06 March, 2015

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SAT SATURDAY 07 MARCH 2015 SAT SAT 00:00 15 Minute Drama b04471vk (Listen) SAT Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, The Candy Van SAT Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in SAT New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she SAT works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and SAT younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an SAT extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his SAT choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the SAT tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. SAT Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas SAT Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". SAT 5) The Candy Van SAT A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog SAT Millionaire". SAT A van appears in Sapna's neighbourhood, luring children away SAT with sweets, to work in factories. Sapna intervenes, but in SAT so doing sets off a chain of events that lead her into the SAT path of danger. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling SAT novel "The Accidental Apprentice". SAT Writers: SAT Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling SAT novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar SAT winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award SAT winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . SAT Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX SAT SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. SAT She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, SAT UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her SAT stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was SAT developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged SAT by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. SAT John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series SAT SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won SAT the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His SAT dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best SAT Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A SAT HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated SAT dramas on R4 Extra. SAT Overflow and notes: SAT Production: SAT Sound Design - Steve Bond SAT Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera SAT Script Editor - Mike Walker SAT Assistant Producer - Toral Shah SAT Music - Sacha Putnam SAT Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel SAT "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. SAT Director - John Dryden SAT Producer - Nadir Khan SAT A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. SAT Credits SAT Sapna: Rasika Dugal SAT Acharya: Vijay Chrishna SAT Karan: Neil Bhoopalam SAT Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital SAT Rosie: Radhika Mital SAT Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel SAT Raja: Sumeet Vyas SAT Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur SAT Roaji: Rajit Kapur SAT Neha: Amrita Puri SAT Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza SAT Pushpa: Ayesha Raza SAT Female Judge: Ayesha Raza SAT Badan Singh: Kenny Desai SAT Politician: Kenny Desai SAT Constable: Kenny Desai SAT Madan: Vivek Madan SAT Neelam: Prerna Chawla SAT Babli: Preetika Chawla SAT Janet: Preetika Chawla SAT Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik SAT Director: John Dryden SAT Producer: Nadir Khan SAT Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon SAT Adaptor: John Dryden SAT Author: Vikas Swarup SAT SAT 00:15 Cosmic Quest b00c84kg (Listen) SAT Are We Alone? SAT Heather Couper presents a narrative history of astronomy. SAT She looks at the prospects for life elsewhere in our own SAT solar system. Could evidence of life have even been SAT discovered already on Mars? She tells the story of the SAT search for extra-terrestrial intelligence as scientists scan SAT the skies for messages from the stars. SAT Readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt SAT and John Palmer. SAT SAT 00:30 Book of the Week b03c31w7 (Listen) SAT Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 5 SAT After King Hrothgar's great victory feast for Beowulf SAT Grendel's mother appears to avenge the death of her son. SAT Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. SAT Radio Drama North. SAT Credits SAT Reader: Seamus Heaney SAT Producer: Susan Roberts SAT Author: Seamus Heaney SAT SAT 00:45 Book of the Week b00rp7qm (Listen) SAT Hilary Spurling - Burying the Bones, Episode 5 SAT Lindsay Duncan reads the final extract from Hilary SAT Spurling's new book: "Burying The Bones". The distinguished SAT biographer's subject is the astonishing life of Pearl Buck, SAT one of the most successful and popular American novelists of SAT the 20th Century. SAT In today's episode we learn that as she entered old age, SAT Pearl's indomitable spirit continued to shine as she shocked SAT and surprised her family with a series of bizarre life SAT choices. Pearl never quite recovered her equilibrium after SAT the death of her second husband and, surrounded by a coterie SAT of flamboyant young men, became increasingly cloistered - SAT receiving visitors in a 'throne' room; a strange echo of the SAT last days of her childhood heroine, the last empress of SAT China. SAT Though her work has now fallen out of fashion, in her day SAT Pearl Buck was a phenomenal bestseller. The novel that made SAT her name was "The Good Earth" which depicted for the first SAT time the gruelling conditions of China's rural poor. Born to SAT Presbyterian missionaries in 1890s China, Buck's first hand SAT experience of the language and people informed her writing SAT and helped to change Western perceptions of that country SAT forever; in recognition of which she won the Nobel Prize for SAT Literature in 1938. SAT Abridger: Alison Joseph. SAT Producer: Kirsteen Cameron. SAT SAT 01:00 The Museum of Curiosity b015yt4k (Listen) SAT Series 4, Ince, Highfield, Edwards SAT Hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of SAT Buckingham John Lloyd C.B.E. and the intensely curious SAT comedian Dave Gorman. SAT This week's guests: SAT Coming from a long line of vicars, Robin Ince is the UK's SAT most rational comedian, and he tests his reason to the limit SAT once every year by performing at least four shows a day at SAT the Edinburgh fringe. His infamous Bad Book Club, which in SAT which he invites his fellow comedians to celebrate awful SAT literature, has become an institution, and his massive SAT Christmas show Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People is SAT now a huge event, featuring the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Dara SAT O Briain and Richard Dawkins. SAT Roger Highfield is a scientist, science author and the SAT editor of New Scientist, but if you met him, you wouldn't SAT immediately guess that science is his thing. He's jolly and SAT worldly and has the hearty laugh of a comic supervillain. He SAT first made his name as a scientist be being the first person SAT ever to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger has SAT written and co-written 9 best-selling science books, SAT including a book on the hows and whys of Dolly the sheep, an SAT explanation of the science of Harry Potter and a biography SAT of Einstein. SAT Gareth Edwards is a filmmaker whose success and methods of SAT achieving it have sent ripples of fear through the studios SAT of Hollywood. His movie Monsters is an apocalyptic SAT blockbuster which he made for one five hundredth of the SAT budget for Avatar by shooting with a small, mobile team, SAT hiring non-actors on the spot and using dazzling-but-cheap SAT CGI effects. SAT SAT 01:30 My Life in Five Books b012rbts (Listen) SAT Series 2, Robin Pilcher SAT Robin Pilcher didn't take up writing until he was 48 years SAT old but he has made up for his late start by publishing many SAT successful books. An Ocean Apart in 1999 was followed by SAT Starting Over and A Risk Worth Taking and all three were SAT adapted for television. His latest novel, A Matter of Trust SAT has now been published in paperback. SAT Robin is also passionate about short stories and is a SAT co-director of the website Shortbread Stories. SAT Chatting to Stuart Cosgrove about his 5 books Robin reveals SAT his love of maps, picks a life changing book and they share SAT a love of John Buchan's books. SAT Robin picks the following five books: SAT 1: Favourite Childhood Book: A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA by SAT Richard Hughes SAT 2: Life-Changing book: I HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME by SAT Margaret Craven SAT 3: Favourite Reference Book: AA ROAD MAP OF THE BRITISH SAT ISLES SAT 4:Book you've read most often: THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS by John SAT Buchan SAT 5: Favourite novel no one has heard of: LOVESONG by Alex SAT Miller. SAT SAT 02:00 The Blackburn Files b007w3zt (Listen) SAT Series 2, A Case of Whistle and Run SAT A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to SAT look like his final investigation SAT Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy SAT Flynn as Tracey Duggan, Rita May as Mam and Daryl Fishwick SAT as Angela. SAT One of four more cases for the private investigator and his SAT government scheme-funded assistant Tracey. Set in a South SAT Yorkshire town that's seen better days. SAT Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby SAT Producer: Dave Sheasby SAT First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991. SAT SAT 02:30 Freedom Song b008q0sr (Listen) SAT Tony Phillips tells the story of a memorable performance. SAT On 9th April 1939, 75,000 concert-goers heard SAT African-American contralto Marian Anderson give a solo SAT recital at the Lincoln Memorial. Across America, millions SAT more listened to the live radio broadcast. Yet Anderson was SAT a victim of racism, barred from Constitution Hall, the SAT largest indoor location in Washington DC, because of her SAT colour. SAT Contributors include historian John Hope Franklin, concert SAT organiser Dorothy Height, Prof Allan Keiler, soprano Barbara SAT Hendricks and Harry Belafonte. SAT Music includes Schubert's Liebesbotschaft and Ave Maria. SAT SAT 03:00 Classic Serial b03xcxdx (Listen) SAT Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice, Episode 3 SAT by Jane Austen SAT Dramatised by Charlotte Jones SAT Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character and he is about SAT to bring further shame on her family. Can she hope to ever SAT see Mr Darcy again after rejecting his offer of marriage? SAT Directed by Sally Avens SAT Elizabeth has rejected Darcy's offer of marriage but is SAT beginning to reappraise her judgement of his character after SAT she learns of how Wickham attempted to seduce Darcy's SAT sister. Darcy may have put his proposal badly, pointing out SAT their differences in birth and the behaviour of her family. SAT He may also have attempted to separate her sister Jane from SAT Mr Bingley But it appears he believed that Jane did not love SAT Bingley. And Elizabeth knows that her mother and younger SAT sisters do not always behave with the decorum that might be SAT expected of them and her father is too lazy to correct them. SAT Perhaps the fault is not entirely on Darcy's side. SAT Published just over 200 years ago Pride and Prejudice SAT remains one of the Nation's favourite novels; with its SAT intellect and wit it appeals to a broad range of readers. It SAT stands the test of time by dealing with the timeless issues SAT of love, social class, money and mistaken judgements and by SAT having a witty and clever though flawed heroine at its SAT heart. Elizabeth Bennet is a thorough radical for her time SAT and perhaps the first heroine to ask is it possible to have SAT it all? SAT Pippa Nixon takes on the role of Elizabeth; she received SAT rave reviews for her Rosalind in 'As You Like It' ' a rising SAT young star'. SAT Jamie Parker (Darcy) has played Henry V at the National and SAT is shortly to portray Hamlet on Radio 4. SAT Double Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro takes on Mrs SAT Bennet and Toby Jones Mr Collins. SAT Credits SAT Elizabeth Bennet: Pippa Nixon SAT Mr Darcy: Jamie Parker SAT Jane Bennet: Lydia Wilson SAT Lydia Bennet: Georgie Fuller SAT Mrs Bennet: Samantha Spiro SAT Mr Bennet: David Troughton SAT Kitty Bennet: Carys Eleri SAT Mr Bingley: Joshua Maguire SAT Miss Bingley: Fenella Woolgar SAT Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Carolyn Pickles SAT Mr Wickham: Joel MacCormack SAT Mrs Gardiner: Priyanga Burford SAT Mr Gardiner: Steve Toussaint SAT Mr Collins: Toby Jones SAT Georgiana: Katherine Rose Morley SAT Narrator: Amanda Root SAT Director: Sally Avens SAT Adaptor: Charlotte Jones SAT Author: Jane Austen SAT SAT 04:00 Jane Gardam Stories b054c6gr (Listen) SAT Miss Mistletoe SAT A large family 'welcomes' a regular Christmas visitor, but SAT one year Miss Mistletoe doesn't join them. Read by Rachel SAT Atkins. SAT SAT 04:15 Afternoon Drama b00771rc (Listen) SAT Juliet Ace - Chocolate Frigates SAT A naval chef plans a grand farewell dinner for his captain, SAT just as his son is sent to fight in the Iraq war. Stars Todd SAT Carty, Lindsey Coulson, Jamie Kenna, Nick Sayce. SAT SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way b0081b4f (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 2 SAT JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John SAT Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From March SAT 1989. SAT SAT 05:30 Living With the Enemy b00771l8 (Listen) SAT Episode 4 SAT Sitcom written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles SAT Brandreth as an alternative comedian turned holistic SAT therapist and a Tory MP turned media figure. SAT 4/6. Gyles takes Nick and Sophie to a swanky art exhibition SAT in Mayfair. SAT SAT 06:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water b0076z7r (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Ahead of their mother's funeral, three SAT sisters tackle unresolved childhood conflicts and blurred SAT memories. Stars Linda Bassett, Lesley Manville, Elizabeth SAT Berrington. SAT SAT 07:30 Freedom Pass b00sqcq3 (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT Using free bus travel, Alan Coren helps Christopher Matthew SAT to try and find the house where he was born. From September SAT 2005. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b00nmzp7 (Listen) SAT This Is the Army, Mr Jones SAT Actor and entertainer John Barrowman tells the story of SAT Irving Berlin's groundbreaking army show, This Is The Army, SAT that came to bomb-ravaged London in 1943 before setting out SAT on a world tour that raised military morale from Glasgow to SAT Guam. SAT The show's choreographer, Robert Sydney, and Irving Berlin's SAT daughter, Mary Ellin Barrett, recall how the show was put SAT together and the effect it had in places as far afield as SAT Washington DC and Tehran, via Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, SAT London and the fiercest area of fighting in the south of SAT Italy shortly after the British and American landings there. SAT Also remembering the show are members of the audience in SAT Birmingham, Glasgow and London, where a young airman by the SAT name of Denis Norden was spellbound by the show at The SAT Palladium. SAT The programme also features archive recordings made SAT especially for the BBC in the winter of 1943, including a SAT performance from Berlin himself. SAT SAT 09:00 30 Years of Comic Relief b054q675 (Listen) SAT Simon Mayo looks back through the BBC Radio Archive at 30 SAT Years of Comic Relief, including rare interviews and SAT fundraising appeals, Radio 4's The Reunion, Radio 3's In SAT Tune and Radio 1's Record-Breaking Longest Ever Radio Show. SAT SAT 12:00 The Haunted Road - Omnibus b054q677 (Listen) SAT Police camera operator Leslie Burden assists a colleague in SAT the hunt for a missing woman. With David Caves and Niamh SAT McGrady. SAT SAT 13:15 John Peacock - London Particulars b008pbw2 (Listen) SAT Out on the Drag SAT Victorian Peelers Pip and Thomas go undercover to infiltrate SAT a gang, but get more than they bargained for. Stars Todd SAT Carty. SAT SAT 14:00 Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power b04lp3x7 (Listen) SAT Melanie Chisholm celebrates the musical legacy of British SAT band leader Ivy Benson - who rose to fame in the 1940s with SAT Her All Girl Band - and speaks to some of the surviving SAT members from that era. SAT Ivy Benson was a gutsy and glamorous woman. Fifty years SAT before Melanie was shouting about Girl Power as a member of SAT The Spice Girls, Ivy Benson and the members of her band were SAT risking their lives entertaining Allied troops in war-torn SAT Europe and fighting their very own battle of the sexes back SAT at home. SAT She was born in Holbeck, Leeds in 1913 and formed her all SAT girl band in 1939 in an attempt to address the inequalities SAT in pay between male and female musicians. Within a few SAT years, Ivy rose to become one of the Britain's best known SAT band leaders with bookings 52-weeks-a-year at top venues SAT including the London Palladium. SAT In 1943, Ivy won a prestigious contract to become one of the SAT BBC's resident dance bands. This appointment caused SAT controversy in the male dominated musical establishment and SAT led to what became known as The Battle of the Saxes. The SAT Band Leaders Section of the Musicians' Union even sent a SAT delegation to Broadcasting House to complain about Ivy's SAT appointment. SAT "Speaking from personal experience, I find it incredibly SAT inspiring to hear of Ivy's story. It seems a real shame she SAT isn't better known to my generation. I hope this programme SAT goes a little way to change that. She certainly was the SAT originator of Girl Power!" (Melanie Chisholm). SAT Contributors include Joyce Clark, June Smith, Margaret SAT Chappell, Gloria Russell, Sylvia England and Patsy O'Hara, SAT who were all members of Ivy's band during its heyday of the SAT 1940s. SAT Producer: Clair Wordsworth SAT A Sue Clark production for BBC Radio 4. SAT SAT 14:30 Yes Minister b007jznv (Listen) SAT Series 1, The Devil You Know SAT Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir SAT Humphrey. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From SAT December 1983. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b00nmzp7 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water b0076z7r (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Gloomsbury b01nlbff (Listen) SAT Series 1, He's Got to Be Stopped SAT Vera Sackcloth-Vest is bracing herself for the departure of SAT her adored husband Henry on a Foreign Office posting to SAT Romania. SAT Her friends Ginny and Lionel Fox have come down to SAT Sizzlinghurst to support her, along with her slightly SAT demented devotee Venus Traduces. Whilst maintaining a veneer SAT of cheerful serenity, Vera is inwardly desperate and hatches SAT several intricate plots to detain him: an ominous dream, a SAT succession of spurious telegrams, an extensive repertoire of SAT ailments. She even attempts, disastrously, to persuade the SAT cook to stage a staff crisis. SAT Meanwhile, down in the gazebo at midnight, Venus encourages SAT Henry to resist all Vera's attempts to detain him as she SAT will surely give in at the last moment and go with him to SAT Romania. SAT Cast: SAT Vera Sackcloth-Vest ..... Miriam Margolyes SAT Henry Mickleton ..... Jonathan Coy SAT Mrs Gosling ..... Alison Steadman SAT Venus Traduces ..... Morwenna Banks SAT Lionel Fox ..... Nigel Planer SAT Mrs Ginny Fox ..... Alison Steadman SAT Mr Gosling ..... Nigel Planer SAT Produced by Jamie Rix SAT A Little Brother production for BBC Radio 4. SAT SAT 18:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson b007js9x (Listen) SAT Episode 6 SAT On the day of the festival, Saul and the Guardians prepare SAT to fight. Time-hopping thriller conclusion with Robert SAT Glenister. SAT SAT 18:30 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace b007jphb (Listen) SAT Episode 6 SAT The future of the OAPs, and indeed the whole of SAT civilisation, hangs in the balance. Stars Stephen Moore. SAT SAT 19:00 30 Years of Comic Relief b054q675 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Meera Syal's Asian Comedy Night b037sf5k (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT Second showcase of British Asian stand-up excellence SAT courtesy of Shazia Mirza, Kulvinder Ghir and others. From SAT July 2012. SAT SAT 22:30 The Lawrence Sweeney Mix b00k9pcb (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 2 SAT Making it up as they go along, Josie Lawrence and Jim SAT Sweeney's improvised sketches driven by the audience. From SAT March 2007. SAT SAT 23:00 Mark Steel's in Town b00s9f90 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Kirkwall SAT The last episode in the series sees the comedian visits SAT Kirkwall in Orkney and encounters Thorfinn The SAT Skullsplitter; an extraordinarily violent ball game and why SAT it's pointless being a hairdresser on the island. SAT SAT 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews b05h7j7g (Listen) SAT From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club SAT has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to writer SAT Craig Green. SAT SAT 23:30 The Last Hurrah - Interview With the Snowman SAT b054qc4v (Listen) SAT Episode 1 SAT Rik Mayall is Elton the last remaining talking Snowman - an SAT alcoholic, war-mongering, immortal, immoral tyrant. Duncan SAT Pow is Ed Mullet, an eager young ghost-writer tasked with SAT interviewing Elton for a forthcoming collection of memoirs. SAT Elton invites Ed to The Last Hurrah, a notorious, near SAT mythical, highly secret and highly disgusting gentlemen's SAT club. As the sherry flows, Elton becomes increasingly inept SAT at hiding his long life of crime. SAT Specially adapted for radio from the original series "The SAT Last Hurrah" - Rik Mayall is at his anarchic best, in his SAT last great leading role. SAT Produced by Sweetchuck Productions. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 08 MARCH 2015 SUN SUN 00:00 Bruce Bedford - The Gibson b007js9x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 00:30 Paradise Lost in Cyberspace b007jphb (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 b00nmzp7 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 The Haunted Road - Omnibus b054q677 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 John Peacock - London Particulars b008pbw2 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Shelagh Stephenson - The Memory of Water b0076z7r (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Gloomsbury b01nlbff (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test Omnibus b044jhrs (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN Sales assistant Sapna Sinha is offered a chance to change SUN her life. All she has to do is pass seven tests. From the SUN bestselling novel The Accidental Apprentice. SUN SUN 07:15 Whatever Happened to the Teapots? b00npf9t (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN In the 1980s, Roger Law of Spitting Image went to SUN Stoke-on-Trent to get some novelty Margaret Thatcher teapots SUN made. Now Roger returns to meet up with the craftsmen who SUN helped him get a handle on Mrs T. SUN SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community b015pbhd (Listen) SUN Series 7, Debt of Honour SUN Episode Four - Debt of Honour SUN Clare is being plagued by Brian's marriage proposals. Her SUN driving lessons lead to an unexpected encounter and there is SUN an unveiling of a piece of public art at the Sparrowhawk SUN Family Centre. SUN Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all SUN the right jargon but never a practical solution. SUN A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering SUN in other people's lives on both a professional and personal SUN basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and SUN heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of SUN discomfort to her. SUN Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control SUN both her professional and private life SUN In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out SUN there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. SUN Episode Four - Debt of Honour - Cast SUN Clare: SALLY PHILLIPS SUN Brian: ALEX LOWE SUN Megan / Nali: NINA CONTI SUN Ray / Nick Powell: RICHARD LUMSDEN SUN Helen/ Lady Mayoress/Carol Morley: LIZA TARBUCK SUN Simon / Frankie 'The Fruitcake' Finnigan: ANDREW WINCOTT SUN Libby: SARAH KENDALL SUN Spartacus /'James Naughtie': GERARD McDERMOT SUN Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden SUN Producer Katie Tyrrell. SUN SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp2q (Listen) SUN The Bishop Meets a Bird SUN An unwelcome visitor arrives. Clerical comedy adapted from SUN TV, with Derek Nimmo and William Mervyn. From January 1971. SUN SUN 08:30 Life With the Lyons b00zmbzb (Listen) SUN Home Again SUN Father Ben sparks family chaos after losing the keys to SUN their house. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. From November SUN 1952. SUN SUN 09:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b0106x20 (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN Unexpected adventure awaits Roland, Helen, David and SUN Nicholas Watson in a derelict church. Classic fantasy with SUN Mossie Cassidy. SUN SUN 09:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b010x9qg (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN Wartime evacuee Rusty returns to Britain with an American SUN accent, and meets a mother she doesn't recognise. Stars Mary SUN Wimbush. SUN SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b054tptd (Listen) SUN Parky at 80, Jackie Stewart SUN 4 Extra Debut. From the Beatles to Mozart, champion racing SUN driver Jackie Stewart makes his castaway choices. With SUN Michael Parkinson. From June 1986. SUN SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading b00tj89x (Listen) SUN Claire Keegan - Foster, Episode 3 SUN By Claire Keegan SUN Abridged by Neville Teller SUN A heartbreaking, haunting story of childhood, loss and love SUN by one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers. A small girl is SUN sent to live with her mother's people on a farm in rural SUN Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the SUN strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has SUN not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. SUN And then a secret is revealed, and suddenly, she realizes SUN how fragile her idyll is. SUN Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster will be SUN published in a revised and expanded version by Faber on 2nd SUN September 2010. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of SUN astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's SUN great accomplishment and talent. SUN Claire Keegan's first collection of short stories, SUN 'Antarctica', was completed in 1998 and was awarded the SUN Rooney Prize for Literature. Her second short story SUN collection, 'Walk the Blue Fields', was published to SUN enormous critical acclaim in 2007 and won her the 2008 Edge SUN Hill Prize for Short Stories. Claire Keegan lives in County SUN Louth, Ireland. SUN 'Foster' is read by Evanna Lynch, best known to many for her SUN portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. SUN Producer Heather Larmour. SUN Credits SUN Producer: Heather Larmour SUN SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour b054trsd (Listen) SUN Simply Happy SUN A journey through fascinating ideas based on talks by SUN riveting speakers on the TED (Technology, Entertainment, SUN Design) stage. SUN Guy Raz investigates how being happy may be simpler than you SUN think. With musician Pharrell Williams. SUN SUN 11:45 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting b01dlff5 (Listen) SUN Sleep SUN Tom watches his wife sleep, reflecting on all the events of SUN their life together through 25 years. Short stories by the SUN Irish novelist, read by Don Wycherley. SUN SUN 12:00 Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test Omnibus b044jhrs (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:15 Whatever Happened to the Teapots? b00npf9t (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 John Osborne - The Entertainer b007k2ll (Listen) SUN Three family generations symbolise post-war Britain's SUN decline. Bill Nighy stars as struggling music hall artist SUN Archie Rice. SUN SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp2q (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 Life With the Lyons b00zmbzb (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b04t6kxr (Listen) SUN Puffin Pianos, Morris Gleitzman and Island Life SUN Mel Giedroyc introduces highlights from this week's 4 SUN O'Clock Shows including puffin pianos, author Morris SUN Gleitzman's Inheritance Books and a celebration of island SUN life. SUN SUN 17:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b0106x20 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 17:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b010x9qg (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 Bryony Lavery - 272 Attempts b0076mn4 (Listen) SUN An isolated house. The discovery of children's graves. A SUN large number of tagged children in the house. Award- winning SUN playwright Bryony Lavery explores of the world of genetics. SUN Starring Malcolm Sinclair as Patrick Lear, Penelope Wilton SUN as Helen Lear, Adjoa Andoh as Chisobe Oylele and Deborah SUN Findlay as Dr Serkassie. SUN Director Claire Grove SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004. SUN SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour b054trsd (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 19:45 Roddy Doyle - Bullfighting b01dlff5 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today] SUN SUN 20:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp2q (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 20:30 Life With the Lyons b00zmbzb (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b054tptd (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading b00tj89x (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community b015pbhd (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain b00nlx7p (Listen) SUN The Interview SUN Sitcom by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith about an ageing rock SUN star and his search for fulfilment. SUN Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt is persuaded to preview SUN his 'drums-only' version of 1970s classic album, Temple of SUN the Human Mind. SUN Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams SUN Dom ...... Russell Tovey SUN Dave's Mum ...... Lynda Bellingham SUN Jane the Guardian journalist ...... Kerry Fox. SUN SUN 23:00 Newsjack b0547zsc (Listen) SUN Series 12, Episode 2 SUN This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into SUN sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to SUN make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar. SUN SUN 23:30 Meet David Sedaris b00s0vqr (Listen) SUN Series 1, Kookabura; With a Pal Like This... SUN From Carnegie Hall to the BBC Radio Theatre - American SUN humourist David Sedaris reads from his extensive collection SUN of published stories and articles. SUN "Kookabura", and "With a Pal Like This...." SUN The producer is Steve Doherty. SUN This is a Boomerang Plus production for BBC Radio 4. SUN Credits SUN Producer: Steve Doherty SUN SUN MON MONDAY 09 MARCH 2015 MON MON 00:00 Bryony Lavery - 272 Attempts b0076mn4 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b054tptd (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading b00tj89x (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp2q (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Life With the Lyons b00zmbzb (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Clare in the Community b015pbhd (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 John Osborne - The Entertainer b007k2ll (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b0106x20 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b010x9qg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01pzvjb (Listen) MON The Missing Detective MON Travis Sivart, 'the detective's detective' has gone missing. MON Raymond Chandler meets Kafka in this surreal tale of MON skulduggery and somnambulism. MON Somewhere in an unnamed, rainy city, Charles Unwin, a lowly MON but efficient clerk in a big detective agency, finds his MON world turned upside down when his detective boss, Travis MON Sivart, disappears. MON Unwin is suddenly promoted to the role - and forced out into MON the field for the first time in his life. Unprepared and MON untrained, armed only with his trusty umbrella and The MON Manual of Detection, he sets out on his first mission: to MON find out what happened to his boss. MON Unwin begins a frantic search while all around him, Sivart's MON closed cases have sprung open again... MON Read by Toby Jones MON Abridged by Eileen Horne MON Produced by Clive Brill MON Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pacificus Productions. MON MON 06:30 The Ping Pong Diplomats b00c4fld (Listen) MON 4 Extra Debut. How President Nixon and table tennis thawed MON relations between the US and communist China in 1971. With MON Garry Richardson. From June 2008. MON MON 07:00 Know Your Place b01874kv (Listen) MON Not to Be Used for Babies MON Caretaker Ramsay awards the cleaner her own storeroom, but MON is keen the perk isn't abused. Stars Roy Dotrice. From MON January 1982. MON MON 07:30 Just a Minute b0540h05 (Listen) MON Series 71, Episode 4 MON Radio 4's classic panel game, in which the contestants are MON challenged to speak on a given subject for a minute without MON hesitation, repetition or deviation. MON Sheila Hancock, Graham Norton, Paul Merton and The Infinite MON Monkey Cage's Robin Ince are trying their hand at the game MON under the watchful eye of Nicholas Parsons. Although none of MON them seem to know very much about Marco Polo... MON Credits MON Presenter: Nicholas Parsons MON Panellist: Sheila Hancock MON Panellist: Graham Norton MON Panellist: Paul Merton MON Panellist: Robin Ince MON MON 08:00 Dad's Army b007js9w (Listen) MON Series 1, A Stripe for Frazer MON Promotion turns the dour old Scotsman crazy with power. MON Adapted from TV, with Arthur Lowe and John Laurie. From MON March 1974. MON MON 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show b008yrw8 (Listen) MON From 26/02/1984 MON From the Metropolitan Police to a dead newsreader, it's the MON ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From February MON 1984. MON MON 09:00 The Write Stuff b019h2bb (Listen) MON Series 15, Sir John Betjeman MON James Walton hosts another series of the book-based panel MON show. This episode's Author of the Week is former poet MON laureate, Sir John Betjeman. MON Sebastian Faulks is joined by children's author, Sue Limb, MON and John Walsh is joined by Sir Andrew Motion, a previous MON poet laureate himself, to solve more literary challenges, MON based on Betjeman's life and work, as posed to them by James MON Walton. MON The teams are also asked to imagine what Betjeman might have MON written about were he alive today, and still poet laureate. MON MON 09:30 The Brig Society b0368fx0 (Listen) MON Series 1, Hospital MON Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! MON Each week, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of MON a big old thing - a hospital, the railways, British fashion, MON a prison. And each week he starts out by thinking "Well, it MON can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - MON turns out it's utterly difficult and complicated. Who MON knew...?" MON This week, he's been given his very own hospital, complete MON with doctors, nurses and pyjama smokers outside so you know MON it's a proper one. Do we have too many bureaucrats? Is MON privatization of health care a good or a bad thing? And are MON alternative medicine and homeopathy utter rubbish or merely MON complete drivel? Marcus gives you the results - albeit two MON weeks later and mixed up with those of another programme! MON Assisting him with the procedures are Rufus Jones (Hunderby, MON Holy Flying Circus), William Andrews (Sorry I've Got No MON Head) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda). MON The show is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, MON David Tyler, who also produces Marcus appearances as the MON inimitable as Giles Wemmbley Hogg. MON Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, MON Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Tom Neenan. MON Produced by David Tyler MON A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4. MON Credits MON Presenter: Marcus Brigstocke MON Ensemble: Rufus Jones MON Ensemble: William Andrews MON Ensemble: Margaret Cabourn-Smith MON Producer: David Tyler MON Writer: Marcus Brigstocke MON Writer: Jeremy Salsby MON Writer: Toby Davies MON Writer: Nick Doody MON Writer: Steve Punt MON Writer: Tom Neenan MON MON 10:00 Saturday Drama b013r8fd (Listen) MON Winston Graham - Marnie MON It's 1961 and blonde and stunning Marnie Elmer poses as a MON secretary in order to steal from her employers and fund her MON mother's existence in Torquay. But she's yet to meet MON handsome company director, Mark Rutland, whose pursuit of MON her will ultimately lead to her downfall. MON Winston Graham is probably best known for his "Poldark" MON series, but also wrote a number of taut thrillers, of which MON "Marnie" (written in 1961) may be the best remembered - MON having been filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in the early 1960s. MON This new adaptation for radio returns to the heart of the MON book itself. MON Dramatised for radio by Shaun McKenna MON Director: Marion Nancarrow MON The dramatist, Shaun McKenna's, many radio credits include MON "The Complete Smiley", "The Postman Always Rings Twice", MON "The Cry of the Owl" and "East of Eden". MON Credits MON Marnie: Jade Williams MON Mark: Patrick Kennedy MON Terry: Carl Prekopp MON Edie: Elaine Claxton MON Lucy: Joanna Monro MON Roman: Brian Bowles MON Dawn: Susie Riddell MON Writer: Winston Graham MON Director: Marion Nancarrow MON MON 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03ymztf (Listen) MON The Old Boys MON A stroll down memory lane turns into an unexpectedly heated MON encounter when two 'old boys' meet in the grounds of their MON old school. Read by Nicholas Farrell. MON Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific MON novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but MON his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 MON historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and MON beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The MON Poldarks. MON Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the MON most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of MON which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie MON directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. MON This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a MON glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous MON characters, Ross and Demelza who are soon set to return to MON BBC screens in a new adaptation. MON Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership. MON MON 11:15 Loose Ends b054gxpj (Listen) MON Arthur Smith, David Mitchell, Arlene Phillips, Sandi MON Toksvig, Yasmin Evans, John Shuttleworth, Spoek Mathambo, MON Fantasma MON Clive Anderson is joined by Arthur Smith, David Mitchell, MON Arlene Phillips, Sandi Toksvig, Spoek Mathambo and Yasmin MON Evans for a special Comic Relief edition of Loose Ends, in MON the BBC Radio Theatre. With music from Fantasma and John MON Shuttleworth. MON Producer: Sukey Firth. MON David Mitchell MON ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ is on Friday MON 13th March on BBC Two. MON Spoek Mathambo MON Spoek is doing DJ sets at The Islington, Manchester on MON Friday 13th and Convergence Event, London on Thursday 19th MON March. MON Yasmin Evans MON BBC 1 Xtra Breakfast With Twin B and Yasmin Evans is every MON weekday at 0700. MON Arlene Phillips MON ‘Comic Relief Danceathon’ is on Sunday 8th March at London’s MON SSE Arena and in locations across the country. MON Sandi Toksvig MON The News Quiz is on Friday’s at 18.30 and Saturday’s at MON 12.30 on BBC Radio 4. MON Sandi will be performing at the Southbank Centre as part of MON the Mirth Control / Women of the World Festival 2015 on MON Sunday 8th March. MON Fantasma MON ‘Free Love’ is available on Soundway Records on Monday 9th MON March. MON Fantasma are playing at Colston Hall, Bristol on Monday 9th MON and Band On The Wall, Manchester on Thursday 12th March. MON John Shuttleworth MON ‘A Wee Ken To Remember’ is touring until 28th March. John’s MON performing at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on Sunday 8th, MON Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Monday 9th and Quay Theatre, MON Peterborough on Wednesday 11th March. Check his website for MON further dates. MON Credits MON Presenter: Clive Anderson MON Interviewed Guest: Arthur Smith MON Interviewed Guest: David Mitchell MON Interviewed Guest: Arlene Phillips MON Interviewed Guest: Spoek Mathambo MON Interviewed Guest: Yasmin Evans MON Performer: Fantasma MON Performer: John Shuttleworth MON Producer: Sukey Firth MON MON 12:00 Dad's Army b007js9w (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show b008yrw8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01pzvjb (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 The Ping Pong Diplomats b00c4fld (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 15 Minute Drama b044gmfg (Listen) MON Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, The Talent Show MON Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in MON New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she MON works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and MON younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an MON extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his MON choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the MON tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. MON Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas MON Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". MON 6) The Talent Show MON A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog MON Millionaire". MON When Sapna's sister, Neha enters India's top musical talent MON show "Pop Star No 1", she attracts the attention of blind MON music producer, Raoji. But not in the way she would have MON hoped. Sapna must come to her rescue. Dramatised from Vikas MON Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". MON Writers: MON Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling MON novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar MON winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award MON winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . MON Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX MON SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. MON She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, MON UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her MON stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was MON developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged MON by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. MON John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series MON SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won MON the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His MON dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best MON Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A MON HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated MON dramas on R4 Extra. MON Production: MON Sound Design - Steve Bond MON Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera MON Script Editor - Mike Walker MON Assistant Producer - Toral Shah MON Music - Sacha Putnam MON Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel MON "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. MON Director - John Dryden MON Producer - Nadir Khan MON A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. MON Credits MON Sapna: Rasika Dugal MON Acharya: Vijay Chrishna MON Karan: Neil Bhoopalam MON Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital MON Rosie: Radhika Mital MON Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel MON Raja: Sumeet Vyas MON Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur MON Roaji: Rajit Kapur MON Neha: Amrita Puri MON Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza MON Pushpa: Ayesha Raza MON Female Judge: Ayesha Raza MON Badan Singh: Kenny Desai MON Politician: Kenny Desai MON Constable: Kenny Desai MON Madan: Vivek Madan MON Neelam: Prerna Chawla MON Babli: Preetika Chawla MON Janet: Preetika Chawla MON Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik MON Director: John Dryden MON Producer: Nadir Khan MON Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon MON Adaptor: John Dryden MON Author: Vikas Swarup MON MON 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dp526 (Listen) MON England Goes Global MON Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, returns to MON Radio 4 with a new object-based history. Taking artefacts MON from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan MON and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and MON rapidly changing world in which they lived. MON With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of MON political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil MON asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they MON were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to MON explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the MON public and helped shape the works, and he considers what MON they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of MON Shakespearean England. MON Programme 1. ENGLAND GOES GLOBAL - How Sir Francis Drake's MON circumnavigation of the globe changed the way Shakespeare's MON audiences viewed the world and their country's place on it. MON For the first time, England was engaging with the whole MON world. MON Producer: Paul Kobrak. MON MON 14:30 Book of the Week b03c3bhv (Listen) MON Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 6 MON Radio 4 pays tribute to Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning MON poet, internationally recognised as one of the greatest MON contemporary voices who passed away in September at the age MON of 74. MON Composed towards the end of the first millennium, the MON Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf is one of the great Northern epics MON and a classic of European literature. Seamus Heaney's MON translation , completed near the end of the second MON millennium is both true, line by line, to the original, as MON well as being an expression of his own creative, lyrical MON gift. MON Here, in a recording made ten years ago, Seamus Heaney MON brings his vibrant powerful writing to life as he reads ten MON fifteen minute extracts from the narrative. MON The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, MON and then living on, physically and psychically exposed, in MON that exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels MON between this story and the history of the twentieth century, MON nor can Heaney's Beowulf fail to be read partly in the light MON of his Northern Irish upbringing. MON But it also transcends such considerations, telling us MON psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and MON liberating. MON Beowulf's fight with the evil Grendel's mother. MON Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. MON Radio Drama North. MON Credits MON Reader: Seamus Heaney MON Producer: Susan Roberts MON Author: Seamus Heaney MON MON 14:45 Book of the Week b00rqqy8 (Listen) MON Graham Robb - Parisians, Episode 1 MON "The idea was to create a kind of mini Human Comedy of MON Paris, in which the history of the city would be illumined MON by the real experiences of its inhabitants." MON So says the author Graham Robb about his new book MON 'Parisians'. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle MON jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the MON French Revolution and ending in more current times. These MON inhabitants are natives and visitors, and it is the likes of MON Charles Axel Guillaumot, Marie Antoinette, Alexandrine Zola, MON Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle who lighten and darken MON the city's streets MON in five episodes for BOOK OF THE WEEK. The series narrator MON is Stephen Boxer. MON In this first episode, the city is saved from sinking in MON 1776 by a mysterious MON individual called Charles Axel Guillaumot. Narrated by MON Stephen Boxer MON and the series abridger is Katrin Williams MON Producer Duncan Minshull. MON MON 15:00 Saturday Drama b013r8fd (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b0544gcl (Listen) MON Greyhound of a Girl, Elephants' Trunks and Dick and Dom MON Dick and Dom with the science behind the everyday in How MON Dangerous Is Your School? Today, they're making a lot of MON noise! Plus in Just So Science, how the elephant got its MON trunk. MON MON 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game b00c5r8c (Listen) MON Series 1, The Mould in the Gold MON Robert aims to give a eulogy for his dad at Father MON Benedict's Golden Oldies Night. Stars Brenda Blethyn. From MON February 1993. MON MON 17:30 Know Your Place b01874kv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 The Write Stuff b019h2bb (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b0075lq4 (Listen) MON Richard Holmes and Hilary Mantel MON Sarah LeFanu, biographer Richard Holmes and novelist Hilary MON Mantel discuss books by Molly Keane, Arnold Wesker and Henry MON James. From 1999. MON The Birth of Shylock and the Death of Zero Mostel by Arnold MON Wesker MON Publisher: Quartet Books MON Good Behaviour by Molly Keane MON Publisher: Abacus Fiction MON The Turn of the Screw by Henry James MON Publisher: Penguin Popular Classics. MON MON 19:00 Dad's Army b007js9w (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show b008yrw8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01pzvjb (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 The Ping Pong Diplomats b00c4fld (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00m6gpk (Listen) MON Mountain Girl MON Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at MON this time of night. But, most of all, listen because Rik MON would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly MON like to tell you about The Mountain Girl. MON Performer ..... Rik Mayall MON Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson MON Producer ..... Steven Canny. MON Credits MON Producer: Steven Canny MON MON 21:15 Loose Ends b054gxpj (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 Just a Minute b0540h05 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 The Brig Society b0368fx0 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b054yhzd (Listen) MON Series 13, Episode 3 MON A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi MON Toksvig. Susan Calman and Bob Mills join regular panellist MON Jeremy Hardy. MON MON 23:45 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science b00zm0mp (Listen) MON Series 1, Episode 3 MON Helen Keen presents her off-beat, comic but factually MON correct history of space travel, starring Peter Serafinowicz MON as The Voice of Space with other parts played by Susy Kane. MON Written by Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill MON Produced by Gareth Edwards MON This week, we take a look at the breathtaking drama of the MON space race and its evil twin the Cold War; the brilliant but MON secret life and tragically banal death of the Soviet Union's MON best rocket science; and his the surprising tale of the last MON man on the moon (so far) and the songs he sang. MON The series stars stars Helen Keen, Peter Serafinowicz and MON Susy Kane. MON Credits MON Performer: Helen Keen MON Actor: Peter Serafinowicz MON Actor: Susy Kane MON Producer: Gareth Edwards MON Writer: Helen Keen MON Writer: Miriam Underhill MON MON TUE TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2015 TUE TUE 00:00 15 Minute Drama b044gmfg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dp526 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Book of the Week b03c3bhv (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:45 Book of the Week b00rqqy8 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 The Write Stuff b019h2bb (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 A Good Read b0075lq4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01pzvjb (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 The Ping Pong Diplomats b00c4fld (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Saturday Drama b013r8fd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03ymztf (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:15 Loose Ends b054gxpj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game b00c5r8c (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Know Your Place b01874kv (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0khk (Listen) TUE The Museum Coffin TUE Unwilling investigator Charles Unwin discovers that the TUE disappearance of Detective Sivart is connected to a mystery TUE corpse, two green eyed twins with murder in mind, and a TUE mysterious siren with a limp...can his Manual help him to TUE untangle this knotty challenge? Read by Toby Jones. TUE Somewhere in an unnamed, rainy city, Charles Unwin, a lowly TUE but efficient clerk in a big detective agency, has found his TUE world turned upside down when his detective boss, Travis TUE Sivart, disappears. TUE Suddenly promoted to the role - Unwin's been forced out into TUE the field for the first time in his life. Unprepared and TUE untrained, armed only with his trusty umbrella and The TUE Manual of Detection, his first mission is to find out what TUE happened to his boss. TUE Abridged by Eileen Horne TUE Produced by Clive Brill TUE Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pacificus Productions. TUE TUE 06:30 The Wreck of the Alba b00lh37d (Listen) TUE Michael Bird, an art historian and surfer, uncovers the TUE universal and local significance of one of the most popular TUE pictures in the Tate, St Ives - The Wreck of the Alba by TUE Alfred Wallis. TUE He interviews people in St Ives who remember the disaster, TUE when the steamer's crew was wrecked on Porthmeor beach in TUE January 1938. Michael also gains access to many recordings TUE of people who knew Wallis, made in the 1960s by Dr Roger TUE Slack, a St Ives GP, and speaks to Chris Stephens, senior TUE curator at the Tate, and to people looking at the painting TUE and surfers on the beach. TUE TUE 07:00 Nineteen Ninety-Eight b01cvp13 (Listen) TUE Episode 5 TUE Even Edward's allies find themselves absorbed by AmJap. TUE Orwellian sitcom with David Threlfall and Hugh Laurie. From TUE May 1987. TUE TUE 07:30 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' b048nr1v (Listen) TUE Episode 4 TUE Nominated for Best Comedy in the BBC Audio Drama Awards TUE 2015, Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' is a comedy sketch TUE show written and performed by Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd, TUE stars of Radio 4's Showstoppers. TUE This week Ruth gets carried away when she's put in charge of TUE the sound effects for Lucy's serious radio drama; Adam and TUE Oliver finally build up the courage to speak their minds TUE about their tiny roles in the show, and there's an advert TUE for a decisiveness course. Probably. TUE Written and performed by Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd TUE Supporting cast: Adam Meggido and Oliver Senton TUE Script Editor: Jon Hunter TUE Duncan Walsh Atkins TUE Producer: Ben Worsfield TUE A Lucky Giant production for BBC Radio 4. TUE Credits TUE Performer: Ruth Bratt TUE Performer: Lucy Trodd TUE Actor: Adam Meggido TUE Actor: Oliver Senton TUE Producer: Ben Worsfield TUE Writer: Ruth Bratt TUE Writer: Lucy Trodd TUE Composer: Duncan Walsh Atkins TUE TUE 08:00 Round the Horne b00j05vh (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 1 TUE The bona beginnings of one of the BBC's most popular TUE comedies. The story so far, the BBC's Backroom Boys and part TUE one of The Clissold Saga. TUE Starring Kenneth Horne. With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, TUE Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. TUE Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, TUE London. Announcer: Douglas Smith TUE Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio TUE comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric TUE Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, TUE Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the TUE scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and TUE 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, TUE catchphrases and double-entendres. TUE Music by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers and The Fraser TUE Hayes Four. TUE Producer: John Simmonds TUE First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1965. TUE TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show b054yttg (Listen) TUE From 12/07/1964 TUE Ornithology tips from Ivor Wagtail, a trip to a Diddy farm TUE and the world's worst bobby. With Judith Chalmers. From July TUE 1964. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b054yhzd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Helen Keen's It Is Rocket Science b00zm0mp (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) TUE The House of Shaws TUE Scotland is in turmoil after the Jacobite rebellion, as TUE young David sets off to Edinburgh. Robert Louis Stevenson's TUE historical adventure stars David Rintoul. TUE TUE 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03yngnh (Listen) TUE At the Chalet Lartrec TUE Driving through the Swiss Alps in the 1960s, a young TUE Englishman seeks shelter from a storm, but his hosts at the TUE Chalet Lartrec are not pleased to see him. Read by Ewan TUE Bailey. TUE Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific TUE novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but TUE his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 TUE historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and TUE beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The TUE Poldarks. TUE Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the TUE most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of TUE which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie TUE directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. TUE This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a TUE glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous TUE characters, Ross and Demelza who are soon set to return to TUE BBC screens in a new adaptation. TUE Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership. TUE TUE 11:15 Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education b007jw1y (Listen) TUE Panic strikes in a university drama department as a siege TUE situation unfolds. Comedy starring Rik Mayall and Helen TUE Lederer. TUE TUE 12:00 Round the Horne b00j05vh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show b054yttg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0khk (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 The Wreck of the Alba b00lh37d (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 15 Minute Drama b044gty3 (Listen) TUE Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, The Protest TUE Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in TUE New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she TUE works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and TUE younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an TUE extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his TUE choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the TUE tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. TUE Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas TUE Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". TUE 7) The Protest TUE A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog TUE Millionaire". Increasing rent prices, send Sapna's elderly TUE neighbour, Nirmila Ben on a crusade against corruption. But TUE when no one notices her protest and her frail health begins TUE to fail, Sapna must find a way to save her. Dramatised from TUE Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental TUE Apprentice". TUE Writers: TUE Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling TUE novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar TUE winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award TUE winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . TUE Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX TUE SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. TUE She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, TUE UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her TUE stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was TUE developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged TUE by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. TUE John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series TUE SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won TUE the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His TUE dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best TUE Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A TUE HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated TUE dramas on R4 Extra. TUE Cast: TUE Sapna ... Rasika Dugal TUE Acharya ... Vijay Chrishna TUE Karan ... Neil Bhoopalam TUE Nirmila Ben / Rosie ... Radhika Mittal TUE Sapna's Mother ... Shernaz Patel TUE Raja ... Sumeet Vyas TUE Kuldeep Singh / Roaji ... Rajit Kapur TUE Neha ... Amrita Puri TUE Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge ... Ayesha Raza TUE Badan Singh / Politician / Constable ... Kenny Desai TUE Madan ... Vivek Madan TUE Neelam / Babli ... Prerna Chawla TUE Rent Collector ... Satchit Puranik TUE Production: TUE Sound Design - Steve Bond TUE Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera TUE Script Editor - Mike Walker TUE Assistant Producer - Toral Shah TUE Music - Sacha Putnam TUE Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel TUE "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. TUE Director - John Dryden TUE Producer - Nadir Khan TUE A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. TUE Credits TUE Sapna: Rasika Dugal TUE Acharya: Vijay Chrishna TUE Karan: Neil Bhoopalam TUE Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital TUE Rosie: Radhika Mital TUE Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel TUE Raja: Sumeet Vyas TUE Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur TUE Roaji: Rajit Kapur TUE Neha: Amrita Puri TUE Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza TUE Pushpa: Ayesha Raza TUE Female Judge: Ayesha Raza TUE Badan Singh: Kenny Desai TUE Politician: Kenny Desai TUE Constable: Kenny Desai TUE Madan: Vivek Madan TUE Neelam: Prerna Chawla TUE Babli: Preetika Chawla TUE Janet: Preetika Chawla TUE Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik TUE Director: John Dryden TUE Producer: Nadir Khan TUE Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon TUE Adaptor: John Dryden TUE Author: Vikas Swarup TUE TUE 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dqpct (Listen) TUE Communion and Conscience TUE Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, returns to TUE Radio 4 with a new object-based history. Taking artefacts TUE from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan TUE and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and TUE rapidly changing world in which they lived. TUE With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of TUE political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil TUE asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they TUE were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to TUE explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the TUE public and helped shape the works, and he considers what TUE they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of TUE Shakespearean England. TUE Programme 2. COMMUNION AND CONSCIENCE - The communion cup TUE that Shakespeare may well have used sheds light on the TUE dramatic religious changes that came in the aftermath of the TUE Reformation TUE Producer: Paul Kobrak. TUE TUE 14:30 Book of the Week b03c3cmp (Listen) TUE Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 7 TUE Beowulf , home after ridding the Danes of Grendel and his TUE mother, is welcomed at the court of Hygelac, King of the TUE Geats. TUE Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. TUE Radio Drama North. TUE Credits TUE Reader: Seamus Heaney TUE Producer: Susan Roberts TUE Author: Seamus Heaney TUE TUE 14:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpb (Listen) TUE Graham Robb - Parisians, Episode 2 TUE "The idea was to create a kind of mini Human Comedy of TUE Paris, in which the history of the city would be illumined TUE by the real experiences of its inhabitants." TUE So says the author Graham Robb about his new book TUE 'Parisians'. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle TUE jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the TUE French Revolution and ending in more current times. These TUE inhabitants are natives and visitors, and it is the likes of TUE Charles Axel Guillaumot, Marie Antoinette, Alexandrine Zola, TUE Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle who lighten and darken TUE the city's streets TUE in five episodes for BOOK OF THE WEEK. TUE In today's episode, Marie Antoinette must flee the Palace TUE and find the king's TUE carriage, but who to trust in forbidding streets? Reader TUE Stephen Boxer. TUE TUE 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b0546bgt (Listen) TUE Wellies, Patrick Duffy and Dick & Dom TUE Mel celebrates Patrick Duffy's birthday, and Dick and Dom TUE are back at school investigating the science of food. TUE TUE 17:00 Capital Gains b007r5d3 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Venture Capital TUE Absconding with £4.6 million cash proves challenging for TUE benefactor Julius Hutch. Stars Peter Jones. From April 1995. TUE TUE 17:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight b01cvp13 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Hidden Treasures b054z4kp (Listen) TUE Episode 3 TUE The antiques quiz visits Petworth House in West Sussex. With TUE Lars Tharp, Eric Knowles, Clive Farahar and Hilary Kay. From TUE April 1998. TUE TUE 18:30 How Tickled Am I? b007m5v6 (Listen) TUE Series 2, Will Hay TUE Mark Radcliffe profiles popular comedian Will Hay, TUE remembered for both his film acting talents and his passion TUE for astronomy. TUE TUE 19:00 Round the Horne b00j05vh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show b054yttg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0khk (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 The Wreck of the Alba b00lh37d (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00n5ngk (Listen) TUE Train to Paris TUE Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at TUE this time of night. But, most of all, listen because Rik TUE would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly TUE like to tell you about Train to Paris TUE Performer ..... Rik Mayall TUE Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson TUE Producer ..... Steven Canny TUE We open a small and peculiarly shaped window in to the mind TUE of Rik Mayall. Written by Rik and John Nicholson, it's a TUE woozy, strange and resonant series from one of the country's TUE most loved comic performers. Rik wants to sit with you in TUE your room - one on one. He wants to let you know things - TUE important, secret things, things about your neighbours. TUE About him. About you. TUE Credits TUE Producer: Steven Canny TUE TUE 21:15 Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education b007jw1y (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You' b048nr1v (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars b00hq2xz (Listen) TUE Series 2, Jan Ravens TUE Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest to try things they've TUE never done before. Whether the experiences are banal or TUE profound, the show is all about getting out of our comfort TUE zones and embracing the new. TUE Host: Marcus Brigstocke TUE Guest: Jan Ravens TUE Devised and produced by: Bill Dare. TUE TUE 23:00 Strangers on Trains b00d45p4 (Listen) TUE Episode 1 TUE Travellers, including a love-struck postie, share their TUE darkest secrets. Stars Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. From TUE August 2008. TUE TUE 23:15 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle b00cgss2 (Listen) TUE Episode 1 TUE Ivor Cutler and friends present poems and songs, including TUE 'I Am a Yellow Fly' and the tale of a greasy button. From TUE June 1997. TUE TUE 23:30 Rudy's Rare Records b00yj2hq (Listen) TUE Series 3, Lights Out TUE Father and son comedy set in the finest old-school record TUE shop in Birmingham. TUE Rudy is determined to prove to his girlfriend Doreen that TUE she's finally met her match. He's even persuaded Adam to TUE keep out of the way while he cooks Doreen a romantic meal TUE for her birthday. The power supply across the West Midlands, TUE however, has even more surprising treats in store. TUE Written by Danny Robins TUE Produced by Lucy Armitage. TUE Credits TUE Adam: Lenny Henry TUE Rudy: Larrington Walker TUE Richie: Joe Jacobs TUE Tasha: Natasha Godfrey TUE Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon TUE Doreen: Claire Benedict TUE Writer: Danny Robins TUE Producer: Lucy Armitage TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015 WED WED 00:00 15 Minute Drama b044gty3 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dqpct (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Book of the Week b03c3cmp (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpb (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Hidden Treasures b054z4kp (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 How Tickled Am I? b007m5v6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0khk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 The Wreck of the Alba b00lh37d (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7rym (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03yngnh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:15 Lloyd Peters - A Higher Education b007jw1y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 Capital Gains b007r5d3 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 Nineteen Ninety-Eight b01cvp13 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0v62 (Listen) WED A Surfeit of Alarm Clocks WED Rookie Detective Unwin is plunged deeper into the mystery of WED his missing boss, and struggles to apply the wisdom of the WED chapters in his Manual to a series of events that seem to WED make no sense at all - but an explanation is in sight when WED he is given the secret to Chapter 18.....now if only he can WED find it. Read by Toby Jones. WED Somewhere in an unnamed, rainy city, Charles Unwin, a lowly WED but efficient clerk in a big detective agency, has found his WED world turned upside down when his detective boss, Travis WED Sivart, disappears. WED Suddenly promoted to the role - Unwin's been forced out into WED the field for the first time in his life. Unprepared and WED untrained, armed only with his trusty umbrella and The WED Manual of Detection. His first mission is to find out what WED happened to his boss. WED Abridged by Eileen Horne WED Produced by Clive Brill WED Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pacificus Productions. WED WED 06:30 The Ancient Novel b00d45vl (Listen) WED Tibor Fischer explores the ancient novel. 2,000 years before WED Hollywood, Greek and Latin writers were producing tales that WED read like film scripts, from romances to religious mystery WED texts. They incorporate plot twists, bawdy humour and WED magical episodes in ways that are strikingly similar to WED their modern counterparts, and their influence on world WED literature is vast. At the International Conference on the WED Ancient Novel, Tibor talks to leading academics about this WED relatively unknown literary genre. WED WED 07:00 Believe It! b03m7p12 (Listen) WED Series 2, Danger Man WED Jon Canter's "radiography" of Richard Wilson returns for a WED second series. WED Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has WED always said he'd never write one. Based on glimmers of WED truth, Believe It is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, WED most importantly, untrue) celebrity autobiography of Richard WED Wilson. WED He narrates the series with his characteristic dead-pan WED delivery, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his WED fictional life-story. He plays a heavily exaggerated version WED of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, WED private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester WED United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has WED survived childhood poverty, a drunken father, years of WED fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, WED charity work and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery and Ian WED McKellen (not true). WED The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed WED reference his famous catchphrase. WED Written by Jon Canter WED Produced and Directed by Clive Brill WED A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4. WED Credits WED Himself: Richard Wilson WED Himself: Ian McKellan WED Young Richard: Michael Higgins WED Mother: Arabella Weir WED Muriel Grant: Arabella Weir WED Young Murray: Aaron Mitra WED Old Murray: David Tennant WED Marcos: David Tennant WED LA Kid: Nick MacCarone WED Writer: Jon Canter WED Producer: Clive Brill WED Director: Clive Brill WED WED 07:30 Chain Reaction b05417lh (Listen) WED Series 10, Bob Mortimer talks to Vic Reeves WED Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show WED where last week's interviewee becomes this week's WED interviewer. WED In the third episode of the series one half of comedy WED double-act Vic & Bob, Bob Mortimer, talks to the other half WED of comedy double-act Vic & Bob, Vic Reeves. Vic & Bob are WED best know as the creators and stars of The Smell of Reeves WED and Mortimer, Shooting Stars and House of Fools. WED Producer ... Charlie Perkins. WED WED 08:00 The Navy Lark b00zfz9k (Listen) WED A Crisp Romance WED Povey probes the odd coincidence of Pertwee's liaison with a WED barmaid and a snack order. Stars Jon Pertwee. From January WED 1960. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b0092s7l (Listen) WED Series 4, Episode 6 WED Music for schools, and the Curse of the Flying Wombat. WED Sketches and songs with John Cleese and Jo Kendall. From WED November 1966. WED WED 09:00 So Wrong It's Right b0100ljr (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 5 WED Charlie Brooker hosts the comedy panel show about the wrong WED side of life with comedians Frank Skinner and Josie Long WED plus Harry Hill TV Burp writer Daniel Maier competing to WED suggest the best in bad ideas. WED Charlie's challenges in this episode see the panel recall WED 'the most embarrassing thing they've done in public' plus WED suggesting concepts for a terrible chain of shops. Can WED anyone top Frank Skinner's suggestion of the drinking WED accessory franchise 'Oddbinge'? WED Added to this are the panel's nominations for the worst WED irritants of modern life - including Josie Long selection of WED 'comment' sections on the web or as she calls them 'the WED bottom half of the internet'. WED The host of So Wrong It's Right, Charlie Brooker, also WED presents BBC4's acclaimed Newswipe and Screenwipe series - WED and is an award winning columnist for The Guardian. He also WED won Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards 2009. WED Produced by Aled Evans WED A Zeppotron Production for BBC Radio 4. WED Credits WED Presenter: Charlie Brooker WED Panellist: Frank Skinner WED Panellist: Josie Long WED Producer: Aled Evans WED WED 09:30 Spread a Little Happiness b0100j8w (Listen) WED Series 2, If Music Be the Food of Love, Stop Now! WED It's not Hope's birthday, so why is everyone bringing her WED presents? WED Debra Stephenson and Nicola Duffet star in episode 6 of John WED Godber and Jane Thornton's comedy set in a sandwich bar in WED Beverley, near Hull. WED 'Spread A Little Happiness' is sung by Debra Stephenson WED Cast: WED Hope ..... Debra Stephenson WED Maria ..... Nicola Duffett WED Dave ..... Neil Dudgeon WED Mam ..... Anne Reid WED Ray ..... Shaun Prendergast WED Gavin ..... Ralph Brown WED Jenny ..... Sarah Moyle WED Anita ..... Sherry Baines WED Carrie ...... Elizabeth Godber WED Eve ..... Helen Longworth WED Bob ..... Ben Crowe WED Monty ..... Stephen Critchlow WED Blinds man ..... James Weaver WED Producer/Director: Chris Wallis WED An Autolycus production for BBC Radio 4. WED WED 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7x03 (Listen) WED Murder in Appin WED David Balfour is shipwrecked off Scotland's coast. Cast WED ashore, he heads to Appin and a fateful encounter. Robert WED Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young. WED WED 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03ynmf3 (Listen) WED The Cornish Farm WED In search of a rural idyll a couple buy a farm in Cornwall WED but it turns out to be a property with a recent 'history'. WED Read by Nicholas Farrell. WED Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific WED novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but WED his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 WED historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and WED beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The WED Poldarks. WED Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the WED most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of WED which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie WED directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. WED This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a WED glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous WED characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC WED screens in a new adaptation. WED Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership. WED WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama b01dvzg7 (Listen) WED TS Eliot - The Waste Land WED Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons read The Waste Land by WED T.S.Eliot introduced by Dr Rowan Williams former Archbishop WED of Canterbury, Jackie Kay, Matthew Hollis and Sean O'Brien WED The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot is arguably one of the most WED important poems of the 20th century . In 1921, Eliot took WED leave from his job in a bank for a break in Margate with his WED wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot. Here he began working on WED