11 July, 2014

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 12/07/2014 - 18/07/2014

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SAT SATURDAY 12 JULY 2014 SAT SAT 00:00 Book at Bedtime b00stl6q (Listen) SAT FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 5 SAT Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected SAT Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter SAT whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by SAT an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today the newlyweds SAT return to Dedmayne but the path of true love does not run SAT smooth. SAT The Reader is Juliet Stevenson SAT Abridger Sally Marmion SAT Producer Di Speirs SAT FM Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a rare SAT thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in the SAT backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but still as SAT fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have discovered it, SAT it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open Book listeners' SAT Neglected Classics. SAT At the heart of the novel lie the fortunes of Mary Jocelyn, SAT a dutiful and devoted daughter content to live out her SAT destiny under the leaden East Anglian skies she loves, to SAT find solace in a robin's song and in the rare moments of SAT warmth from her aged and formidable father. But on losing SAT the one soul who really loved and needed her, Mary finds SAT herself unbearably lonely, and for the first time open to SAT new horizons. SAT With deft precision, FM Mayor captures the emotions stirring SAT in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle aged desire. SAT With her unerring eye, she reveals both the bitterness and SAT strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's Daughter is SAT acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal fans and SAT its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics season. SAT SAT 00:15 Sport and the British b01bmq2s (Listen) SAT Exporting Football SAT Clare Balding charts how Britain spread the passion for SAT football around the world. She particularly looks at South SAT America where the game is central to their way of life. The SAT FIFA World Cup has been staged 19 times and on 9 of those SAT occasions, it has been won by either Brazil, Argentina or SAT Uruguay. SAT Professor Tony Mason from De Montfort University explains SAT that unlike cricket and rugby which was spread by soldiers, SAT civil servants and settlers in British colonies, football SAT took a different route. It was taken around the world by SAT those who had made Britain the greatest trading nation in SAT the world, by mangers, engineers and teachers. SAT Readers, Nyasha Hatendi, Sean Baker and Jane Lawrence SAT Producer: Garth Brameld. SAT Maradona v England SAT Diego Maradona runs past two English defenders on his way to SAT scoring his second goal of the 1986 World Cup quarter-final SAT between Argentina and England in Mexico City. SAT Dawn of Professional Football SAT Clare Balding tells the story of how football went from an SAT amateur pastime to big business. SAT The Corinthian Ideal SAT Clare Balding examines the era when footballers were SAT expected to be gentlemen, both on and off the pitch. SAT SAT 00:30 HE Bates - Love for Lydia b007q99p (Listen) SAT Episode 10 SAT As he and Blackie help her recovery, Richardson must face up SAT to what love for Lydia really means. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. SAT SAT 00:45 Book of the Week b00lxjln (Listen) SAT Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography, Episode 5 SAT Hannah Gordon reads from Martin Stannard's biography of the SAT acclaimed Scottish novelist, written with full access to her SAT letters and papers. SAT Despite finding companionable happiness in Italy, the SAT vexations of Spark's family life continued to intrude long SAT into her old age. SAT Abridged by Rosemary Goring. SAT SAT 01:00 The Museum of Curiosity b00kj9yv (Listen) SAT Series 2, Episode 4 SAT John Lloyd invites Oliver James, John Hodgman and Charlotte SAT Uhlenbroek to submit exhibits. With Sean Lock. From May SAT 2009. SAT SAT 01:30 How Tickled Am I? b007jp99 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Jimmy James SAT Jimmy James: Mark Radcliffe looks at the comedians' SAT comedian, Jimmy James, a teetotaller revered for his stage SAT act of playing a drunk. SAT SAT 02:00 Julie Enfield Investigates b007jl8w (Listen) SAT The Smithfield Murders, A Passion for Hunting Something SAT With big business involved, the detective superintendent SAT finds herself trapped with hired killers. Stars Imelda SAT Staunton. SAT SAT 02:30 Stone Age Sound b007635r (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Can sound solve the mysteries of the SAT 5000-year-old Neolithic grave at Newgrange in Ireland? With SAT Joanna Pinnock. From July 2001. SAT SAT 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks SAT b00l6l5l (Listen) SAT Lucilla's Luck SAT The heroine's machinations lead to the solving of a mystery SAT and to a wedding. Drama with Teresa Gallagher and Paul SAT Daneman. SAT SAT 04:00 Mr Ossie's Rolled-Gold Fish and Chip Shop b00bwjcq (Listen) SAT Desperate to see an Everton match, a boy turns to the local SAT fish fryer for help. Vincent McInerney's story read by SAT Richard Tate. SAT SAT 04:15 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency b00k2s0q (Listen) SAT Series 1, Tears of the Giraffe SAT Precious Ramotswe gets a surprise, while her case of the SAT missing American has yet to be solved. Stars Claire SAT Benedict. SAT SAT 05:00 Ring Around the Bath b00nwsh4 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Pregnancy SAT A pregnancy scare sparks Bartholomew family chaos. Who is SAT expecting and where will the baby sleep? Stars Duncan SAT Preston. From August 2003. SAT BBC Radio at 90 SAT 90 x 90 The Full Set SAT SAT 05:30 Smelling of Roses b00dz7yc (Listen) SAT Series 4, Episode 2 SAT When Rosie's company runs a poetry competition, it's hard to SAT tell fact from fiction. Stars Prunella Scales. From August SAT 2003. SAT SAT 06:00 Eve Brook - The Secret Parts b007k22b (Listen) SAT Discovering a colleague dead, councillor Helena Kerr soon SAT suspects who the killer is. Witty murder mystery starring SAT Celia Imrie. SAT SAT 07:30 The House I Grew Up In b007wwtj (Listen) SAT Series 1, Jackie Kay SAT Wendy Robbins presents a series revisiting the childhood SAT neighbourhoods of influential Britons. SAT Poet and writer Jackie Kay takes Wendy back to the family SAT home where, having been adopted at birth, she was raised SAT with her brother. They were the only black children in the SAT neighbourhood. Meeting friends, relatives and neighbours, SAT Jackie reveals how her childhood experiences inspired her to SAT start writing. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b0499kgt (Listen) SAT The Anniversary Anniversary SAT 4 Extra Debut. Dominic Sandbrook ponders the compelling SAT appeal of anniversaries. How often is our attention enticed SAT by them? From October 2009. SAT SAT 09:00 Not the World Cup in Brazil b0499kgw (Listen) SAT The top footballers, the highest earners, the men who SAT command admiration on and off the field are in Brazil for SAT the World Cup. SAT But for most players and most fans football isn't about SAT glamour. It's the stuff of everyday life. SAT Like the supporter who has seen his team play every match SAT for 40 years and the 75 year old who can't bear to retire SAT and still ventures out in all weathers to score goals. SAT These people are the beating heart and soul of football - SAT often overlooked as the media keeps its focus on the top SAT players and clubs. SAT The 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq knows only too well the SAT hardships football can bring. He's a lifelong Colchester SAT United supporter, a club that frequents the lower leagues SAT and regularly breaks the hearts of its loyal band of fans. SAT He presents NOT THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL with the comedian SAT and football sceptic Robin Ince. Can Steve persuade Robin SAT that football should become part of his life? SAT Not The World Cup In Brazil, is a millionaire player and SAT club owner free zone and hears from the ordinary people who SAT believe football is a sport, and not a balance sheet. SAT Produced by Stan Was. SAT Clip SAT empty SAT SAT 12:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City b0499kgy (Listen) SAT Further Tales of the City SAT Landlady Anna Madrigal's tenants must negotiate love, work SAT and fun in a new era - the 80s. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Kate SAT Harper. SAT Credits SAT Mrs Madrigal: Kate Harper SAT Mary Ann: Lydia Wilson SAT Dede: Nancy Crane SAT Mona: Buffy Davis SAT Edgar: Lou Hirsch SAT Frannie: Bernice Stegers SAT Beauchamp: John Guerrasio SAT Writer: Bryony Lavery SAT Director: Susan Roberts SAT SAT 13:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair b0499kh0 (Listen) SAT Nicola Horlick SAT Nicola Horlick, the financier dubbed 'superwoman' talks SAT about coping with family illness. With Dr Anthony Clare. SAT From 1998. SAT Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare's in depth interviews with SAT prominent people from different walks of life. SAT Born in Dublin, author Anthony held a doctorate in medicine, SAT a master's degree in philosophy and was a fellow of the SAT Royal College of Psychiatrists. After becoming a regular on SAT BBC Radio 4's Stop the Week in the 1980s, he became SAT Britain's best-known psychiatrist and earned his own SAT vehicle, In the Psychiatrist's Chair. SAT Starting in 1982, this series ran until 2001 and also SAT transferred to TV. Series highlights include conversations SAT with Bob Monkhouse, Cecil Parkinson and Gerry Adams. SAT Anthony Clare died suddenly in Paris aged 64 in 2007. SAT Credits SAT Presenter: Anthony Clare SAT SAT 14:00 The Goon Show b007jnxg (Listen) SAT Ill Met by Goonlight SAT Neddie Seagoon is sent to capture the German general who SAT commands the island of Crete. Stars Spike Milligan. From SAT March 1957. SAT SAT 14:30 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook b007jzkv (Listen) SAT Brian Allington SAT The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his SAT experience to discuss his old chum. Stars Peter Jones. From SAT May 1986. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b0499kgt (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Eve Brook - The Secret Parts b007k22b (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie b048vwqx (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT A crazy shopping spree and eating Greek in Stevenage. SAT Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie's best bits from BBC TV. From SAT August 1984. SAT SAT 18:00 Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope b0499l5n (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. A disaster strikes in space, leaving a crew SAT of astronauts with no option but to make peace with coming SAT death. Stars Tom Watson. SAT SAT 18:45 HG Wells b01mmrhb (Listen) SAT The First Men in the Moon, Episode 5 SAT Bedford and Cavor's mission to the moon comes to a SAT surprising and unexpected conclusion. Read by Tim SAT Pigott-Smith. SAT SAT 19:00 Not the World Cup in Brazil b0499kgw (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 The Mark Steel Solution b007k1j1 (Listen) SAT Series 3, Immigration SAT The radical comedian proposes deportation for everyone born SAT in England. From August 1995. SAT SAT 22:30 The Ape That Got Lucky b0081cbz (Listen) SAT Science and Progress SAT Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. SAT With Geoffrey McGivern as Professor Austin Herring. From SAT August 2005. SAT SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04c3148 (Listen) SAT For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the SAT best comedy around. Arthur Smith chats to Mark Dolan. SAT SAT 23:00 The Nick Revell Show b00cq58b (Listen) SAT Series 2, Health and Fitness SAT When his geraniums laugh at his puny physique, the writer SAT overdoes his new fitness regime. With Doon MacKichan. From SAT June 1993. SAT SAT 23:30 The Masterson Inheritance b007jq14 (Listen) SAT Series 2, The Jousting Mastersons SAT The 15th century family has land struggles, leaving them SAT living in an overcrowded castle. Improvised saga with Paul SAT Merton. From July 1994. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 13 JULY 2014 SUN SUN 00:00 Ray Bradbury - Kaleidoscope b0499l5n (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 00:45 HG Wells b01mmrhb (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:45 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 b0499kgt (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City b0499kgy (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 In the Psychiatrist's Chair b0499kh0 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Eve Brook - The Secret Parts b007k22b (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 A Bit of Fry and Laurie b048vwqx (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus b007qpx9 (Listen) SUN Episode 2 SUN Richardson decides to try and cut himself off from everyone, SUN but then he spots a figure he knows. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith. SUN SUN 07:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers b0499mvm (Listen) SUN The Novelist SUN PD James wrote of a Fijian whale tooth necklace in The SUN Children of Men - she learns more about it at the Oxford SUN museum. SUN SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community b00sx2ql (Listen) SUN Series 6, The Crush SUN Clare decides to focus on her son, sparking a chance meeting SUN that could change her life. Stars Sally Phillips. From July SUN 2010. SUN SUN 08:00 Beyond Our Ken b00wfv23 (Listen) SUN From 01/07/1960 SUN Kenneth Horne meets the BBC's chief programme planner and SUN The Archers, American-style. With Kenneth Williams. From SUN July 1960. SUN SUN 08:30 A Life of Bliss b0499n3t (Listen) SUN Office Secrets SUN Bumbling David gets entangled in his secretary's secretive SUN love life. Stars George Cole and Percy Edwards. From August SUN 1957. SUN One of 6 surviving episodes from the sitcom about shy, SUN bumbling bachelor David Alexander Bliss. It began in 1953 on SUN the BBC Home Service and ran for six series of 118 episodes SUN concluding in 1969, when a TV series was made. SUN For the first 7 episodes, David Tomlinson played David, but SUN the rest starred the future star of The St, Trinian's films, SUN destined to find great fame as the dodgy Arthur Daley in SUN ITV's Minder - George Cole. SUN David's best friend is a wired-haired terrier called Pysche SUN played by animal impersonator Percy Edwards. Written by SUN Godfrey Harrison. SUN SUN 09:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House b0499ph0 (Listen) SUN Episode 2 SUN The Fullers and friends move into their new abode and soon SUN find it a source of joy and ominous mystery. Stars James SUN Nickerson. SUN SUN 09:30 What's So Great About ...? b00ccndx (Listen) SUN Series 1, Method Acting SUN In the second of three programmes in which Lenny Henry SUN challenges the iconic status of things we often take as SUN read, Lenny Henry goes to New York to question the mystique SUN that surrounds the 'Method' school of acting. SUN In New York, on still only part-gentrified West 44th Street, SUN stands an old converted redbrick chapel. Just a small plaque SUN indicates that this is the inner sanctum, the private home SUN of The Method. It's the legendary Actors' Studio, the space SUN created in 1947 by Lee Strasberg and others to provide a SUN safe place for some of the world's greatest actors - often SUN the biggest Hollywood stars of their generation - to come SUN and practise their art. Here came Marlon Brando, James Dean, SUN Dustin Hoffman, Lee J Cobb, Jane Fonda, Steve McQueen, Paul SUN Newman, Rod Steiger, Cissy Spacek, Robert de Niro, Shelley SUN Winters and dozens of others and here they listened and SUN rehearsed and criticised and supported their fellow actors SUN and directors. They were all devotees of The Method, a SUN training discipline evolved by Strasberg from the teachings SUN of the great Russian actor and teacher Stanislavski. For SUN many, though, The Method has come to signify 'mumbling and SUN scratching', a sort of slightly inarticulate style of SUN performance that in seeking to be internalised and 'real' SUN ends up just being dull. British actors reputedly despised SUN it and Laurence Olivier is famously said to have told Dustin SUN Hoffman to stop trying to find an interior motivation in his SUN character 'and just ACT, dear boy!' SUN Seeking enlightenment from stars like Ellen Burstyn and SUN experts and aficionados, Lenny tests his reservations about SUN The Method and finds that when he actually has a go it's not SUN quite so unconvincing as he at first thought... SUN PRODUCER: SIMON ELMES SUN (repeat). SUN Clip SUN empty SUN SUN 10:00 The Reunion b0499pwg (Listen) SUN TV-AM SUN 4 Extra Debut. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the men from SUN ITV's first breakfast service. With Peter Jay, Nick Owen SUN and Greg Dyke. From September 2006. SUN SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading b00s0cxw (Listen) SUN Helen Simpson - In-Flight Entertainment, In-Flight SUN Entertainment SUN Three short stories taken from Helen Simpson's new SUN collection, In-Flight Entertainment. SUN Alan, on a transatlantic flight, is delighted by an unusual SUN upgrade to a first class seat, but is to find his journey SUN disturbed by portents of doom. SUN Reader: David Shaw-Parker. SUN Abridged and Produced by Joanna Green. SUN This is a Pier production for BBC Radio 4. SUN SUN 11:00 This American Life b0499wl6 (Listen) SUN Where Words Fail SUN One reason we tell stories is to explain things to ourselves SUN that cannot, in the end, always be explained. When someone SUN we're close to dies, we struggle for a way to get our minds SUN around the fact of their absence. And often-the stories we SUN invent aren't quite up to the job. In this week's show, SUN people struggle to invent words adequate to cope with death. SUN US public radio show from 1999. SUN Weaving interviews, stories, and music, This American Life SUN takes us on an intense weekly journey into the lives of SUN ordinary and extraordinary people and situations. SUN One of the great speech radio successes of recent years from SUN Ira Glass and his team at Chicago Public Media. SUN SUN 12:00 HE Bates - Love for Lydia Omnibus b007qpx9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:15 A Week at the Pitt Rivers b0499mvm (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat b007k2b8 (Listen) SUN J, Harris and George holiday on the Thames. Stars Kenneth SUN Horne, Leslie Phillips and Hubert Gregg. 1962 musical SUN adaptation. SUN SUN 15:00 Beyond Our Ken b00wfv23 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 A Life of Bliss b0499n3t (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b0499wv9 (Listen) SUN Mel presents a veritable Smorgasbord of highlights, SUN including a trip inside the Hoover Dam, the piano playing SUN elephant and a champion sheepdog handler. SUN SUN 17:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House b0499ph0 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 17:30 What's So Great About ...? b00ccndx (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 Ghost Zone b007k31r (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN Surrounded by devastation and a radioactive cloud, a SUN Highland village appears to have survived a meteor strike. SUN Stars Gayanne Potter. SUN SUN 18:30 Richard Matheson - I Am Legend b007k0wz (Listen) SUN Episode 3 SUN Tortured by memories, Robert Neville, Earth's last living SUN man, steps up his fight against the vampires. Read by Angus SUN McInnes. SUN SUN 19:00 This American Life b0499wl6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Beyond Our Ken b00wfv23 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 20:30 A Life of Bliss b0499n3t (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 21:00 The Reunion b0499pwg (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading b00s0cxw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community b00sx2ql (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 I Think I've Got a Problem b007xvrp (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 3 SUN Tom gets a courier job to Spain, but his 'imaginary' band SUN causes plane mayhem. Stars Suggs and Bob Monkhouse. From SUN July 2001. SUN SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04c3153 (Listen) SUN For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the SUN best comedy around. Arthur Smith chats to Mark Dolan. SUN SUN 23:00 Meet David Sedaris b011tzmn (Listen) SUN Series 2, The Incomplete Quad and The Squirrel and the SUN Chipmunk SUN The multi-award winning American essayist brings his wit and SUN charm to BBC Radio 4 for a second series of audience SUN readings. This week a memoir of one nefarious summer while SUN studying at college: "The Incomplete Quad" and a modern take SUN on the anthropomorphic fable in: "The Squirrel & The SUN Chipmunk". SUN Producer: Steve Doherty SUN A Boomerang production for BBC Radio 4. SUN SUN 23:30 The Big Booth b007k2ww (Listen) SUN Series 2: The Big Booth Too, Episode 1 SUN Boothby Graffoe hosts unadulterated nonsense from the SUN Edinburgh Festival. With Stephen Frost and Kevin Eldon. From SUN January 2001. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 14 JULY 2014 MON MON 00:00 Ghost Zone b007k31r (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 00:30 Richard Matheson - I Am Legend b007k0wz (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 The Reunion b0499pwg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading b00s0cxw (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 Beyond Our Ken b00wfv23 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 A Life of Bliss b0499n3t (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Clare in the Community b00sx2ql (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 Jerome K Jerome - Three Men in a Boat b007k2b8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Mary Wesley - Haphazard House b0499ph0 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 What's So Great About ...? b00ccndx (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b007jnq4 (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON 4 Extra Debut. Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the MON arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil. Stars David MON Soul and Anna Healy. MON MON 06:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup b0076pxb (Listen) MON Bill Lloyd investigates the life of Alexis Poyet, the first MON Victorian celebrity chef. With Michel Roux and AN Wilson. MON From January 2005. MON MON 07:00 Elephants to Catch Eels b007nchq (Listen) MON Series 1, Episode 2 MON Tamsyn Trelawny's band of 18th century Cornish smugglers try MON to outwit customs officers. Stars Lucy Speed. From February MON 2003. MON MON 07:30 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue b048jmyh (Listen) MON Series 61, Episode 2 MON The 61st series of Radio 4's multi award-winning antidote to MON panel games promises more homespun wireless entertainment MON for the young at heart. This week the programme pays a MON return visit to the Theatre Royal in Norwich. Regulars MON Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are once MON again joined on the panel by Susan Calman with Jack Dee in MON the chair. At the piano - Colin Sell. MON Producer - Jon Naismith. MON Credits MON Presenter: Jack Dee MON Panellist: Barry Cryer MON Panellist: Graeme Garden MON Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor MON Panellist: Susan Calman MON Producer: Jon Naismith MON MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook b007jztn (Listen) MON The TV Spectacular - A Contradiction in Terms MON The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a MON 'Gala Night in Venice'. Stars Peter Jones. From June 1986. MON MON 08:30 The Navy Lark b049b1nq (Listen) MON Avoiding Redundancy MON 4 Extra Debut. Pertwee is aghast to learn that an oversight MON may bring his naval career to an end. Stars Leslie Phillips. MON From December 1968. MON MON 09:00 The Personality Test b00kmnfn (Listen) MON Series 1, John Sergeant MON The ex-political correspondent quizzes a panel about MON himself. With Sue Perkins, Alan Carr and Lucy Porter. From MON July 2006. MON MON 09:30 Boyle's Law b00n12rr (Listen) MON Pilot for a new comedy by Suk Pannu about tough-talking cop MON Inspector Vincent Boyle, head of data storage. Banned from MON doing any actual detecting nowadays, he saves his 'catlike' MON instincts for reading difficult situations among workmates MON and acting as a father figure to the community support MON officers. MON Boyle ...... Sanjeev Bhaskar MON Fox ...... Anna Chancellor MON Adams ...... Meredith MacNeill MON Commander Norris ...... Nicholas Farrell MON Shankar ...... Nitin Ganatra MON Waitres ...... Kate Layden. MON MON 10:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks MON b00l74dw (Listen) MON The Battle Lost and Won MON Will Lucilla ever end up with a husband, or has she 'gone MON off'? Also, who will win the election? Margaret Oliphant MON dramatisation with Teresa Gallagher. 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 b0495dt5 (Listen) MON Clive Anderson, Nick Broomfield, Viv Groskop, Charles MON Hazelwood, James Heneage, Emma Freud, Ibibio Sound Machine, MON Sam Brookes MON Clive's tuning up with conductor Charles Hazlewood, who MON talks about his forthcoming production (with Kneehigh MON Theatre) of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) MON with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra. This spectacular MON fully staged opera, with a cast of hundreds will be followed MON by a summer party. MON Clive heckles journalist and broadcaster Viv Groskop who MON always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. So when she was fed MON up, recession-scarred and pushing forty, Viv attempted 100 MON comedy gigs in 100 consecutive nights, from Atlanta, USA, to MON a biker bar in Truro. The hilarious result is her book I MON Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took on Stand-Up and MON (Almost) Ruined Her Life'. MON Emma Freud talks to His Big White Self; filmmaker Nick MON Broomfield, who has been making iconoclastic, award-winning MON documentaries since the mid-1970s. His previous work MON includes 'Kurt & Courtney' and 'The Leader, His Driver and MON the Driver's Wife'. His new film, 'Tales of the Grim MON Sleeper' examines the apartheid and class system in the US. MON Clive's embroiled in The Battle For Byzantium with former MON bookshop boss and author James Heneage. 'The Towers of MON Samarcand' is a powerful historical novel full of lively MON characters and enthralling scenes of battle, wealth, beliefs MON and trade in a part of the world torn by the clash of MON empires. MON Music from Ibibio Sound Machine who perform 'I'm Running MON (Nya Fehe)' from their self-titled album and from Sam MON Brookes, who performs 'This Is The Place' from his album MON 'Kairos'. MON Producer: Sukey Firth. MON Clips MON empty MON empty MON See all clips from Clive Anderson, Nick Broomfield, Viv MON Groskop, Charles Hazelwood, James Heneage, Emma Freud, MON Ibibio Sound Machine, Sam Brookes (2) MON Charles Hazelwood MON ‘Orchestival presents Noye's Fludde’ is at Bath and West MON Showground, Somerset on Saturday 19th July. MON Viv Groskop MON ‘I Laughed, I Cried’ is published by Phoenix Books and MON available now. MON Nick Broomfield MON ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ is on Sky Atlantic later this MON year. MON Nick joins the Film & Music Arena at the Latitude Festival, MON Suffolk to discuss his work, including his new documentary MON on Sunday 20th July. MON James Heneage MON ‘The Towers of Samareand’ is published by Heron Books and MON available now. MON Ibibio Sound Machine MON ‘Ibibio Sound Machine’ is available now on Soundway Records. MON The band are playing Latitude Festival on Saturday 19th, MON Beat Herder Festival on Sunday 20th, Glasgow Commonwealth MON Games on Friday 25th and WOMAD Festival on Saturday 26th MON July. Check their website for further tour dates. MON Sam Brookes MON ‘Kairos’ is available now on Sam Brookes. MON Sam is playing at Mitchelstown Caves, Cork on Saturday 19th, MON Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire on Friday 25th and Green MON Note, London on 30th July. MON MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook b007jztn (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Navy Lark b049b1nq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b007jnq4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup b0076pxb (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1q6 (Listen) MON FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 6 MON Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected MON Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter MON whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by MON an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today, an MON uncontrolled moment of passion. After an increasingly MON unhappy time at home, Kathy abandons Robert for the Riviera, MON leaving him to ponder their marriage - and dream of what MON might have been with Mary. MON The Reader is Juliet Stevenson MON Abridger Sally Marmion MON Producer Di Speirs MON F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a MON rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in MON the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but MON still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have MON discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open MON Book listeners' Neglected Classics. MON MON 14:15 Sport and the British b01bwfyd (Listen) MON Rugby's Great Split MON As Clare Balding continues to explore the unique MON relationship Britain has had with sport, in today's MON programme she tells a tale of lies, witch hunts, bigotry and MON the north/south divide. This isn't the story of a MON battle-torn country, but of a civil-war within a sport with MON rugby becoming a symbol of class division and splitting in MON two. MON From the home of The Wigan Warriors, Professor Tony Collins MON of The International Centre for Sports History and Culture MON at De Montfort University explains the birth of Rugby MON League. MON It happened in the late 19th century, a clash between those MON who could afford to be gentlemen amateurs and those who MON couldn't. This story goes to the heart of how important MON class was and is in Britain, it illustrates that sport is MON just as capable of dividing people as uniting them. MON It also shows that sport isn't just a leisure activity - MON it's about who you play with and how you play. MON Readers, Brian Bowles, Stuart McLoughlin and Sean Baker MON Producer : Sara Conkey. MON MON 14:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jndp (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON Headmistress Sarah Burton returns to 1930s Yorkshire for a MON challenging new post. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip MON Glenister. MON MON 14:45 Book of the Week b00n46wt (Listen) MON Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years, The Holy Grail MON The Monty Python star recalls the influential comedy MON troupe's huge success in the 70s and the making of their MON first film. MON MON 15:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks MON b00l74dw (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b049bbnc (Listen) MON Featuring a fairy story by Hans Christian Andersen. Mel MON Giedroyc presents. MON MON 17:00 Second Thoughts b007jx5j (Listen) MON Series 2, Rebel Without a Pause MON Faith and teenage son Joe fall out, but is Bill the cause or MON the cure? Stars James Bolam and Lynda Bellingham. From MON November 1989. MON MON 17:30 Elephants to Catch Eels b007nchq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 The Personality Test b00kmnfn (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b049bbfh (Listen) MON Lisa Jardine and Dr Peter Jones MON Tom Sutcliffe, Dr Peter Jones and Professor Lisa Jardine MON discuss Greek epigrams, Joseph Conrad and Michele Roberts. MON From 1998. MON Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad MON Publisher: OUP MON Daughters of the House by Michele Roberts MON Publisher: Virago MON The Greek Anthology edited by Peter Jay MON Publisher: Penguin Classics. MON MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook b007jztn (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Navy Lark b049b1nq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b007jnq4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup b0076pxb (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 b0495dt5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue b048jmyh (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 Boyle's Law b00n12rr (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b049bblj (Listen) MON Series 11, Episode 6 MON An extended satirical review of the week's news, chaired by MON Sandi Toksvig, with Jeremy Hardy and guest panellists Andy MON Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind and Lucy Porter. MON MON 23:45 Foley and McColl: The Interview b0076dcq (Listen) MON For You the War is Over MON Has Sean's hobby of historical re-enactment gone too far? MON With Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Michael Parkinson. From MON March 2003. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 15 JULY 2014 TUE TUE 00:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1q6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:15 Sport and the British b01bwfyd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jndp (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:45 Book of the Week b00n46wt (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 The Personality Test b00kmnfn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 A Good Read b049bbfh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b007jnq4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup b0076pxb (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks TUE b00l74dw (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 b0495dt5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts b007jx5j (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Elephants to Catch Eels b007nchq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dm9k (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE Can American Patrick O'Neil win support for his plans for TUE the Irish village of Mountfern? Stars David Soul and Anna TUE Healy. TUE TUE 06:30 Chekhov's Death: Fact and Fiction b0076m1t (Listen) TUE 4 Extra Debut. Julian Evans investigates the blend of fact TUE and fiction surrounding writer Anton Chekhov's demise on TUE July 15 1904. From June 2004. TUE TUE 07:00 Snap b013fct0 (Listen) TUE Series 3, Episode 6 TUE Molly's surprise pregnancy causes Doug to do something TUE neither of them ever expected. Stars Rebecca Lacey. From TUE August 2005. TUE TUE 07:30 Beauty of Britain b010dq6w (Listen) TUE Series 2, The Little Black Shorts TUE No professional care-worker can afford to miss Beauty TUE Olonga's survival guide to Britain - its overheated houses, TUE its disappointing church services and its world-class TUE charity shops. Series 2 of this comedy follows Beauty's TUE continuing adventures as the Featherdown Agency send her to TUE provide care for the elderly. TUE Beauty sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls TUE hoping to live the dream in Britain. Beauty sees Britain at TUE its best, its worst and also sometimes without its clothes TUE on running the wrong way down the M6 with a toy dog shouting TUE 'Come on!' TUE Episode 3 'The Little Black Shorts' TUE Beauty starts a romance with the handsome but somewhat TUE immature Leon. She also deals with a relationship at the TUE other end of life's journey when she is sent by her agency TUE to look after a warring elderly couple. TUE Beauty ... Jocelyn Jee Esien TUE Frank ... Geoffrey Palmer TUE Joan ... Phyllida Law TUE Leon ... Lloyd Thomas TUE Mrs Gupte ... Indira Joshi TUE Anil ... Paul Sharma TUE The music was performed by The West End Gospel Choir. TUE Written by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson TUE The producer is Tilusha Ghelani. TUE TUE 08:00 The Goon Show b007jp0s (Listen) TUE The Histories of Pliny the Elder TUE The Romans hit Britain, but Seagoon, Eccles and Bluebottle TUE are off to Rome's Colosseum. Stars Spike Milligan. From TUE March 1957. TUE TUE 08:30 The Al Read Show b008zdfh (Listen) TUE From 03/12/1998 TUE Hospitals, the Post Office and noisy neighbours. A TUE collection of the Northern comic's 1950s monologues. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b049bblj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Foley and McColl: The Interview b0076dcq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 Classic Serial b016kj6w (Listen) TUE Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day, Episode 1 TUE Adapted by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. TUE Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal adapted from a TUE screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part spy TUE thriller, in which the beautiful Stella's allegiances are TUE tested. TUE Stella discovers that her lover, Robert, who works for TUE British Intelligence, is suspected of selling classified TUE information to the enemy. Harrison, the man who has tracked TUE Robert down, wants Stella herself as the price for his TUE silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to TUE believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how TUE little we can truly know of those around us. TUE First published in 1949, The Heat of the Day was Bowen's TUE most successful novel. In it she draws heavily on her affair TUE with Charles Ritchie, a Canadian diplomat, to whom the book TUE is dedicated. The tortuous nature of their affair is TUE reflected in the doubts and uncertainties of Stella's TUE relationship with Robert. Robert and Stella share the same TUE ages (and age difference) as Bowen and Ritchie. TUE Bowen's preoccupation with the cracks below the surface and TUE the psychology of hurt and betrayal is echoed in Harold TUE Pinter's work. Pinter's style and Bowen's dialogue find a TUE perfect marriage in this adaptation. TUE Directed by Tristram Powell TUE Cast: TUE Screenwriter ..... Henry Goodman TUE Harrison ..... Matthew Marsh TUE Stella ...... Anna Chancellor TUE Robert ..... Tom Goodman-Hill TUE Louie/ Anne ...... Teresa Gallagher TUE Roderick ...... Daniel Weyman TUE Ernestine ...... Honeysuckle Weeks TUE Mrs Kelway/ Mrs Tringsby ...... Tina Gray TUE Cousin Francis/ Blythe ...... Nigel Anthony TUE Nettie ....... Gemma Jones TUE Peter ...... Ben Baker TUE Producer: Marilyn Imrie TUE A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4. 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 Kings b007jqvc (Listen) TUE True Anointed TUE Sebastian Baczkiewicz's tales of biblical King David's TUE reign. King Saul's staff chief seeks a shepherd boy. Stars TUE David Calder. TUE TUE 12:00 The Goon Show b007jp0s (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Al Read Show b008zdfh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dm9k (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 Chekhov's Death: Fact and Fiction b0076m1t (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1q9 (Listen) TUE FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 7 TUE Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected TUE Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter TUE whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by TUE an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today Mary flees TUE Dedmayne, in turmoil after a single passionate embrace with TUE Mr Herbert. Kathy, meanwhile, has made plans to escape the TUE Herberts' unhappy marriage - but all will not go to plan. TUE The Reader is Juliet Stevenson TUE Abridger Sally Marmion TUE Producer Di Speirs TUE F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a TUE rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in TUE the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but TUE still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have TUE discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open TUE Book listeners' Neglected Classics. TUE TUE 14:15 Sport and the British b01bwmwd (Listen) TUE Tennis and Golf in Suburbia TUE Clare Balding continues to explore the history of sport in TUE Britain and in today's programme visits one of the oldest TUE tennis clubs in the country in Leamington Spa. In Victorian TUE Britain, lawn tennis took off thanks to the growing numbers TUE of a whole new strata of society - the middle class. Living TUE in suburbia with clean air, space and leisure time, tennis TUE and golf became increasingly popular pastimes. There were TUE 250 clubs in the Lawn Tennis Association by 1900 rising to TUE 3000 by the 1930's and 5000 by the 50's. The middle class TUE had grasped hold of a sport that seemed perfectly designed TUE for polite society. It didn't involve getting dirty or even TUE particularly sweaty and the same could be said for golf. TUE Clare also visits Kenilworth Golf Club where Professor TUE Richard Holt of the International Centre for Sports History TUE and Culture at De Montfort University explains that these TUE clubs were as much about social division as they were about TUE inclusion. TUE Readers, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker TUE Producer: Sara Conkey. TUE TUE 14:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jnf6 (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE Back home in Yorkshire, new headmistress Sarah Burton has TUE much to tackle at her run-down school. Stars Sarah TUE Lancashire. TUE TUE 14:45 Book of the Week b00n4907 (Listen) TUE Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years, Branching Out TUE The actor and travel writer recalls the Monty Python team's TUE success in America, their break-up and the start of their TUE own solo projects. TUE TUE 15:00 Classic Serial b016kj6w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b049dqq8 (Listen) TUE Sir Derek Jacobi reads the funny and clever Emperor's New TUE Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen and we say happy birthday TUE to comedian David Mitchell. TUE TUE 17:00 Huddwinks b0092n42 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Over the Top TUE The Smollett family attempt to make a man of their son TUE Compton, a self-employed trainspotter. Stars Roy Hudd. From TUE July 1986. TUE TUE 17:30 Snap b013fct0 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Act Your Age b00g47nm (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 6 TUE Simon Mayo discovers which generation is the funniest. With TUE Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. From January TUE 2009. TUE TUE 18:30 Musical Genes b00h33zj (Listen) TUE Series 2, Deana Martin TUE 4 Extra Debut. Tom Morton meets Deana Martin, daughter of TUE Dean Martin, to get the true story of life as the offspring TUE of a legend. From January 2009. TUE TUE 19:00 The Goon Show b007jp0s (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Al Read Show b008zdfh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dm9k (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 Chekhov's Death: Fact and Fiction b0076m1t (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 Kings b007jqvc (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Beauty of Britain b010dq6w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 Concrete Cow b0076jz1 (Listen) TUE Episode 5 TUE Sherlock Holmes plays Cluedo in this sketch comedy starring TUE Robert Webb, Olivia Colman and Sally Hawkins. From September TUE 2002. TUE TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04bw4lj (Listen) TUE The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to TUE comedian and filmmaker, Lee Kern. TUE TUE 23:00 Bleak Expectations b00nyy8s (Listen) TUE Series 3, An Evil Life Sort of Explained TUE Comedy Victorian adventure by Mark Evans. TUE Pip Bin, Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent find themselves TUE trapped in the vast emptiness of space. As their doom looks TUE increasingly inevitable, Mr Benevolent finally explains just TUE why it is that he is so very very evil. TUE Sir Philip ...... Richard Johnson TUE Young Pip Bin ...... Tom Allen TUE Gently Benevolent ...... Anthony Head TUE Lovely Benevolent ...... Jane Asher TUE Harry Biscuit ...... James Bachman TUE Hardthrasher/Sternbeater/Wackwallop ...... Geoffrey TUE Whitehead TUE Miss Christmasham ...... Sarah Hadland TUE Miss Sweetly Delightful ...... Raquel Cassidy. TUE TUE 23:30 And Now In Colour b007jmn1 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Intercity TUE The sketch show team takes the audience to Margate and ask TUE 'Whose Pencil Line is it Anyway?'