Landen as the Ambassador. MON From April 1987. MON MON 17:30 Married b00c0c35 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b00zzwfq (Listen) MON The Nine Billion Names of God MON A Tibetan monastery's new computer sparks fears that the MON world will end. Arthur C Clarke's short story read by John MON Shrapnel. MON MON 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132ll5 (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON How did Hillman Hunter acquire Nano? Sequel to Douglas MON Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen MON Mangan. MON MON 18:30 Weird Tales b00vknrq (Listen) MON Split the Atom, by Lynn Ferguson MON Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen, who tells of a Celtic MON goddess able to decide who lives or dies. Stars Derek MON Riddell. MON MON 19:00 Round The Horne b00jnnpm (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01s254c (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Wimsey - The Five Red Herrings b00s8fxv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice MON b0075z6v (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170czj (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] MON MON 21:15 Loose Ends b01s02z4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 The Unbelievable Truth b01rvnxc (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 Isy Suttie's Love Letters b01s259m (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b01s2601 (Listen) MON Series 7, Episode 2 MON An extended version of the News Quiz, featuring jokes that MON you won't have heard already, some clips from the archives MON and exclusive behind-the-scenes material. MON MON 23:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies b007jrlb (Listen) MON A Life at the Opera MON Tackling operas and some thoughts on ears, producer, writer MON and performer Armando Iannucci presents his own humorous MON essays. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2013 TUE TUE 00:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b00zzwfq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132ll5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Weird Tales b00vknrq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 Wimsey - The Five Red Herrings b00s8fxv (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice TUE b0075z6v (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Isy Suttie's Love Letters b01s259m (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 A Look Back at the Future b01s259p (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Classic Serial b00qm62k (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170czj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:15 Loose Ends b01s02z4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 Flying the Flag b007jy0c (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Married b00c0c35 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ycyr (Listen) TUE Episode 1 TUE A housemaid's murder reveals a web of hidden passions in a TUE village. PD James's thriller stars Sian Phillips and Hugh TUE Grant. TUE TUE 06:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice TUE b0075zbj (Listen) TUE The Segregation of the Queen TUE Sherlock Holmes is out of retirement and an old enemy is TUE targeting him and also his friends. By Laurie King, with TUE Monica Dolan. TUE TUE 07:00 On Baby Street b00sf1tt (Listen) TUE Series 3, Episode 2 TUE Mother Nature pays another visit, and discovers spring has TUE arrived and love is in the air. Stars Jenny Eclair. From TUE July 1998. TUE TUE 07:30 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD b01rvppv (Listen) TUE Series 1, The Olsens TUE In his debut solo Radio 4 show, comedian Thom Tuck recounted TUE heart-rending tales of loves lost while drawing comparisons TUE with 54 Straight-to-DVD Disney movies he'd watched, so we TUE don't ever have to. TUE Thom now turns his attention to other genres of TUE Straight-to-DVD movies - seeking out further underrated gems TUE and drawing parallels with captivating personal tales from TUE his own life experience, backed by cinematic music, so we TUE can rest easy. TUE In this third episode, Thom looks at the Straight-to-DVD TUE offerings from "The Olsen Twins", self made millionaires TUE from their empire of teenage market films. Thom looks at the TUE journey of their success, and draws parallels with the wise TUE (and not so wise) choices he's made in his life. TUE "...a seductive experience" The Guardian TUE Produced by Lianne Coop. TUE TUE Credits TUE Performer: Thom Tuck TUE Producer: Lianne Coop TUE TUE 08:00 The Goon Show b007jr24 (Listen) TUE Tales of Men's Shirts TUE It's 1942 and Neddie Seagoon must stop the Germans' secret TUE weapon. Stars Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. From TUE December 1959. TUE TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show b007jx22 (Listen) TUE Star Parade TUE The King of Knotty Ash aims his tickling stick at holidays TUE and DIY. With Judith Chalmers and The Springfields. From TUE July 1963. