26 September, 2014

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 27/09/2014 - 03/10/2014

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SAT SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2014 SAT SAT 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award b03bg4vy (Listen) SAT BBC National Short Story Award 2013, We Are Watching SAT Something Terrible Happening SAT Claire Skinner reads the fifth story in contention for this SAT prestigious award. Love and science collide in this haunting SAT story about the chaos of a disintegrating relationship, a SAT civil war and the trajectory of meteorites. SAT Written by Lavinia Greenlaw SAT Produced by Elizabeth Allard. SAT Clip SAT empty SAT We Are Watching Something Terrible Happening by Lavinia SAT Greenlaw SAT Love and science collide in this haunting story about the SAT chaos of a disintegrating relationship, a civil war and the SAT trajectory of meteorites. SAT More on Lavinia Greenlaw SAT Lavinia Greenlaw is a poet and novelist and Professor of SAT Poetry at the University of East Anglia. Her collections SAT include Minsk (2004) and The Casual Perfect (2011). She was SAT the first artist-in-residence at the Science Museum and also SAT held a residency at The Royal Society of Medicine. She is a SAT Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. SAT Lavinia Greenlaw on Woman's Hour SAT (Photo credit: Julian Abrams) SAT Credits SAT Author: Lavinia Greenlaw SAT Reader: Claire Skinner SAT Producer: Elizabeth Allard SAT SAT 00:20 Inheritance Tracks b04dq55n (Listen) SAT Jennifer Saunders SAT Jennifer Saunders selects Spike Milligan's Q5 theme and Kate SAT and Anna McGarrigle's song, Talk to Me of Mendocino. SAT SAT 00:30 15 Minute Drama b01s8xvb (Listen) SAT The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Series 7, Episode 5 SAT Sam is worried that the Navy offices are being blamed for SAT the battle with the Dutch going wrong. Then his house is SAT surrounded by the wives of men who were pressed into going SAT to sea to fight. They are desperate, swearing and shouting SAT that they have no money. Sam is sympathetic to their plight SAT but also worried about sending out his venison pasty to the SAT bakers in case they do damage to it. Then one woman gets SAT into his office and makes a moving appeal which touches his SAT conscience. SAT Adapted by Hattie Naylor. SAT Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by SAT Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany SAT Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David SAT Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by SAT Alice Baxter. SAT Historical consultant: Liza Picard SAT Sound by Catherine Robinson SAT A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. SAT Credits SAT Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall SAT Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways SAT Jane: Rebecca Newman SAT Will: John Biddle SAT Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan SAT Wife: Eiry Thomas SAT Director: Kate McAll SAT Producer: Kate McAll SAT SAT 00:45 Book of the Week b00mq4m1 (Listen) SAT Tracy Borman - Elizabeth's Women, Episode 5 SAT Emma Fielding reads from Tracy Borman's biography of SAT Elizabeth I, which explores the relationships she had with SAT the women in her life. These women brought out the best and SAT the worst of Elizabeth, who could be loyal and kind but also SAT cruel and vindictive. They all influenced Elizabeth's SAT carefully-cultivated image as Gloriana, The Virgin Queen. SAT In the final years of her reign, Elizabeth begins to lose SAT her grip on matters at court. This state of affairs is SAT reflected in the loosening morals of her newer and younger SAT Ladies-in-Waiting, who she fittingly terms her 'flouting SAT wenches'. SAT SAT 01:00 Just a Minute b04jmbdw (Listen) SAT Edinburgh Masterclass SAT After clocking up an amazing 900 editions of the SAT award-winning panel game show Just A Minute over 47 years, SAT Paul Merton interviews series chairman Nicholas Parsons - SAT the only person to have appeared in every single edition. SAT Jimmy Edwards was originally destined for the role of Just A SAT Minute chairman, with Parsons as a panellist. But when show SAT producer, David Hatch, realised that he wouldn't be able to SAT prise Edwards into a studio on a Sunday, Parsons stepped up SAT to the plate to challenge panellists to speak for one minute SAT without hesitation, deviation or repetition, on any subject SAT that comes up on the cards. SAT Since 1967, Just A Minute has featured some of the UK's SAT finest raconteurs, including Clement Freud, Peter Jones, SAT Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams and Sheila Hancock. SAT Featuring archive clips, this JAM special was recorded SAT before an audience at the BBC's Potterow venue during The SAT Edinburgh Festival 2014. SAT SAT 01:30 Pioneers b00xxd41 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Michael Cashman SAT Eastenders' Michael Cashman on the explosive moment he SAT helped make history when UK TV saw it's first gay kiss. A SAT kiss which led to not just public and political controversy SAT but terrifying personal consequences for Cashman in the form SAT of death threats and attacks on his home. In Pioneers SAT Michael Cashman tells Clare English about the social and SAT political landscape of 1987 and why that brief encounter SAT between the character he played, Colin Russell, and market SAT trader Barry Clark would prove momentous for so many of the SAT people involved. SAT SAT 02:00 Poirot b007jly9 (Listen) SAT Murder in Mesopotamia, Episode 5 SAT The Belgian sleuth battles to reveal the identity of the SAT desert murderer. Stars John Moffat and William Franklyn. SAT SAT 02:30 The Man Who Made France Old b007sq12 (Listen) SAT Merimee, the Patron Saint of Tourists SAT 2/2. Merimee, the Patron Saint of Tourists SAT Writers Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit Saumur and SAT Chinon on the trail of Prosper Merimee, author of the SAT novella Carmen, who was employed in the 1830s as Inspector SAT General of Historical Monuments. SAT SAT 03:00 Thomas Crowe - The Internet Wants a Chat b008m46l (Listen) SAT What happens when the world wide web gets a life of its own? SAT Thomas Crowe's play stars Anne-Marie Duff and David SAT Harewood. SAT SAT 04:00 Graham Swift - England and Other Stories b04j2yrc (Listen) SAT People Are Life SAT It's the last customer of the day for a Cypriot barber and SAT the conversation turns toward friendship. Read by Ewan SAT Bailey. SAT The 25 short stories that comprise England and Other Stories SAT mark Swift's return to the short form after seven acclaimed SAT novels. The stories dwell on the essence of Englishness and SAT those chosen place us on the eve of the Battle of Trafalgar, SAT in a barbers, a supermarket, a laboratory and Macintyre's SAT warehouse, and in each place and time, Swift perfectly SAT captures a universal truth from the minutiae of lives. SAT "This is a sharp, beautiful collection: every story quick SAT and readable but leaving in the memory a core, a residue of SAT thoughtfulness: The Guardian SAT Graham Swift came to prominence with this second novel SAT Shuttlecock, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in SAT 1983. That same year, Swift's Waterland, set in the Fens SAT earned him a place on the shortlist for the Booker prize. SAT Swift would go on to win the Booker prize in 1996 with his SAT novel Last Orders, which became a film starring Michael SAT Caine, Tom Courtney, Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. SAT Produced by Jeremy Osborne SAT Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk. SAT SAT 04:15 Peter Tinniswood b00x7f2w (Listen) SAT The Scan SAT Compulsive talker Ernest seeks reassurance from a protective SAT nurse. Stars Roy Hudd and Judy Cornwell. SAT SAT 05:00 After Henry b007jnzw (Listen) SAT Series 2, The Teapot SAT Eleanor wants a video player, but how can she raise the SAT cash? Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From October SAT 1986. SAT SAT 05:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me b0076h4q (Listen) SAT Series 1, Body and Soul SAT At a bandmate's funeral, musicians Roy and George face up to SAT their own mortality. Stars Ram Jam Holder. From September SAT 2003. SAT SAT 06:00 Jo Anderson - The Understudy b00xls12 (Listen) SAT An actor's obsession with a bizarre murder in Victorian SAT theatreland sparks a deadly confrontation. Stars Nigel SAT Anthony. SAT SAT 07:30 Yes Yes Yes b007kvv5 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Can He Kick It? SAT John Rawling recalls a dramatic game of rugby between SAT Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield in the 1971 Five Nations SAT Championship. SAT SAT 07:55 Inheritance Tracks b0106vf7 (Listen) SAT Colm Toibin SAT The writer inherits 'I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marbled Halls' sung SAT by Joan Sutherland, and passes on Bob Dylan's 'I Threw It SAT All Away'. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b01nnw8t (Listen) SAT Tuning In SAT The press fulminated, the enthusiasts were frustrated, and SAT the radio manufacturers fumed. Despite the fact that Marconi SAT had invented radio before Queen Victoria had celebrated her SAT Diamond Jubilee in 1897, radio in Britain took another 25 SAT years to begin an official service to listeners. But when, SAT on November 14th 1922 the British Broadcasting Company's SAT station at Marconi House radiated to an awaiting nation SAT "This is 2LO calling" for the first time under the company's SAT name, it marked the start of the first and most SAT distinguished public-service radio station in the world. SAT As part of the celebrations to mark nine decades of the BBC, SAT historian Dominic Sandbrook explores the long and involved SAT pre-BBC history of radio in Britain, how Britain's SAT broadcaster got going and developed into an institution SAT dedicated to entertainment, education and information, SAT discovers why Australian diva Dame Nellie Melba was SAT involved, and how the improbably-named Captain Plugge made SAT his first commercial broadcast to Britain, sponsored by SAT Selfridges department store, from the Eiffel Tower. From SAT Marconi to Savoy Hill via an old army hut in Essex, the SAT story of the early radio in Britain. SAT Producer: Simon Elmes. SAT Clip SAT empty SAT SAT 09:00 Somebody Laughed: Eddie Braben Brings You Sunshine SAT b007lm74 (Listen) SAT "What do you think of it so far?"... "RUBBISH!" - you're SAT exceptionally unlikely to be thinking that throughout this SAT three-hour tribute to one of Britain's most celebrated SAT comedy writers. SAT Famed for his close working relationship with evergreen SAT double act Morecambe & Wise, Eddie Braben penned some of SAT their most famous lines. Or to put it another way, all the SAT right words, not necessarily in the right order. SAT Of course, that wasn't the only string to his bow - other SAT beneficiaries of his strong comic writing include Ken Dodd SAT and Jimmy Cricket, whose work will also be featured. Eddie SAT himself also steps into the spotlight to helm his own SAT vehicle, The Worst Show On The Wireless, where he is joined SAT by Alison Steadman. In between, he reminisces about radio SAT and what it has meant to him. SAT Eddie began his writing career penning jokes on the back of SAT paper bags on a fruit and veg stall. When he passed away at SAT the age of 82 in May 2013, Bruce Forsyth was among the SAT famous faces keen to pay tribute. SAT First broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in 2007. SAT SAT 12:00 Lunch b04j9zdr (Listen) SAT Series 2 Omnibus SAT Made for 4 Extra. Comedy about two old flatmates who meet SAT once a month for lunch. By Marcy Kahan, starring Stephen SAT Mangan and Claire Skinner. SAT SAT 13:10 Inheritance Tracks b04bw4sd (Listen) SAT Chris Froome SAT Chris Froome shares his Inheritance Tracks: All You Need is SAT Love by the Beatles and Scatterlings of Africa by Johnny SAT Clegg. SAT SAT 13:15 Dickens Confidential b01ms5x9 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Gangs of London SAT As a newspaper editor, how might Charles Dickens have SAT covered an old enemy's return and financial plotting? Stars SAT Dan Stevens. SAT SAT 14:00 The Goon Show b00d7jxr (Listen) SAT The Plasticine Man SAT Neddie Seagoon poses as a 6,000-year-old man to resurrect SAT his rock 'n' roll career. Stars Spike Milligan. From SAT December 1957. SAT SAT 14:30 J Kingston Platt b01s2y7s (Listen) SAT Platt vs Rooney and Day SAT The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double SAT act gone wrong. Written and read by Peter Jones. From SAT September 1993. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b01nnw8t (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Jo Anderson - The Understudy b00xls12 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Chain Reaction b013r2hm (Listen) SAT Series 7, Mark Steel interviews Barry Davies SAT Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show. Each SAT week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses SAT another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns SAT interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone SAT else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series. SAT Mark Steel has presented a range of his own programmes on SAT Radio 4, from The Mark Steel Solution, The Mark Steel SAT Revolution, The Mark Steel Lectures to, most recently, the SAT Sony Silver Award and Writers Guild Award-winning Mark SAT Steel's In Town. He also occasionally appears in programmes SAT that don't have his name in the title, such as The News SAT Quiz. SAT Barry Davies is a commentator perhaps best-known for his SAT football coverage, covering ten World Cups, seven European SAT Championships, and two FA Cup finals. He's also commentated SAT on the Olympics, the Commonwealth games and Wimbledon, as SAT well as the World Stare-Out Championships in 1998. SAT In this interview, obsessive sports fan Mark asks Barry SAT about being present at some of the most important sporting SAT moments of the last forty years; about remaining impartial SAT ("Where were the Germans? Frankly, who cares?"); and about SAT the changing face of sports and sports broadcasting. SAT SAT 18:00 Richard Matheson - Duel b007k3qp (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT A hunted motorist is forced to become the hunter in a SAT deadly, primordial duel. Classic tense thriller read by SAT Nathan Osgood. SAT SAT 18:30 Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose b00nhq5n (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT Psychiatrist Rosa Sobel makes a shocking discovery about the SAT organisation she works for. Laurel Lefkow concludes Ursula K SAT Le Guin's tale. SAT SAT 19:00 Somebody Laughed: Eddie Braben Brings You Sunshine SAT b007lm74 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed b018fllw (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 3 SAT There's a Riot going on... Topical! Join DS Nick Mohammed SAT and co. as they tackle a full-on student protest complete SAT with professional Sloane: Cordelia Jasmine Beatrice de SAT Beatrice Grimes (as featured in IN BITS). SAT Written & performed by Nick Mohammed, with Anna Crilly & SAT Colin Hoult. SAT Produced by Victoria Lloyd. SAT SAT 22:30 Les Kelly's Britain b017cjy8 (Listen) SAT Episode 3 SAT Les Kelly (Kevin Bishop) hosts a magazine show from hell. SAT Les is a cross between Jeremy Kyle and a slap in the face. SAT He claims this is the only radio show for 'normal, decent SAT people'. 'If you aren't normal or decent, this is not the SAT show for you,' says Les. SAT Should able bodied people have the same rights as the SAT disabled when it comes to having mobility scooters, guide SAT dogs and hearing aides. This and other outrageous questions SAT are put by Les Kelly, radio's most insensitive presenter. SAT Also on the show - a preacher whose religious education SAT lessons involves twisting balloons into the shape of Moses SAT and Jesus, and a woman with an obsessive hatred of Belgians. SAT Written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton. SAT SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04jv5gz (Listen) SAT For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the SAT best comedy around. Simon Munnery chats to Josie Long. SAT SAT 23:00 The In Crowd b00snrxg (Listen) SAT Series 3, Episode 5 SAT Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, SAT Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From August 2002. SAT SAT 23:30 Ida Barr: Artificial Hip Hop b00v1qvw (Listen) SAT Choice SAT By Christopher Green. SAT Ida Barr is a music hall singer who has embraced hip hop and SAT rap, reflecting the cultural diversity of London's East End, SAT where she has been living in retirement for several decades. SAT Ida has a genuine love of talking to people so each week she SAT investigates a new topic and creates a unique brand of SAT music-hall, hip-hop fusion with beat boxer Shlomo. This SAT week, the topic is "Choice". SAT Produced by Claire Grove SAT Ida Barr is the creation of award-winning performer SAT Christopher Green (aka spoof country and western singer Tina SAT C). "Missy Elliott meets Marie Lloyd" - Guardian. Each week SAT Ida investigates a current political buzz word - Choice, SAT Responsibility, Diversity and Transparency - and records her SAT findings on her Ida-pod - an ancient battery operated SAT cassette machine with a greasy earpiece. Her target groups SAT include the Sutton House over 55's drama group, children SAT from the Italia Conti Aacademy and Theatre Venture's Youth SAT Company from Stratford East. SAT Beat box artist Shlomo was heard by 3.9 billion people SAT around the world when he and Bjork performed "Oceania" at SAT the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics. He has SAT also worked with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Damon SAT Albarn, and Nitin Sawhney. He is a classically-trained SAT percussionist and heads the world's only human beatbox SAT choir, the Vocal Orchestra. SAT Christopher Green has written and performed three Tina C SAT series for BBC R4 plus Tina C's Election Night BBQ Special SAT (Nov 2008). 'Ida Barr's Bingo' was at the Brighton Festival SAT and the South Bank earlier this year and 'Ida Barr: So This SAT Is Christmas' was at the Barbican Centre in December 2008. SAT Credits SAT Producer: Claire Grove SAT SAT 23:45 iGod b00ws7md (Listen) SAT Ego SAT iGOD is a highly original and funny new late-night comedy SAT series for Radio 4. It stars Simon Day (The Fast Show) and SAT David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) and is written by one of the SAT head writers of the BAFTA award-winning The Thick Of It, SAT Sean Gray and produced by Simon Nicholls (Ed Reardon's Week SAT / News At Bedtime). SAT We all worry about the end of the world, as economists and SAT environmentalists speak in apocalyptic terms everyday. iGOD SAT says that trying to predict the end of the world is as SAT pointless as moisturising an elephant's elbow. SAT In each episode, an unnamed, all-seeing narrator (David Soul SAT - Starsky and Hutch) shows us that it is stupid to be SAT worrying, as he looks back at some of the most entertaining SAT apocalypses on parallel Earths. Each week our case study is SAT a normal bloke called Ian (Simon Day) who manages to SAT accidentally initiate the apocalypse of a different parallel SAT world through a seemingly harmless single act (telling a SAT lie, being lazy, cooking some lambshanks). A succession of SAT comic vignettes ensue that escalate to the end of a parallel SAT world. SAT With a full-range of sound effects and wonderfully funny and SAT surreal twists, iGOD will be a true aural extravaganza. SAT Written by SAT SEAN GRAY SAT Produced by SAT SIMON NICHOLLS. SAT Credits SAT Narrator: David Soul SAT Ian: Simon Day SAT Actor: Rosie Cavaliero SAT Actor: Alex MacQueen SAT Actor: Dan Tetsell SAT Writer: Sean Gray SAT Producer: Simon Nicholls SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 SUN SUN 00:00 Richard Matheson - Duel b007k3qp (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 00:30 Ursula K Le Guin - The Diary of the Rose b00nhq5n (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 b01nnw8t (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 Lunch b04j9zdr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks b04bw4sd (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 Dickens Confidential b01ms5x9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Jo Anderson - The Understudy b00xls12 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Chain Reaction b013r2hm (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus b01sd0b9 (Listen) SUN 1666 SUN The year is 1666 and the diarist has become besotted with SUN actress and singer, Mrs Knipp. Stars Kris Marshall and SUN Sophie Thompson. SUN SUN 07:15 Student Bibles b0075ns6 (Listen) SUN Gray's Anatomy SUN 4 Extra Debut. Classic textbooks frequently come with SUN unusual stories. Philippa Budgen tackles the academic SUN favourite of medical students. SUN SUN 07:30 Polyoaks b011jx09 (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 1 SUN First episode of a new Sitcom written by Private Eye medical SUN columnist Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer set in the SUN Bewildering New World of the NHS. SUN As responsibility for the Health Service is stripped from SUN managers and handed to doctors, brothers-in-medicine Roy & SUN Hugh Thornton are struggling to work out what to do with all SUN this sudden money and power. If they can diagnose acute SUN appendicitis surely they can manage an £80 billion health SUN budget. Can't they? SUN But a useless Celebrity TV Doctor, an overly-aggressive SUN South African Nurse and a sinister GP Consortium Chairman SUN don't make their lot any easier. SUN Anyone who wants to know what's really happening to the SUN Nation's Health Service, (but can't wade through the 367 SUN page Health & Social Care Bill) should listen to 30 minutes SUN of Polyoaks, starring Nigel Planer, Tony Gardner, Celia SUN Imrie and David Westhead. SUN Cast: SUN Dr Roy Thornton ..... Nigel Planer SUN Dr Hugh Thornton ..... Tony Gardner SUN TV's Dr Jeremy ..... David Westhead SUN Betty Crossfield ..... Celia Imrie SUN Vera Du Plessis ..... Carla Mendonca SUN Mr Devlin/ Patient ..... Phil Cornwell SUN Mr Ridgewell/ Mr Dawson ..... David Holt SUN Mrs Briggs ..... Kate O'Sullivan SUN Written By Phil Hammond and David Spicer SUN Producer/Director: Frank Stirling SUN An Unique production for BBC Radio 4. SUN SUN 08:00 Floggit's b00ct1wp (Listen) SUN From 17/08/56 SUN Gert and Daisy's shop is open for business in Russett Green. SUN Starring Elsie and Doris Waters. From August 1956. SUN SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! b007jx2c (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 6 SUN Co-stars Hugh Paddick and Joan Sims are none too impressed SUN with the Kenneth Williams Exhibition in the foyer. From May SUN 1969. SUN SUN 09:00 Roald Dahl b0138xvz (Listen) SUN The Witches, Episode 1 SUN A boy uncovers an evil plan to turn every child in the world SUN into a mouse. Narrated by Toby Jones and starring Margaret SUN Tyzack. SUN SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04jm42v (Listen) SUN Teachers, Seamus Heaney SUN 4 Extra Debut. From Beethoven to John McCormack, poet Seamus SUN Heaney makes his castaway choices with Sue Lawley. From SUN November 1989. SUN SUN 10:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories b007jv1q (Listen) SUN Series 1, Time SUN Three old men sit and watch the world go by, but one has a SUN very youthful secret of vitality. Read by David Neal. SUN SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b0186byz (Listen) SUN Series 7, Episode 9 SUN From New York City, the funny man welcomes mini-orchestra SUN Pink Martini and renowned operatic baritone Nathan Gunn. SUN From 2010. SUN SUN 12:00 The Diary of Samuel Pepys Omnibus b01sd0b9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:15 Student Bibles b0075ns6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 Saturday Drama b01sc9cp (Listen) SUN The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Fire of London SUN There can't be too many men or women of letters who are SUN present at the destruction of an entire city. Samuel Pepys SUN could certainly give modern online news blogs a run for SUN their money. SUN In fact were he alive today, his compulsive diarising would SUN have made him a natural-born blogger. 