14 November, 2014

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 15/11/2014 - 21/11/2014

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SAT SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014 SAT SAT 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged SAT 13 3/4 b014tt0r (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT Adrian is worried about his mum's new independence, and what SAT about his worsening spots? Nicholas Barnes reads Sue SAT Townsend's book. SAT SAT 00:15 Ben Macintyre - Agent Zigzag b00jp108 (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT British wartime double agent and former convict Eddie SAT Chapman arrives back home. Concluded by Damian Lewis. SAT SAT 00:30 Ladies of Letters b01m850q (Listen) SAT Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 5 SAT Vera has a busy day with a new arrival at Sheepdippers. With SAT Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001. SAT SAT 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your SAT Father? b04nvbfk (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous SAT father. A family holiday does not bring out the best. From SAT April 1994. SAT SAT 01:00 Jest a Minute b0133g72 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 5 SAT Justin Moorhouse, Sarah Millican, Chris Corcoran and Jeff SAT Green star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September SAT 2006. SAT SAT 01:30 My Life in Five Books b00tky4n (Listen) SAT Series 1, Dame Jacqueline Wilson SAT 1/1 SAT Celebrated children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson has sold SAT over 25 million books and is the most borrowed author of the SAT decade. In conversation with Stuart Cosgrove, Dame SAT Jacqueline reveals the 5 SAT most important books in her life. As well as revealing her SAT literary secrets, she tells Stuart about a childhood with SAT imaginary friends, the impact of a recent health scare and SAT why her mother refuses to call her a Dame! SAT SAT 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0116778 (Listen) SAT Episode 4 SAT Unwilling Turkish secret agent Simpson watches a group of SAT 'tourists' while he works as their driver. Read by David SAT Westhead. SAT SAT 02:30 The Poet of Albion b008cr07 (Listen) SAT Jenny Uglow presents a profile of Wiliam Blake. SAT Widely misrepresented as a patriotic conformist, the great SAT poet was a passionate dissident, a political artist deeply SAT at odds with his country whose ideas were SAT formed by the turbulent history of the time. SAT Contributors include Blake's biographer Peter Ackroyd and SAT poet and critic Tom Paulin. SAT SAT 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon b00tp809 (Listen) SAT Shangri-La SAT Hugh Conway and the others are stranded in the Tibetan SAT wilderness, but a man named Chang comes to their aid. Stars SAT Derek Jacobi. SAT SAT 04:00 Short Stories by John McGahern b00p84px (Listen) SAT Sierra Leone, part 2 SAT Thanks to his tangled lovelife, a young man assesses his SAT capacity for commitment. Conclusion read by Sean McGinley. SAT SAT 04:15 John McGahern - Parachutes b0075x70 (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Dumped by his girlfriend, a man tries to SAT drown his sorrows in the pubs of 1950s Dublin. With Brendan SAT Gleeson and Pauline McLynn. SAT SAT 05:00 After Henry b007jpt4 (Listen) SAT Series 3, Wedding Bells SAT Eleanor has plans for nuptials in the family, but the family SAT has other ideas. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1987. SAT SAT 05:30 Spangles 'n' Tights b04nv8v5 (Listen) SAT The Ambassador SAT The Dublin theatrical costumiers have to create a special SAT cloak for Sir Walter Raleigh. With Sylvia Syms. From October SAT 1998. SAT SAT 06:00 Sherlock Holmes b04nht15 (Listen) SAT Chosen Companions SAT 4 Extra Debut. Extracts from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SAT stories of Sherlock Holmes, chosen by Richard Usborne, and SAT read by Carleton Hobbs. From August 1970. SAT SAT 06:45 Sherlock Holmes b007jph3 (Listen) SAT His Last Bow, His Last Bow SAT "There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as SAT never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, SAT Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. SAT But it's God's own wind none the less, SAT and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the SAT sunshine when the storm has cleared." SAT Set in 1914, the great sleuth-cum-apiarist is asked to help SAT England in her darkest hour. SAT Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams SAT as Dr Watson and Norman Rodway as Stamford. SAT Violinist: Leonard Friedman SAT Dramatised by Bert Coules. Director: Enyd Williams SAT First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994. SAT SAT 07:30 The House I Grew Up In b00cxr1f (Listen) SAT Series 2, Mona Siddiqui SAT Wendy Robbins presents a series revisiting the childhood SAT neighbourhoods of influential Britons. SAT Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies at Glasgow SAT University, takes Wendy back to her childhood home in SAT Huddersfield. She recalls growing up in a literary family SAT and her mother's insistence on living separately from the SAT wider Muslim community. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b011zkly (Listen) SAT The Light Music Festival SAT Although many Radio 4 listeners grew up tuning in to light SAT orchestral music, it's now largely been forgotten. Most of SAT us will be still be familiar with at least one very famous SAT piece of light music: 'By The SAT Sleepy Lagoon' - better known as the theme tune to 'Desert SAT Island Discs' and composed by Eric Coates. SAT When BBC Radio was much slimmer than it is today - made up SAT of just the Home Service, the Light Programme and the Third SAT Programme - listeners tuned in to hear a live concert for SAT the Festival of Light Music. it began in 1953 and was SAT broadcast every June. SAT With the disappearance of the Light Programme in 1967 when SAT it split into Radios 1 and 2, light music began to disappear SAT from the airwaves. Eventually its only home was a single SAT slot 'Friday Night is Music Night'. So why did such a SAT popular style of music fade away? SAT The music journalist and broadcaster Paul Morley uses BBC SAT archive to explore light music at its peak, including SAT interviews with some of the major composers of British light SAT music - Eric Coates, Ronald Binge and Ernest Tomlinson. He SAT traces its decline, and looks at its possible resurgence in SAT 2011, with events like the 'Light Fantastic Festival'. SAT Paul travels to Preston to meet Ernest Tomlinson and takes a SAT tour around the Light Music Society's remarkable archive of SAT thousands of pieces of light music - all rescued by SAT Tomlinson and his daughter Hilary after the BBC and music SAT publishers threw it away. SAT Paul also meets Christopher Austin at the Royal Academy of SAT Music and the young conductor John Wilson, who is passionate SAT about light music: for him, this music is not about SAT nostalgia but beautifully written miniatures of orchestral SAT music. SAT SAT 09:00 Deadpan b04p522v (Listen) SAT Made for 4 Extra. What is deadpan? Comedian Gary Delaney SAT puzzles it out with the help of actor and director Neil SAT Maskell, writer and comedian Diane Morgan, comedy guru Colin SAT Anderson and novelist Marius Brill. Including The Sunday SAT Format and It's Been a Bad Week. SAT SAT 12:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter - Omnibus b04p522x (Listen) SAT by Amanda Whittington. SAT Skye is eleven years old and she lives with her brother SAT Dexter, who's two and a half. And Spider the cat, and their SAT Mum. But they're both usually out. SAT Skye looks after Dexter and plays with SAT him. He likes it best when she plays her guitar, an electric SAT guitar she found under a heap of clothes in her mum's SAT bedroom. The bailiffs didn't take it even when they came SAT back for the telly. SAT A heart-breakingly brave, funny and beautiful story, one of SAT the highlights of programming for this week's BBC Children SAT in Need appeal. SAT The serial was inspired by collaboration with Home-Start UK, SAT a national charity offering support to families struggling SAT to cope, who receive funding for specific projects from BBC SAT Children in Need. SAT Skye...Sydney Wade SAT Dexter...Elsa Rodgers SAT Jak...Una McNulty SAT Evan...Samuel Holland SAT Alice...Jane Thornton SAT Mags...Sarah Parks SAT Lin...Martha Godber SAT Guitar...Pip Moore SAT Director...Mary Ward-Lowery. SAT SAT 13:10 Inheritance Tracks b04prn2x (Listen) SAT Rebecca Front SAT The Thick of It actress shares her love of 'They All Laughed SAT at Christopher Columbus' and why she will pass on Bach's SAT concerto. SAT SAT 13:15 Rumpole of the Bailey b007jz59 (Listen) SAT Rumpole and the Primrose Path SAT Recuperating at a nursing home, the barrister exposes some SAT criminal practices. John Mortimer's dramatisation with SAT Timothy West. SAT SAT 14:00 King Street Junior b00tt953 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Language Units SAT A proposed unit for immigrant children raises the SAT temperature more than the school boiler. Stars Peter SAT Davison. From April 1985. SAT SAT 14:30 The Mary Whitehouse Experience b044153k (Listen) SAT Series 4, Episode 2 SAT Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Robert Newman and David Baddiel SAT face the pernicious evil of shampoo and conditioner. From SAT October 1990. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b011zkly (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Sherlock Holmes b04nht15 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 16:45 Sherlock Holmes b007jph3 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Chain Reaction b01l8rbv (Listen) SAT Series 8, Rebecca Front interviews Chris Addison SAT Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow SAT Nude-a-phobe, comedian Chris Addison about working with SAT Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through SAT stand-up SAT Producer ..... Carl Cooper SAT "In an unclothed state I look like a child has done a SAT collage with some Twiglets". SAT Chris Addison SAT Other episodes in the chain include: SAT Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her SAT best, her big brother, Jeremy Front. SAT Chris Addison in a rare interview with the SAT actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stu SAT f-in-real-life, Derren Brown; SAT Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with SAT comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin; SAT A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting SAT to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and SAT hilarious Caitlin Moran. SAT Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, SAT Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders. SAT And. SAT Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series SAT has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had SAT ended. SAT SAT 18:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force b007jn4v (Listen) SAT Series 2, The Great Martian Pyramid SAT Landing on Mars, the crew start to explore but find their SAT welcome is far from warm. Stars Barry Foster and Nicky SAT Henson. SAT SAT 18:30 Planet B b00y1whc (Listen) SAT Series 3, Haunted SAT As the rogues face their biggest threat yet, a familiar face SAT returns. Virtual reality saga by Dawn King. Stars Lloyd SAT Thomas. SAT SAT 19:00 Deadpan b04p522v (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Mark Watson's Live Address to the Nation b016x241 (Listen) SAT Faith SAT Mark Watson continues his quest to improve the world, nimbly SAT assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden and with the additional SAT help of the listening audience as we broadcast live and SAT invite them to join in. SAT Mark will SAT be asking the big questions that are crucial to our SAT understanding of ourselves and society - in a dynamic and SAT thought provoking new format he opens the floor to the live SAT audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via SAT tweets and messages to work out how we can all make the SAT world a better place. SAT This week Mark looks at "Faith" - What is faith? One of the SAT most used, and feared, words of modern times. Yet these SAT days, it's often used derisively about religious beliefs and SAT so on. We look at odd things done in the name of 'faith', SAT versus the obvious merits of having faith (belief that SAT England will eventually win World Cup, ability to ride out SAT difficult marriages). Should we be more credulous and SAT believe people like estate agents? Or LESS credulous and SAT destroy our TV sets altogether in case we accidentally SAT absorb lies? SAT Next week Mark looks at "Intelligence" - A certain amount of SAT intelligence is pretty useful. Without the ability to SAT reflect and calculate, we would all be setting fire to our SAT shoes. But, are we sometimes too smart for our own good? SAT Mark will once again invite you to join the debate at SAT www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4 or tweet using #watsonlive. SAT Mark Watson is a multi award winning comedian, including the SAT inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim SAT Key, winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2009 and Tom Basden SAT who won the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2007. SAT Produced by Lianne Coop. SAT SAT 22:30 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive b007wvmw (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 2 SAT The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for SAT sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May SAT 2005. SAT SAT 23:00 The Mark Steel Revolution b00ft5lb (Listen) SAT The Russian Revolution SAT The radical comedian re-assesses the historical forces and SAT key players. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July SAT 1998. SAT SAT 23:30 Steven Appleby's Normal Life b00st0z2 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Normal Oceanography SAT The cartoonist wades into the world under the sea, and gets SAT intimate with a haddock. Stars Paul McCrink. From March SAT 2003. SAT SAT 23:45 No Tomatoes b0080jxn (Listen) SAT Train Times SAT Time warnings from Paul Copley and Helen Moon. Sketch show SAT mixing up language and sounds. From October 2007. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014 SUN SUN 00:00 Charles Chilton - Space Force b007jn4v (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 00:30 Planet B b00y1whc (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 b011zkly (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 Children in Need: D for Dexter - Omnibus b04p522x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks b04prn2x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 Rumpole of the Bailey b007jz59 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Sherlock Holmes b04nht15 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:45 Sherlock Holmes b007jph3 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:45 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Chain Reaction b01l8rbv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Ladies of Letters b01mfz16 (Listen) SUN Ladies of Letters Log On, Omnibus, pt 1 SUN The discovery of email doesn't stop the flow of comic SUN vitriol. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From SUN April 2001. SUN SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks b04prp0s (Listen) SUN Ruthie Henshall SUN The musical theatre star reveals her love of a Wizard of Oz SUN classic and why she would pass on Poiret's Requiem to her SUN kids. SUN SUN 07:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees SUN b00j1ywl (Listen) SUN Wood Jazz SUN Nature writer Roger Deakin is in North Wales to celebrate SUN the living outdoor sculptures of David Nash. Read by Sean SUN Baker. SUN SUN 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week b00y28q5 (Listen) SUN Series 7, Parsnip Junction SUN "Parsnip Junction" SUN Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, SUN complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his SUN never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever SUN scraps his SUN agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat SUN together. SUN Ed Reardon ..... Christopher Douglas SUN Ping ..... Barunka O'Shaughnessy SUN Py ..... Katy Wix SUN Charles ..... Geoffrey Palmer SUN Pearl ..... Rita May SUN Olive ..... Stephanie Cole SUN Stan ..... Geoffrey Whitehead SUN Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas SUN Produced by Dawn Ellis SUN Ed finds himself in the middle of some sibling rivalry when SUN Ping's sister, Py, undertakes some work experience at the SUN agency. Ed finds the 'can-do' attitude of Py rather SUN refreshing after Ping's normal 'might be a problem' SUN response, particularly when she finds him some paid work SUN with one Charles Cobbold, reinventing the much loved SUN children's classic 'Parsnip Junction'. If Ed can withstand SUN Charles' Communist tendencies and his penchant for porn he SUN may be on to a winner. SUN SUN 08:00 Meet the Huggetts b00nm0k5 (Listen) SUN Transatlantic Tangle SUN The family are baffled by a mystery letter from America. SUN Stars Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison. From September SUN 1957. SUN SUN 08:30 Stop Messing About! b00cmz01 (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 12 SUN Rev up with bona racing drivers Ben and Hur! Stars Kenneth SUN Williams, Hugh Paddick and Joan Sims. From June 1969. SUN SUN 09:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqp9 (Listen) SUN Good Neighbours SUN Christmas is coming as the March sisters go to a party, in SUN 19th-century New England. Stars Buffy Davis and Jemma SUN Redgrave. SUN SUN 09:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen b04p54n4 (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN 4 Extra Debut. Captain Kidd is just a game to Harry, until SUN it turns into a battle for his life. Stars Polly James and SUN Tom Georgeson. SUN SUN 09:50 Inheritance Tracks b04prn2x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04p54n6 (Listen) SUN Legal Eagles, Michael Mansfield SUN 4 Extra Debut. From Elgar to Pink Floyd, barrister Michael SUN Mansfield shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. SUN From October 2010. SUN SUN 10:45 RK Narayan Stories b01dc3p8 (Listen) SUN A Willing Slave SUN A contradictory tale of a disciplined but willing servant, SUN who resents and desires her true master. Read by Zia SUN Mohyeddin. SUN SUN 11:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b01chxyw (Listen) SUN Series 7, Episode 19 SUN From San Diego, the funny man welcomes the United States SUN Navy Band Southwest and shares the news from Lake Wobegon. SUN From 2011. SUN SUN 12:00 Ladies of Letters b01mfz16 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:10 Inheritance Tracks b04prp0s (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today] SUN SUN 13:15 Roger Deakin - Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees SUN b00j1ywl (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah b00vfhv3 (Listen) SUN Set in the India of the British Raj. His Highness plays one SUN April Fool's joke too many. Stars Zia Mohyeddin and Sam SUN Dastor. SUN SUN 15:00 Meet the Huggetts b00nm0k5 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 Stop Messing About! b00cmz01 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b04p55by (Listen) SUN Honky tonk piano and massive antlers SUN Mel Giedroyc picks the best of this week's shows, including SUN a search for some creepy crawly water beetles and honky tonk SUN jazz piano from New Orleans. SUN SUN 17:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqp9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 17:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen b04p54n4 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] SUN SUN 17:50 Inheritance Tracks b04prn2x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 18:00 Ray Bradbury - Tales of the Bizarre b04p55c0 (Listen) SUN Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You SUN One afternoon, a priest hears a familiar voice. Ray SUN Bradbury's spooky tale of confessions and confectionary SUN stars TP McKenna. SUN SUN 18:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind b007jltj (Listen) SUN Hurried Exodus SUN Cornelius and Lark try to get Flora off the island of SUN mutants. Starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. SUN SUN 19:00 Garrison Keillor's Radio Show b01chxyw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Meet the Huggetts b00nm0k5 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 20:30 Stop Messing About! b00cmz01 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04p54n6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:45 RK Narayan Stories b01dc3p8 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Ed Reardon's Week b00y28q5 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 Clare in the Community b00fyvqy (Listen) SUN Series 2, Meet the Press SUN International stardom beckons when the social worker appears SUN on the radio. Stars Sally Phillips. From November 2005. SUN SUN 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04stkn1 (Listen) SUN The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Arthur Smith chats SUN to Nick Doody. SUN SUN 23:00 The Maltby Collection b00x7glw (Listen) SUN Series 2, Episode 2 SUN Deputy curator Rod holds a museum press conference, and SUN Walter hits on Susie Maltby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From SUN June 2008. SUN SUN 23:30 The Remains of Foley and McColl b007jrrn (Listen) SUN Snuff Radio SUN Sean Foley and Hamish McColl compete in a European Radio SUN Drama competition. From July 2000. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2014 MON MON 00:00 Ray Bradbury - Tales of the Bizarre b04p55c0 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 00:30 Robert Holmes - Aliens in the Mind b007jltj (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b04p54n6 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 RK Narayan Stories b01dc3p8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 Meet the Huggetts b00nm0k5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Stop Messing About! b00cmz01 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Ed Reardon's Week b00y28q5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 HRF Keating - The Murder of the Maharajah b00vfhv3 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Louisa May Alcott - Little Women b007jqp9 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Captain Kidd and the First Fifteen b04p54n4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:50 Inheritance Tracks b04prn2x (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] MON MON 06:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0116gvk (Listen) MON Episode 5 MON Arthur Simpson, crook and spy, witnesses a vicious knife MON fight and waits for news of Fischer. Read by David Westhead. MON MON 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right MON Order b0076wt5 (Listen) MON Peter Schickele MON 4 Extra Debut. Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch talks to MON American satirist Peter Schickele about his musical humour. MON From January 2006. MON MON 07:00 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b007517q (Listen) MON Series 4, Episode 1 MON 4 Extra Debut. The lifestyle pair discuss property, holidays MON and hopes for a TV award. With Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens. MON From September 1999. MON MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity b04nrmgx (Listen) MON Series 7, Episode 6 MON This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his MON curator Phill Jupitus welcome MON Neil Innes, either a musical comedian or a comedy musician MON or possibly both. He was the third member of the surreal MON psychedelic jazz pop fusion combo the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah MON Band; is acknowledged as the seventh member of the Monty MON Python team; and was, according to some authorities, the MON 33rd member of the Beatles. MON Dr Bradley Garrett, a writer, photographer urban explorer MON and researcher at Oxford University. He is perhaps the only MON academic whose studies have resulted in hanging onto a crane MON at the top of the Shard, being arrested on the tarmac at MON Heathrow for criminal damage and trespassing on private MON property over 300 times in more than eight countries. MON Isabel Berncke, a scientist who grew up in the wild MON mountains of Chile but moved to the UK to study in London, MON Cambridge and Oxford. She's a doctor of cognitive and MON evolutionary anthropology, but her research interests MON include neuroscience, music, primatology, poetry, ethnology, MON complexity theory, behavioural ecology and hobbits. MON This week, the Museum's Steering Committee discusses MON wrapping the Angel of the North up warm, penis fencing, the MON lowest-rated prime-time show in American TV history, MON London's secret rivers, what makes a tree laugh and why we MON should stupidity should be put in an institution. MON The show was researched by James Harkin and Molly Oldfield MON of QI. MON The producers were Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber. MON Credits MON Presenter: John Lloyd MON Presenter: Phill Jupitus MON Panellist: Neil Innes MON Panellist: Bradley Garrett MON Panellist: Isabel Berncke MON Producer: Richard Turner MON Producer: Dan Schreiber MON MON 08:00 Marriage Lines b04pbltx (Listen) MON Series 1, The Party MON Kate is furious - why have they not been invited to their MON friend's party? Stars Richard Briers and Prunella Scales. MON From June 1965. MON MON 08:30 The Navy Lark b007k0zg (Listen) MON Series 1, An Exercise in Filming MON Troutbridge's chance of movie stardom is jeopardised by MON Phillips' navigational skills. Stars Leslie Phillips. From MON June 1959. MON MON 09:00 The Personality Test b00mrc84 (Listen) MON Series 2, Adam Hart-Davis MON Scientist Adam Hart-Davis quizzes a panel about himself. MON With Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Will Smith. From December MON 2006. MON MON 09:30 The Castle b01j8gyl (Listen) MON Series 4, Highlights and Twilights MON Hie ye to The Castle, a rollicking sitcom set way back then, MON starring James Fleet ("The Vicar Of Dibley"), Neil Dudgeon MON ("Life Of Riley"), Martha Howe-Douglas ("Horrible MON Histories") & Ingrid Oliver ("Watson & MON Oliver") MON The village of Woodstock receives two mysterious visitors - MON one deathly pale and one deathly orange. Meanwhile, Lady MON Anne meets the love that dare not speak its name and Sir MON John meets the love that can speak its name but can't MON pronounce it properly MON Sir John Woodstock James Fleet MON Sir William De Warenne Neil Dudgeon MON Lady Anne Woodstock Martha Howe-Douglas MON Cardinal Duncan Jonathan Kydd MON Lady Charlotte Ingrid Oliver MON Master Henry Woodstock Steven Kynman MON Bates Lewis Macleod MON with special guest MON Amy De Childs Jess Robinson MON Written by Kim Fuller & Paul Alexander MON Music by Guy Jackson MON Produced and directed by David Tyler. MON Credits MON Sir John Woodstock: James Fleet MON Sir William De Warenne: Neil Dudgeon MON Lady Anne Woodstock: Martha Howe-Douglas MON Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd MON Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver MON Master Henry Woodstock: Steven Kynman MON Bates: Lewis Macleod MON Amy De Childs: Jess Robinson MON Director: David Tyler MON Producer: David Tyler MON Writer: Kim Fuller MON Writer: Paul Alexander MON MON 10:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon b00tp95x (Listen) MON The Inheritance MON Hugh Conway's old acquaintances try to discover if there is MON any truth behind his Shangri-La adventure. Stars Derek MON Jacobi. MON MON 11:00 Afternoon Reading b00yj88f (Listen) MON Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party, Mrs Dalloway in Bond MON Street MON Mrs Dalloway's Party: MON Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street by Virginia Woolf MON Abridged by Miranda Davies MON Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel MON Produced by Lucy Collingwood MON Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social MON event,Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the MON same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway. In each of MON these three stories written in Woolf's distinctive style, MON the listener is offered glimpses into each character's inner MON most thoughts and emotions. Woolf depicts the intriguing MON social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail. MON This story, 'Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street', follows Mrs MON Dalloway as she runs errands and prepares for the party MON she's hosting. MON MON 11:15 Loose Ends b04p54yg (Listen) MON Alan Cumming, Jake Chapman, Jan Ravens, The Growlers, PHOX MON Clive Anderson is joined by Alan Cumming, Jake Chapman, MON Donny Osmond, Jan Ravens and Emma Freud for an eclectic mix MON of conversation, music and comedy. With music from The MON Growlers and PHOX. MON Producer: Debbie Kilbride. MON Alan Cumming MON ‘Not My Father's Son: A Memoir’ is published by Canongate MON and available now. It’s also Radio 4’s Book of The Week from MON Monday 17th November. MON Jake Chapman MON ‘Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable’ MON is at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings until 7th January 2015. MON Donny Osmond MON ‘Soundtrack of My Life’ is available now on Decca. MON Jan Ravens MON ‘The Frequency of Laughter’ is at 10.30 on Saturday 21st MON November on BBC Radio 4. Jan appears in the final episode on MON Saturday 6th December. MON PHOX MON ‘PHOX’ is out now on Partisan Records. MON The Growlers MON The Growlers are playing at Broadcast, Glasgow on Saturday MON 15th and Roadhouse, Manchester on Sunday 16th November. MON ‘Chinese Fountain’ is available now on Fat Cat Records. MON MON 12:00 Marriage Lines b04pbltx (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Navy Lark b007k0zg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0116gvk (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right MON Order b0076wt5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged MON 13 3/4 b0153w4w (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON Adrian turns 14 at last, but his landmark birthday is MON nothing like he expected. Nicholas Barnes reads Sue MON Townsend's book. MON MON 14:15 A History of the Brain b016w808 (Listen) MON A Hole in the Head MON Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey MON through 5000 years of our understanding of the most complex MON thing in the known universe. From Neolithic times to the MON present day, Geoff journeys through MON the many ideas of what the brain is for and how it fulfils MON its functions. While referencing the core physiology and MON neuroscience, this is a cultural, not a scientific history. MON What soon becomes obvious is that our understanding of this MON most inscrutable organ has in all periods been coloured by MON the social and political expedients of the day no less than MON by the contemporary scope of scientific or biological MON exploration. MON In Episode 1: A Hole in the Head, the focus is on MON trepanation, the practice of drilling holes in the skull MON believing that such operations might correct physiological MON or spiritual problems. Trepanation reveals much about the MON understanding of the brain from Neolithic to recent times. MON The Ancient Egyptians, however, rarely trepanned, even MON though their Secret Book of the Physician, one of the oldest MON medical texts in the world, shows that they recognised how MON damage to the brain can paralyze limbs on opposite sides of MON the body. Believing the heart to be the core organ, they MON discarded the brain altogether at death, since it had no MON part to play in the afterlife. MON The series is written and presented by Dr Geoff Bunn of MON Manchester Metropolitan University. Actors Paul MON Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes provide the voices of MON those who have written about the brain across the ages. MON Actor Hattie Morahan gives the Anatomy Lesson establishing MON the part of the brain to be highlighted in each episode - in MON this instance the cranium and the meninges. The original, MON atmospheric score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton. MON The producer is Marya Burgess. MON MON 14:30 Ladies of Letters b01mgr64 (Listen) MON Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 6 MON With Irene away, Vera invites a tarot card reader onto the MON show. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May MON 2001. MON MON 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your MON Father? b04pbqfy (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous MON father. Competition between parent and child increases. From MON May 1994. MON MON 15:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon b00tp95x (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04pbqrx (Listen) MON Mel Giedroyc gets a guide to the fascinating world of MON bird-watching and brings you the next part of Anna Sewell's MON classic story Black Beauty. MON MON 17:00 Second Thoughts b00kmys6 (Listen) MON Series 3, Come as You Were MON Bill tries to disrupt Liza and Richard's affair, and gets MON involved with 'Emma Peel'. With Belinda Lang and Jo Kendall. MON From May 1991. MON MON 17:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b007517q (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 The Personality Test b00mrc84 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b04pbqy2 (Listen) MON Neil Bartlett and Martin Bashir MON 4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Neil Bartlett and Martin MON Bashir discuss paperbacks by Frederick Rolfe, Richard Ford MON and Ian McEwan. From September 1998. MON MON 19:00 Marriage Lines b04pbltx (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Navy Lark b007k0zg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0116gvk (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right MON Order b0076wt5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement b00766jh (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON A tender moment in the library and a pair of runaways. Sian MON Thomas reads a compelling portrait of a family torn apart MON one summer's evening. MON MON 21:15 Loose Ends b04p54yg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity b04nrmgx (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 The Castle b01j8gyl (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b04pbs51 (Listen) MON Series 12, Episode 4 MON Made for 4 Extra. Satirical review of the week's news, MON chaired by Sandi Toksvig with regular guest Jeremy Hardy, MON plus Mark Steel, Lucy Porter and Andy Hamilton. MON MON 23:45 Quando, Quando, Quando b00800m4 (Listen) MON Spies MON A secret tonic formula is stolen from the brothers' hair MON salon. Stars Rainer Hersch and Catherine Tate. From December MON 1999. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 TUE TUE 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged TUE 13 3/4 b0153w4w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:15 A History of the Brain b016w808 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Ladies of Letters b01mgr64 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your TUE Father? b04pbqfy (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 The Personality Test b00mrc84 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 A Good Read b04pbqy2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0116gvk (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right TUE Order b0076wt5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 James Hilton - Lost Horizon b00tp95x (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Afternoon Reading b00yj88f (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:15 Loose Ends b04p54yg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 Second Thoughts b00kmys6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue b007517q (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0112cyc (Listen) TUE Episode 6 TUE Arthur Simpson is still on the roof. He has just reluctantly TUE robbed the Treasury of the Topkapi Palace. Read by David TUE Westhead. TUE TUE 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right TUE Order b0076wxd (Listen) TUE Anna Russell TUE Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch finds out more about the TUE 'diva of the classical music send-up'. From February 2006. TUE TUE 07:00 Babblewick Hall b04p56x5 (Listen) TUE Series 2, Episode 4 TUE Debts are mounting and the squire has an ulterior motive TUE when he visits Lady Keene. With Sophie Thompson. From TUE September 1998. TUE TUE 07:30 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups b04ntvv9 (Listen) TUE Series 2, Lost and Found TUE When Tom makes his weekly phone call to his parents in TUE Sheffield he discovers they've been flooded. As his parents TUE manage the clear up operation, Tom reflects on what is TUE important to keep and what isn't. TUE Credits TUE Tom: Tom Wrigglesworth TUE Gran (Mabel Bradley): Rita May TUE Dad: Paul Copley TUE Mum: Kate Anthony TUE Writer: Tom Wrigglesworth TUE Writer: James Kettle TUE Writer: Miles Jupp TUE TUE 08:00 The Goon Show b00f6gsn (Listen) TUE World War One TUE England and France are at war. Eccles is at lunch. With TUE Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. From TUE February 1958. TUE TUE 08:30 Doctor at Large b009m43k (Listen) TUE Farewell Las Palmas TUE When Simon Sparrow is caught in a compromising position - TUE twice - only Easter can save him. Stars Richard Briers. From TUE July 1969. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b04pbs51 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Quando, Quando, Quando b00800m4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 Home Front b04cfzxy (Listen) TUE Home Front - Omnibus, 4-8 August 1914 TUE Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain a hundred TUE years ago this week. Omnibus of the first week, as TUE Folkestone comes to terms with being at the hub of Britain's TUE war effort. TUE Written by Katie TUE Hims TUE Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews TUE Music: Matthew Strachan TUE Directed by Jessica Dromgoole TUE Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - TUE its biggest ever - set in Britain during 1914-18, playing a TUE central role in the BBC's comprehensive World War One TUE offering. TUE An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each TUE episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, TUE and follows one character's day. Together they create a TUE mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British TUE society, and a playful treasure hunt, with historical truths TUE hidden in each story. TUE Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian TUE seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the TUE military machine, and close enough to France to hear the TUE fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, TUE telling the major stories of wartime Britain. TUE Credits TUE Sam: Alexander Aze TUE Isabel: Keely Beresford TUE Gabriel: Michael Bertenshaw TUE Lilian: Lisa Brookes TUE Dr McFee: David Cann TUE Alice: Claire-Louise Cordwell TUE Hilary: Craige Els TUE Sylvia: Deborah Findlay TUE Freddie: Freddie Fox TUE Archie Tulliver: Arthur Hughes TUE Jessie: Lucy Hutchinson TUE Waitress: Cassie Layton TUE Jimmy: Alfie Lowles TUE Victor: Joel MacCormack TUE Kitty: Ami Metcalf TUE Adam: Leo Montague TUE Ralph: Nicholas Murchie TUE Albert: Harry Myers TUE Cynic: Wilf Scolding TUE Dorothea: Rachel Shelley TUE Dieter: Joe Sims TUE Miss Penn-Caskell: Emily Spooner TUE Writer: Katie Hims TUE Director: Jessica Dromgoole TUE TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading b00yjcnr (Listen) TUE Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party, Together and Apart TUE Mrs Dalloway's Party: TUE Together and Apart by Virginia Woolf TUE Read by Emma Fielding TUE Abridged and produced by Lucy Collingwood TUE Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social TUE event,Virginia Woolf wrote this story TUE sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs TUE Dalloway. In each of these three stories written in Woolf's TUE distinctive style, the listener is offered glimpses into TUE each character's inner most thoughts and emotions. Woolf TUE depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party TUE in microscopic detail. TUE In 'Together and Apart', two people are introduced at Mrs TUE Dalloway's party and begin a rather awkward conversation TUE where each of their internal thoughts about the other is TUE revealed. Until they hit upon a subject close to both of TUE their hearts. TUE TUE 11:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead b0076plg (Listen) TUE Cautious Kath is carrying on with her planned girlie weekend TUE in Paris with bossy Beatrice, despite a minor hitch in the TUE proceedings. She is ready to party. Stars Marion Bailey. TUE TUE 12:00 The Goon Show b00f6gsn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 Doctor at Large b009m43k (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0112cyc (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right TUE Order b0076wxd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged TUE 13 3/4 b0154xfg (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE After spending a weekend with Nigel, Adrian is convinced he TUE lives in poverty. His mother sends him a letter. Nicholas TUE Barnes concludes Sue Townsend's book. TUE TUE 14:15 A History of the Brain b016wzrd (Listen) TUE The Blood of the Gladiators TUE Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey TUE through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex TUE organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, TUE he reveals the contemporary beliefs TUE about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its TUE functions. TUE While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this TUE is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes TUE obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable TUE organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and TUE political expedients of the day no less than by the TUE contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration. TUE In Episode 2: The Blood of The Gladiators, the focus is TUE Ancient Greek scholarship, with Hippocrates' astonishingly TUE prescient belief in the brain as the chief organ of control TUE and his debunking of the myth of the 'sacred disease' with TUE his assertion that epilepsy was the result of natural TUE causes. Yet the belief that a cure lay in the magical TUE properties of blood persisted for centuries. TUE The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff TUE Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul TUE Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of TUE those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to TUE the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy TUE Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be TUE highlighted in each episode - in this instance the cerebrum TUE and cerebellum. The original, atmospheric score is supplied TUE by composer, Barney Quinton. TUE Producer: Marya Burgess. TUE TUE 14:30 Ladies of Letters b01mh0fc (Listen) TUE Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 7 TUE Irene wants to use 'Dales Diaries' to launch an appeal for TUE her son. With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From TUE May 2001. TUE TUE 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your TUE Father? b04pc07k (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous TUE father. Finally, Morrison senior passes away at home. From TUE May 1994. TUE TUE 15:00 Home Front b04cfzxy (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04pc07m (Listen) TUE Stephen Moffat and Walt Disney TUE Mel Giedroyc introduces a very special tour of Doctor Who's TUE TARDIS and salutes the anniversary of Mickey Mouse's first TUE big-screen appearance. TUE TUE 17:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket b00s6rcl (Listen) TUE Series 1, The Cruise, pt 1 TUE The dear ladies fly off to sing on a cruise liner. Stars Dr TUE Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977. TUE TUE 17:30 Babblewick Hall b04p56x5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Act Your Age b010mrzk (Listen) TUE Series 3, Episode 6 TUE Simon Mayo hosts the three-way battle between the comedy TUE generations to find out which is the funniest. Will it be TUE the Up-and-Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard who TUE will be crowned, for one week at TUE least, as the Golden Age of Comedy. This week Holly Walsh is TUE joined by Andrew Lawrence, Rufus Hound teams up with Paul TUE Foot and Ted Robbins is paired with Stu Francis. TUE Devised and Produced by Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews. TUE TUE 18:30 The Tingle Factor b04pc255 (Listen) TUE Alan Coren TUE Humorist Alan Coren talks to Robin Ray about the music that TUE stirs strong emotion, including Louis Armstrong. From TUE September 1990. TUE TUE 19:00 The Goon Show b00f6gsn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 Doctor at Large b009m43k (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0112cyc (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right TUE Order b0076wxd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement b00766jz (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE Briony sets out to search for the missing twins. Sian Thomas TUE continues reading Ian McEwan's acclaimed study of the power TUE of the imagination. TUE TUE 21:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead b0076plg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups b04ntvv9 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 The Headset Set b01206cg (Listen) TUE Episode 1 TUE A new audience sketch show set in the world of call centres. TUE It is Sailesh's first day as team leader working at Smile5, TUE the catalogue company that sells anything and everything. TUE WELCOME TO SMILE5! TUE Smile5 is a TUE mail order catalogue company selling everything from Rolex TUE watches to lawnmowers, from financial products to phone and TUE broadband, from holidays to health insurance. And somewhere TUE in a brown-field wasteland miles from the nearest town, it TUE runs one of the largest call centres operating in the UK. TUE This is the world of The Headset Set. TUE Each episode features a host of sketches