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b01s2601 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies b007jrlb (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 Classic Serial b00qs5kh (Listen) TUE Plantagenet: Series 1, Lionheart TUE Series of plays by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed's TUE Chronicles, charting the early years of the Plantagenet TUE dynasty. TUE Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of TUE Henry II's refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to TUE the Crusades. TUE Queen Eleanor ...... Jane Lapotaire TUE Richard ...... Ed Stoppard TUE King Henry II ...... David Warner TUE William Marshall ...... Stephen Hogan TUE King Philip ...... John Biggins TUE Saladin ...... Raad Rawi TUE El-adel ...... Khalid Laith TUE Baldwin ...... Ewan Hooper TUE Prince John ...... Neil Stuke TUE Hugh ...... Philip Fox TUE Robert of Champagne ...... Rhys Jennings TUE Conrad ...... Piers Wehner TUE With Bruce Alexander and Joseph Cohen-Cole TUE Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. TUE More about Richard I 'The Lion Heart' TUE Richard I (8 September 1157 รข€“ 6 April 1199) was King of TUE England from 6 July 1189 until his death in 1199. TUE TUE 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170mty (Listen) TUE A Success Story TUE A night out leaves playwright Kathie Jones contemplating TUE relationships and success. Written in 1972 and read by Tracy TUE Wiles. TUE TUE 11:15 Afternoon Drama b00k3xld (Listen) TUE A King's Speech TUE By Mark Burgess. TUE The action of A King's Speech takes place on Coronation Day, TUE 12th May 1937, and deals with King George VI's preparations TUE for his evening BBC Radio broadcast to the Nation - a TUE terrifying prospect for perhaps the most notable Briton to TUE have suffered from a stammer. TUE The Coronation Ceremony in Westminster Abbey completed, the TUE new King must face a further challenge - the dreaded royal TUE broadcast, to be delivered under the watchful gaze of the TUE BBC's first Director General, Sir John Reith himself. As the TUE tension mounts, speech therapist, Lionel Logue (played by TUE Trevor Littledale) must work hard to calm the King's nerves TUE and to prepare him for his ordeal at the microphone. No easy TUE task. As the King says himself, exploding in fury: TUE "Dammit!! I can't say 'crowned', can't say 'King'! What use TUE is that? The whole speech is a minefield of 'Commonwealths', TUE 'Queens' and 'Kings'! Five hundred and seventy-two words in TUE total, and most of them impossible for me to say!" TUE The central scenes of the play feature Logue and his pupil. TUE Comfortable in each other's company, they discuss the speech TUE the King must make in a few hours' time. Logue's working TUE methods are revealed: the tongue-twisters, breathing TUE exercises, Shakespearean quotations - all designed to relax TUE the speaker. The King's dependence on, and great friendship TUE with Logue becomes apparent. Their conversation is TUE wide-ranging, dealing with, among other things, the TUE Abdication Crisis; George VI's childhood - when being both TUE left-handed and a stammerer was frowned on; the King's envy TUE of his elder brother; and his uneasy relationship with his TUE father, King George V. TUE This is Mark Burgess's sixth play for BBC Radio 4, all of TUE which have dealt with prominent people at pivotal moments in TUE their lives. TUE Producer/Director: David Blount TUE A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 12:00 The Goon Show b007jr24 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show b007jx22 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ycyr (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice TUE b0075zbj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy6w (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE Meena is called on to help with baby Sunil and sets about TUE healing the rift with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own novel. TUE TUE 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State TUE b00t1qpx (Listen) TUE Political Thinkers and the Drink Question TUE Mark Whitaker shows how the 'Drink Question' was of central TUE importance for both of England's most original and TUE influential political thinkers of the 19th century - John TUE Stuart Mill and TH Green. TUE For both of them it raised the question of how far the state TUE could be justified in interfering in the lives of TUE individuals. The debate had started in the letters page of TUE the Times in 1856, in a high-level exchange between the Tory TUE MP Lord Stanley and Samuel Pope, Secretary of the temperance TUE movement the UK Alliance. The latter argued that his rights TUE as a citizen were "invaded" by the behaviour of heavy TUE drinkers; the former that no Englishman would agree to be TUE "coerced for his own benefit". TUE Mill picked up the topic in his essay On Liberty, published TUE in 1859. Mill was mid-Victorian England's most influential TUE public intellectual, and his books were best-sellers even TUE though his ideas were radical. He insisted that "drunkenness TUE is not a fit subject for legislative purposes", and feared TUE that the weight of public opinion would crush individualism. TUE TH Green was an academic philosopher at Oxford, and was TUE deeply involved in the temperance movement during the 1870s. TUE He believed that individual freedom lay in pursuing the TUE common good and that mass drunkenness made this impossible TUE in England. He thought that "moderate drinkers" had to TUE sacrifice their pleasure for the sake of society as a whole. TUE Actors read extracts from their work. TUE Producer: Mark Whitaker TUE A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin b007qwj5 (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE How did American Caro Bliss come to settle in a close TUE farming community in England? Read by Robin Ellis. TUE TUE 14:45 Jane Robinson - Bluestockings b012zsbz (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE Starting to make a mark, the inevitable backlash against the TUE first women university students begins. Read by Miriam TUE Margolyes. TUE TUE 15:00 Classic Serial b00qs5kh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b01s2bjt (Listen) TUE Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc. TUE TUE 17:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket b01s2bjw (Listen) TUE The Dummy Run TUE The dear ladies decide to enter a shop window-dressing TUE competition. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. TUE From December 1984. TUE TUE 17:30 On Baby Street b00sf1tt (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010721b (Listen) TUE The Star TUE A priest's faith is severely tested during an expedition on TUE a burnt planet. John Shrapnel reads Arthur C Clarke's short TUE story. TUE TUE 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132plq (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE The Tyromancers of Nano plan an attack. Will Thor become the TUE planetoid's god? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide TUE to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan. TUE TUE 18:30 Weird Tales b00wr8s9 (Listen) TUE The House on Pale Avenue, by Richard Vincent TUE The downsizing Williams family can't settle in their new TUE home - is it trying to tell them something? Stars Jamie TUE Glover. TUE TUE 19:00 The Goon Show b007jr24 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show b007jx22 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ycyr (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice TUE b0075zbj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170mty (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] TUE TUE 21:15 Afternoon Drama b00k3xld (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD b01rvppv (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off b007jrq6 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Moscow TUE Cycling solo on a tandem, the inept student is Russia-bound, TUE fundraising for donkeys. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From TUE August 2002. TUE TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b01sbch2 (Listen) TUE For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the TUE best laughs around. Plus more from Arthur Smith's chat with TUE Barry Cryer. TUE TUE 23:00 Hut 33 b00m0ld0 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? TUE The Bletchley Park codebreakers grapple with the TUE complexities of religion. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July TUE 2007. TUE TUE 23:30 Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll b00fw3yp (Listen) TUE My Turn to Be Poorly TUE The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock TUE legends dying at the age of 27. Stars Graham Fellows. From TUE October 2001. TUE TUE 23:45 No Tomatoes b0081snn (Listen) TUE Doctor Doom TUE Doctor Doom: A moody fridge speaks out to Paul Copley and TUE Helen Moon. Sketch show mixing up language and sounds. From TUE October 2007. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL 2013 WED WED 00:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010721b (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132plq (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Weird Tales b00wr8s9 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ycyr (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice WED b0075zbj (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 News Quiz Extra b01s2601 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] WED WED 02:45 Armando Iannucci - Facts and Fancies b007jrlb (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] WED WED 03:00 Classic Serial b00qs5kh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0170mty (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:15 Afternoon Drama b00k3xld (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket b01s2bjw (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 On Baby Street b00sf1tt (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ypyg (Listen) WED Episode 2 WED Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh arrives in a quiet WED village to investigate a housemaid's murder. PD James's WED thriller stars Robin Ellis and Sian Phillips. WED WED 06:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice WED b0075zg4 (Listen) WED A Battle Royal WED Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell must part to foil their WED deadly enemy. Laurie King's homage stars James Fox and WED Monica Dolan. WED WED 07:00 Two Doors Down b0076h2y (Listen) WED Series 3, Give the Dog a Bone WED Miss Black's new lodger is a successful actor, but he's not WED who she was hoping for. Stars Frances Tomelty. From WED September 2003. WED WED 07:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House b01rvpvf (Listen) WED The Bathroom WED Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can WED only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a WED room by room, stand up tour of his house. WED He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move WED quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His WED relationship with his house is a complicated one. WED A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday WED life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and WED tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all WED the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help WED Alun and his house work through their relationship issues WED and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least WED not until the market picks up anyway. WED Starring ... Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn WED Written by ... Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton WED Produced by ... Carl Cooper. WED WED Credits WED Performer: Alun Cochrane WED Performer: Gavin Osborn WED Producer: Carl Cooper WED Writer: Alun Cochrane WED Writer: Andy Wolton WED WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k15z (Listen) WED The Holiday Camp WED Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he WED discovers a surprise next door. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid WED James. From May 1955. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00ckcmh (Listen) WED Series 5, Episode 10 WED Censorship, a ghost story and a depraved dentist. Songs and WED sketches with John Cleese and Tim Brooke-Taylor. From June WED 1967. WED WED 09:00 After Henry b007qgnr (Listen) WED Series 4, Relative Movement WED With her daughter Clare away in Australia, Sarah decides to WED rent her flat out. Stars Prunella Scales. From January 1989. WED WED 09:30 It's Your Round b00yz3t4 (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 3 WED "It's Your Round" is the comedy panel show where the format WED is simple: there is no format. Instead, each of the WED panellists has brought along their own round for the others WED to play, meaning that each show is unique, untried, and WED unpredictable. WED This episode Arthur Smith, Lucy Montgomery, Tom WED Wrigglesworth and Will Smith battle it out to see who can WED beat each other at their own games. WED Find out the hilarity that ensues when each of them play the WED games they've brought along. What will Arthur make of Tom's WED "Re-wound, Sped Up Played Backwards"? How will Twitter-fan WED Will Smith get on with Lucy's "Twitter-witter-witter-who" WED game? And how much would it take for Tom Wrigglesworth to WED change his name to Adolf Hitler when he plays Arthur Smith's WED round? WED Angus Deayton is the host valiantly trying to make sure WED everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact. WED Writers: Angus Deayton and Paul Powell WED Devised by Benjamin Partridge WED Producer: Sam Michell. WED WED 10:00 Classic Serial b00qzd3b (Listen) WED Plantagenet: Series 1, John, By the Grace of God WED Series of plays by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed's WED Chronicles, chronicling the early years of the Plantagenet WED dynasty. WED The fourth son of Henry II never expected to succeed to the WED English throne. When he does, he reveals a talent for making WED enemies. WED Queen Eleanor ...... Jane Lapotaire WED King Richard ...... Ed Stoppard WED King John ...... Neil Stuke WED William Marshall ...... Stephen Hogan WED Prince Arthur ...... Ryan Watson WED Queen Isabelle ...... Emerald O'Hanrahan WED King Philip ...... John Biggins WED Saladin ...... Raad Rawi WED El-Adel ...... Khalid Laith WED Doctor/Langton ...... Ewan Hooper WED Girard ...... Joseph Cohen-Cole WED De Roche ...... Bruce Alexander WED Fitzwalter ...... Piers Wehner WED Will Marshall ...... Rhys Jennings WED Prince Henry ...... Bertie Gilbert WED Directed by Jeremy Mortimer. WED WED 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175j83 (Listen) WED A Voyage to Cythera WED A chance encounter on a train leads a lonely woman to a WED romantic fantasy. Written in 1967 and read by Lucy Akhurst. WED WED 11:15 John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven b007jwfc (Listen) WED When Lewis Luby is confronted by visions of the Almighty, he WED wonders if he's in the wrong place. Stars Jeremy Irons. WED WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k15z (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00ckcmh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ypyg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice WED b0075zg4 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b00fy2qp (Listen) WED Episode 8 WED With Meena and Anita back on track, the girls begin to WED tackle the tricky subject of sex. Meera Syal reads her own WED novel. WED WED 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State WED b00t3t9d (Listen) WED Habitual Drunkards and the Asylum WED Mark Whitaker focuses on a new sort of panic that swept the WED nation at the very end of the 19th century - a panic about WED the number of 'habitual drunkards' in the country and the WED impact they were having. WED This was the time of pioneering social research by the likes WED of Booth and Rowntree, and also of a new belief in the WED ability of government to intervene to change social WED conditions. Allied to this was a growing medical confidence WED that addiction to alcohol was a disease that could be WED isolated and treated - and a new term was invented, WED 'inebriety'. WED Public and political opinion on the matter was hugely WED influenced by the publication by the Daily Telegraph in 1891 WED of a long series of letters giving first-hand accounts of WED alcohol addiction. They were revelatory, and the paper WED called them a "sad mirror of the National Sin". There was WED particular concern over the extent of female drunkenness, WED and this fed into fears about a deterioration of the WED 'national stock'. WED A leading medical figure argued that "the wide-spread WED prevalence of alcoholism among women, especially during the WED reproductive period of life, is one of the important factors WED making for racial decay". WED Such fears came to a head when many young men proved WED insufficiently healthy to fight in the Boer War. In 1898 WED Parliament passed an Inebriates Act that required local WED authorities to set up special 'reformatories' as an WED alternative to prison for those arrested time after time for WED being drunk and disorderly. Courts could sentence people to WED them for up to three years. The shift was from condemnation WED to cure: but the reformatories couldn't survive after the WED outbreak if war in 1914. WED Producer: Mark Whitaker WED A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4. WED WED 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin b007qx32 (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Grieving for her mother Caro, daughter Judy Meredith WED prepares to visit her father. Read by Robin Ellis. WED WED 14:45 Jane Robinson - Bluestockings b012ylgf (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Undergraduette glamour and bluestocking fashion. Miriam WED Margolyes continues the story of the first female university WED students. WED WED 15:00 Classic Serial b00qzd3b (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b01s2fwj (Listen) WED Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc. WED WED 17:00 Stilgoe's Around b007k3r0 (Listen) WED From 7/5/1984 WED Richard Stilgoe is admitted to Guy's Hospital in London. WED With visitors Emma Thompson and The Cambridge Buskers. From WED May 1984. WED WED 17:30 Two Doors Down b0076h2y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010gqsf (Listen) WED Death and the Senator WED If a medical space station can cure cardiac conditions, who WED gets treatment? John Shrapnel reads Arthur C Clarke's short WED story. WED WED 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132vvd (Listen) WED Episode 8 WED It's the big fight - Thor v Wowbagger. Sequel to Douglas WED Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen WED Mangan. WED WED 18:30 A Short History of Vampires b00yhwyc (Listen) WED Dracula's Guest WED By Bram Stoker. Natalie Haynes introduces a series of tales WED of the undead. The Count looks out for a curious Englishman. WED Read by Dan Stevens. WED WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k15z (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00ckcmh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ypyg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice WED b0075zg4 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175j83 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] WED WED 21:15 John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven b007jwfc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Alun Cochrane's Fun House b01rvpvf (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 The Mark Steel Solution b007jmtg (Listen) WED Series 1, Anyone Born in England Should Be Deported WED Radical proposals to improve our lives, with the comedian's WED emigration shake-up. From November 1992. WED WED 23:00 We Are Klang b007k3vt (Listen) WED Amazing Lives - Musical WED On its 25th anniversary, writers and performers reflect on WED 'Gummy Monkey the Musical'. Stars Greg Davies, Steve Hall WED and Marek Larwood. WED WED 23:30 Knocker b00890vp (Listen) WED Privinvasionacy WED Market researcher Ian Dunn seeks the opinions of a hostile WED public. Stars Neil Edmond and Paula Wilcox. From November WED 2007. WED WED 23:45 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment b0082khk (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED Memoirs of a boy growing up in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the WED hands of his eccentric dad. Written and narrated by Peter WED Bradshaw. WED WED THU THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013 THU THU 00:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010gqsf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0132vvd (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 A Short History of Vampires b00yhwyc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008ypyg (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Sherlock Holmes - The Beekeeper's Apprentice THU b0075zg4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 After Henry b007qgnr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 It's Your Round b00yz3t4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 Classic Serial b00qzd3b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175j83 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:15 John Mortimer - Mr Luby's Fear of Heaven b007jwfc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 Stilgoe's Around b007k3r0 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Two Doors Down b0076h2y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yszy (Listen) THU Episode 3 THU With a growing list of murder suspects, the inspector THU uncovers fresh leads. PD James thriller stars Robin Ellis, THU Sian Phillips and Hugh Grant. THU THU 06:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) THU The Trap THU 4 Extra Debut. A suspect in an armed London hold-up asks to THU see Detective Sergeant Brook, and new assistant Tully THU arrives. Stars Ray Brooks. THU THU 07:00 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me b0076hbd (Listen) THU Series 1, The Folks Who Live on the Hill THU Vi is sick, and Roy is no help. Then unexpected guests THU arrive for Victor's birthday party. Stars Ram Jam Holder. THU From October 2003. THU THU 07:30 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto b01rw3ym (Listen) THU Series 5, Episode 3 THU Comedian Mark Thomas compiles audience policy ideas from The THU Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. Tonight's manifesto includes THU demands that farmers stop spraypainting sheep, that we THU abandon the recycling of plastic bottles and that a Land THU Value Tax replace all other taxation. Produced by Colin THU Anderson. THU Credits THU Presenter: Mark Thomas THU Producer: Colin Anderson THU THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007jqc5 (Listen) THU Hidden Treasure THU Pike and Hodges call in a clairvoyant to help them locate THU the pier's rumoured booty. Dad's Army spin-off stars Ian THU Lavender and Betty Marsden. From October 1984. THU THU 08:30 Take It From Here b0180fds (Listen) THU From 21/02/1956 THU The adventures of The Glums, and the Scarlet Pimple! Stars THU Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield. From THU February 1956. THU THU 09:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes THU b00brb8n (Listen) THU The Demon Cobbler of Greek Street THU The spoof sleuth probes a shoe clue connection in two THU mystery murders. Stars Roy Hudd and June Whitfield. From THU February 1999. THU THU 09:30 The 99p Challenge b01s2v0x (Listen) THU Series 5, Episode 6 THU Crazy panel show capers with Sue Perkins, Rob Rouse, Nick THU Frost, Armando Iannucci and Peter Serafinowicz. From THU September 2004. THU THU 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) THU The House of Shaws THU 1751 - Scotland is in turmoil after the Jacobite rebellion, THU as young David sets off to Edinburgh. Robert Louis THU Stevenson's historical adventure stars David Rintoul. THU THU 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175mgk (Listen) THU Hassan's Tower THU Kenneth reaches a new understanding on his honeymoon in THU foreign parts. Written in 1966 and read by Carl Prekopp. THU THU 11:15 Never Mind, I Stopped the Train b01hbrw2 (Listen) THU