1666 was certainly a SUN momentous year to be in London - thanks to a single bakery, SUN fire swept the capital and destroyed it. SUN Naturally the year does not start this way - at the outset, SUN Samuel's biggest concerns are his nascent dalliance with SUN actress Mrs. Knipp (he is 'Dapper Dicky' to her 'Barbara SUN Allen') and how his snoring keeps his wife awake. SUN Kris Marshall plays Samuel Pepys - a far cry from his recent SUN role replacing Ben Miller in Death In Paradise. A firm SUN favourite with viewers thanks to a regular role in My Family SUN alongside Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker, Kris also SUN appeared in Richard Curtis's film Love Actually. SUN First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2013. SUN Credits SUN Adaptor: Hattie Naylor SUN Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall SUN Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways SUN Will: John Biddle SUN King Charles: Ewan Bailey SUN Jane: Rebecca Newman SUN Mayor Bludworth: Matthew Gravelle SUN Mr Howells: Dick Bradnum SUN Mr Houblon: Richard Nichols SUN Mrs Wood: Siriol Jenkins SUN Mrs Batelier: Eiry Thomas SUN Director: Kate McAll SUN SUN 14:30 The Playlist Series b048j636 (Listen) SUN Samuel Pepys' Playlist SUN Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, loved music. It outlasted SUN all his other passions- even his passion for women. He left SUN hundreds of his favourite songs, some covered in wine SUN stains, relics of drunken musical evenings. SUN David Owen Norris explores the songs in the Pepys Library in SUN Cambridge with historians Richard Luckett, Jenny Uglow and SUN Basie Gitlin, and recreates the music he loved best. With SUN singers Gwyneth Herbert, Thomas Guthrie and Laura Crowther. SUN Producer: Elizabeth Burke SUN A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4. SUN Credits SUN Producer: Elizabeth Burke SUN SUN 15:00 Floggit's b00ct1wp (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! b007jx2c (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b04jm939 (Listen) SUN Concorde, elephants and Tom Baker learning French SUN Highlights from the past week on the 4 O'Clock Show SUN including memories of Concorde, the woman who lived with SUN elephants and ex-Doctor Who Tom Baker learning French. SUN SUN 17:00 Roald Dahl b0138xvz (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 18:00 Doctor Who b01psb69 (Listen) SUN Deimos SUN A Martian moon has become a tourist trap. But below its SUN surface stirs a deadly menace, once thought extinct. Eighth SUN Doctor adventure stars Paul McGann and David Warner. SUN SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b0186byz (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Floggit's b00ct1wp (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! b007jx2c (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04jm42v (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories b007jv1q (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Polyoaks b011jx09 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 I Think I've Got a Problem b00cm91h (Listen) SUN Series 2, Episode 4 SUN Tom and the troublesome band in his head set off for the SUN Tower of London. Stars Bob Monkhouse and Suggs. From April SUN 2003. SUN SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04jv5h1 (Listen) SUN For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the SUN best comedy around. Simon Munnery chats to Josie Long. SUN SUN 23:00 Newsjack b04j2vl9 (Listen) SUN Series 11, Episode 1 SUN Made for 4 Extra. The week's stories cobbled together in a SUN scrapbook sketch show. Uninformed, up to the minute, down to SUN the dregs. Presented by Romesh Ranganathan. SUN SUN 23:30 Jon Ronson On b007s76t (Listen) SUN Series 3, Good v Evil at Glastonbury SUN Jon Ronson concludes his series with the second of two SUN special programmes recorded at Glastonbury, taking a SUN different look at the festival and the many human dramas SUN being played out over four intense days. SUN Jon searches for good and for evil at the festival, looking SUN for acts of kindness, bad deeds of hedonistic excess and SUN emotional moments rarely captured. With Danny Robins and SUN Pete Paphides. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 MON MON 00:00 Doctor Who b01psb69 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04jm42v (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 HE Bates - Three Country Stories b007jv1q (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 Floggit's b00ct1wp (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! b007jx2c (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Polyoaks b011jx09 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 Saturday Drama b01sc9cp (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 04:30 The Playlist Series b048j636 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Roald Dahl b0138xvz (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0twv (Listen) MON Series 1, The Ides of March MON Bunny Manders makes his first acquaintance with the amateur MON cracksman and cricketer. Stars Michael Cochrane and Jeremy MON Clyde. MON MON 06:30 A Tale of Harvest Festival b00769v4 (Listen) MON Autumn harvest is enshrined within the British national MON consciousness. But how old is this tradition? Could it MON actually be the work of an eccentric Victorian clergyman? MON Paul Heiney travels to Cornwall in his quest to unravel its MON origins. MON Just the thing to accompany chrysanthemums and cornsheaves, MON marrows and swedes, adorning churches across the country in MON preparation for Harvest Festival. MON First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2002. MON MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b0075pbn (Listen) MON Series 3, Episode 6 MON Matrimony - an analysis of what makes it work, but also what MON doesn't. Stars Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens. From October MON 1998. MON MON 07:30 Just a Minute b04hvrqz (Listen) MON Series 70, Episode 7 MON Nicholas Parsons challenges Tony Hawks, Kerry Godliman, MON Stephen Mangan and Gyles Brandreth to talk for 60 seconds MON without hesitation, repetition or deviation. MON Producer: Katie Tyrrell. MON Credits MON Presenter: Nicholas Parsons MON Panellist: Tony Hawks MON Panellist: Kerry Godliman MON Panellist: Stephen Mangan MON Panellist: Gyles Brandreth MON Producer: Katie Tyrrell MON MON 08:00 J Kingston Platt b01s6bkk (Listen) MON My Discovery MON The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with MON incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From MON September 1993. MON MON 08:30 The Navy Lark b00vdfdq (Listen) MON Series 1, The Admiral's Party MON Pertwee's relative has a Portsmouth posting. Can the Chief MON ensure luxury accommodation? Stars Jon Pertwee. From May MON 1959. MON MON 09:00 Whispers b00b0hml (Listen) MON Series 1, Episode 2 MON Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz, with Anthony MON Holden, Stella Duffy, Lynne Truss and Rowan Pelling. From MON November 2003. MON MON 09:30 Mr and Mrs Smith b01bwp6g (Listen) MON The Bathroom MON Episode 4 - The Bathroom MON An audience sitcom about a couple in marriage counselling. MON Annabelle is annoyed because Will couldn't stand up to their MON over-enthusiastic builder. Will is furious at Annabelle for MON hiring the builder. Guy mediates, but this week the MON counsellor has his own problems. MON FULL CAST DETAILS: MON Will Smith ..... Will Smith MON Annabelle Smith ..... Sarah Hadland MON Guy ..... Paterson Joseph MON John ..... Geoffrey Whitehead MON Saskia, Sally ..... Susie Blake MON Adam ..... Dan Tetsell MON Claudia ..... Tracy Wiles MON Written by ..... Will Smith MON Produced by ..... Tilusha Ghelani MON A year into married life and already things are a little MON creaky. So, following Will's unimaginative anniversary MON present (a draining rack), Annabelle has signed them up for MON a course of marriage counselling. MON Each week, counsellor Guy mediates a recent dispute between MON Will and Annabelle, with flashbacks to the events that MON spawned the argument, and by the end, the couple find MON marital equilibrium once more. Sort of. MON Guy arbitrates, usually leaning towards Annabelle's more MON sensible point of view. In contrast to Will's uptightness, MON Guy is confident and urbane and clearly irritates Will. MON The writer and comedian Will Smith leads the starry cast of MON Mr and Mrs.Smith. Will's writing credits include Armstrong MON and Miller (BBC1), Harry and Paul (BBC1), Moving Wallpaper MON (ITV1), Time Trumpet (BBC2), the multi-award winning The MON Thick Of It (BBC2) in which he also appears as Phil Smith, MON and the upcoming Veep (HBO). MON MON 10:00 Classic Serial b00d6432 (Listen) MON Tobias Smollett - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Episode MON 1 MON Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, MON dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. MON Squire Bramble and family embark on their whistle-stop tour MON of Great Britain. They encounter adventure, mayhem and the MON enigmatic Humphry Clinker. MON Mathew Bramble ...... Nigel Anthony MON Tabitha Bramble ...... Marcia Warren MON Lydia Melford ...... Helen Longworth MON Jery Melford ...... Dan Starkey MON Winifred Jenkins ...... Joanna Page MON Humphry Clinker ...... Stuart McLoughlin MON Sir Ulic Mackilligut ...... Sam Dale MON John Thomas ...... Ben Crowe MON Barton ...... Nyasha Hatendi MON Lord Newcastle ...... John Rowe MON Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Liz Sutherland and MON Chris Pavlo. MON Directed by Marc Beeby. MON MON 11:00 Rose Tremain Short Stories b007mf65 (Listen) MON Ice Dancing MON A retired architect recounts his life with his wife and how MON he almost lost her. Set in Maryland, read by Harry Towb. MON MON 11:15 Loose Ends b04jhfqc (Listen) MON Richard Ayoade, Sophie Ward, Al Jean, Holly Johnson, Sara MON Cox, Kwabs, Anushka MON Clive embarks on an Auricular Odyssey with 'The IT Crowd' MON sensation turned critically acclaimed director Richard MON Ayoade. His new book 'Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey' MON features over ten insightful and often erotic interviews - MON with himself. MON Clive talks to actress Sophie Ward, who sprang to fame in MON the film 'Young Sherlock Holmes'. She leads the cast for the MON eightieth anniversary production of John van Druten's MON Flowers of The Forest - a timely reminder of the brutal MON effects of war and the fragility peace. MON From the face of the '80s to the sound of it, Sara Cox MON relaxes with Holly Johnson. Best known as the lead vocalist MON of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Holly has a new album - his MON first for 15 years. MON Al Jean is head writer and executive producer of probably MON the most successful show in television history. It's not MON surprising that the team behind 'The Simpsons' is bristling MON with brainiacs, but what about Computer Scientists and MON Mathematicians? Al talks to Clive about 'The Simpsons and MON Their Mathematical Secrets', as exposed by author Simon MON Singh. MON With music from Kwabs who performs 'Walk' out on the 29th MON September on Atlantic Records. And more music from Anushka MON who perform 'Atom Bombs' from their album 'Broken Circuit' MON out now on Brownswood Recordings. MON Producer: Sukey Firth. MON