set in the call TUE centre, eavesdropping on both sides of the bizarre, horrific TUE and ludicrous business-customer relationship. While the bulk TUE of each show is taken up with standalone sketches, there are TUE linked scenes providing a gentle narrative curve to TUE proceedings. These scenes feature four of the call centre's TUE employees: TUE Sailesh - Officially the team leader, Sailesh has recently TUE moved from Bangalore seemingly bringing a wealth of TUE call-centre experience and an admirable work ethic lacking TUE in his fellow Headsetters. However, Sailesh has a secret... TUE was he headhunted or did he leave India under a cloud? TUE Bernie - As she's been here longer than anyone and she TUE refuses to recognise Sailesh's authority. She also refuses TUE to learn how to use anything more technologically advanced TUE than a 1980s trim phone. TUE Aleesha - A self-loathing street-wise cynic who resents TUE having to work at Smile 5. Or in fact, having to work at TUE all. TUE Big Tony - Tony spends most of his time on the phone, but TUE not necessarily on Smile 5 business. He's always running TUE some sort of scam, like a minicab office from his desk. TUE There are also sketches featuring the HR department, who TUE seem determined not to hire anyone and Smile5's head of TUE training Ralph, who trains the most inept of the call centre TUE staff, such as the child-like Bradley (Paul Sharma) who is TUE too nervous to take calls. TUE WRITERS TUE This is a team written sketch show originated by Stephen TUE Carlin and James Kettle. Established sketch writers such as TUE Stephen Carlin, James Kettle, Jon Hunter and Colin Hoult are TUE joined by the best writers to have emerged from recent 'open TUE door' radio shows, such as Recorded for Training Purposes TUE and Newsjack. All tied together by script editors James TUE Kettle and Dan Tetsell. TUE EPISODE 1 TUE Aleesha and other characters ..... Chizzy Akudolu TUE Bernie and other characters ..... Margaret-Cabourn Smith TUE Big Tony, Ralph and other characters ..... Colin Hoult TUE Sailesh, Bradley and other characters ..... Paul sharma TUE Various ..... Philip Fox TUE Writers ..... James kettle, Stephen Carlin, Andy Wolton, Ben TUE Partridge, Colin Hoult, Dan Tetsell, Dale Shaw, Kevin Core, TUE Rob Gilroy, Tom Neenan TUE Script editor ..... Dan Tetsell TUE Producer ..... Tilusha Ghelani. TUE TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04tps1k (Listen) TUE The best in contemporary comedy. Tonight, Jon Holmes chats TUE to Luisa Omielan. TUE TUE 23:00 The Mel and Sue Thing b0076b3z (Listen) TUE Episode 5 TUE A tennis battle of the sexes, TV sleuths and more from Jane TUE Austen's lost novella. Sketches with Giedroyc and Perkins. TUE From October 2002. TUE TUE 23:30 Vent b00svcbq (Listen) TUE Series 1, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go TUE Ben is in a coma. While his family wonder how to wake him TUE up, his mind is busy elsewhere. Stars Neil Pearson. From TUE July 2006. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014 WED WED 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged WED 13 3/4 b0154xfg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:15 A History of the Brain b016wzrd (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Ladies of Letters b01mh0fc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your WED Father? b04pc07k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Act Your Age b010mrzk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 The Tingle Factor b04pc255 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Eric Ambler - Topkapi b0112cyc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right WED Order b0076wxd (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Home Front b04cfzxy (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Afternoon Reading b00yjcnr (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:15 Sheila Goff - A Long Time Dead b0076plg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket b00s6rcl (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 Babblewick Hall b04p56x5 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Paul Temple b007t1kg (Listen) WED Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery, The Coat WED A dangerous web of lies and murder awaits the sleuth when WED his wife disappears. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars WED Peter Coke. WED WED 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right WED Order b0076x0q (Listen) WED The Comedian Harmonists WED Musical comedian Rainer Hersch investigates the 1930s German WED comedy singing sensations. From February 2006. WED WED 07:00 Change at Oglethorpe b007k0mg (Listen) WED The Unquiet American WED The rural station staff attempt to secure an old engine, but WED there is a big catch. Stars Peter Davison. From January WED 1996. WED WED 07:30 In and Out of the Kitchen b01qlhjh (Listen) WED Series 2, The Literary Festival WED Damien and Anthony arrive at a literary festival to promote WED Damien's book about the culinary habits of the Great Poets. WED Despite the charming hotel and the peaceful surroundings, WED the cookery writer can barely WED disguise his chagrin at his talk being in a tent smaller to WED other writers he considers lesser than him. WED But he soon has the opportunity to get the audience he feels WED he deserves when a fellow author is knocked unconscious and WED Damien is asked to fill in. But can he rise to the occasion? WED Written by Miles Jupp WED Producer: Sam Michell. WED Credits WED Damien Trench: Miles Jupp WED Anthony MacIlveny: Justin Edwards WED Gary McDade: Ben Crowe WED Sound Man: Ben Crowe WED Bill Trumpetz: Toby Longworth WED The Lady: Sarah Thom WED Marion Duffett: Lesley Vickerage WED Writer: Miles Jupp WED Producer: Sam Michell WED WED 08:00 The Burkiss Way b007js2t (Listen) WED Series 4, Is Britain Going the Burkiss Way, pt 2 WED The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a WED spoof of a spoof? With Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From April WED 1979. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00rxf3m (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 4 WED The Archers sell up, and Admiral Lord Nelson's diary. WED Sketches and songs with John Cleese and Graeme Garden. From WED April 1966. WED WED 09:00 Whispers b007k2sf (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 2 WED Gyles Brandreth chairs the scandals quiz with Anthony WED Holden, Lucy Moore, Richard Herring and Louise Doughty. From WED October 2005. WED WED 09:30 Safety Catch b00fgq18 (Listen) WED Series 1, A Wanting Man WED Arms dealer Simon struggles to understand why other people WED hold his job against him. Stars Darren Boyd. From October WED 2007. WED WED 10:00 Home Front b04d4w69 (Listen) WED Home Front - Omnibus, 11-15 August 1914 WED As Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary, Folkestone tries WED to rally flagging tourism whilst waving local troops off to WED the front. WED Written by: Katie Hims & Sean Moffatt WED Consultant Historian: Professor WED Maggie Andrews WED Music by: Matthew Strachan WED Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood WED Editor: Jessica Dromgoole WED Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - WED its biggest ever - set in Britain during 1914-18, playing a WED central role in the BBC's comprehensive First World War WED offering. WED An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each WED episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, WED and follows one character's day. Together they create a WED mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British WED society, and a playful treasure hunt, with historical truths WED hidden in each story. WED Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian WED seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the WED military machine, and close enough to France to hear the WED fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, WED telling the major stories of wartime Britain. WED Credits WED Norman: Sean Baker WED Isabel: Keely Beresford WED Gabriel: Michael Bertenshaw WED Lilian: Lisa Brookes WED Mrs Clout: Elaine Claxton WED Dr McFee: David Cann WED Bill: Ben Crowe WED Sylvia: Deborah Findlay WED Freddie: Freddie Fox WED Forrester: Nigel Hastings WED Archie: Arthur Hughes WED Jack: Ashley Kumar WED Kitty: Ami Metcalf WED Albert: Harry Myers WED Adam: Leo Montague WED Victor: Joel MacCormack WED Ralph: Nicholas Murchie WED Florrie: Claire Rushbrook WED Dorothea: Rachel Shelley WED Dieter: Joe Sims WED Writer: Katie Hims WED Writer: Sean Moffatt WED Director: Lucy Collingwood WED Producer: Lucy Collingwood WED WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading b00yjs47 (Listen) WED Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway's Party, The New Dress WED Mrs Dalloway's Party: WED The New Dress by Virginia Woolf WED Abridged by Miranda Davies WED Read by Amanda Root WED Produced by Lucy Collingwood WED Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social WED event,Virginia Woolf wrote this WED story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs WED Dalloway. In each of these three stories written in Woolf's WED distinctive style, the listener is offered glimpses into WED each character's inner most thoughts and emotions. Woolf WED depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party WED in microscopic detail. WED In 'The New Dress', Mabel chooses a new yellow dress of a WED different style to wear to Mrs Dalloway's party. However, WED the moment she arrives she feels wishes she hadn't. WED WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama b010t6h0 (Listen) WED Lost Property, The Wrong Label WED by Katie Hims. London, 1941, and Alice knows that to stop WED your children from being evacuated is to tantamount to WED siding with Hitler. WED Cast WED Narrator ..... Rosie Cavaliero WED Alice ..... Alex Tregear WED Queenie WED ..... Katie Angelou WED Ray ..... Daniel Cooper WED Jim ..... Daniel Rabin WED Mr Nightingale ..... Stuart McLoughlin WED Miss Pearl ..... Bethan Walker WED Miss Stanwyck ..... Sally Orrock WED Mr Jones ..... Sean Baker WED Mrs Jones ..... Joanna Monro WED Directed by Jessica Dromgoole WED The Wrong Label is part one of a trilogy of plays by WED acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting one family's WED tragi-comic history of heartbreak and redemption. The WED trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Drama, WED where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the Best Actress award. WED WED 12:00 The Burkiss Way b007js2t (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00rxf3m (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Paul Temple b007t1kg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right WED Order b0076x0q (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole WED b007js5c (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED It's 1982 and the Falklands War is underway, but Adrian has WED other matters on his mind. Sue Townsend's book read by WED Nicholas Barnes. WED WED 14:15 A History of the Brain b016x234 (Listen) WED The Origin of Common Sense WED Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey WED through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex WED organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, WED he reveals the contemporary beliefs WED about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its WED functions. WED While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this WED is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes WED obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable WED organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and WED political expedients of the day no less than by the WED contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration. WED In Episode 3: The Origin of Common Sense, the focus is on WED Ancient Rome with Galen's 'animal spirits' gently inflating WED the ventricles and making thought possible, and on how early WED Christian scholarship placed the soul in the brain's WED ventricles. But with the Dark Ages, it was Islamic scholars WED who continued to explore the brain: Al Razi studied apoplexy WED or stroke, while Ibn Sina proposed that thoughts travelled WED through the brain in a predictable sequence and identified WED the 'common sense' in the front ventricle. WED The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff WED Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul WED Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of WED those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to WED the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy WED Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be WED highlighted in each episode - in this instance the WED ventricles. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by WED composer, Barney Quinton. WED Producer: Marya Burgess. WED WED 14:30 Ladies of Letters b01mhlp2 (Listen) WED Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 8 WED Can Irene get to the bottom of the story about her son? With WED Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001. WED WED 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your WED Father? b04pcgkz (Listen) WED Episode 8 WED Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous WED father. Blake studies his mother's reaction to death. From WED May 1994. WED WED 15:00 Home Front b04d4w69 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04pcgl1 (Listen) WED Sarah Millican and Vincent Van Gogh WED Mel Giedroyc paints a portrait of the amazing life of WED Vincent Van Gogh and introduces comedian Sarah Millican's WED Inheritance Tracks. WED WED 17:00 Life in London b01167w4 (Listen) WED In Training for a Swell WED Cocksure Tom and his country cousin Jerry tour the sprawling WED post-Regency metropolis. Stars Greg Wise and Mark Gatiss. WED From May 2006. WED WED 17:30 Change at Oglethorpe b007k0mg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 Whispers b007k2sf (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076g49 (Listen) WED Superstition WED Matthew Parris talks to journalists George Dobell Lilian WED Pizzichini and singer Tony Cassidy about absurd beliefs. WED From 2003. WED In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of WED writers of fact and fiction: WED new talent and established names. In the context of a WED discussion of one of the ideas and pre-occupations of our WED times, each presents a piece on this week's topic. WED The best new writing and the freshest conversation from WED 2003. WED WED 19:00 The Burkiss Way b007js2t (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00rxf3m (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Paul Temple b007t1kg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right WED Order b0076x0q (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement b00766kj (Listen) WED Episode 8 WED Briony tells her story, and all must live by the WED consequences. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's novel of WED childhood, love and terrible power of the imagination. WED WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama b010t6h0 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 In and Out of the Kitchen b01qlhjh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 Danny Robins Music Therapy b00fgts9 (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED Danny uses the power of music to help humanity - and a WED dormouse. With Isy Suttie and beatboxer Beardyman. From WED November 2008. WED WED 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash b010mztl (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 4 WED Arthur Smith presents music and comedy from his home in WED South London with Billy Jenkins, Kevin Eldon, Imran Yusef WED and poetry from Kate Fox WED Producer Alison Vernon-Smith. WED Credits WED Presenter: Arthur Smith WED Performer: Billy Jenkins WED Performer: Kevin Eldon WED Performer: Imran Yusuf WED Performer: Kate Fox WED Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith WED WED 23:30 The Skivers b007tcph (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 2 WED Action from ancient Greece to 221-B Baker Street. Comedy WED with Nick Golson, Tim de Jongh and guest Ken Campbell. From WED March 1994. WED WED THU THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2014 THU THU 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole THU b007js5c (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:15 A History of the Brain b016x234 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Ladies of Letters b01mhlp2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your THU Father? b04pcgkz (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 Whispers b007k2sf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Off the Page b0076g49 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Paul Temple b007t1kg (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right THU Order b0076x0q (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 Home Front b04d4w69 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Afternoon Reading b00yjs47 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:15 Afternoon Drama b010t6h0 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 Life in London b01167w4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Change at Oglethorpe b007k0mg (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Paul Temple b007t1qq (Listen) THU Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery, Concerning Ted Angus THU The suave sleuth tries to connect his wife's kidnapping with THU a body dressed in a coat. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie THU Westbury. THU THU 06:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right THU Order b0076x3y (Listen) THU Spike Jones THU Comedian Rainer Hersch finds out more about the 40s and 50s THU American big-band musical comic, 'the man who murdered THU music'. From February 2006. THU THU 07:00 The Elephant Man b007jsfp (Listen) THU Endangered Species THU 4 Extra Debut. As Southwood Zoo faces bankruptcy, what THU future for assistant head keeper Terry Lyon? Stars Peter THU Serafinowicz. From August 1996. THU THU 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b04nvf5n (Listen) THU Series 4, Episode 5 THU John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, THU regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things THU like Miranda, records a fourth series of his hit sketch THU show. THU 5/6: This penultimate edition of the THU series presents the only detectives who've not had their own THU TV show yet; a well-disguised sketch about the residents of THU the savannah; and a revolutionary email exchange.. THU The first series of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme was THU described as "sparklingly clever" by The Daily Telegraph and THU "one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite THU some time" by The Guardian. The second series won Best Radio THU Comedy at both the Chortle and Comedy.co.uk awards, and was THU nominated for a Radio Academy award. The third series THU actually won a Radio Academy award. THU In this fourth series, John has written more sketches, like THU the sketches from the other series. Not so much like them THU that they feel stale and repetitious; but on the other hand THU not so different that it feels like a misguided attempt to THU completely change the show. Quite like the old sketches, in THU other words, but about different things and with different THU jokes. (Although it's a pretty safe bet some of them will THU involve talking animals.) THU Written by and starring ... John Finnemore THU Also featuring ... Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry THU Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. THU Producer ... Ed Morrish. THU Credits THU Presenter: John Finnemore THU Ensemble: Margaret Cabourn-Smith THU Ensemble: Simon Kane THU Ensemble: Lawry Lewin THU Ensemble: Carrie Quinlan THU Producer: Ed Morrish THU Writer: John Finnemore THU THU 08:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007k2kl (Listen) THU Pike in Love THU Mrs Pike asks Arthur to talk to her son about the birds and THU bees. Dad's Army spin-off stars John Le Mesurier and Ian THU Lavender. From December 1983. THU THU 08:30 Listen to Les b007wlff (Listen) THU From 31/01/1982 THU Les Dawson reveals the joy of being a father and how to THU tackle rising crime rates. With Daphne Oxenford. From THU January 1982. THU THU 09:00 Heresy b018fll7 (Listen) THU Series 8, Episode 4 THU Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which THU dares to commit heresy. THU Her guests this week are comedians Rufus Hound and Dr Phil THU Hammond and writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer. Together THU they have THU fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and THU challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events. THU GP, Dr Phil Hammond enthusiastically argues against the THU received wisdom that people should not self-diagnose using THU the internet, pointing out that statistically doctors only THU just beat the internet in getting it right. Germaine Greer THU offers some constructive if controversial advice for THU self-diagnosers who get it wrong: 'Just die!' THU Germaine also refutes the belief that the sixties were a THU great time to be young by cheerfully recalling the decade as THU a time of police repression and sexually-transmitted THU diseases. THU And Rufus Hound pours scorn on the suggestion that the best THU Christmas presents are the ones you make yourself. He warns THU Victoria Coren that if she turns up at his house on THU Christmas Day with a gift she has baked herself, he will ask THU her to leave. THU Producer: Brian King THU A Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 09:30 Alison and Maud b007k2vm (Listen) THU Series 1, The Unmentionable THU A nasty moment for Bernard in the granny flat, or is the THU landladies' daddy only joking? Stars Denise Coffey. From THU January 2003. THU THU 10:00 Home Front b04dqwz4 (Listen) THU Home Front - Omnibus, 18-22 August 1914 THU The week that Folkestone welcomed the first wave of Belgian THU refugees, fleeing the war. THU Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz THU Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews THU Music: Matthew Strachan THU Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. THU Credits THU Sgt Harris: Sean Baker THU Isabel: Keely Beresford THU Gabriel: Michael Bertenshaw THU Alice: Claire-Louise Cordwell THU Martindale: Stephen Critchlow THU Bill: Ben Crowe THU Hilary: Craige Els THU Sylvia: Deborah Findlay THU Archie Tulliver: Arthur Hughes THU Jessie: Lucy Hutchinson THU Victor: Joel MacCormack THU Kitty: Ami Metcalf THU Adam: Leo Montague THU Ralph: Nicholas Murchie THU Albert: Harry Myers THU Ivor: Alun Raglan THU Florrie: Claire Rushbrook THU Dorothea: Rachel Shelley THU Writer: Sebastian Baczkiewicz THU Director: Jessica Dromgoole THU THU 11:00 Original Shorts b00vhgcf (Listen) THU Series 4, Angels THU Adam Thorpe's intriguing story, specially written for THU Original Shorts, is set within a monastery in the French THU Alps. Brother Dominique wakes from a powerful dream - almost THU certain he has had a vision of an THU angel. THU Those wings seemed very persuasive as they descended, THU beating in a golden blur. But when the local