. With Tim Firth. From TUE March 1990. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014 WED WED 00:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1q9 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:15 Sport and the British b01bwmwd (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jnf6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:45 Book of the Week b00n4907 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Act Your Age b00g47nm (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 Musical Genes b00h33zj (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dm9k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 Chekhov's Death: Fact and Fiction b0076m1t (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Classic Serial b016kj6w (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 Kings b007jqvc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 Huddwinks b0092n42 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 Snap b013fct0 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dzvr (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in the village of WED Mountfern face a terrible setback. Stars David Soul and Anna WED Healy. WED WED 06:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n5td6 (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED Following the sad death of Terry Nutkins, we revisit two WED documentaries he made about his unusual childhood spent with WED the author, Gavin Maxwell, in the remote west highlands. WED When Terry Nutkins was 13 he moved from London to the WED isolated west highlands to live with Maxwell, whose most WED famous book is 'Ring of Bright Water' . In 2009 - forty WED years after Maxwell's death - Terry told the remarkable WED story of his life with this mercurial man and his famous WED otters, Edal and Teko. WED 'Ring of Bright Water' is, arguably, the finest book ever WED written about a man's relationship with landscape and WED wildlife. Published in 1960, it tells the story of Maxwell's WED life in the now almost mythical setting of Camusfearna. His WED poetic observations of otter behaviour and the detailed WED sketches and photographs in the book helped to change - on a WED worldwide basis - the reputation of these animals which were WED widely persecuted at the time. WED Terry Nutkins had a boy's own adventure in a uniquely WED beautiful landscape. But he also found himself living a WED peculiar existence, in virtual isolation, with a man who was WED as charming as he was difficult, and whose depression led to WED severe mood swings. As Terry said, he had to grow up WED quickly. WED Producer: Karen Gregor. WED View of Sandaig Bay WED Gavin Maxwell's memorial stone at Sandaig Bay WED Willie McLeod and Terry at Sandaig Bay WED Credits WED Presenter: Terry Nutkins WED Producer: Karen Gregor WED WED 07:00 Absolute Power b007xwmc (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 2 WED Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government sort WED out the NHS? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January WED 2002. WED WED 07:30 It's a Fair Cop b048nkd4 (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside police WED force before turning to stand up comedy. In this, his first WED series for Radio 4, he swears his audience in and takes them WED through a real life scenario to see what sort of officers WED they'd have made. Along the way he tells tales from the WED coppering front line as well as instructing us on the WED niceties of British law as it applies to each scenario. WED This is a three-part series, each edition uses a scenario WED based on a real life case, and each time the audience is WED asked to decide how they would have acted in the WED circumstances. The three episodes deal with the right to WED protest, theft and drink driving. WED Alfie Moore has had two acclaimed Edinburgh shows. WED Writer ..... Alfie Moore WED Script Editor..... Will Ing WED Producer ..... Alison Vernon-Smith. WED Credits WED Presenter: Alfie Moore WED Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith WED Writer: Alfie Moore WED WED 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jxpn (Listen) WED Series 6, The Impersonator WED When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad WED heads straight to court. Stars Tony Hancock. From December WED 1959. WED WED 08:30 Albert and Me b049f20x (Listen) WED Series 2, File Under Trouble WED Single dad Bryan takes a temporary filing job and chases a WED missing file. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs. WED Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to WED find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 WED series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who WED tragically died in 1979. After a six-year hiatus, the series WED returned with Bryan's mother and baby Albert played once WED again by the ever-versatile Pat Coombs. WED First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983. WED WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00n510l (Listen) WED Series 4, Episode 2 WED David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are WED encouraged to tell lies and compete to see how many items of WED truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents. WED With Clive Anderson, Dom Joly, Fi Glover and Henning Wehn. WED WED 09:30 King of Bath b049f20z (Listen) WED The Clockwork Man WED Can Beau Nash track down a highway man known as the Avon WED Avenger? Stars David Bamber and Andrew Wincott. From March WED 1999. WED WED 10:00 Classic Serial b016w0nc (Listen) WED Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day, Episode 2 WED Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal adapted from a WED screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part spy WED thriller, in which the beautiful Stella's allegiances are WED tested. WED Stella has discovered that her lover, Robert, who works for WED British Intelligence, is suspected of selling classified WED information to the enemy. Harrison, the man who has tracked WED Robert down, wants Stella herself as the price for his WED silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to WED believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how WED little we can truly know of those around us. WED First published in 1949, The Heat of the Day was Bowen's WED most successful novel. In it she draws heavily on her affair WED with Charles Ritchie, a Canadian diplomat, to whom the book WED is dedicated. The tortuous nature of their affair is WED reflected in the doubts and uncertainties of Stella's WED relationship with Robert. Robert and Stella share the same WED ages (and age difference) as Bowen and Ritchie. WED Bowen's preoccupation with the cracks below the surface and WED the psychology of hurt and betrayal is echoed in Harold WED Pinter's work. Pinter's style and Bowen's dialogue find a WED perfect marriage in this adaptation. WED The Heat of the Day is directed by Tristram Powell and WED adapted for radio by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. WED Cast: WED Screenwriter ..... Henry Goodman WED Harrison ..... Matthew Marsh WED Stella ...... Anna Chancellor WED Robert ...... Tom Goodman-Hill WED Louie/ Anne/ Mary/Waitress ...... Teresa Gallagher WED Roderick ...... Daniel Weyman WED Ernestine ...... Honeysuckle Weeks WED Mrs Kelway ...... Tina Gray WED Donovan ...... Nigel Anthony WED Producer: Marilyn Imrie WED A Catherine Bailey Production for BBC Radio 4. 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 Kings b007jqvs (Listen) WED Hazar's Chicken WED Bone is an unlikely chicken killer and a far from plausible WED spy. Tales from the reign of biblical King David. Stars Ewan WED Bailey. WED WED 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jxpn (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 Albert and Me b049f20x (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dzvr (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n5td6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1qc (Listen) WED FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 8 WED Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected WED Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter WED whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by WED an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today Kathy returns WED from the Riviera, her beauty damaged but her marriage WED strengthened. And Mary befriends her erstwhile rival. WED The Reader is Juliet Stevenson WED Abridger Sally Marmion WED Producer Di Speirs WED F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a WED rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in WED the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but WED still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have WED discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open WED Book listeners' Neglected Classics. WED With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions WED stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle WED aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the WED bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's WED Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal WED fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics WED season. WED WED 14:15 Sport and the British b01by7c8 (Listen) WED Fighting Back WED Clare Balding looks at the relationship between boxing and WED Britain's ethnic minorities.Through the centuries, WED immigrants have had to literally fight for recognition in WED Britain and that means with their fists. WED As Clare continues to explore how sport made Britain and WED Britain made sport, she visits the Lynn Boxing Club in South WED London.Founded in 1892, it's