The heroism of railwaymen in a horrific explosion in 1898. THU Martin Sorrell's recreation of a real event stars Martin THU Jarvis. THU THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007jqc5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Take It From Here b0180fds (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yszy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b00fwq9n (Listen) THU Episode 9 THU Tough times for Meena, with a stay in hospital and major THU changes in her circle of friends. Meera Syal reads her own THU novel. THU THU 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State THU b00t3tb3 (Listen) THU The Central Control Board of 1915 THU "Drink is doing us more damage in the War than all the THU German submarines put together", insisted Lloyd George in THU February 1915. THU Continuing his history series on how British governments THU have approached the 'Drink Question', Mark Whitaker looks at THU the years of the First World War, when everything was THU determined by the needs of 'national efficiency'. THU After a few months of war it became clear that Britain THU needed to make more munitions - and fast. But output was THU slowed down by the workers' drinking habits. "We are THU fighting German, Austrians and Drink", said Lloyd George as THU he embarked on a plan for the government to buy up the THU country's whole liquor trade. THU But the Cabinet balked at the price. Instead a Central THU Control Board (CCB) was set up in 1915 with the power to THU take over the trade in areas of particular sensitivity to THU the war effort. The largest of these was Gretna-Carlisle, THU where a new national munitions factory was built. THU The number of licences was drastically reduced: the beer was THU weakened: the sale of spirits limited: and pubs encouraged THU to provide food as well as drink. Newspapers called it "the THU largest social experiment of our time". A Carlisle vicar THU called state control "the dawning of a new era". It worked THU too. Convictions for drunkenness in CCB-controlled areas THU declined dramatically, and many began to think that THU nationalisation might finally be the solution to the 'Drink THU Question'. THU Producer: Mark Whitaker THU A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin b007qw7h (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Lyndsay struggles with her husband's depression over the THU death of Caro Meredith. Read by Robin Ellis. THU THU 14:45 Jane Robinson - Bluestockings b012yp7q (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU The suffragette movement makes its mark on academia. Miriam THU Margolyes tells the story of the first female university THU students. THU THU 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b01s2x9j (Listen) THU Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc. THU THU 17:00 Ballylenon b00gddtk (Listen) THU Series 2, Episode 4 THU Vera tells the newspaper all the clergy latest, but there's THU disappointment. It's 1954 in the Irish town. Stars TP THU McKenna. THU THU 17:30 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me b0076hbd (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010m6lf (Listen) THU Superiority THU In war, the more technologically advanced side can still be THU defeated. John Shrapnel reads Arthur C Clarke's short story. THU THU 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0133hgn (Listen) THU Episode 9 THU Can Thor save planetoid Nano from the Vogons and their Quite THU Unwieldy Torpedo? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's THU Guide to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan. THU THU 18:30 A Short History of Vampires b00yqqs8 (Listen) THU Hero Dust THU By Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Natalie Haynes introduces another THU tale about vampires featuring their arch-nemesis - the THU slayer. Read by David Horovitch. THU THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007jqc5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Take It From Here b0180fds (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yszy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175mgk (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] THU THU 21:15 Never Mind, I Stopped the Train b01hbrw2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Mark Thomas: The Manifesto b01rw3ym (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Old Harry's Game b00hlcr4 (Listen) THU Series 7, Episode 1 THU Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell. THU Hell is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up. Animals THU are not supposed to end up in Satan's care because they are THU not evil - except for dolphins of course. THU Satan ...... Andy Hamilton THU Edith ...... Annette Crosbie THU Scumspawn ...... Robert Duncan THU Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville THU With Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b01sbch4 (Listen) THU For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the THU best laughs around. Plus Isy Suttie is joined by Chris THU Neill. THU THU 23:00 Deep Trouble b00spp7t (Listen) THU Series 1, Episode 4 THU A stray astronaut and a rock band spark confusion on board THU submarine HMS Goliath. Stars Jim Field Smith. From November THU 2005. THU THU 23:30 The Skivers b007jpsp (Listen) THU Series 1, Episode 1 THU Lecturing Leslie Phillips guest stars in Nick Golson and Tim THU de Jongh's skilful sketch show. With Mel Giedroyc. From THU March 1994. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2013 FRI FRI 00:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010m6lf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0133hgn (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 A Short History of Vampires b00yqqs8 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yszy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes FRI b00brb8n (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 The 99p Challenge b01s2v0x (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0175mgk (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:15 Never Mind, I Stopped the Train b01hbrw2 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 Ballylenon b00gddtk (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me b0076hbd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yv5r (Listen) FRI Episode 4 FRI The inspector summons the entire household to flush out FRI Sally's killer. PD James thriller stars Robin Ellis and Hugh FRI Grant. FRI FRI 06:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) FRI A Bit of a Grudge FRI Brook and Tully have unfinished business with a dangerous FRI crook. Can he be caught before he flees the country? Crime FRI thriller stars Ray Brooks. FRI FRI 07:00 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons FRI b0132l7g (Listen) FRI The Dalai Lama, or How the West Was Won FRI The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic FRI Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting FRI company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in FRI the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but FRI rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic FRI Icons. Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey FRI Emin. FRI The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the FRI Dalai Lama. Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two FRI year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature FRI Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, FRI but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and FRI possessor of a top twinkly smile. They also present Buddhism FRI in a Nutshell. FRI Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who FRI are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at FRI the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent FRI canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the FRI current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the FRI rest of their work. And, of course it will be very funny. FRI Desmond Olivier Dingle ..... Patrick Barlow FRI Raymond Box ..... John Ramm FRI Director: Patrick Barlow FRI Producer: Liz Anstee FRI A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 07:30 Believe It! b01hxmw4 (Listen) FRI Boots FRI Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has FRI always said he'd never write one. FRI Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It is the hilarious, FRI bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity FRI radiography of Richard Wilson. FRI He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised FRI scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily FRI exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national FRI treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, FRI theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant FRI of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a FRI drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, FRI monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for FRI governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). FRI All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are FRI wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery. FRI (The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed FRI reference to his famous catchphrase.) FRI Richard is supported by a small core cast viz FRI David Tennant FRI John Sessions FRI Lewis Macleod FRI Arabella Weir FRI and Jane Slavin FRI who play anyone and everyone! FRI Ghost written by Jon Canter FRI Produced by Clive Brill FRI A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI Credits FRI Actor: Richard Wilson FRI Actor: David Tennant FRI Actor: John Sessions FRI Actor: Lewis Macleod FRI Actor: Arabella Weir FRI Actor: Jane Slavin FRI Producer: Clive Brill FRI Writer: Jon Canter FRI FRI 08:00 The Navy Lark b01s2xz4 (Listen) FRI Searching for Their Ship FRI 4 Extra Debut. The crewmates return from leave, but there's FRI no sign of Troutbridge. Stars Jon Pertwee and Ronnie Barker. FRI From September 1966. FRI FRI 08:30 J Kingston Platt b01s2y7s (Listen) FRI Platt vs Rooney and Day FRI The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double FRI act gone wrong. Written and read by Peter Jones. From FRI September 1993. FRI FRI 09:00 Bristow b007vgv7 (Listen) FRI Series 3, Chapter and Verse FRI As the clerk writes for the house journal, he learns the FRI meaning of poetic justice. Stars Michael Williams. From July FRI 2000. FRI FRI 09:30 Act Your Age b00qhrxb (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 4 FRI Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic FRI generations against each other to find out which is the FRI funniest. FRI Team captains Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson FRI are joined by Mike Wozniak, Robin Ince and Ted Robbins. FRI FRI 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7x03 (Listen) FRI Murder in Appin FRI David Balfour is shipwrecked off Scotland's coast. Cast FRI ashore, he heads to Appin and a fateful encounter. Robert FRI Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young. FRI FRI 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0176nbj (Listen) FRI Faithful Lovers FRI A return to an old stomping ground, with its echoes of love, FRI sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968, and read by FRI Adjoa Andoh. FRI FRI 11:15 Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes b01s2yc9 (Listen) FRI 4 Extra Debut. Ted Hughes is reunited with a long-lost FRI school friend nearly 50 years on. But what do they have in FRI common? Stars Robert Garrett. FRI FRI 12:00 The Navy Lark b01s2xz4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 J Kingston Platt b01s2y7s (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yv5r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jvvd (Listen) FRI Episode 10 FRI On the eve of her 11-plus, the exam seems to be the least of FRI Meena's worries. Meera Syal reads her own novel. FRI FRI 14:15 Britain on the Bottle: Alcohol and the State FRI b00t3tbw (Listen) FRI Improving the Pub FRI It seemed possible during the 1920s that the 'Drink FRI Question' that had bedevilled British governments for so FRI long might finally be about to be consigned to the past. FRI The fall in consumption - which had started during the First FRI World War - continued throughout the decade, and political FRI attention focused on why. This was when the Labour Party FRI formed its first governments, and there were powerful FRI socialist voices arguing for a full nationalisation of the FRI drinks industry. This could be a route to weaning the FRI working classes away from a product that was "a powerful FRI weapon in the hands of the exploiters". George Bernard Shaw FRI called liquor "a chloroform that allows the poor to endure FRI the painful operation of living". FRI But while governments chose to sit on the fence during the FRI 1920s, the brewing industry got busy. Led by people like FRI Ernest Nevile, the head of Whitbread's, they set about FRI designing and building a new type of pub - one that would FRI attract a new middle class clientele. "The presence in FRI public houses of people who will not tolerate insobriety FRI makes excess unfashionable". FRI What were called 'improved pubs' - huge buildings with bars, FRI restaurants, ball rooms, bowling greens and even tennis FRI courts - sprung up in the new suburbs. When Nevile said "if FRI I can cure drunkenness in the country in my time, that will FRI satisfy me" he was talking business, not morality. FRI The programme also looks at the first attempts at a FRI sociology of the pub, and what people wanted from it. FRI Producer: Mark Whitaker FRI A Square Dog production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 14:30 Joanna Trollope - Next of Kin b007qtm2 (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI As they struggle with the death of Caro Meredith, further FRI tragedy strikes in the farming community. Read by Robin FRI Ellis. FRI FRI 14:45 Jane Robinson - Bluestockings b012yylw (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI The quest for women's higher education has finally FRI succeeded, but what next for the Bluestockings? Read by FRI Miriam Margolyes. FRI FRI 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7x03 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b01s2yh6 (Listen) FRI Afternoon chat with Mel Giedroyc. FRI FRI 17:00 For Better Or for Worse b00h9t2d (Listen) FRI Episode 7 FRI A day trip to France brings buried memories to the surface FRI for Bernard. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From March FRI 1993. FRI FRI 17:30 The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons FRI b0132l7g (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 The Nine Billion Names of God b010tbkp (Listen) FRI The Sentinel FRI The story from which Arthur C Clarke developed the film FRI '2001: A Space Odyssey' with Stanley Kubrick. Read by John FRI Shrapnel. FRI FRI 18:15 Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing... b0133m09 (Listen) FRI Episode 10 FRI Will the Vogons wipe out Nano? Is this The End, or just the FRI end of a middle? Sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide FRI to the Galaxy series, with Stephen Mangan. FRI FRI 18:30 A Short History of Vampires b00yy6vt (Listen) FRI Israbel FRI By Tanith Lee. Natalie Haynes introduces the tale of a FRI dangerous obsession for a vampire and a painter. Read by FRI Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry. FRI FRI 19:00 The Navy Lark b01s2xz4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 J Kingston Platt b01s2y7s (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Adam Dalgliesh - Cover Her Face b008yv5r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0176nbj (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] FRI FRI 21:15 Aelish Michael - Dreaming of Foxes b01s2yc9 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 Believe It! b01hxmw4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Down the Line b011tzmj (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 5 FRI Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in discussing the FRI environment and global warming. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon FRI Day. From February 2007. FRI FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b01sbch6 (Listen) FRI For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the FRI best laughs around. Plus Arthur Smith is joined by FRI Austentatious. FRI FRI 23:00 Machynlleth Stand-Up Show b01hbxsr (Listen) FRI 2012 FRI Elis James hosts highlights of 2012's Machynlleth Comedy FRI Festival in Wales, featuring James Acaster and Bridget FRI Christie. FRI FRI 23:30 Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave b0196rpc (Listen) FRI Isy Suttie ('Dobby' from Channel 4's 'Peep Show' & double FRI British Comedy Award nominee.) recounts a moving love story FRI involving a socially awkward childhood neighbour (her first FRI pen pal) and a 'well-bred' girl from Surrey - the titular FRI Pearl and Dave. She interweaves the narrative with her own FRI tales of failed relationships, internet dating and eventual FRI happiness, much of which is told through song. Adapted from FRI her sell out Edinburgh 2011 Edinburgh show of the same name. FRI From BBC Radio Comedy. FRI "I'm overjoyed to be doing my Edinburgh show on Radio 4. FRI Having spent a month playing to audiences who'd been rained FRI on all day, some of them dashing in late, I advise listeners FRI to wrap up warm, eat a hearty meal and leave enough time for FRI the journey from the sofa to the radio." Isy Suttie Nov FRI 2011. FRI The Producer is John Pocock. FRI