blacksmith and THU his son come up the mountain to repair the great oak cross THU that stands at the top of the pasture, the monk begins to THU have doubts. THU What was the real meaning of his dream? Did it represent THU something more worrying? The answer is surprising and, in THU Adam Godley's heartfelt reading, strangely moving. THU Director: Martin Jarvis THU A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama b010xzzm (Listen) THU Lost Property, The Year My Mother Went Missing THU It's 1979, and it's not the first time that Ruthie's mother THU Queenie has gone missing, but usually she leaves a note. The THU second in Katie Hims' trilogy of plays. THU Cast THU Narrator ..... Rosie Cavaliero THU Ruthie THU ..... Shannon Flynn THU Vincent ..... Ceallach Spellman THU Marcus ..... Elliot Griffiths THU Dad ..... Ralph Ineson THU Ray ..... Daniel Rabin THU Alice ..... Jane Whittenshaw THU Queenie ..... Sally Orrock THU PC O'Hara ..... Stuart McLoughlin THU DI Driscoll ..... Sean Baker THU Directed by Jessica Dromgoole THU The Year My Mother Went Missing is the second in a trilogy THU of plays by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims charting THU one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and THU redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award THU for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the THU Best Actress award. THU THU 12:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007k2kl (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Listen to Les b007wlff (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Paul Temple b007t1qq (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right THU Order b0076x3y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole THU b007js5p (Listen) THU Episode 2 THU Intrigued by his parents' perturbing behaviour, Adrian THU realises there's something he hasn't yet seen. Read by THU Nicholas Barnes. THU THU 14:15 A History of the Brain b016x2k4 (Listen) THU Spirits in the Material World THU Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey THU through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex THU organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, THU he reveals the contemporary beliefs THU about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its THU functions. THU While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this THU is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes THU obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable THU organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and THU political expedients of the day no less than by the THU contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration. THU In Episode 4: Spirits in the Material World, the focus is on THU Thomas Willis, the 17th century physician after whom the THU 'Circle of Willis' - the circuit of arteries supplying blood THU to the brain - is named. Willis' Anatomy of the Brain and THU Nerves was a groundbreaking attempt to correlate brain THU anatomy with mental function. A friend of Christopher Wren, THU the humbly-born Willis was one of the founder members of the THU Royal Society. Yet his ideas were not universally accepted. THU The Cambridge philosopher, Henry More, considered the brain THU no more than 'a bowl of curds'', with no possibility that it THU could house reason. THU The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff THU Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul THU Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of THU those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to THU the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy THU Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be THU highlighted in each episode - in this instance the Circle of THU Willis and the tiny pineal gland. The original, atmospheric THU score is supplied by composer, Barney Quinton. THU Producer: Marya Burgess. THU THU 14:30 Ladies of Letters b01mhmm1 (Listen) THU Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 9 THU Vera's family works out their problems on live television. THU With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001. THU THU 14:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your THU Father? b04pctfp (Listen) THU Episode 9 THU Blake Morrison reads more from his tribute to a cantankerous THU father. Blake finally confronts the titular question. From THU May 1994. Episode 9 of 9. THU THU 15:00 Home Front b04dqwz4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04pcv7d (Listen) THU Clowns and Windsor Castle THU Mel Giedroyc puts on her best floppy shoes and explores the THU origins of the red nose clown. Plus memories of the night in THU 1992 when Windsor Castle nearly burned down. THU THU 17:00 No Commitments b00s8fxq (Listen) THU Series 3, Time Shift THU Charlotte surprises her sisters with her new younger lover. THU Simon Brett's sitcom stars Rosemary Leach. From November THU 1994. THU THU 17:30 The Elephant Man b007jsfp (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 Heresy b018fll7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076bnh (Listen) THU Benedict Spinoza THU Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the THU philosopher Benedict Spinoza. Biographical discussion series THU with Humphrey Carpenter. From November 2002. THU THU 19:00 It Sticks Out Half A Mile b007k2kl (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Listen to Les b007wlff (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Paul Temple b007t1qq (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right THU Order b0076x3y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement b00766l0 (Listen) THU Episode 9 THU Time has passed, and Robbie is serving in the military. Sian THU Thomas continues reading Ian McEwan's novel about love and THU war. THU THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama b010xzzm (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b04nvf5n (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 My Teenage Diary b0156n3g (Listen) THU Series 3, Jo Caulfield THU My Teenage Diary returns with four more brave celebrities THU ready to revisit their formative years by opening up their THU intimate teenage diaries, and reading them out in public for THU the very first time. THU Rufus Hound THU is joined by comedian Jo Caulfield whose diaries describe THU her joining a terrible rockabilly band as drummer - despite THU the fact she can't play the drums. THU Producer: Harriet Jaine THU A Talkback Production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b04tpsqr (Listen) THU From 10pm - midnight, 7 days a week, the Comedy Club has two THU hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats again to Luisa THU Omielan. THU THU 23:00 At Home With The Snails b00cbcpb (Listen) THU Series 2, Episode 4 THU Will George and Beverly's faked deaths reunite their family? THU Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne. From August 2002. THU THU 23:30 A Look Back at the Nineties b007jqk5 (Listen) THU 1995 THU Recorded in July 1993, Brian Perkins, Kate Robbins and Chris THU Barrie 'look back' at the decade that was yet to happen. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014 FRI FRI 00:00 Sue Townsend - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole FRI b007js5p (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:15 A History of the Brain b016x2k4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 Ladies of Letters b01mhmm1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:45 Blake Morrison - And When Did You Last See Your FRI Father? b04pctfp (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 Heresy b018fll7 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Great Lives b0076bnh (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 Paul Temple b007t1qq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right FRI Order b0076x3y (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 Home Front b04dqwz4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:00 Original Shorts b00vhgcf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:15 Afternoon Drama b010xzzm (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 No Commitments b00s8fxq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 The Elephant Man b007jsfp (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 Paul Temple b007t1qp (Listen) FRI Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery, A Change of Mind FRI The suave sleuth needs to know why he has been asked to halt FRI his murder investigation. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie FRI Westbury. FRI FRI 06:30 Celebrating Cecilia! b00fgsm1 (Listen) FRI Catherine Bott tells the story of St Cecilia, the patron FRI saint of music, examining her role as martyr, saint and muse FRI and as the inspiration for some of the great works of music FRI and literature, including work FRI by Handel, Purcell and Benjamin Britten and Chaucer, Pope FRI and Dryden. Catherine learns of Cecilia's gruesome martyrdom FRI and subsequent place in history and witnesses preparations FRI for the annual festival concert staged in her honour. FRI FRI 07:00 Spangles 'n' Tights b04pcw9j (Listen) FRI A Folk Song for Europe FRI Dublin's theatrical costumiers get involved in rivalry FRI between two Lancashire clog troupes. With Frank Kelly. From FRI October 1998. FRI FRI 07:30 Hal b04p5vl1 (Listen) FRI Career FRI Comedian Hal Cruttenden stars and co-writes a new four-part FRI sitcom about a stay at home father who is having a mid-life FRI crisis. Hal stars as himself, married to Sam and father to FRI two lovely girls. The problem FRI is that, as Sam's career blossoms internationally and FRI daughters Lilly and Molly grow up and are no longer FRI dependent on their loving and caring father, Hal feels FRI restless. FRI Having decided to give up his career and be a House Husband FRI many years ago, the appeal of being around his family more FRI is wearing thin. FRI So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus FRI and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, FRI inevitably, things don't go to plan! FRI Further challenges come from Hal's now deceased father, who FRI was a true adventurer and all-round hero (something his son FRI sadly is not) and is starting to appear to Hal at the most FRI inopportune times to give unwelcome advice. FRI So, with the help of his ever unreliable mates Doug, Fergus FRI and Barry, Hal decides to try new things in his life. But, FRI inevitably, things don't go to plan. FRI In this first episode, Hal is arranging a special romantic FRI getaway for Sam with some difficulty, Lilly and Molly are FRI becoming almost strangers to Hal, his friend Fergus thinks FRI he's finally found love, and Hal is forced to replace Sam in FRI making a talk at the girls' school as Sam has to go on a FRI work trip abroad. FRI The cast includes co-writer Dominic Holland, together with FRI Ronni Ancona, Ed Byrne, Anna Crilly, Jonathan Kydd, Gavin FRI Webster, Dominic Frisby, Samuel Caseley and Emily and Lucy FRI Robbins. FRI Produced by Paul Russell FRI An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4. FRI Credits FRI Hal: Hal Cruttenden FRI Actor: Dominic Holland FRI Actor: Ronni Ancona FRI Actor: Ed Byrne FRI Actor: Anna Crilly FRI Actor: Jonathan Kydd FRI Actor: Gavin Webster FRI Actor: Dominic Frisby FRI Actor: Samuel Caseley FRI Actor: Lucy Robbins FRI Actor: Emily Robbins FRI Writer: Hal Cruttenden FRI Writer: Dominic Holland FRI Producer: Paul Russell FRI FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jygf (Listen) FRI The Boxing Champion FRI When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer by FRI chance, giving Sid an idea. Stars Tony Hancock. From