the oldest continuing amateur WED boxing club in the country. It was around the time that bare WED knuckle boxing was starting to decline and amateur boxing, WED with gloves, took over. As Professor Tony Collins from the WED International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De WED Montfort University explains, the history of Boxing is WED intertwined with the history of black immigrants and the WED struggle of Jewish sportsmen to find acceptance. WED Readers, Brian Bowles and Stuart McLoughlin WED Producer: Garth Brameld. WED Producer Lucy Lunt,Sara Conkey,Garth Brameld. WED The Turpin brothers WED Brothers Dick and Randolph Turpin sparring in 1949. WED The Bare Fists of Boxing WED Clare Balding explores the importance of boxing for the WED 19th-century alpha male. WED WED 14:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jnfr (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Headmistress Sarah Burton is determined to make a success of WED her first event in the community. Stars Sarah Lancashire. WED WED 14:45 Book of the Week b00n4ffh (Listen) WED Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years, My Father WED The comic actor and travel writer shares more poignant WED memories from the 70s, reflecting on his relationship with WED his ailing dad. WED WED 15:00 Classic Serial b016w0nc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b049f47g (Listen) WED Penelope Wilton reads The Wild Swans by Hans Christian WED Andersen and Mel meets a man who wears nettle underpants. WED Plus, the Inheritance Tracks of boxing legend Sugar Ray WED Leonard. WED WED 17:00 The Code of the Woosters b007jw62 (Listen) WED Strange Behaviour of a Curate WED Bertie and Jeeves find themselves on top of a wardrobe. PG WED Wodehouse adventure with Michael Hordern and Richard Briers. WED WED 17:30 Absolute Power b007xwmc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00n510l (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b049f6jz (Listen) WED Masculinity WED Writers Nick Walker, Lindsey Davis and Neil Rollinson join WED Matthew Parris to discuss what makes a man's man. WED Matthew Parris introduces a group of writers of fact and WED fiction: new talent and established names. In the context of WED a discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our WED times, each presents a piece on this week's topic. WED The best new writing and the freshest conversation from WED 2002. WED WED 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jxpn (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 Albert and Me b049f20x (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dzvr (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n5td6 (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 Kings b007jqvs (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 It's a Fair Cop b048nkd4 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 A Look Back at the Future b01s259p (Listen) WED 2025 WED Recorded in July 1994, Brian Perkins, Ken Livingstone and WED Nigel Planer foresee ego transplants and the USA invading WED Narnia. WED WED 23:00 The Harpoon b00cgsrm (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 1 WED A special wartime edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' WED adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From February WED 1994. WED WED 23:30 The Secret World b012mzvm (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 4 WED Alan Titchmarsh reveals a dark side when his career is at WED risk. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From WED July 2010. WED WED THU THURSDAY 17 JULY 2014 THU THU 00:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1qc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:15 Sport and the British b01by7c8 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jnfr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:45 Book of the Week b00n4ffh (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00n510l (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Off the Page b049f6jz (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049dzvr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n5td6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 Classic Serial b016w0nc (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 Kings b007jqvs (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 The Code of the Woosters b007jw62 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Absolute Power b007xwmc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049j1sm (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in Mountfern turn THU sour after Kate's terrible accident. Stars David Soul and THU Anna Healy. THU THU 06:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n9l1h (Listen) THU Episode 2 THU Following the sad death of Terry Nutkins, we revisit two THU documentaries he made about his unusual childhood spent with THU the author, Gavin Maxwell, in the remote west highlands. THU When Terry Nutkins was 13 he moved from London to the THU isolated west highlands to live with Maxwell, whose most THU famous book is 'Ring of Bright Water' . Forty years after THU Maxwell's death (in 2009) Terry told the remarkable story of THU his life with this mercurial man and his famous otters, Edal THU and Teko. THU Part 2: THU The romantic setting of Camusfearna has become almost THU mythical since Ring of Bright Water was published in 1960; THU it's now a place of pilgrimage for people who love the THU otters, the landscape and the wildlife described in the THU book. But, according to Terry, the purity of this little THU white cottage in pristine surroundings was sullied after THU Maxwell made his money from the book: the cottage was THU extended, pools were constructed and Maxwell himself became THU a reluctant celebrity, under constant pressure to live up to THU the reputation he had established. THU Maxwell, a homosexual, entered into an unhappy marriage; the THU otters began a series of savage attacks and a fire THU devastated Sandaig House. In this programme Terry spoke THU exclusively to Gavin Maxwell's former wife, Lavinia THU Hankinson; to the naturalist and writer, Sir John Lister THU Kaye who knew Maxwell shortly before his death, and to THU Maxwell's biographer, Douglas Botting. THU 'Ring of Bright Water' is, arguably, the finest book ever THU written about a man's relationship with landscape and THU wildlife. Maxwell's poetic observations of otter behaviour THU and the detailed sketches and photographs in the book helped THU to change - on a worldwide basis - the reputation of these THU animals which were widely persecuted at the time. THU Producer: Karen Gregor. THU Gavin Maxwell's Memorial Stone at Sandaig THU Sir John Lister Kaye and Terry Nutkins THU Edal's Memorial Stone at Sandaig THU Douglas Botting (Maxwell's biographer) and Terry THU Lavinia (Maxwell's former wife) and Terry THU Credits THU Presenter: Terry Nutkins THU Producer: Karen Gregor THU THU 07:00 Ayres on the Air b01c6s6k (Listen) THU Series 2, The Old Days THU Pam Ayres uses poetry and sketches to illustrate fond THU memories. With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. From THU April 2006. THU THU 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week b01gvq3l (Listen) THU Series 8, Rosicrucian Armageddon 2 THU Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, THU complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his THU never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever THU scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and THU cat together. THU Ed joins the modern gaming fraternity when he meets Graham THU Pearson - the man who gave the world 'Rosicrucian THU Armageddon' - and is hired to add some authentic THU 'oldenspeak' to its sequel - 'Rosicrucian Armageddon 2'. THU Whilst he tries to get to grips with NPC's, orbs and the THU Quest for the Grail his daughter unexpectedly arrives THU complete with son, Smile, Japanese tea infuser, dream THU catcher and native American chants to purge Ed's flat. THU Credits THU Ed Reardon: Christopher Douglas THU Olive: Stephanie Cole THU Eli: Lisa Coleman THU Newsreader: Corrie Corfield THU Graham: Tom Goodman Hill THU Pearl: Rita May THU Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy THU Lisa: Barunka O'Shaughnessy THU Delivery Man: Dan Tetsell THU Waiter: Dan Tetsell THU Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead THU Writer: Andrew Nickolds THU Writer: Christopher Douglas THU Producer: Dawn Ellis THU THU 08:00 Dad's Army b007jrh8 (Listen) THU Series 3, The Two and a Half Feathers THU Jones fights back as a new platoon recruit rakes up their THU military past. Adapted from TV with Clive Dunn. From August THU 1976. THU THU 08:30 Take It From Here b017pqr4 (Listen) THU From 02/06/1955 THU Ron Glum marries Eth at last, at least in prehistoric times. THU 1955 is another matter. Stars June Whitfield. From June THU 1955. THU THU 09:00 The Write Stuff b00q3lcy (Listen) THU Series 9, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle THU James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary THU correctness. Team captains John Walsh and Lynne Truss are THU joined by Mark Billingham and John O'Farrell. The author of THU the week and subject for pastiche is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, THU and the reader is Beth Chalmers. THU THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends b007k02n (Listen) THU Series 2, Entertaining Mr Stone THU Robin surprisingly brings a friend home, but he isn't all he THU seems. Stars Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. From May 2003. THU THU 10:00 Classic Serial b018w867 (Listen) THU The Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Episode 1 THU By Ayeesha Menon THU Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles THU Dickens 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and sets it amongst the Catholic THU community in modern-day Mumbai, India. THU Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old THU recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, THU Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit THU nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost THU to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey THU (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans THU are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers THU a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the THU extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his THU fortune. THU Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), THU an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a THU fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and THU murder... THU Thomas, an orphan, is apprentice to the scheming architect THU Pinto, a cousin to miserly old Martin Chuzzlewit, the THU richest landlord in Bandra. Drawn into the world of the THU Chuzzlewits, he forms a close friendship with the spirited THU Mickey, grandson of Martin and heir to the family fortune. THU When old Martin gets ill, Thomas witnesses attempts by THU family members to worm their way into his life and secure THU his fortune, while Mickey gives up everything in pursuit of THU love... THU Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works THU extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has THU written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A THU (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the THU Sony Radio Academy Awards; THE Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar THU Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Name is THU Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the THU novel by Vikas Swarup. THU Cast: THU Martin ..... Roshan Seth THU Thomas ..... Karan Pandit THU Mickey ..... Zafar Karachiwala THU Pinto ..... Rajit Kapur THU Mercy ..... Preetika Chawla THU Charity ..... Ayeesha Menon THU Anthony ..... Sohrab Ardeshir THU Joseph ..... Nadir Khan THU Mary ..... Nimrat Kaur THU Mrs. Gomes ..... Radhika Mital THU Louis ..... Rohit Malkani THU Doctor ..... Shernaz Patel THU Monty ..... Arghya Lahiri THU Manek ..... Vivek Madan THU Young Mickey ..... Zaal Madon THU Young Thomas ..... Nominath Ginsburg THU Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja THU Sound Design: David Chilton THU Music: Sacha Puttnam THU Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan THU Producer: John Dryden THU A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4. 