Clips MON empty MON empty MON See all clips from Richard Ayoade, Sophie Ward, Al Jean, MON Holly Johnson, Sara Cox, Kwabs, Anushka (2) MON Richard Ayoade MON ‘Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey’ is published by MON Faber and Faber and available on 2nd October. MON Richard is participating in a discussion about ‘The Double’ MON at Arts & Humanities Festival: underground on Monday 20th MON October at King’s College London. MON Sophie Ward MON ‘Flowers of The Forest’ is at Jermyn Street Theatre, London MON until Saturday 18th October. MON Holly Johnson MON ‘Europa’ is available on Monday 29th September on MON Pleasuredome. MON Holly is touring the UK in October. He’s playing at O2 MON Academy, Bristol on Saturday 18th, The Institute, Birmingham MON on Sunday 19th and O2 ABC, Glasgow on 20th. Check his MON website for further dates. MON Al Jean MON ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’ by Simon Singh MON is published by Bloomsbury on 10th October. MON ‘The Simpsons is on Weekdays at 18.00 on Channel 4. Series MON 26 will start on Sky 1 in early November. MON Kwabs MON Kwabs is playing at The Haunt, Brighton on Saturday 11th, MON Exchange, Bristol on 12th and KOKO, London on Thursday 16th MON October. MON Anushka MON ‘Broken Circuit’ is available now on Brownswood Recordings. MON Anushka are playing at The Shacklewell Arms, London on MON Tuesday 30th September, Audio, Brighton on Thursday 2nd and MON Start The Bus, Bristol on Saturday 4th October. Check their MON website for further dates. MON MON 12:00 J Kingston Platt b01s6bkk (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Navy Lark b00vdfdq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0twv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 A Tale of Harvest Festival b00769v4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hv9y2 (Listen) MON BBC National Short Story Award 2014, Bad Dreams MON Carey Mulligan reads Tessa Hadley's shortlisted story, the MON first in contention for this prestigious award. A child's MON dramatic reaction to a dream exposes unspoken tensions in MON the family home. MON Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins. MON Credits MON Reader: Carey Mulligan MON Writer: Tessa Hadley MON Abridger: Gemma Jenkins MON Producer: Gemma Jenkins MON MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama b037smxg (Listen) MON The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Episode 1 MON Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways return as Samuel and MON Elizabeth Pepys in Hattie Naylor's continuing dramatisation MON of the famous diaries. MON 1667. On New Year's Day, Samuel and Elizabeth Pepys awake to MON find the Thames covered in ice, while at the same time some MON parts of London still smoulder from last year's Great Fire. MON At Whitehall, Lord Brouncker's clerk is accused of taking MON bribes, and there are rumours that the French will invade. MON Sam, meanwhile, is preoccupied with finding a husband for MON his sister, Pauline, and with visiting various lady friends, MON including Mrs Knipp, Mrs Bagwell and Mrs Lane's sister, MON Doll. MON Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by MON Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany MON Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David MON Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by MON Alice Baxter. MON Historical consultant: Liza Picard MON Sound by Nigel Lewis MON A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. MON Credits MON Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall MON Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways MON Will: John Biddle MON Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan MON Betty: Bethan Walker MON Mrs Bagwell: Bethan Walker MON Mr Mitchell: Matthew Gravelle MON Lord Batten: Richard Mitchley MON Doll Lane: Eiry Thomas MON Director: Kate McAll MON Producer: Kate McAll MON Writer: Hattie Naylor MON MON 14:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwdvn (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON Biography of the leading modern playwright. Growing up in MON Harlem in the Depression. Read by Henry Goodman. MON MON 15:00 Classic Serial b00d6432 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04jrj7t (Listen) MON Striped Pyjamas, stalking lynx and Philip Ardagh MON Mel Giedroyc presents The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John MON Boyne, wildlife cameraman John Aitchison stalks a lynx and MON Philip Ardagh offers his two favourite books. MON MON 17:00 Like They've Never Been Gone b00bbn44 (Listen) MON Series 2, Practice Makes Perfect MON It's not all plain sailing as duo Tommy and Sheila prepare MON for a cruise. Stars Roy Hudd and June Whitfield. From MON November 1999. MON MON 17:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b0075pbn (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 Whispers b00b0hml (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b04jrj7w (Listen) MON Graeme Garden and Helen Lederer MON A comedy-heavy gathering of bookworms for this edition of MON the literary discussion show. MON Ex-Goodie and Clue alumnus Graeme Garden joins Naked Video MON star and comedy writer Helen Lederer to discuss Flaubert's MON Parrot and work by Richard Feynman. MON First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1998. MON MON 19:00 J Kingston Platt b01s6bkk (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Navy Lark b00vdfdq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0twv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 A Tale of Harvest Festival b00769v4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Rose Tremain Short Stories b007mf65 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] MON MON 21:15 Loose Ends b04jhfqc (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 Just a Minute b04hvrqz (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 Mr and Mrs Smith b01bwp6g (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 23:00 The Now Show b04hyx8q (Listen) MON Series 44, Episode 3 MON Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest Sara MON Pascoe for a comic romp through the week's news. With Pippa MON Evans, Grace Petrie and Jon Holmes. MON Written by the cast, with additional material from Sarah MON Morgan, Nadia Kamil and Liam Beirne. Produced by Alexandra MON Smith. MON Credits MON Presenter: Steve Punt MON Presenter: Hugh Dennis MON Panellist: Sara Pascoe MON Panellist: Pippa Evans MON Panellist: Grace Petrie MON Actor: Jon Holmes MON Producer: Alexandra Smith MON MON 23:30 The Consultants b0076pz9 (Listen) MON Series 2, Episode 5 MON The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through MON history, while Justin squeezes a morris dancer into a bin. MON With Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 TUE TUE 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hv9y2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 15 Minute Drama b037smxg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwdvn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 Whispers b00b0hml (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 A Good Read b04jrj7w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0twv (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 A Tale of Harvest Festival b00769v4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Classic Serial b00d6432 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Rose Tremain Short Stories b007mf65 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:15 Loose Ends b04jhfqc (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 Like They've Never Been Gone b00bbn44 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b0075pbn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0wps (Listen) TUE Series 1, Gentlemen and Players TUE Bunny Manders is roped into a cricket match, but could TUE detectives be on their trail? Stars Michael Cochrane and TUE Jeremy Clyde. TUE TUE 06:30 The Poetry of History b0076xpt (Listen) TUE Series 1, Easter 1916, by WB Yeats TUE 4 Extra Debut. Jonathan Bate looks at the history behind the TUE poem, travelling to Dublin to investigate the 1916 Easter TUE Rising. From April 2006. TUE TUE 07:00 Two Doors Down b0084r5t (Listen) TUE Series 1, Drilling for Hamsters TUE A Belfast road's bohemian residents are saved from chaos by TUE cleaning lady Sally. Stars Frances Tomelty. From February TUE 2001. TUE TUE 07:30 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself b04hvy0q (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE A brand new impression and sketch show that looks behind the TUE scenes at the life and work of star impressionist Lewis TUE Macleod (Newsjack, Postman Pat, The Phantom Menace, Dead TUE Ringers) with Kate O'Sullivan, Duncan Wisbey and Julian TUE Dutton. TUE Producer: Lyndsay Fenner. TUE Clips TUE empty TUE empty TUE See all clips from Episode 2 (2) TUE Credits TUE Ensemble: Lewis Mcleod TUE Ensemble: Kate O'Sullivan TUE Ensemble: Duncan Wisbey TUE Ensemble: Julian Dutton TUE Producer: Lyndsay Fenner TUE TUE 08:00 The Goon Show b00db5l2 (Listen) TUE African Incident TUE Neddie Seagoon is dispatched to destroy a bridge built by TUE British prisoners of war. Stars Peter Sellers. From December TUE 1957. TUE TUE 08:30 Doctor in the House b007m680 (Listen) TUE Women and Wine TUE Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital TUE ball turn to chaos. Stars Richard Briers. From September TUE 1968. TUE TUE 09:00 The Now Show b04hyx8q (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:30 Coming Alive b00hrt7t (Listen) TUE Series 3, Betting Fever TUE Terry agrees to babysit for Sandra, but reckons without her TUE mother. Stars Karl Howman and Phyllis Logan. From October TUE 2001. TUE TUE 10:00 Classic Serial b00d8h6p (Listen) TUE Tobias Smollett - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Episode TUE 2 TUE The Expedition of Humphry Clinker TUE Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, TUE dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. TUE The family is stranded. Bramble is keen to continue their TUE grand tour, but how can they leave London when Humphry is in TUE gaol? TUE Mathew Bramble ...... Nigel Anthony TUE Tabitha Bramble ...... Marcia Warren TUE Lydia Melford ...... Helen Longworth TUE Jery Melford ...... Dan Starkey TUE Winifred Jenkins ...... Joanna Page TUE Humphry Clinker ...... Stuart McLoughlin TUE Lieutenant Lismahago ...... John Rowe TUE Mr Martin ...... Chris Pavlo TUE Mr Micklewhimmen ...... Sam Dale TUE Dutton/Wilson ...... Nyasha Hatendi TUE Gaoler ...... Stephen Critchlow TUE Directed by Marc Beeby. TUE TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading b00n0z4n (Listen) TUE 1989: Writing on the Wall, The Quest for Christa T TUE BBC Radio 4 Extra will be serving up a literary TUE accompaniment to BBC Radio 4's major new documentary series TUE Germany: Memories of A Nation. A partnership with the TUE British Museum and presented by Neil MacGregor, this six TUE week series will explore the fascinating and complex history TUE of Germany from the origins of the Holy Roman Empire right TUE up to the present day. TUE Programmes on BBC Radio 4 Extra will include work by Johann TUE Wolfgang Von Goethe, Bertolt Brecht, Franz Kafka, The TUE Brothers Grimm, Gunter Grass, Heinrich Boll, and Thomas TUE Mann. TUE Neil McGregor reflects on the importance of the writer TUE Christa Wolf in the first week of the series. Anne McElroy TUE introduces an extract from her acclaimed work, The Quest for TUE Christa T. It is translated by Christopher Middleton and TUE read by Sian Thomas. TUE Christa Wolf was one of the foremost post war German TUE writers. Born in 1929, she grew up under the Nazi's and TUE lived most of her adult life in East Germany, until the TUE Berlin Wall came down. She was born in 1929, was a member TUE of girls' division of the Hitler Youth. At the end of the TUE war, her family tried to flee the Red Army but ended up in TUE the Russian