FRI November 1954. FRI FRI 08:30 The Men from the Ministry b00zfp3l (Listen) FRI The Ship That Wagged Its Tail FRI The blundering duo make headlines mixing up dogs with boats. FRI Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1969. FRI FRI 09:00 Jest a Minute b013f0vy (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 6 FRI Justin Moorhouse, Greg Davies, Chris Corcoran and Lucy FRI Porter star in Rhod Gilbert's comedy quiz. From September FRI 2006. FRI FRI 09:30 Rent b04pcxh5 (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 5 FRI After Paul's ultimatum to Ruby, a visit to a fortune teller FRI with Maria proves surprising. With Sally Grace. From FRI February 1995. FRI FRI 10:00 Home Front b04fchmg (Listen) FRI Home Front - Omnibus, 25-29 August 1914 FRI With the first war-wounded arriving home through Folkestone, FRI the locals attempt to boost morale with a fundraising event. FRI Written by: Shaun McKenna FRI Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews FRI Music: Matthew Strachan FRI Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood FRI Editor: Jessica Dromgoole. FRI Credits FRI Norman: Sean Baker FRI Isabel: Keely Beresford FRI Gabriel: Michael Bertenshaw FRI Mickey: Reece Buttery FRI Hilary: Craige Els FRI Sylvia: Deborah Findlay FRI Forrester: Nigel Hastings FRI Jessie: Lucy Hutchinson FRI Kitty: Ami Metcalf FRI Adam: Leo Montague FRI Ralph: Nicholas Murchie FRI Albert: Harry Myers FRI Belgian woman: Lorna Nickson-Brown FRI Dorothea: Rachel Shelley FRI Marieke: Olivia Ross FRI Florrie: Claire Rushbrook FRI Officer: Matthew Watson FRI Ivy: Lizzy Watts FRI Writer: Shaun McKenna FRI Director: Lucy Collingwood FRI Producer: Lucy Collingwood FRI FRI 11:00 Original Shorts b00vhhgj (Listen) FRI Series 4, Keeping Mum FRI Jill Gascoine gives a funny and touching performance as FRI Brenda, in Rob Green's specially written short story. FRI Brenda is a kind, careworn woman of uncertain years who has FRI been caring for her demanding old Mother FRI for most of her life. But Brenda's a romantic and she's FRI still hoping that her own life might begin sometime, FRI somehow. FRI She'd love to find her 'Rock'. Perhaps Tom, a porter from FRI the local hospital, could fit the bill? Not if Mum has FRI anything to do with it. Hang on, though, does Mum have a FRI hidden agenda? FRI Director: Martin Jarvis FRI A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 11:15 Afternoon Drama b0112flb (Listen) FRI Lost Property, A Telegram From the Queen FRI For Alice's 100th birthday present, her granddaughter Ruthie FRI sets out to put her family back together again. The final FRI play in Katie Hims' trilogy of heartbreak and redemption. FRI Cast FRI Ruthie ..... Rosie FRI Cavaliero FRI Alice ..... Edna DorĂ© FRI Ted ..... Gary Beadle FRI Vincent ..... Daniel Rabin FRI Marcus ..... Stuart McLoughlin FRI Ray ..... Sean Baker FRI Queenie ..... Jane Whittenshaw FRI Roseanna ..... Alex Tregear FRI Ella May ..... Joanna Monro FRI Receptionist ..... Sally Orrock FRI Directed by Jessica Dromgoole FRI Edna DorĂ© stars in A Telegram from the Queen, the final play FRI in this trilogy by acclaimed radio dramatist Katie Hims FRI charting one family's tragi-comic history of heartbreak and FRI redemption. The trilogy won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award FRI for Best Drama, where Rosie Cavaliero also picked up the FRI Best Actress award. FRI FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jygf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Men from the Ministry b00zfp3l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Paul Temple b007t1qp (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 Celebrating Cecilia! b00fgsm1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Sue Townsend - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole FRI b007js60 (Listen) FRI Episode 3 FRI Adrian's mother is pregnant, and there's a battle to choose FRI the family holiday. Will Adrian's dad get his way? Read by FRI Nicholas Barnes. FRI FRI 14:15 A History of the Brain b016x4t1 (Listen) FRI The Spark of Being FRI Dr Geoff Bunn's 10 part History of the Brain is a journey FRI through 5000 years of our understanding of this complex FRI organ in our heads. From Neolithic times to the present day, FRI he reveals the contemporary beliefs FRI about what the brain is for and how it fulfils its FRI functions. FRI While referencing the core physiology and neuroscience, this FRI is a cultural, not a scientific history. What soon becomes FRI obvious is that our understanding of this most inscrutable FRI organ has in all periods been coloured by the social and FRI political expedients of the day no less than by the FRI contemporary scope of scientific or biological exploration. FRI In Episode 5: The Spark of Being, the focus is on FRI electricity and communication, within the brain and between FRI the brain and the rest of the body. When John Walsh showed, FRI in 1776, that an eel could generate electricity, it became FRI possible that human consciousness also relied on sparks FRI fizzing within the brain. Coming at a time when Benjamin FRI Franklin - an acknowledged expert on electricity - was FRI signing the Declaration of Independence which asserted that FRI all men are created equal, it generated a new perspective on FRI the workings of the brain; the old hierarchical model was FRI discarded in favour of the doctrine of equipotentiality. FRI The series is entirely written and presented by Dr Geoff FRI Bunn of Manchester Metropolitan University, with actors Paul FRI Bhattacharjee and Jonathan Forbes providing the voices of FRI those who have written about the brain from Ancient Egypt to FRI the present day, and actor Hattie Morahan giving the Anatomy FRI Lesson which establishes the part of the brain to be FRI highlighted in each episode - in this instance the Corpus FRI Callosum. The original, atmospheric score is supplied by FRI composer, Barney Quinton. FRI Producer: Marya Burgess. FRI FRI 14:30 Ladies of Letters b01mhqbq (Listen) FRI Ladies of Letters Log On, Episode 10 FRI How will the relationship merry-go-round resolve itself? FRI With Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales. From May 2001. FRI FRI 14:45 Short stories by DH Lawrence b007k22t (Listen) FRI Her Turn FRI When her husband's colliery goes on strike, a wife attempts FRI to gain a share of his strike pay. Read by Peter Meakin. FRI FRI 15:00 Home Front b04fchmg (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b04pczcp (Listen) FRI City horses and pet names FRI Mel Giedroyc is mucking about with a tour of the city horse FRI stables in Hyde Park. Plus, there's the final part of Anna FRI Sewell's classic tale Black Beauty. FRI FRI 17:00 After Henry b007jpwp (Listen) FRI Series 3, Poor Relations FRI Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness, as well as some FRI unexpected advances. Stars Prunella Scales. From September FRI 1987. FRI FRI 17:30 Spangles 'n' Tights b04pcw9j (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 Jest a Minute b013f0vy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books b00tmhq4 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Andrew O'Hagan FRI Andrew O'Hagan's first novel was shortlisted for the Booker FRI Prize and his latest novel is making its way to Hollywood. FRI Now a successful author living in London, Andrew reveals to FRI Stuart Cosgrove the five most FRI significant books in his life. As well as revealing his FRI literary secrets, he tells Stuart why he scoured the streets FRI of Bel Air chasing the story of a dog, why he thought London FRI was a lot like Paisley and how he managed to nurture a love FRI of books when the only book in his childhood home was the FRI Kilmarnock phone directory. FRI FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jygf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Men from the Ministry b00zfp3l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Paul Temple b007t1qp (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 Celebrating Cecilia! b00fgsm1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Ian McEwan - Atonement b00766lf (Listen) FRI Episode 10 FRI The retreat to Dunkirk means Robbie's fortunes hang in the FRI balance. Sian Thomas reads Ian McEwan's novel about love and FRI war. FRI FRI 21:15 Afternoon Drama b0112flb (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 Hal b04p5vl1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Party b01n1qyg (Listen) FRI Series 3, The Splits FRI Series 3 of the satirical comedy about a group of young FRI idealists trying to make waves with their new political FRI party. This week the group are on their way to research for FRI the by-election. Written by Tom FRI Basden. FRI Simon .... Tom Basden FRI Duncan .... Tim Key FRI Jared .... Jonny Sweet FRI Mel .... Anna Crilly FRI Phoebe .... Katy Wix FRI European Man .. Jot Davies FRI Producer .... Julia McKenzie. FRI Credits FRI Writer: Tom Basden FRI Simon: Tom Basden FRI Duncan: Tim Key FRI Jared: Jonny Sweet FRI Mel: Anna Crilly FRI Phoebe: Katy Wix FRI European Man: Jot Davies FRI Producer: Julia McKenzie FRI FRI 23:00 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section b01dsy7d (Listen) FRI Series 1, Isy Suttie FRI Comedian Alex Horne is joined by his own five piece jazz FRI band for a brand new series of music and comedy. This time FRI they make music on the subject of hard water, shine a FRI spotlight on the troubled life of the FRI double bassist and reveal the haunting sound of the ocarina. FRI The band are joined by guest comedian Isy Suttie who FRI persuades Alex to sing in a duet. FRI Credits FRI Presenter: Alex Horne FRI Performer: Joe Auckland FRI Performer: Mark Brown FRI Performer: Will Collier FRI Performer: Ben Reynolds FRI Performer: Joe Stilgoe FRI Performer: Isy Suttie FRI Producer: Julia McKenzie FRI FRI 23:30 Everyone Quite Likes Justin b012fqnb (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 3 FRI By Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser FRI Sitcom by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser starring Justin, FRI Anne Reid and Paul Copley. A Manchester DJ tries to balance FRI love, work, life and everything else without much FRI success. This week an untimely death causes a rethink. FRI Anne Reid ..... Gran FRI Bernard Wrigley ..... Sven FRI Christine Bottomley ..... Lisa FRI Jim Poyser ..... Vicar FRI Justin Moorhouse ..... Justin FRI Lloyd Langford ..... Bryn FRI Paul Copley ..... Ray FRI Rachel Austin ..... Receptionist FRI Susan Cookson ..... Tanya FRI Producer ..... Steven Canny FRI In one version of his life, Justin is a well-known local FRI Manchester radio DJ who is successful, funny, and stopped in FRI the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything. FRI In another version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local FRI radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on FRI the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything. The FRI truth lies somewhere inbetween. FRI And at home? Well, naturally, his private life is chaotic. FRI His wife has left him, taking custody of his 8-year-old son FRI Justin jnr, and is in the process of taking him to the FRI cleaners. So he's back on the market. As is his house - so FRI he's currently living in his father-in-law's spare room in FRI Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, FRI living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington. Oh, FRI and his producer Bryn, but this might not be a good thing. FRI Despite all this mess, Justin always remains positive. Every FRI new day is a new opportunity, "When life throws you lemons, FRI make lemonade". FRI Recorded in front of an audience in Manchester. FRI