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 Kings b007jqw4 (Listen) THU The Loved One THU Anat refuses to leave her home as the Israelites approach. THU Tales from the reign of biblical King David. Stars David THU Calder. THU THU 12:00 Dad's Army b007jrh8 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Take It From Here b017pqr4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049j1sm (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n9l1h (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1xv (Listen) THU FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 9 THU Juliet Stevenson reads F M Mayor's unfairly Neglected THU Classic, the story of a plain, reliable parson's daughter THU whose life of duty and service is thrown into confusion by THU an unexpected and unsought love affair. Today Mary's loyalty THU and love are betrayed yet again while a marriage matures. THU The Reader is Juliet Stevenson THU Abridger Sally Marmion THU Producer Di Speirs THU F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a THU rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in THU the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but THU still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have THU discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open THU Book listeners' Neglected Classics. THU With deft precision, F M Mayor captures the emotions THU stirring in Mary's heart and the pain of thwarted middle THU aged desire. With her unerring eye, she reveals both the THU bitterness and strengths of a happy marriage. The Rector's THU Daughter is acerbic and poignant and much deserves its loyal THU fans and its place within Radio 4's Neglected Classics THU season. THU THU 14:15 Sport and the British b01by8n7 (Listen) THU Women Between the Wars THU Clare Balding discovers how working women finally got their THU sporting chance, through the leisure activities offered by THU many major employers, at the turn of the twentieth THU century.The number of female workers in factories, large THU retailers and service industries was growing hugely and the THU employers decided to provide them with sports facilities and THU equipment. Clare visits Bournville, home of Cadbury's, who, THU like the Lyons company, famous for their tea shops, or Boots THU in Nottingham, gave access to all their employees to tennis THU courts, hockey fields, football pitches, lacrosse fields and THU athletics equipment. She talks to Fiona Skillen from the THU University of Central Lancashire about the women's football THU teams of that period, like the Dick Kerr Ladies, that had THU the power to attract crowds of over twenty thousand THU spectators but were later banned by the Football THU Association. THU Readers, Jane Lawrence and Sean Baker THU Producer: Lucy Lunt. THU THU 14:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jngb (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Headmistress Sarah Burton develops a soft spot for a married THU school governor. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Philip THU Glenister. THU THU 14:45 Book of the Week b00n51g1 (Listen) THU Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years, Saturday Night THU Live THU The comic actor shares his surreal experience of guest THU hosting a big American TV show and going to Studio 54. THU THU 15:00 Classic Serial b018w867 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b049jj6k (Listen) THU Mel hears about a cloak made from the silk of a million THU spiders. Plus, tunnelling under the Berlin Wall and David THU Tennant reads The Brave Tin Solder by Hans Christian THU Andersen. THU THU 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited b007jxf4 (Listen) THU Series 2, Going Through the Roof THU A rainy day leads to some unexpected drama for the school's THU staff. Starring Carolyn Pickles and Marlene Sidaway. From THU June 2003. THU THU 17:30 Ayres on the Air b01c6s6k (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 The Write Stuff b00q3lcy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b049jl17 (Listen) THU Sir Donald Wolfit THU Humphrey Carpenter invites the famous to discuss deceased THU heroes. This week Ned Sherrin on Sir Donald Wolfit. THU The biographical series in which a distinguished guest THU chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero THU stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of THU having led a great life? From 2002. THU THU 19:00 Dad's Army b007jrh8 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Take It From Here b017pqr4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049j1sm (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n9l1h (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 Kings b007jqw4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week b01gvq3l (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking b00bw01s (Listen) THU Series 2, Episode 2 THU Divorcee Carol has a fruit surplus and Adrian is asked to be THU a Bond girl. Award-winning comedy with Ben Moor. From June THU 2008. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04bw4lr (Listen) THU The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to THU comedian and filmmaker, Lee Kern. THU THU 23:00 Hard to Tell b015p5g6 (Listen) THU Series 1, Episode 1 THU Thanks to a bike accident that's landed him in A&E, Tom THU Sheffield is about to go for a pizza with Ellen, a woman THU with the most noble of foreheads and - it turns out - the THU most attentive of dads. THU Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny THU Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). He THU conjures up characters depicting every relationship from THU father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the THU feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked THU to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to THU long term partners and their dearly departed. THU The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny THU himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki THU Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going THU Out's Katy Wix), and Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new THU girlfriend, Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best THU friend Hermione (Him & Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's THU zealously protective father (Simon Greenall). THU Tim Key and Tom Basden both make deliciously awkward cameo THU appearances. THU Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, THU contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to THU pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and THU Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek. THU Producer: Lucy Armitage THU A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4. THU Credits THU Tom: Jonny Sweet THU Tom: Simon Greenall THU Ashley: Alex MacQueen THU Lesley: Vicki Pepperdine THU Hermione: Sarah Solemani THU Ellen: Charlotte Ritchie THU Maeve: Katy Wix THU Producer: Lucy Armitage THU Writer: Jonny Sweet THU THU 23:30 Think the Unthinkable b01jt0z0 (Listen) THU Series 3, Episode 6 THU The management consultants must make cuts at the firm that THU insures Ryan's flashy new car. Stars Robin Ince. From August THU 2004. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 18 JULY 2014 FRI FRI 00:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1xv (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:15 Sport and the British b01by8n7 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jngb (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:45 Book of the Week b00n51g1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 The Write Stuff b00q3lcy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Great Lives b049jl17 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049j1sm (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 Terry Nutkins: In the Ring of Bright Water b00n9l1h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 Classic Serial b018w867 (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 Kings b007jqw4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 King Street Junior Revisited b007jxf4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 Ayres on the Air b01c6s6k (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049mt8r (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Patrick O'Neill's new hotel in Mountfern is nearly finished FRI but the legacy of Kate's accident lingers. Stars David Soul FRI and Anna Healy. FRI FRI 06:30 Bollywood Brass Band b0075szl (Listen) FRI 4 Extra Debut. Soprano saxophone player Joe Cohen presents a FRI guide to the history and performance of a unique Indian FRI brass band. From March 2000. FRI FRI 07:00 Smelling of Roses b00f405t (Listen) FRI Series 4, Episode 3 FRI Rosie sets up an environmental conference, but is the FRI sponsor as green as he claims? Stars Prunella Scales. From FRI August 2003. FRI FRI 07:30 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music b0495t6m (Listen) FRI Episode 1 FRI Since the mid-1980s, aspiring singer/songwriter, John FRI Shuttleworth has been posting audio cassettes of his "finest FRI songs to date" to pop stars throughout the land, in the hope FRI that someone would record his material. But all to no avail. FRI However, the BBC has very kindly given John a series and FRI asked him to invite pop starts to bring their music to his FRI Sheffield home. So it is that Chas and Dave, Heaven 17, FRI Toyah Wilcox and Lee John find themselves in John's lounge FRI having tea with wife