zone anyway. She died in 2011. The Quest for TUE Christa T is considered one of her finest works. It is TUE about a young woman who turns against the shallowness of the TUE West but struggles in the East. TUE Perhaps it is not surprising that the role of fate and the TUE power of ideologies to change the course of our lives TUE permeate all her work. TUE First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2009. TUE TUE 11:15 Clare Seal - Voyages of Descent b00hhn1g (Listen) TUE Captain Fitzroy sails to tragedy, as Charles Darwin finds TUE fame. Poetic journey of evolution and creation with Fenella TUE Fielding. TUE TUE 12:00 The Goon Show b00db5l2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 Doctor in the House b007m680 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0wps (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 The Poetry of History b0076xpt (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hvxbm (Listen) TUE BBC National Short Story Award 2014, The American Lover TUE Rebecca Hall reads one of the five contenders for this major TUE award for the short story. TUE Abridged by Julian Wilkinson TUE Produced by Elizabeth Allard TUE Now in its ninth year, the BBC National Short Story Award TUE continues to be one of the most prestigious and established TUE awards for a single short story. The 2014 short list crowns TUE a year which has seen short story writers scoop many of the TUE major literary awards including the Nobel Prize for TUE Literature and the Man Booker International Prize. TUE The shortlist for this year's BBC National Short Story Award TUE in partnership with Booktrust comprises five beguiling and TUE compelling stories from a mix of terrifically acclaimed TUE writers in the genre and exciting up-and-coming writers, all TUE vying for the top award of £15,000. Pivoting on TUE transformative moments in people's lives, the stories are TUE intimate explorations and reflections of coming of age, the TUE attritions of time, love and betrayal. They take listeners TUE across the globe from Wales and Kenya to London and New TUE York. TUE The readers of this year's shortlist include Carey Mulligan TUE and Rebecca Hall. Listeners can enjoy each story at 3.30pm TUE from Monday 22nd September, following an interview with the TUE author on the previous evening's Front Row (beginning on TUE Friday 19th September). The shortlist will be announced on TUE Front Row on Wednesday 17th September, and the winner and TUE the runner-up will be announced in a special edition of the TUE programme live from the BBC's Radio Theatre on Tuesday 30th TUE September. TUE The stories will be available as a free download following TUE broadcast, and in an anthology published by Comma Press. TUE Credits TUE Reader: Rebecca Hall TUE Writer: Rose Tremain TUE Abridger: Julian Wilkinson TUE Producer: Elizabeth Allard TUE TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama b037t0sx (Listen) TUE The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Episode 2 TUE On the 23rd of February, 1667, Sam celebrates the good TUE fortune of reaching his 34th birthday. Scandal rocks TUE Whitehall as Lord Brouncker's Clerk is accused of taking TUE bribes. He in turn accuses Lord Batten of the same, and Sam TUE accepts a series of 'gifts' from Commissioner Pett. Adapted TUE by Hattie Naylor. TUE Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by TUE Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany TUE Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David TUE Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by TUE Alice Baxter. TUE Historical consultant: Liza Picard TUE Sound by Nigel Lewis TUE A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. TUE Credits TUE Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall TUE Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways TUE Will: John Biddle TUE Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan TUE Lord Batten: Richard Mitchley TUE Commissioner Pett: Ewan Bailey TUE James, Duke of York: Ewan Bailey TUE James Carcasse: Matthew Gravelle TUE Director: Kate McAll TUE Producer: Kate McAll TUE Writer: Hattie Naylor TUE TUE 14:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwj8k (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE The 1947 play All My Sons achieves major success. Bigsby's TUE biography of the playwright. Read by Henry Goodman. TUE TUE 15:00 Classic Serial b00d8h6p (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04jtnm3 (Listen) TUE Geocaching, Brownies and Django Bates TUE Mel Giedroyc goes geocaching, celebrates 100 years of the TUE Brownies and hears composer Django Bates' Inheritance TUE Tracks. TUE TUE 17:00 Up the Garden Path b007jqkw (Listen) TUE Series 3, A Dick in Shining Armour TUE Will pregnant Izzy be able to finally settle down with the TUE man of her dreams? Stars Imelda Staunton. From October 1993. TUE TUE 17:30 Two Doors Down b0084r5t (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Quote... Unquote b007jp1p (Listen) TUE Nigel Rees hosts celebrities exchanging anecdotes, epigrams TUE and bons mots. With Martin Kelner, Gervase Phinn, Tricia TUE Stewart and Jayne Tunnicliffe. From September 2002. TUE TUE 18:30 Musical Legends b01hl0bp (Listen) TUE Gary Numan TUE 2/2 TUE Gary Numan had hit records with the songs 'Are Friends TUE Electric' and 'Cars'. TUE A pioneer in the field of electronic music his work on TUE record and live remains potent and relevant. TUE Ahead of a tour which includes a gig in Glasgow on the 23rd TUE of May 2012, he gives Tom Morton a frank and in-depth TUE interview. TUE With music from his back catalogue they talk about his long TUE career in music, the role his wife Gemma played in reviving TUE his career and the story of how he wrote his greatest hit TUE song in only ten minutes. TUE BBC Music TUE Vic Galloway: Gary Numan guestlist TUE TUE 19:00 The Goon Show b00db5l2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 Doctor in the House b007m680 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0wps (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 The Poetry of History b0076xpt (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading b00n0z4n (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] TUE TUE 21:15 Clare Seal - Voyages of Descent b00hhn1g (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself b04hvy0q (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 Dave Against the Machine b011vhdr (Listen) TUE The Tramp Who Would Be Queenie TUE Dave Lamb's brand new sitcom series about conspiracy TUE theorist Dave Railings reaches its conclusion with the TUE return to public life of Princess Diana...well possibly. TUE When Dave's deeply frustrated younger brother Jim invites a TUE homeless person to come and live in their highly secured TUE flat so that he can impress a charity worker he fancies, TUE Dave becomes convinced that the homeless person in question TUE is actually Princess Diana who is desperately in need of his TUE help. TUE At the same time community police officers Nigel Spikes and TUE Geoff Brown find themselves bottom of the arrests league TUE table and Nigel hits upon the idea of rounding up the TUE homeless in order to propel them towards mid-table TUE respectability. Another hectic romp through half-truths and TUE false assumptions sees four grown men battle to seal the TUE fate of a woman who calls herself Queenie, and culminates in TUE a way that no-one saw coming, not even the deeply paranoid TUE Dave. TUE Cast: TUE Dave Railings ..... Dave Lamb TUE Jim Railings ...... Jim North TUE Nigel Spikes ...... Nick Walker TUE Geoff Brown ...... Richie Webb TUE Queenie/Jill ..... Jess Robinson TUE Written by Dave Lamb TUE Script edited by Anil Gupta TUE Directed by Adam Tandy TUE Produced by Richie Webb TUE A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04jv5jc (Listen) TUE The best in contemporary comedy. Diane Morgan chats to Tony TUE Law. TUE TUE 23:00 Bleak Expectations b00w7dnw (Listen) TUE Series 4, A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled TUE Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic sees Pip and Harry put to TUE sea with Captain Beehab in a bid to thwart a sea-going TUE Mister Benevolent and rescue Ripely. But fate has other TUE plans and they are shipwrecked. Pip soon finds himself on a TUE desert island that holds many surprising secrets. TUE Sir Philip ..... Richard Johnson TUE Young Pip Bin ..... Tom Allen TUE Gently Benevolent ..... Anthony Head TUE Harry Biscuit ..... James Bachman TUE Grimpunch ..... Geoffrey Whitehead TUE Ripely ..... Sarah Hadland TUE Pippa ..... Susy Kane TUE Writer ..... Mark Evans TUE Producer ..... Gareth Edwards. TUE Credits TUE Producer: Gareth Edwards TUE TUE 23:30 And Now In Colour b007jvy6 (Listen) TUE Series 2, The Grand Tour TUE The sketch team take their audience on a luxury London TUE excursion. Stars Tim Firth and Michael Rutger. From February TUE 1991. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 01 OCTOBER 2014 WED WED 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hvxbm (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 15 Minute Drama b037t0sx (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwj8k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Quote... Unquote b007jp1p (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 Musical Legends b01hl0bp (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p0wps (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 The Poetry of History b0076xpt (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Classic Serial b00d8h6p (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading b00n0z4n (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:15 Clare Seal - Voyages of Descent b00hhn1g (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 Up the Garden Path b007jqkw (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 Two Doors Down b0084r5t (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p10th (Listen) WED Series 1, A Costume Piece WED What starts as a low-key stakeout turns into a terrifying WED scramble for survival. Stars Michael Cochrane and Jeremy WED Clyde. WED WED 06:30 The Poetry of History b0076xsy (Listen) WED Series 1, Peterloo and Shelley WED Jonathan Bate looks at the history behind Shelley's The Mask WED of Anarchy, travelling to Manchester to investigate the WED Peterloo Massacre. From April 2006. WED WED 07:00 Absolute Power b018tsh9 (Listen) WED Series 4, Episode 2 WED Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between WED him and Charles. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From WED February 2004. WED WED 07:30 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation b04hyy1f (Listen) WED Series 10, How to Define Oneself in Terms of Regional, WED Cultural and Geopolitical Identity Without Tears WED Stand by your radios! Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves. WED In this post-referendum world, Jeremy Hardy dispassionately WED examines the questions of nationality, identity and accents. WED The noo. WED Helping him get to grips with the new world will be stand-up WED comedian Susan Murray and, broadly speaking, Scotsman Moray WED Hunter (Absolutely). WED Welcome to "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation", a series of WED debates in which Jeremy Hardy engages in a free and frank WED exchange of his entrenched views. Passionate, polemical, WED erudite and unable to sing, Jeremy returns with a new series WED of his show, famous for lines like, "Islam is no weirder WED than Christianity. Both are just Judaism with the jokes WED taken out." WED Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they WED first heard "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". The show WED was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on WED a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since WED the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment WED department was besieged, questions were asked in the House WED and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible WED for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with WED Paul Lewis. WED Since that fateful first series, Jeremy went on to win Sony WED Awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for WED Chemistry. He is a much-loved regular on both The News Quiz WED and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. He can't sing. WED Written by Jeremy Hardy WED Produced by David Tyler WED A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4. WED Credits WED Writer: Jeremy Hardy WED Performer: Jeremy Hardy WED Performer: Susan Murray WED Performer: Moray Hunter WED Producer: David Tyler WED WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way b00bx006 (Listen) WED Series 3, Not the Burkiss Way WED Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits with Jo WED Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From WED January 1978. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00qt2hk (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 6 WED Young inventors, and the 1930s musical Adam and Eve. WED Sketches and songs with Bill Oddie and David Hatch. From WED November 1965. WED WED 09:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00rv4db (Listen) WED Series 5, Episode 1 WED David Mitchell hosts another series of the panel game in WED which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete WED against one another to see how many items of truth they're WED able to smuggle past their opponents. Marcus Brigstocke, WED Henning Wehn, Lucy Porter and Graeme Garden are the WED panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on WED subjects as varied as: Sleep, Beer, Childbirth and Sir Isaac WED Newton. WED The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the WED team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. WED The producer is Jon Naismith, and this is a Random WED Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4. WED WED 09:30 Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful b007jv61 (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 1 WED Ad man Ken Handley snags a leggy model to spy on the work of WED a rival agency. Stars Martin Jarvis. From October 1986. WED WED 10:00 Classic Serial b00dcgdw (Listen) WED Tobias Smollett - The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Episode WED 3 WED Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, WED dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. WED The Bramble family's adventures continue as they begin the WED long trip home, a journey full of surprises and unexpected WED revelations. WED Mathew Bramble ...... Nigel Anthony WED Tabitha Bramble ...... Marcia Warren WED Lydia Melford ...... Helen Longworth WED Jery Melford ...... Dan Starkey WED Winifred Jenkins ...... Joanna Page WED Humphry Clinker ...... Stuart McLoughlin WED Lieutenant Lismahago ...... John Rowe WED Sir Thomas Bullford ...... Trevor Peacock WED Oxmington/Dennison ...... Sam Dale WED Wilson/French valet ...... Nyasha Hatendi WED Frogmore ...... Stephen Critchlow WED Other parts played by Chris Pavlo, Joan Walker and Ben WED Crowe. WED Directed by Marc Beeby. WED WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqb (Listen) WED Series 4, Jules WED Series of original stories by unpublished writers. WED Jules has been diagnosed as having cancer. But for a number WED of reasons, not all of them noble, her best friend Kate WED finds it hard to be as supportive as she should. WED By Tamara Pollock, read by Nicola Walker. WED A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. WED WED 11:15 Hugh Hughes - Floating b01pkjwv (Listen) WED Fantasy recollections of Hugh Hughes and Sioned Rowlands as WED the Isle of Anglesey floated off from mainland Wales in WED April 1982. WED WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way b00bx006 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00qt2hk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p10th (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 The Poetry of History b0076xsy (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hytg4 (Listen) WED BBC National Short Story Award 2014, The Taxidermist's WED Daughter WED Francesca Rhydderch's shortlisted story for this prestigious WED award is set in the aftermath of WW1. On the cusp of WED womanhood, Daisy's life is altered with the arrival of a WED stranger who compels her to confront new feelings. Carys WED Eleri reads. WED Abridged by Miranda Davies. WED Produced by Elizabeth Allard. WED Credits WED Reader: Carys Eleri WED Writer: Francesca Rhydderch WED Abridger: Miranda Davies WED Producer: Elizabeth Allard WED WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama b037v4ff (Listen) WED The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Episode 3 WED 1667. Samuel has a nightmare about his sick mother, and out WED of respect cancels his stone party, held every year to WED celebrate surviving an operation to remove a bladder stone. WED At work he finds the Navy office in a dismal state, with WED oarsmen and carpenters dying of hunger for lack of pay. He WED visits Jervas, the barber, to try on a new wig but doesn't WED buy it when he finds it's full of nits. Adapted by Hattie WED Naylor. WED Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by WED Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany WED Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David WED Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by WED Alice Baxter. WED Historical consultant: Liza Picard WED Sound by Nigel Lewis WED A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. WED Credits WED Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall WED Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways WED Will: John Biddle WED Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan WED Jervas: Matthew Gravelle WED Carcasse: Matthew Gravelle WED Man: Ewan Bailey WED Director: Kate McAll WED Producer: Kate McAll WED Writer: Hattie Naylor WED WED 14:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwmd6 (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Success sparks fame, money and a meeting with Marilyn WED Monroe. Bigsby's biography of the playwright. Read by Henry WED Goodman. WED WED 15:00 Classic Serial b00dcgdw (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04jttk4 (Listen) WED The Jumblies, Fat Boy Slim and red squirrels WED Mel Giedroyc goes on a hunt for red squirrels, Shirley WED Henderson reads The Jumblies by Edward Lear, and Fatboy Slim WED reveals his Inheritance Tracks. WED WED 17:00 For Better Or for Worse b00g43w6 (Listen) WED Episode 2 WED Sweethearts Iris and Bernard miss the film when they go to WED the pictures. Stars Su Pollard and Gorden Kaye. From WED February 1993. WED WED 17:30 Absolute Power b018tsh9 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00rv4db (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076cpk (Listen) WED Treachery WED Matthew Parris invites Ann Widdecombe MP, Guy Browning and WED Stephanie Merritt to discuss acts of treachery. WED In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of WED writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established WED names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas WED and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on WED this week's topic. WED The best new writing and the freshest conversation from WED 2003. WED WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way b00bx006 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00qt2hk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p10th (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 The Poetry of History b0076xsy (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqb (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] WED WED 21:15 Hugh Hughes - Floating b01pkjwv (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation b04hyy1f (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 Elvenquest b017757w (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 6 WED When the Questers get drunk to celebrate Vidar's birthday, WED Sam tries once again to gain (albeit with customary WED cack-handedness) the affections of Penthiselea, much to her WED consternation. Meanwhile, Lord Darkness is anxious to get WED one over his old nemesis, Kaybar the Maleficent, and so WED decides to do something really newsworthy and light the WED "Beacon of Doom". WED If the "Beacon of Doom" is lit then the runes dictate that WED one of the Questers must do battle in hand-hand combat with WED Lord Darkness himself. And so, to impress Penthiselea, Sam WED volunteers to be that Quester. Problem is, Sam doesn't have WED the first idea how to fight hand-to-hand. Fortunately, nor WED it seems, does Lord Darkness. Should make for an interesting WED showdown then... WED Starring: WED Darren Boyd as Vidar WED Kevin Eldon as Dean/Kreech WED Dave Lamb as Amis, aka the "Chosen One" WED Alistair McGowan as Lord Darkness WED Stephen Mangan as Sam WED and WED Sophie Winkleman as Penthiselea WED Written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto WED Producer: Sam Michell. WED WED 23:00 The Museum of Everything b00h3h6c (Listen) WED Series 3, The Thing WED Learn about medieval cooking, and view the most precious WED exhibit. Stars Marcus Brigstocke and Danny Robins. From WED August 2006. WED WED 23:30 The Big Booth b007k2ph (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 6 WED Tasty monologues and sketches starring Boothby Graffoe. With WED Stephen Frost and guitarist Antonio Forcione. From February WED 2000. WED WED THU THURSDAY 02 OCTOBER 2014 THU THU 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hytg4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 15 Minute Drama b037v4ff (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01bwmd6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 The Unbelievable Truth b00rv4db (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Off the Page b0076csl (Listen) THU Marriage THU 4 Extra Debut. Comedians Shazia Mirza and Lewis Schaffer THU join writer David Matthews to discuss matrimony with Matthew THU Parris. From February 2003. THU THU 02:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p10th (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 The Poetry of History b0076xsy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 Classic Serial b00dcgdw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqb (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:15 Hugh Hughes - Floating b01pkjwv (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 For Better Or for Worse b00g43w6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Absolute Power b018tsh9 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3d3w (Listen) THU Series 1, Nine Points of the Law THU Bunny is forced to extemporise when the theft of a valuable THU painting seems to go wrong. Stars Michael Cochrane and THU Jeremy Clyde. THU THU 06:30 The Poetry of History b0076xx6 (Listen) THU Series 1, The English Civil War and Marvell THU Jonathan Bate looks at the history behind An Horatian Ode, THU travelling to Westminster to investigate the English Civil THU War. From April 2006. THU THU 07:00 Ayres on the Air b00mg9fy (Listen) THU Series 3, Shopping THU Pam Ayres returns with a new series packed with poetry, THU anecdotes and sketches. THU Pam is joined on stage by Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity THU Montagu for poems and sketches on the subject of Shopping. THU Featuring sketches about braving the cosmetics department, THU and how some shop assistants think anyone over 40 should THU only wear beige. THU Pam's shopping poems include 'Nowadays We Worship at Saint THU Tesco', the Contact Lens poem and 'I Can't Find Nice THU Knickers', one of her briefer poems. THU THU 07:30 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing b04hz62m (Listen) THU Series 3, About Paranoia THU EPISODE TWO: ABOUT PARANOIA THU In a mix of stand-up and re-enacted family life - Nathan THU Caton illustrates how watching too much TV can make you THU paranoid and that can have serious repercussions for your THU family. THU Written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle THU Producer: Katie Tyrrell THU Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing is a series about young, THU up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who after becoming the THU first in his family to graduate from University, opted not THU to use his architecture degree but instead to try his hand THU at being a full-time stand-up comedian, much to his family's THU horror and disgust. They desperately want him to get a THU 'proper job.' THU Each episode illustrates the criticism, interference and THU rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his disapproving THU family as he tries to prove himself. THU The series is a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with THU scenes from his family life. THU Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of THU the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she THU just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to THU brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan THU only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do. THU Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was THU looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of THU them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan THU has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and THU hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she THU wouldn't allow it to be any other way). THU Shirley a.k.a. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down THU architecture for comedy. She can't believe she left the THU paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United THU Kingdom for a better life so that years later her grandson THU could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use THU foul language and filthy material... it's not the good THU Christian way! THU So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan THU do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give THU in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave THU home?! THU Credits THU Nathan: Nathan Caton THU Mum: Adjoa Andoh THU Dad: Curtis Walker THU Grandma: Mona Hammond THU Tyree: Alhaji Fofano THU Reverend Williams: Rudolph Walker THU Mercedes: Chizzy Akudolu THU Optician: Damian Lynch THU Writer: Nathan Caton THU Writer: James Kettle THU Producer: Katie Tyrrell THU THU 08:00 Parsley Sidings b007k0t7 (Listen) THU Series 2, The Film Makers THU Horace decides to offer the station as a movie location. THU Stars Arthur Lowe and Graham Stark. From November 1973. THU THU 08:30 Take It From Here b01cv9v2 (Listen) THU From 30/04/1958 THU Flavours of Italy from Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley, while THU Eth is claiming that Ron Glum is a daddy's boy. From April THU 1958. THU THU 09:00 Foul Play b00jtm1q (Listen) THU Series 3, Oh Yes She Is Dead! THU Crime writers Susan Moody and Simon Shaw tackle a charming THU pantomime murder. Simon Brett hosts the murder quiz. From THU January 1998. THU THU 09:30 Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends b013cx3p (Listen) THU Series 3, Dream Genie THU Derek is devastated when he hears that his ex-wife Jackie is THU unwell. Stars Kay Stonham and Brian Capron. From July 2004. THU THU 10:00 Classic Serial b00t1016 (Listen) THU Hermann Hesse - The Glass Bead Game, Episode 1 THU Hermann Hesse's classic novel is set in a futuristic, THU utopian society. This two-part dramatisation is by Lavinia THU Greenlaw and stars Derek Jacobi. THU Joseph Knecht is a rising star in the Castalian Order, a THU band of elite intellectuals who live a closeted life of THU study and Glass Bead Game playing. But Joseph's elevation to THU one of the highest and most respected ranks of the Order THU coincides with a crisis of conscience, as his ever deepening THU doubts about this idealistic and sanitised society threaten THU to topple its very foundations. THU The Glass Bead Game was Hesse's final major work. While THU recognised in his own lifetime (winning the Nobel Prize for THU Literature in 1946), he found a new generation of young THU readers after his death. His work was championed by the THU heroes of the counter-culture of the 1960s including Timothy THU Leary, and during the 1970s Hesse became extremely widely THU read and translated. THU First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2010. THU THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqd (Listen) THU Series 4, The Painter and the Dybbuk THU Series of original stories by unpublished writers. THU In Jewish folklore a Dybbuk is the wandering soul of a dead THU person that enters the body of a living person and controls THU his or her behaviour. A painter's talent has so far kept him THU alive in Auschwitz. But as he starts on a portrait of one of THU the guards, he wonders just who is in control. THU By Claire Griffiths, read by Nicholas Farrell. THU A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama b012fts1 (Listen) THU Nick Payne - The Day We Caught the Train THU BAFTA winner Olivia Colman, star of Broadchurch, Rev and a THU score of other hits, heads up the cast in this quietly THU intense play about Sally, a woman beset by one problem after THU another. THU Rain, a problematic car, a problematic cat and Harold - THU everything seems to conspire against Sally to prevent some THU quality time with David. THU Written by Olivier Award nominee and Devine Award-winning THU playwright Nick Payne. THU First broadcast on Radio 4 in July 2011. THU Credits THU Sally: Olivia Colman THU David: Ralph Ineson THU Anna: Nishi Malde THU Harold: John Rowe THU Helen: Jane Whittenshaw THU Waiter: Simon Bubb THU Writer: Nick Payne THU Director: Sasha Yevtushenko THU THU 12:00 Parsley Sidings b007k0t7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Take It From Here b01cv9v2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3d3w (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 The Poetry of History b0076xx6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hz62c (Listen) THU BBC National Short Story Award 2014, Miss Adele amidst the THU Corsets THU The next shortlisted story in contention for this THU prestigious award. THU Noma Dumezweni reads Zadie Smith's story about a fading THU cabaret artiste. Long held resentments find an outlet when THU Miss Adele makes a stand while shopping for corsets on the THU East Side of New York. THU Abridged by Sally Marmion THU Produced by Gemma Jenkins. THU Credits THU Reader: Noma Dumezweni THU Writer: Zadie Smith THU Abridger: Sally Marmion THU Producer: Elizabeth Allard THU THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama b037vb3m (Listen) THU The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Episode 4 THU 1667. The Dutch have entered the Thames. Sam sends his wife THU and his father to the country with his gold and tells them THU to bury it at night - then is furious when he finds they've THU done it in daylight. Mrs Lane sends a letter telling Sam THU she's pregnant. Elizabeth complains that Sam is always out THU and she never sees him - he tweaks her nose during a heated THU argument. Peace is made with the Dutch. THU Adapted by Hattie Naylor. THU Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by THU Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany THU Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David THU Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by THU Alice Baxter. THU Historical consultant: Liza Picard THU Sound by Nigel Lewis THU A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. THU Credits THU Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall THU Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways THU Will: John Biddle THU John Pepys: Stephen Marzella THU Landlord: Ewan Bailey THU Seaman: Matthew Gravelle THU Mrs Lane: Eiry Thomas THU Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan THU Director: Kate McAll THU Producer: Kate McAll THU Writer: Hattie Naylor THU THU 14:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01by5nr (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU The playwright is summoned by the House Un-American THU Activities Committee. Henry Goodman reads Christopher THU Bigsby's biography. THU THU 15:00 Classic Serial b00t1016 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04jv0s2 (Listen) THU Rudyard Kipling, Cressida Cowell and Michael Morpurgo THU On National Poetry Day, Mel hears about Rudyard Kipling's THU World War One poetry, gets two of Cressida Cowell's THU favourite books and asks if it's possible to 'fly' behind a THU fast car. THU THU 17:00 No Commitments b007jmwx (Listen) THU Series 2, Twice Bitten THU Downcast Charlotte is delighted when middle-aged and THU dependable Gordon appears. Stars Josie Lawrence. From THU September 1993. THU Credits THU Actor: Ann Jobson THU THU 17:30 Ayres on the Air b00mg9fy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 Foul Play b00jtm1q (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076b1l (Listen) THU Mother Teresa THU Comedian Bernard Manning assesses the achievements of Mother THU Teresa of Calcutta. With Humphrey Carpenter and biographer THU Anne Sebba. From October 2002. THU THU 19:00 Parsley Sidings b007k0t7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Take It From Here b01cv9v2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3d3w (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 The Poetry of History b0076xx6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqd (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] THU THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama b012fts1 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing b04hz62m (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Newsjack b04jv17l (Listen) THU Series 11, Episode 2 THU Made for 4 Extra. The week's stories cobbled together in a THU scrapbook sketch show. Uninformed, up to the minute, down to THU the dregs. Presented by Romesh Ranganathan. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04jv5jf (Listen) THU The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Diane Morgan chats THU to Tony Law. THU THU 23:00 The News at Bedtime b00pftgn (Listen) THU Episode 5 THU Twin presenters John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee present THU in-depth news analysis covering the latest stories happening THU this 'once upon a time'. THU Mary Mary reports on a medical mystery involving an old THU woman who swallowed a fly. THU With Jack Dee, Peter Capaldi, Fi Glover, Lewis MacLeod, Alex THU MacQueen, Lucy Montgomery, Vicki Pepperdine, Dan Tetsell. THU Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. THU THU 23:15 Peter Bradshaw - For One Horrible Moment b00890lj (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Memoirs of a boy growing up in the 1970s, a time of THU electro-convulsive shock therapy. Written and read by Peter THU Bradshaw. THU THU 23:30 Pleased to Meet You b007k2t5 (Listen) THU Episode 2 THU Ninety-something good-time girl Dora Dale dishes the dirt on THU her celeb chums to Martin Kelner. With Jake Yapp. From THU August 2006. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 03 OCTOBER 2014 FRI FRI 00:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hz62c (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 15 Minute Drama b037vb3m (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01by5nr (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 Foul Play b00jtm1q (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Great Lives b0076b1l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3d3w (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 The Poetry of History b0076xx6 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 Classic Serial b00t1016 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:15 Afternoon Drama b012fts1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 No Commitments b007jmwx (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 Ayres on the Air b00mg9fy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3hkh (Listen) FRI Series 1, Wilful Murder FRI The gentleman thief wants to try a different crime - to do FRI away with a pawnbroker. Stars Jeremy Clyde and Michael FRI Cochrane. FRI FRI 06:30 The Poetry of History b0076y0h (Listen) FRI Series 1, TS Eliot and the Blitz FRI Jonathan Bate investigates how the Blitz motivated TS FRI Eliot's Four Quartets. How does history influence poetry? FRI From April 2006. FRI FRI 07:00 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me b0076h7l (Listen) FRI Series 1, Let's Face the Music FRI Will musicians Roy and George live up to the billing at FRI their comeback gig? Stars Ram Jam Holder. From October 2003. FRI FRI 07:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! b00wlf1c (Listen) FRI Series 6, Citizens' Advice FRI Count Arthur Strong - one-time Variety Star and now sole FRI proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance - FRI is a show-business legend, raconteur and lecturer FRI extraordinaire. In each episode of this sixth series we FRI hear, as ever, a confused, muddled and often challenging FRI day-in-the-life of Count Arthur - with his mixed-up delivery FRI of words and forthright self-delusion. FRI When Arthur attempts to return an item of clothing to a FRI local shop, things don't quite go to plan - leading him to FRI take some 'legal' advice at the Citizen's Advice Bureau. FRI With an ever-increasing list of complaints, plus the FRI possibility of having to acquire a puppy (or puppies) to FRI boot, Arthur's day doesn't go quite as he'd hoped. FRI The occasion does give him a chance to take a trip down FRI memory lane however, re-living an acting moment in a legal FRI TV drama - which of course enables Arthur to give some sound FRI advice of his own! FRI Cast: FRI Count Arthur Strong ..... Steve Delaney FRI Announcer, Shop Worker, Mr Smith & Wilf ..... Alastair Kerr FRI Geoffrey, Jack, Person and Advisor ..... Dave Mounfield FRI Sally, Brillo and Receptionist ..... Mel Giedroyc FRI Producers: Richard Daws, Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard FRI A Komedia Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 08:00 Jim the Great b01109xq (Listen) FRI Pilot FRI Back in England's days of feudal fiefdoms, one particular FRI chieftain was very hard up. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From FRI February 1976. Pilot episode. FRI FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry b00ybxgy (Listen) FRI The War With the Isle of Wight FRI The daft duo has to buy some land for the military. Stars FRI Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch. From November 1962. FRI FRI 09:00 The 99p Challenge b00ntnb7 (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 5 FRI Crazy panel show capers as Sue Perkins grills Simon Pegg, FRI Peter Baynham, David Schneider and Tom Binns. From July FRI 2000. FRI FRI 09:30 Trevor's World of Sport b00nj6fb (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 4 FRI Andy Hamilton's comedy series about Trevor the sports agent FRI and his brave attempts to swim safely through the shark tank FRI of life. FRI 4/6. Trevor's business partner, Sammy, has the morals of a FRI barracuda. So, when a spot of corruption means they could FRI make a financial killing, it ends in tears. FRI Trevor ...... Neil Pearson FRI Sammy ...... Paul Reynolds FRI Ralph ...... Michael Fenton Stevens FRI Theresa ...... Rosalind Ayres FRI Heidrun ...... Cosima Shaw FRI Barry ...... Abdul Salis FRI Meryl ...... Claire Skinner FRI Dean ...... Philip Pope. FRI FRI 10:00 Classic Serial b00t384l (Listen) FRI Hermann Hesse - The Glass Bead Game, Episode 2 FRI Dramatisation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel set in a FRI futuristic, utopian society. FRI Starring Derek Jacobi. FRI Joseph Knecht is a rising star in the Castalian Order, a FRI band of elite intellectuals who live a closeted life of FRI study and Glass Bead Game playing. But Joseph's elevation to FRI one of the highest and most respected ranks of the Order FRI coincides with a crisis of conscience, as his ever deepening FRI doubts about this idealistic and sanitised society threaten FRI to topple its very foundations. FRI As Magister Ludi, Joseph Knecht begins to plan for the FRI forthcoming Glass Bead Game. As excitement mounts, Joseph's FRI doubts about the Castalian way of life are compounded by his FRI newly acquired position. FRI Biographer...Derek Jacobi FRI Joseph Knecht...Tom Ferguson FRI Fritz...Toby Hadoke FRI Music Master...Malcolm Raeburn FRI Plinio...David Seddon FRI Helena...Olwen May FRI Tito...Oliver Gomm FRI Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw FRI Producer: Charlotte Riches FRI Director: Susan Roberts. FRI FRI 11:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqg (Listen) FRI Series 4, Smell My Fleece FRI Series of original stories by unpublished writers. FRI With four fewer teeth and a mouth stuffed with cotton wool, FRI Debra isn't having the easiest of days. And then she meets FRI Dale. A curious tale of dentistry, stalking and poetry. FRI By Anna Towers, read by Claire Foy. FRI A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama b0076x8q (Listen) FRI Longus - Daphnis and Chloe FRI The ancient story of two young lovers, beset by pirates but FRI aided by the power of love. Adapted by Hattie Naylor, stars FRI Lyndsey Marshal and Ben McKay. FRI FRI 12:00 Jim the Great b01109xq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry b00ybxgy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3hkh (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 The Poetry of History b0076y0h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 BBC National Short Story Award b04hywtg (Listen) FRI BBC National Short Story Award 2014, Kilifi Creek FRI In Lionel Shriver's shortlisted story a na├»ve, freeloading, FRI young woman makes her first trip abroad and finds herself in FRI peril. Nancy Crane reads the next contender for this FRI prestigious award for a single short story. FRI Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard. FRI Now in its ninth year, the BBC National Short Story Award FRI continues to be one of the most prestigious and established FRI awards for a single short story. The 2014 short list crowns FRI a year which has seen short story writers scoop many of the FRI major literary awards including the Nobel Prize for FRI Literature and the Man Booker International Prize. FRI The shortlist for this year's BBC National Short Story Award FRI in partnership with Booktrust comprises five beguiling and FRI compelling stories from a mix of terrifically acclaimed FRI writers in the genre and exciting up-and-coming writers, all FRI vying for the top award of £15,000. Pivoting on FRI transformative moments in people's lives, the stories are FRI intimate explorations and reflections of coming of age, the FRI attritions of time, love and betrayal. They take listeners FRI across the globe from Wales and Kenya to London and New FRI York. FRI The readers of this year's shortlist include Carey Mulligan FRI and Rebecca Hall. Listeners can enjoy each story at 3.30pm FRI from Monday 22nd September, following an interview with the FRI author on the previous evening's Front Row (beginning on FRI Friday 19th September). The shortlist will be announced on FRI Front Row on Wednesday 17th September, and the winner and FRI the runner-up will be announced in a special edition of the FRI programme live from the BBC's Radio Theatre on Tuesday 30th FRI September. FRI The stories will be available as a free download following FRI broadcast, and in an anthology published by Comma Press. FRI Credits FRI Reader: Nancy Crane FRI Writer: Lionel Shriver FRI Abridger: Elizabeth Allard FRI Producer: Elizabeth Allard FRI FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama b037v8vv (Listen) FRI The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Episode 5 FRI 1667. Now that peace has been declared with the Dutch, Sam FRI goes to the country, with his wife and father, and Will to FRI dig up his gold at the dead of night. Unfortunately, they FRI can't quite remember where they put it. There's a threat of FRI an enquiry into the recent skirmish with the Dutch and Sam FRI fears that the blame will land at his door. The year ends FRI with mince pies and harmony in the Pepys household. FRI Theme music: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, words by FRI Robert Herrick and music by William Lawes, sung by Bethany FRI Hughes. Lute, baroque guitar and theorbo played by David FRI Miller. Violin and viol by Annika Gray, and recorders by FRI Alice Baxter. FRI Historical consultant: Liza Picard FRI Sound by Nigel Lewis FRI A BBC/Cymru Wales production, directed by Kate McAll. FRI Credits FRI Samuel Pepys: Kris Marshall FRI Elizabeth Pepys: Katherine Jakeways FRI Will: John Biddle FRI John Pepys: Stephen Marzella FRI Dr Whistler: Matthew Gravelle FRI Lord Brouncker: Tim McMullan FRI Director: Kate McAll FRI Producer: Kate McAll FRI Writer: Hattie Naylor FRI FRI 14:45 Christopher Bigsby - Arthur Miller b01byckp (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI With a crumbling marriage, Miller writes Marilyn Monroe a FRI screenplay. Henry Goodman concludes Christopher Bigsby's FRI biography. FRI FRI 15:00 Classic Serial b00t384l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04jv73h (Listen) FRI Striped Pyjamas, Chris Riddell and Paul Merton FRI Mel has the finale of John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped FRI Pyjamas as read by Anne Marie Duff, Chris Riddell reveals FRI two of his favourite books and Paul Merton talks silent FRI comedy. FRI FRI 17:00 King Street Junior Revisited b00jnlsk (Listen) FRI Series 3, Half-Term Blues FRI The teachers face personal and professional upheavals as FRI Halloween approaches. Stars Carolyn Pickles and Marlene FRI Sidaway. From July 2004. FRI FRI 17:30 Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me b0076h7l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 The 99p Challenge b00ntnb7 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 18:30 Pioneers b013n554 (Listen) FRI Series 2, James Goodfellow FRI 1/6 FRI James Goodfellow speaks to Clare English about his invention FRI of the cash machine and the global impact it had on the FRI banking industry. James also patented the Personal FRI Identification Number (PIN) technology which is still FRI fundamentally the basis for modern day cash withdrawals. FRI FRI 19:00 Jim the Great b01109xq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry b00ybxgy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 EW Hornung - Raffles b01p3hkh (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 The Poetry of History b0076y0h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Afternoon Reading: The Time Being b00pmcqg (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] FRI FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama b0076x8q (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! b00wlf1c (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 BBC Radio New Comedy Award b04jv7cy (Listen) FRI 2014, Heat four FRI Made for 4 Extra. Fourth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New FRI Comedy Award. Recorded in Cardiff and hosted by Pete Otway. FRI FRI 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews b04jv5ls (Listen) FRI For two hours, six nights a week, the Comedy Club offers the FRI best comedy around. Simon Munnery chats to Josie Long. FRI FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me b01pgs6z (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 6 FRI The Archers and The Waltons with a twist, and the Minx Twins FRI tackle feminism. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar. From June 1998. FRI