Mary, being flirted with by Mary's FRI friend Joan and hassled by John's agent Ken Worthington, as FRI they try and perform not only one their greatest hits but FRI more importantly, one of John's. FRI In the first show John welcomes Chas Hodges from Chas and FRI Dave into the lounge. But where's Dave? Has he heard that FRI Mary won't allow jellied eels in the house or didn't he want FRI to come? FRI Whatever the reason, Chas will have to perform on his own FRI using John's trusty keyboard although, as he's been FRI influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis, John warns him that he won't FRI tolerate any feet on the keyboard. FRI Written and Performed by Graham Fellows. FRI Producer: Dawn Ellis FRI A Chic Ken production for BBC Radio 4. FRI Clips FRI empty FRI empty FRI See all clips from Episode 1 (2) FRI Credits FRI Performer: Graham Fellows FRI Interviewed Guest: Chas Hodges FRI Writer: Graham Fellows FRI Producer: Dawn Ellis FRI FRI 08:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01rqbf9 (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI The much-loved comedy duo are joined by Gayle Hunnicutt, who FRI is desperate to be in one of Ernie's plays. From September FRI 1976. FRI FRI 08:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter FRI b007jy9h (Listen) FRI Series 2, The Day FRI The author tries to make amends when he upsets his wife FRI Diana. Stars Ian Carmichael and Charlotte Mitchell. From FRI December 1977. FRI FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity b00knwyq (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 5 FRI John Lloyd and Sean Lock invite guests Jon Richardson, Roger FRI Law and Kate Adie to increase the collection. From June FRI 2009. FRI FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport b00mv1sv (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 5 FRI The sports agent tries to persuade a veteran rugby player FRI with cauliflower ears to quit. Stars Neil Pearson. From FRI December 2005. FRI FRI 10:00 Classic Serial b01946wd (Listen) FRI The Mumbai Chuzzlewits, Episode 2 FRI By Ayeesha Menon FRI Sony award-winning writer Ayeesha Menon reworks Charles FRI Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit and sets it amongst the Catholic FRI community in modern-day Mumbai, India. FRI Convinced his relatives are after his money, miserly old FRI recluse Martin Chuzzlewit (Roshan Seth), adopts orphan girl, FRI Mary (Nimrat Kaur), to be his carer. As she will inherit FRI nothing upon his death, he believes she will do her utmost FRI to keep him in good health. But when his grandson Mickey FRI (Zafar Karachiwala) falls in love with her, Martin's plans FRI are thrown into disarray. Disinheriting him, Martin triggers FRI a complex web of deceit, betrayal and manipulation as the FRI extended family and hangers-on close in, in pursuit of his FRI fortune. FRI Told from the point of view of orphan Thomas (Karan Pandit), FRI an observer into the world of the Chuzzlewits, this is a FRI fast-paced drama full of intrigue, romance, suspense and FRI murder... FRI Disinherited by his grandfather, Mickey Chuzzlewit escapes FRI India and tries to make his fortune in Dubai. In his FRI absence, the scheming Pinto and murderous Joseph join forces FRI in an attempt to get hold of the old man's fortune. And FRI while Thomas's feelings grow for Mickey's fiancĂ©, Mary, a FRI mysterious lodger with a terrible secret moves in next door FRI ... FRI Ayeesha Menon is an award-winning writer who works FRI extensively in film and radio. For BBC Radio 4 she has FRI written several outstanding adaptations including: Q & A FRI (Slumdog Millionaire) which won Gold for Best Drama at the FRI Sony Radio Academy Awards; The Cairo Trilogy, starring Omar FRI Sharif, which won a Bronze at the Sony Awards; My Nane Is FRI Red from the novel by Orhan Pamuk; and Six Suspects from the FRI novel by Vikas Swarup. FRI Cast: FRI Martin ..... Roshan Seth FRI Thomas ..... Karan Pandit FRI Mickey ..... Zafar Karachiwala FRI Pinto ..... Rajit Kapur FRI Mercy ..... Preetika Chawla FRI Charity ..... Ayeesha Menon FRI Anthony ..... Sohrab Ardeshir FRI Joseph ..... Nadir Khan FRI Mary ..... Nimrat Kaur FRI Mrs. Gomes ..... Radhika Mital FRI Louis ..... Rohit Malkani FRI Doctor ..... Shernaz Patel FRI Monty ..... Arghya Lahiri FRI Manek ..... Vivek Madan FRI Young Mickey ..... Zaal Madon FRI Young Thomas ..... Nominath Ginsburg FRI Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja FRI Sound Design: David Chilton FRI Music: Sacha Puttnam FRI Producer and Casting: Nadir Khan FRI Producer: John Dryden FRI A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 11:00 Five Stories by Margaret Drabble b0176nbj (Listen) FRI Faithful Lovers FRI A return to an old stamping ground, with its echoes of love, FRI sets a wheel in motion again. Written in 1968. Read by Adjoa FRI Andoh. FRI FRI 11:15 Kings b007jqwf (Listen) FRI Michal, Saul's Daughter FRI In the monarch's harem, three wives fight their case. Tales FRI from the reign of biblical King David. Stars Caroline FRI Langrishe. FRI FRI 12:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01rqbf9 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter FRI b007jy9h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049mt8r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 Bollywood Brass Band b0075szl (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sx1w7 (Listen) FRI FM Mayor - The Rector's Daughter, Episode 10 FRI Juliet Stevenson reads the concluding episode of F M Mayor's FRI unfairly Neglected Classic, the story of a plain, reliable FRI parson's daughter whose life of duty and service is thrown FRI into confusion by an unexpected and unsought love affair. FRI Today Mary finds solace in a robin's song and Mr Herbert FRI finally reveals his heart. Reader is Juliet Stevenson FRI Abridger Sally Marmion FRI Producer Di Speirs FRI F M Mayor's masterful novel, The Rector's Daughter, is a FRI rare thing - a novel with a deceptively small canvas, set in FRI the backwaters of a dull East Anglia a century ago, but FRI still as fresh as ever. Much loved by those who have FRI discovered it, it now comes to Radio 4 as one of the Open FRI Book listeners' Neglected Classics. FRI FRI 14:15 Sport and the British b01by9lb (Listen) FRI A Bit of a Flutter FRI Clare Balding looks at the role gambling has played in our FRI relationship with sport as she continues her exploration FRI into how Britain made sport and sport made Britain. FRI Betting has played a crucial role in the way games FRI developed, it gave incentive to competition which in turn FRI necessitated clear rules. Establishing who's won and who's FRI lost is crucial but who managed to have a flutter and where FRI was a matter riven with class distinctions as Clare FRI discovers. FRI Reader, Sean Baker FRI Producer: Sara Conkey. FRI FRI 14:30 Winifred Holtby - South Riding b007jngw (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Headmistress Sarah Burton sparks upset when she takes her FRI girls on an educational walk in the snow. Stars Sarah FRI Lancashire. FRI FRI 14:45 Book of the Week b00n58dd (Listen) FRI Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years, The Life of Brian FRI The actor and writer recalls how the influential comedy FRI group reconvened in 1977 to make their most controversial FRI film. FRI FRI 15:00 Classic Serial b01946wd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b049n3fb (Listen) FRI On Nelson Mandela Day, Mel hears about the song which became FRI South Africa's national anthem. Plus, Sir Derek Jacobi reads FRI The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen. FRI FRI 17:00 Ring Around the Bath b00p2hb4 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Car Boot FRI Stella tries to dejunk the house. Everything useless must FRI go, including her grown-up kids. Stars Penny Downie. From FRI August 2003. FRI FRI 17:30 Smelling of Roses b00f405t (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 The Museum of Curiosity b00knwyq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 18:30 Fry's English Delight b00d3q63 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Metaphor FRI Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English FRI language. FRI Britain's high coastline/population ratio helps to explain FRI how maritime metaphor shaped the English language. But the FRI sea, and the way it shapes the land, has a special FRI metaphorical meaning. Stephen suggests that language is FRI shaped, like a coastline, by a flow of metaphors, which FRI erode, break down and eventually become part of everyday FRI speech and writing. FRI FRI 19:00 The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show b01rqbf9 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter FRI b007jy9h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Maeve Binchy - Firefly Summer b049mt8r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 Bollywood Brass Band b0075szl (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 Kings b007jqwf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music b0495t6m (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Party b011pkqg (Listen) FRI Series 2, It's Technology, Stupid FRI The young aspiring politicians of the new political Party FRI get to grips with technology and whether it is making people FRI stupid. Meanwhile, they launch a recruiting campaign on the FRI internet. Second series of a satirical comedy written by Tom FRI Basden. FRI Simon ..... Tom Basden FRI Duncan ..... Tim Key FRI Jared ..... Jonny Sweet FRI Mel ..... Ann Crilly FRI Phoebe ..... Katy Wix FRI Jared's Mum ..... Jane Whittenshaw FRI Produced by Julia McKenzie. FRI FRI 23:00 The Simon Day Show b010dw09 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Geoffrey Allerton FRI Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The FRI Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. FRI Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The FRI Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show FRI along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the FRI theatre itself. FRI In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire FRI poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems FRI and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and FRI struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting FRI technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two FRI local mums are getting to know each other over several FRI bottles of wine. FRI Cast list: FRI Geoffrey Allerton ..... Simon Day FRI Anna / Claire ..... Catherine Shepherd FRI Sarah ..... Arabella Weir FRI Goose ..... Felix Dexter FRI Ron Bone ..... Simon Greenall FRI Written by Simon Day FRI Produced by Colin Anderson. FRI FRI 23:30 Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World b007tm8f (Listen) FRI Series 2, Magic FRI The sci-fi star and his crew cast a spell to summon the FRI Devil. With Tom Baker, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee. From FRI July 1995. FRI