the poem. The Eliots travelled on to Paris where they were WED guests of the poet Ezra Pound. Eliot was en route to WED Lausanne, Switzerland, for treatment for his nervous WED disorder by Doctor Roger Vittoz whilst Vivien remained at a WED sanatorium just outside Paris. In Lausanne, Eliot produced a WED longer version of the poem . Pound then made detailed WED editorial comments and significant cuts to the manuscript. WED Eliot later dedicated the poem to Pound. WED Eliot originally considered titling the poem He do the WED Police in Different Voices - a phrase taken from Charles WED Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend. This would help the reader WED to understand that, while there are many different voices in WED the poem, some critics believe there is only one central WED consciousness. WED In the end, the title Eliot chose was The Waste Land. In his WED first note to the poem he attributes the title to Jessie L. WED Weston's book on the Grail legend, From Ritual to Romance. WED The allusion is to the wounding of the Fisher King and the WED subsequent sterility of his lands. WED Credits WED Reader: Eileen Atkins WED Reader: Jeremy Irons WED Author: TS Eliot WED WED 12:00 The Navy Lark b00zfz9k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b0092s7l (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0v62 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 The Ancient Novel b00d45vl (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 15 Minute Drama b044h9bf (Listen) WED Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, Acid Rain WED Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in WED New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she WED works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and WED younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an WED extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his WED choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the WED tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. WED Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas WED Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". WED 8) Acid Rain WED A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog WED Millionaire". Having passed six of the "life tests", Sapna WED is within reach of changing her life forever - but not in WED the way she had anticipated. As the consequences of her WED Faustian pact become apparent, she realizes there is no WED escape. Dramatised from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel WED "The Accidental Apprentice". WED Writers: WED Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling WED novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar WED winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award WED winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . WED Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX WED SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. WED She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, WED UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her WED stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was WED developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged WED by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. WED John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series WED SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won WED the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His WED dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best WED Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A WED HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated WED dramas on R4 Extra. WED Cast: WED Sapna ... Rasika Dugal WED Acharya ... Vijay Chrishna WED Karan ... Neil Bhoopalam WED Nirmila Ben / Rosie ... Radhika Mittal WED Sapna's Mother ... Shernaz Patel WED Raja - Sumeet Vyas WED Kuldeep Singh / Roaji ... Rajit Kapur WED Neha ... Amrita Puri WED Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge ... Ayesha Raza WED Badan Singh / Politician / Constable ... Kenny Desai WED Madan ... Vivek Mada WED Neelam / Babli ... Prerna Chawla WED Rent Collector ... Satchit Puranik WED Production: WED Sound Design - Steve Bond WED Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera WED Script Editor - Mike Walker WED Assistant Producer - Toral Shah WED Music - Sacha Putnam WED Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel WED "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. WED Director - John Dryden WED Producer - Nadir Khan WED A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. WED Credits WED Sapna: Rasika Dugal WED Acharya: Vijay Chrishna WED Karan: Neil Bhoopalam WED Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital WED Rosie: Radhika Mital WED Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel WED Raja: Sumeet Vyas WED Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur WED Roaji: Rajit Kapur WED Neha: Amrita Puri WED Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza WED Pushpa: Ayesha Raza WED Female Judge: Ayesha Raza WED Badan Singh: Kenny Desai WED Politician: Kenny Desai WED Constable: Kenny Desai WED Madan: Vivek Madan WED Neelam: Prerna Chawla WED Babli: Preetika Chawla WED Janet: Preetika Chawla WED Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik WED Director: John Dryden WED Producer: Nadir Khan WED Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon WED Adaptor: John Dryden WED Author: Vikas Swarup WED WED 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01drtc2 (Listen) WED Snacking Through Shakespeare WED Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, returns to WED Radio 4 with a new object-based history. Taking artefacts WED from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan WED and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and WED rapidly changing world in which they lived. WED With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of WED political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil WED asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they WED were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to WED explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the WED public and helped shape the works, and he considers what WED they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of WED Shakespearean England. WED Programme 3. SNACKING THROUGH SHAKESPEARE - A luxury fork WED discovered on the site of the Rose theatre helps explain WED what people were nibbling on when they first heard: "Is this WED a dagger I see before me?" WED Producer: Paul Kobrak. WED WED 14:30 Book of the Week b03c45hh (Listen) WED Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 8 WED After the death of King Hygelac, Beowulf rules WED the land of the Geats wisely for fifty winters. Then, a WED dragon awakes. WED Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. WED Radio Drama North. WED Credits WED Reader: Seamus Heaney WED Producer: Susan Roberts WED Author: Seamus Heaney WED WED 14:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpd (Listen) WED Graham Robb - Parisians, Episode 3 WED "The idea was to create a kind of mini Human Comedy of WED Paris, in which the history of the city would be illumined WED by the real experiences of its inhabitants." WED So says the author Graham Robb about his new book WED 'Parisians'. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle WED jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the WED French Revolution and ending in more current times. These WED inhabitants are natives and visitors, and it is the likes of WED Charles Axel Guillaumot, Marie Antoinette, Alexandrine Zola, WED Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle who lighten and darken WED the city's streets WED in five episodes for BOOK OF THE WEEK. The series narrator WED is Stephen Boxer. WED In today's episode, Emile and Alexandrine Zola ascend the WED new Eiffel Tower, before later WED revelations change their lives forever. Reader Stephen WED Boxer. WED WED 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7x03 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05472r0 (Listen) WED Dick and Dom, Ronnie Corbett and Greyhound of a Girl WED Dick and Dom bravely investigate the science behind bugs and WED germs. Find out what happens if you do not wash your hands! WED Plus veteran comedy star Ronnie Corbett's favourite music. WED WED 17:00 Flying the Flag b007jx74 (Listen) WED Series 1, Notes from the Underground WED Confusion reigns as the British Embassy prepares a report on WED the local political outlook. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From May WED 1987. WED WED 17:30 Believe It! b03m7p12 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 So Wrong It's Right b0100ljr (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076kh3 (Listen) WED The Great British Public WED Matthew Parris welcomes Giles Coren, Terence Blacker and WED Julia Darling to discuss how they feel about the public. WED In each programme, Matthew Parris introduces a group of WED writers of fact and fiction: new talent and established WED names. In the context of a discussion of one of the ideas WED and pre-occupations of our times, each presents a piece on WED this week's topic. WED The best new writing and the freshest conversation from WED 2004. WED WED 19:00 The Navy Lark b00zfz9k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b0092s7l (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0v62 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 The Ancient Novel b00d45vl (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00n8pdp (Listen) WED 22nd May WED Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at WED this time of night. But, most of all, listen because Rik WED would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly WED like to tell you about The 22nd of May. WED Performer ..... Rik Mayall WED Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson WED Producer ..... Steven Canny WED We open a small and peculiarly shaped window in to the mind WED of Rik Mayall. Written by Rik and John Nicholson, it's a WED woozy, strange and resonant series from one of the country's WED most loved comic performers. Rik wants to sit with you in WED your room - one on one. He wants to let you know things - WED important, secret things, things about your neighbours. WED About him. About you. WED Credits WED Producer: Steven Canny WED WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama b01dvzg7 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Chain Reaction b05417lh (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! b00d8pgg (Listen) WED Series 2, Oxford Union WED The former variety star addresses the Oxford Union's WED 'Creationism versus Evolution' debate. With Steve Delaney WED and Sue Perkins. WED WED 23:00 Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off b01jhydc (Listen) WED Series 3, Ireland WED The hapless gap-year student is off to Ireland. Can he get a WED job on a newspaper? Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From March WED 2005. WED WED 23:30 The Penny Dreadfuls Present b00gpbcn (Listen) WED The Brothers Faversham, Leonidas Faversham WED The story of Victorian Britain's most reckless living WED explorer. The comedy trio's swashbuckling family romp. From WED January 2008. WED WED THU THURSDAY 12 MARCH 2015 THU THU 00:00 15 Minute Drama b044h9bf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01drtc2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Book of the Week b03c45hh (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpd (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 So Wrong It's Right b0100ljr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Off the Page b0076kh3 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q0v62 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 The Ancient Novel b00d45vl (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01c7x03 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03ynmf3 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:15 Afternoon Drama b01dvzg7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 Flying the Flag b007jx74 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Believe It! b03m7p12 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q19tr (Listen) THU The City Archive THU Unwin and the Manual's author, Edwin Moore, join forces to THU try and solve the mystery, but the whole city is THU sleepwalking, and the only possible explanation lies deep in THU the Agency archives. Read by Toby Jones. THU Somewhere in an unnamed, rainy city, Charles Unwin, a lowly THU but efficient clerk in a big detective agency, has found his THU world turned upside down when his detective boss, Travis THU Sivart, disappears. THU Suddenly promoted to the role - Unwin's been forced out into THU the field for the first time in his life. Unprepared and THU untrained, armed only with his trusty umbrella and The THU Manual of Detection. His first mission is to find out what THU happened to his boss. THU Abridged by Eileen Horne THU Produced by Clive Brill THU Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pacificus Productions. THU THU 06:30 Bombay's Beatle b00hv1dt (Listen) THU Sarfraz Manzoor visits Mumbai to meet some of the musicians THU who were recruited in 1968 by George Harrison to help him THU record his first solo project, the soundtrack to the THU psychedelic film Wonderwall. Harrison was given full THU creative control over the music by the film's director Joe THU Massot, and it gave the Beatle the chance to explore his THU passion for Indian music. THU THU 07:00 The Pickerskill Reports b0132k5b (Listen) THU Series 2, Timothy Spoontz THU Written and Directed by Andrew McGibbon. THU When the new progressive headmaster Mike Poulson Jabby THU decides to impose an austerity drive in the seventies, the THU quality of the school's food is compromised as part of the THU tedious process. But the inventive agricultural talents of THU young boarder, Timothy Spoontz, helped by his successful THU father's growing agricultural business, provide the school THU and Castlereagh House with it's own privately delivered THU supply of food - until Mike Poulson Jabby gets wind of it. THU Cast: THU Dr Henry Pickerskill ...... Ian McDiarmid THU Timothy Spoontz ....... Harry McEntire THU Mike Poulson Jabby ...... Mike Priest THU Lefty Rogers ....... Tony Gardner THU Stanislaw ....... Mike Sarne THU Stealgroynes ...... Jack Edwards THU Calman ........ Kris Saddler THU Moorcroft ...... Joe Cooper THU Matron ... ... Mia Soteriou THU Producers: Nick Romero and Andrew McGibbon THU A Curtains For Radio Production for BBC Radio 4. THU Credits THU Producer: Andrew McGibbon THU Producer: Nick Romero THU THU 07:30 Brian Gulliver's Travels b01mk5nk (Listen) THU Series 2, Hermicia THU by Bill Dare THU Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel THU documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit THU after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre THU adventures. This week, he relives his experiences in THU Hermicia where charity is strangely in abundance. THU Brian Gulliver ..... Neil Pearson THU Rachel Gulliver ..... Mariah Gale THU Kalfa ..... Colin Hoult THU Mena ..... Nina Conti THU Boria ..... Martin Treneman THU Doctor ..... Patrick Brennan THU Rimanda ..... Amaka Okafor THU Producer ..... Steven Canny THU This is the second series of this satirical adventure story THU from Bill Dare. The series has attracted an excellent cast THU led by Neil Pearson and including, Duncan Wisby, Vicki THU Pepperdine, Lisa Dillon, Colin Hoult, Toby Longworth, Adrian THU Scarborough, Dan Tetsell, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Debra THU Stephenson, Colin Hoult, Nina Conti, Jo Bobin and Marcus THU Brigstocke. THU For years Bill Dare wanted to create a satire about THU different worlds exploring Kipling's idea that we travel, THU 'not just to explore civilizations, but to better understand THU our own'. But science fiction and space ships never THU interested him, so he put the idea on ice. Then Brian THU Gulliver arrived and meant that our hero could be lost in a THU fictional world without the need for any sci-fi. THU Gulliver's Travels is the only book Bill Dare read at THU university. His father, Peter Jones, narrated a similarly THU peripatetic radio series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the THU Galaxy. THU THU 08:00 Brothers in Law b0552vxc (Listen) THU Series 1, Separation Order THU Can Roger overcome a conflict of interests when his THU girlfriend asks for legal advice? THU Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as THU Henry Blagrove, Ann Davies as Sally Mannering and James Beck THU as Fred Tanner. THU With guest stars Liz Fraser as Mrs Trench and Frank Thornton THU as The Magistrate THU Adapted for radio by Richard Waring from the BBC TV scripts. THU Restored from BBC Transcription Service tapes - originally THU edited for sale abroad. THU Published in 1955, Henry Cecil's comic legal novel Brothers THU in Law was adapted first for TV in 1962 by Frank Muir and THU Denis Norden. It provided the first regular starring role THU for Richard Briers, who later reprised his role of the THU idealistic young lawyer Roger Thursby for BBC Radio between THU 1970 and 1972. THU Produced by David Hatch. THU First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1970. THU THU 08:30 Not in Front of the Children b0552w74 (Listen) THU Series 1, A Drop of the Soft Stuff THU The facts-of-life conversation is enough to drive Henry to THU drink. THU Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as THU Henry Corner, Charlotte Mitchell as Mary and Felix Felton as THU Mr Barratt. THU The comedy mishaps of the Corner family: Jennifer and Henry THU and their three children Trudi, Amanda and Robin. Family THU sitcom, Not in Front of the Children originally ran for four THU series from 1967 to 1970 on BBC TV. Richard Waring adapted THU his own scripts for this radio version, now fully restored THU from the original reel-to-reel tapes. THU Wendy Craig won a Best Actress BAFTA award for the TV THU version of Not in Front of the Children in 1969. This was THU the first of several housewife roles that Wendy Craig was to THU play on television. Later series included And Mother Makes THU Three and Butterflies. THU Music by Ronnie Hazlehurst THU Producer: Trafford Whitelock. THU First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1969. THU THU 09:00 It's Your Round b018wb95 (Listen) THU Series 2, Episode 2 THU Angus Deayton presides over another episode of the show THU conceived not for the panellists but by them. This time, THU Sandi Toksvig, Clive Anderson, Humphrey Ker and Milton Jones THU have each brought their own rounds for them all to play. THU The rounds this episode include: THU Clive Anderson's "I Fought The Law", a selection of THU questions based around the idiosyncrasies of British Law. THU Sandi Toksvig's "Lost for Words", in which panellists must THU guess the meaning of various foreign words that have no THU direct translation in English. THU Humphrey Ker's "Pet, Lunch or Hat", a variation on "Snog, THU Marry, Avoid". THU And Milton Jones' "Joke Jeopardy" in which panellists are THU given punchlines to cracker jokes and the panellists must THU guess the set-ups. THU Producer: Sam Michell. THU Credits THU Presenter: Angus Deayton THU Panellist: Sandi Toksvig THU Panellist: Clive Anderson THU Panellist: Humphrey Ker THU Panellist: Milton Jones THU Producer: Sam Michell THU THU 09:30 House on Fire b013r01y (Listen) THU Series 2, Haunting THU The return of the comedy series written by Dan Hine and THU Chris Sussman. THU Vicky has invested in a top of the range kitchen blender and THU Matt feels compelled to put its claim to blend anything to THU the test. Meanwhile, all is not going well with Vicky's THU father's new girlfriend. Kelly has been acting suspiciously THU and Colonel Bill has come to the conclusion she must be THU having an affair. Commando tactics are called for - along THU with some help from the spiritual world. THU Cast: THU Vicky ..... Emma Pierson THU Matt ..... Jody Latham THU Colonel Bill ..... Rupert Vansittart THU Peter ...... Philip Jackson THU Kelly ....Kellie Shirley THU Additional characters are played by Fergus Craig and Colin THU Hoult THU Producer: Clive Brill THU A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01cj485 (Listen) THU The Flight in the Heather THU David Balfour has witnessed the murder of the Red Fox at THU Appin and must flee from the pursuit of the redcoats. Robert THU Louis Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young. THU THU 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03yqfx1 (Listen) THU Ross and Demelza THU An extract from the first of the historical novels set in THU Cornwall, Ross Poldark. Ross takes his new wife and sometime THU serving girl and ward, out to see the pilchard harvest. Read THU by Ewan Bailey. THU Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific THU novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but THU his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 THU historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and THU beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The THU Poldarks. THU Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the THU most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of THU which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie THU directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. THU This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a THU glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous THU characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC THU screens in a new adaptation. THU Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership. THU THU 11:15 Afternoon Drama b00vkwvf (Listen) THU Nick Warburton - Setting a Glass THU By Nick Warburton THU A man is summoned to a hospital where his elderly mother is THU fading away. He arrives in the middle of the night and walks THU through empty corridors looking for a coffee machine. So why THU is he avoiding sitting at his mother's bedside? THU He gets talking to an auxiliary nurse, a disgruntled but THU determined young woman whose life is starting, just as his THU mother's is ending. As he tells this complete stranger about THU his mother's uneventful life, her small achievements, he THU comes to understand some of the mechanisms at play in his THU strange inability to sit with her. THU Directed by Peter Kavanagh. THU Credits THU Mike: James Fleet THU Ellie: Hannah Pierce THU Writer: Nick Warburton THU Director: Peter Kavanagh THU THU 12:00 Brothers in Law b0552vxc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Not in Front of the Children b0552w74 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q19tr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 Bombay's Beatle b00hv1dt (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 15 Minute Drama b044j7pn (Listen) THU Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, The Visitor THU Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in THU New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she THU works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and THU younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an THU extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his THU choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the THU tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. THU Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas THU Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". THU 9) The Visitor THU A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog THU Millionaire". THU In jail for murder, Sapna is trying to make sense of the THU past few months. But there is hope in an unexpected visit THU from someone she has helped in the past. Dramatised from THU Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental THU Apprentice". THU Writers: THU Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling THU novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar THU winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award THU winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . THU Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX THU SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. THU She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, THU UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her THU stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was THU developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged THU by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. THU John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series THU SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won THU the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His THU dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best THU Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A THU HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated THU dramas on R4 Extra. THU Cast: THU Sapna ... Rasika Dugal THU Acharya ... Vijay Chrishna THU Karan ... Neil Bhoopalam THU Nirmila Ben / Rosie ... Radhika Mittal THU Sapna's Mother - Shernaz Patel THU Raja ... Sumeet Vyas THU Kuldeep Singh / Roaji ... Rajit Kapur THU Neha ... Amrita Puri THU Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge ... Ayesha Raza THU Badan Singh / Politician / Constable ... Kenny Desai THU Madan ... Vivek Madan THU Neelam / Babli ... Prerna Chawla THU Rent Collector ... Satchit Puranik THU Production: THU Sound Design - Steve Bond THU Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera THU Script Editor - Mike Walker THU Assistant Producer - Toral Shah THU Music - Sacha Putnam THU Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel THU "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. THU Director - John Dryden. THU Producer - Nadir Khan THU A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. THU Credits THU Sapna: Rasika Dugal THU Acharya: Vijay Chrishna THU Karan: Neil Bhoopalam THU Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital THU Rosie: Radhika Mital THU Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel THU Raja: Sumeet Vyas THU Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur THU Roaji: Rajit Kapur THU Neha: Amrita Puri THU Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza THU Pushpa: Ayesha Raza THU Female Judge: Ayesha Raza THU Badan Singh: Kenny Desai THU Politician: Kenny Desai THU Constable: Kenny Desai THU Madan: Vivek Madan THU Neelam: Prerna Chawla THU Babli: Preetika Chawla THU Janet: Preetika Chawla THU Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik THU Director: John Dryden THU Producer: Nadir Khan THU Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon THU Adaptor: John Dryden THU Author: Vikas Swarup THU THU 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dsy6p (Listen) THU Life Without Elizabeth THU Radio 4 with a new object-based history. Taking artefacts THU from William Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan THU and Jacobean playgoers made sense of the unstable and THU rapidly changing world in which they lived. THU With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of THU political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil THU asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they THU were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to THU explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the THU public and helped shape the works, and he considers what THU they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of THU Shakespearean England. THU Programme 4. LIFE WITHOUT ELIZABETH - Painted in 1571 to THU justify and celebrate Elizabeth I's position in the Tudor THU succession, by the 1590s, with no direct Tudor heir, this THU image had very different implications. THU Producer: Paul Kobrak. THU THU 14:30 Book of the Week b03c46dc (Listen) THU Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 9 THU Beowulf, who has now ruled the Geats for fifty winters, THU fights the dragon. THU Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. THU Radio Drama North. THU Credits THU Reader: Seamus Heaney THU Producer: Susan Roberts THU Author: Seamus Heaney THU THU 14:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpg (Listen) THU Graham Robb - Parisians, Episode 4 THU "The idea was to create a kind of mini Human Comedy of THU Paris, in which the history of the city would be illumined THU by the real experiences of its inhabitants." THU So says the author Graham Robb about his new book THU 'Parisians'. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle THU jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the THU French Revolution and ending in more current times. These THU inhabitants are natives and visitors, and it is the likes of THU Charles Axel Guillaumot, Marie Antoinette, Alexandrine Zola, THU Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle who lighten and darken THU the city's streets THU in five episodes for BOOK OF THE WEEK. The series narrator THU is Stephen Boxer. THU In today's episode, the city is occupied and a foreign THU invader has designs on its beautiful THU buildings... Reader Stephen Boxer. THU THU 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01cj485 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b0547zcp (Listen) THU Dick and Dom and Space Elevators THU Mel finds out if an elevator to space is possible, and Dick THU and Dom go back to school to uncover the science of PE. THU THU 17:00 No Commitments b00t1bnp (Listen) THU Series 4, Not a Leg to Stand On THU A broken leg makes Anna an unwilling recipient of sister THU Victoria's bedside manner. Stars Rosemary Leach. From August THU 1996. THU THU 17:30 The Pickerskill Reports b0132k5b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 It's Your Round b018wb95 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076hd1 (Listen) THU Flora Sandes THU Kate Adie on Flora Sandes, Britain's first commissioned THU female officer in World War One. With Humphrey Carpenter. THU From 2003. THU The biographical series in which a distinguished guest THU chooses someone who's inspired their life. Will their hero THU stand up to intensive scrutiny and merit the description of THU having led a great life? From 2003. THU THU 19:00 Brothers in Law b0552vxc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Not in Front of the Children b0552w74 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q19tr (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 Bombay's Beatle b00hv1dt (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00nfqzs (Listen) THU Jimmy's Bangkok Coffee THU Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at THU this time of night. But, most of all listen, because Rik THU would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly THU like to tell you about Jimmy's Bangkok Coffee. THU Performer ..... Rik Mayall THU Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson THU Producer ..... Steven Canny THU We open a small and peculiarly shaped window in to the mind THU of Rik Mayall. Written by Rik and John Nicholson, it's a THU woozy, strange and resonant series from one of the country's THU most loved comic performers. Rik wants to sit with you in THU your room - one on one. He wants to let you know things - THU important, secret things, things about your neighbours. THU About him. About you. THU Credits THU Producer: Steven Canny THU THU 21:15 Afternoon Drama b00vkwvf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Brian Gulliver's Travels b01mk5nk (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Newsjack b054t8pr (Listen) THU Series 12, Episode 3 THU This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into THU sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to THU make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar. THU THU 23:00 Old Harry's Game b00j4kbz (Listen) THU Series 7, Episode 5 THU Andy Hamilton's comedy series set in Hell. THU Satan has become a one-man adoption agency while his chief THU demon is reading Penelope Leach. But can Satan place the THU baby with a good family? THU Satan ...... Andy Hamilton THU Edith ...... Annette Crosbie THU Scumspawn ...... Robert Duncan THU Thomas ...... Jimmy Mulville THU God ...... Timothy West THU With Felicity Montagu. THU THU 23:30 Hut 33 b00lv795 (Listen) THU Series 1, Don't Bet on It THU The Bletchley Park codebreakers must play football against THU Italian prisoners of war. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July THU 2007. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2015 FRI FRI 00:00 15 Minute Drama b044j7pn (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01dsy6p (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 Book of the Week b03c46dc (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpg (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 It's Your Round b018wb95 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Great Lives b0076hd1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q19tr (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 Bombay's Beatle b00hv1dt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01cj485 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03yqfx1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:15 Afternoon Drama b00vkwvf (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 No Commitments b00t1bnp (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 The Pickerskill Reports b0132k5b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q1h08 (Listen) FRI Chapter 18 FRI All Unwin's dreams of returning to his day job rest on FRI rescuing his boss Travis. But will he make it in time? The FRI dark forces of Enoch Hoffmann are closing in. Concluded by FRI Toby Jones. FRI Somewhere in an unnamed, rainy city, Charles Unwin, a lowly FRI but efficient clerk in a big detective agency, has found his FRI world turned upside down when his detective boss, Travis FRI Sivart, disappears. FRI Suddenly promoted to the role - Unwin's been forced out into FRI the field for the first time in his life. Unprepared and FRI untrained, armed only with his trusty umbrella and The FRI Manual of Detection. His first mission is to find out what FRI happened to his boss. FRI Abridged by Eileen Horne FRI Produced by Clive Brill FRI Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pacificus Productions. FRI FRI 06:30 The Man Who Was Bojangles b00d1ypt (Listen) FRI 4 Extra Debut. Kwame Kwei-Armah unravels the myths behind FRI the man and soubriquet bestowed on tap dancer Bill FRI 'Bojangles' Robinson. From August 2008. FRI FRI 07:00 Living With the Enemy b00771qx (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Sophie is mistaken for an asylum seeker. Can Nick and Gyles FRI help her? Stars Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth. From FRI February 2006. FRI FRI 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01l1dl0 (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, FRI regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things FRI like Miranda and Family Guy, records a second series of his FRI hit sketch show. FRI The first series was described as "sparklingly clever" by FRI The Daily Telegraph and "one of the most consistently funny FRI sketch shows for quite some time" by The Guardian. It FRI featured Winnie the Pooh coming to terms with his abusive FRI relationship with honey, how The Archers sounds to people FRI who don't listen to the Archers and how Dr Jekyll and Mr FRI Hyde decided whose turn it was to do the washing up. FRI This episode doesn't feature any of those things, but it FRI does feature an awkward celestial relationship, surprisingly FRI easy contract negotiations, and a trailer for a film about FRI the only mode of transport that hasn't had a film made about FRI it yet. FRI John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars FRI John Finnemore. It also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, FRI Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. It is produced FRI by Ed Morrish. FRI FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b00j283n (Listen) FRI The Bequest FRI The lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find FRI a wife. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From November FRI 1955. FRI FRI 08:30 The Men From the Ministry b011kvmq (Listen) FRI Transatlantic Trouble FRI The bumbling duo welcome an American niece and face up to a FRI new under-secretary. Stars Richard Murdoch. From September FRI 1971. FRI FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity b0167zkv (Listen) FRI Series 4, Haynes, McCandless, Crystal FRI Hosted by the Professor of Ignorance from the University of FRI Buckingham John Lloyd C.B.E. and the intensely curious FRI comedian Dave Gorman. FRI This week's guests: FRI Natalie Haynes is an author, comedian and critic. Her book, FRI The Ancient Guide To Modern Life is all about the wisdom and FRI lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans and uses them to FRI give us a better perspective of our own time. Natalie is FRI bubbling with facts and loves busting cherished myths about FRI the classical past. Natalie is also a massive fan of FRI detective fiction, to which she has applied her prodigious FRI intellect. An obsessive Diagnosis Murder fan, Natalie would FRI give up a year of her life to live in the time in which Dick FRI Van Dyke was the "biggest star in the world". FRI David McCandless is a journalist and the author of FRI Information Is Beautiful, a book which uses imaginative new FRI ways to display complex statistical information, using novel FRI graphics. David was also once the UK's Doom video game FRI champion, narrowly beaten in the world final by a FRI 14-year-old boy with a moustache. FRI David Crystal is the Professor of Linguistics at the FRI University of Wales, Bangor. He is without doubt Britain's FRI top linguist. He has written over a hundred books on the FRI subject, including the standard texts read by every FRI linguistics student in the country, and edited the Cambridge FRI Encyclopaedia of the English language. He knows exactly how FRI many different words there are in an average edition of the FRI Sun, because he's counted them, knows just why people are FRI wrong when they say that txtspk is the death of English, and FRI once sold two dozen adjectives at a shilling each. FRI FRI 09:30 The Cavity Within b00770js (Listen) FRI Episode 3 FRI Dentist Marty and the team must take extreme measures to FRI rustle up some new patients. A comedy with teeth, starring FRI Chris O'Dowd. From September 2006. FRI FRI 10:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01cj9yd (Listen) FRI Across the Forth FRI Still a fugitive, David Balfour is near Edinburgh and looks FRI to the law to help him claim his inheritance. Robert Louis FRI Stevenson's historical adventure stars Paul Young. FRI FRI 11:00 Winston Graham Short Stories b03yqp4r (Listen) FRI Meeting Demelza FRI Shortly before his death in 2003, Winston Graham wrote a FRI story for the Cornish magazine, Scryfa. He recounts an FRI imaginary meeting with his best-loved and most spirited FRI creation. Read by Ewan Bailey FRI Winston Graham was one of the most successful and prolific FRI novelists of the 20th century. He wrote in many genres but FRI his best known body of work was undoubtedly the 12 FRI historical novels set in Cornwall at the end of the 18th and FRI beginning of the 19th centuries which became known as The FRI Poldarks. FRI Although it's the Poldarks that brought Winston Graham the FRI most fame, he also wrote more than 30 other novels, six of FRI which have been filmed including the thriller, Marnie FRI directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. FRI This selection celebrates the range of his work and offers a FRI glimpse into the enduring appeal of his most famous FRI characters, Ross and Demelza who are set to return to BBC FRI screens in a new adaptation. FRI Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by The Waters Partnership. FRI FRI 11:15 Neil Brand - Joanna b00r9xm6 (Listen) FRI An old piano recalls the hands that played her, and the FRI passion and pain she has observed. Musical drama starring FRI Haydn Gwynne. FRI FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b00j283n (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Men From the Ministry b011kvmq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q1h08 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 The Man Who Was Bojangles b00d1ypt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 15 Minute Drama b044jh6l (Listen) FRI Vikas Swarup - The Seventh Test, The Noose FRI Sapna Sinha works as a sales assistant in a TV showroom in FRI New Delhi. Being the only bread-winner in the family she FRI works long hours to provide for her widowed mother and FRI younger sister. But then a man walks into her life with an FRI extraordinary proposition: pass seven "life" tests of his FRI choosing and she will have wealth and power. At first the FRI tests seem easy, but things are not quite as they seem. FRI Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from Vikas FRI Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental Apprentice". FRI 10) The Noose FRI A thriller set in India from the author of "Slumdog FRI Millionaire". FRI Sapna must revisit her past to make sense of her present. FRI But nothing can prepare her what she finds there. Dramatised FRI from Vikas Swarup's best-selling novel "The Accidental FRI Apprentice". FRI Writers: FRI Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat and a best-selling FRI novelist. His first novel "Q & A" was made into the Oscar FRI winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as well as Sony Award FRI winning radio drama serial for BBC Radio . FRI Ayeesha Menon dramatized Vikas Swarup's other novels SIX FRI SUSPECTS and Q & A, which won a Sony Award for Best Drama. FRI She also wrote for Radio 4 THE MUMBAI CHUZZLEWITS, FRI UNDERCOVER MUMBAI, THE CAIRO TRILOGY and MY NAME IS RED. Her FRI stage play PEREIRA'S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD, which was FRI developed with the Royal Court Theatre, was recently staged FRI by the Curve Theatre, Leicester. FRI John Dryden wrote the original three-part dramas series FRI SEVERED THREADS, THE RELUCTANT SPY and PANDEMIC, which won FRI the Writer's Guild Award for best radio drama script. His FRI dramatisation of BLEAK HOUSE won a Sony Award for Best FRI Drama. Other dramatisations include A SUITABLE BOY, A FRI HANDMAID'S TALE and FATHERLAND one of the most repeated FRI dramas on R4 Extra. FRI Cast: FRI Sapna ... Rasika Dugal FRI Acharya ... Vijay Chrishna FRI Karan ... Neil Bhoopalam FRI Nirmila Ben / Rosie ... Radhika Mittal FRI Sapna's Mother ... Shernaz Patel FRI Raja ... Sumeet Vyas FRI Kuldeep Singh / Roaji ... Rajit Kapur FRI Neha ... Amrita Puri FRI Priya Capoor / Pushpa / Female Judge ... Ayesha Raza FRI Badan Singh / Politician / Constable ... Kenny Desai FRI Madan ... Vivek Madan FRI Neelam / Babli ... Prerna Chawla FRI Rent Collector ... Satchit Puranik FRI Production: FRI Sound Design - Steve Bond FRI Editing Assistant - Varun Bangera FRI Script Editor - Mike Walker FRI Assistant Producer - Toral Shah FRI Music - Sacha Putnam FRI Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon and John Dryden from the novel FRI "ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE" by Vikas Swarup. FRI Director - John Dryden FRI Producer - Nadir Khan FRI A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI Credits FRI Sapna: Rasika Dugal FRI Acharya: Vijay Chrishna FRI Karan: Neil Bhoopalam FRI Nirmila Ben: Radhika Mital FRI Rosie: Radhika Mital FRI Sapna's Mother: Shernaz Patel FRI Raja: Sumeet Vyas FRI Kuldeep Singh: Rajit Kapur FRI Roaji: Rajit Kapur FRI Neha: Amrita Puri FRI Priya Capoor: Ayesha Raza FRI Pushpa: Ayesha Raza FRI Female Judge: Ayesha Raza FRI Badan Singh: Kenny Desai FRI Politician: Kenny Desai FRI Constable: Kenny Desai FRI Madan: Vivek Madan FRI Neelam: Prerna Chawla FRI Babli: Preetika Chawla FRI Janet: Preetika Chawla FRI Rent Collector: Satchit Puranik FRI Director: John Dryden FRI Producer: Nadir Khan FRI Adaptor: Ayeesha Menon FRI Adaptor: John Dryden FRI Author: Vikas Swarup FRI FRI 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01g65gz (Listen) FRI Swordplay and Swagger FRI Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues FRI his new object-based history. Taking artefacts from William FRI Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean FRI playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing FRI world in which they lived. FRI With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of FRI political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil FRI asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they FRI were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to FRI explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the FRI public and helped shape the works, and he considers what FRI they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of FRI Shakespearean England. FRI Programme 5. SWORDPLAY AND SWAGGER - The essential FRI accoutrements of any self-respecting gentleman illustrate FRI the extent of violence in Elizabethan London - both onstage FRI and off. FRI Producer: Paul Kobrak. FRI Rapier and Dagger FRI Date: FRI c.1600 FRI Size: FRI Rapier: H:1280mm. Dagger: H: 463mm FRI Made in: FRI England FRI Made by: FRI Unknown FRI Material: FRI Steel, Iron, Wood FRI FRI We tend to think of the play about Shakespeare’s most famous FRI couple, Romeo and Juliet, as being about the tribulations of FRI romantic love – when in fact it’s just as much about gangs FRI of privileged lads slicing each other to death. FRI FRI Although the play’s action is set in Italy, the issue of FRI urban violence would not have been foreign to its English FRI audience. Weapons were part of everyday life – all gentleman FRI of the time would have worn something similar to this rapier FRI and dagger set – part fashion accessory, part murder weapon. FRI FRI Many such gentlemen would head south of the river to FRI London’s South Bank where, outside the authority of the FRI City, they could encounter the roaring entertainments of FRI Bankside which could either lead the way to delights…or FRI dangerous drunken feuds. FRI FRI This object is from the FRI Royal Armouries FRI FRI British Museum Blog: Swords as symbols of status by Toby FRI Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour, The Wallace Collection FRI Quotations FRI 'He fights as you sing pricksong: keeps time, distance, and FRI proportion. He rests his minim rests, one, two, and the FRI third in your bosom. The very butcher of a silk button... FRI Ah, the immortal passado! the punto reverse! the hay!' FRI Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 4 FRI Background FRI More from Radio 4: Shakespeare's London FRI Writer Iain Sinclair walks the streets of London in the FRI company of Shakespeare scholars and archaeologists, to seek FRI out echoes of Shakespeare's city in the London of today. FRI FRI Listen to the programme FRI More from Radio 4: The Art of War FRI Melvyn Bragg discusses the history and philosophy of FRI warfare, examining how has war been understood throughout FRI the ages, who it has served and how has it been justified. FRI FRI Listen to the programme FRI More from Radio 4: Elizabethan Revenge FRI Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why revenge tragedy was so FRI popular with Elizabethan theatre goers, from Thomas Kyd's FRI The Spanish Tragedy to Shakespeare's Hamlet. FRI FRI Listen to the programme FRI FRI 14:30 Book of the Week b03c46nt (Listen) FRI Seamus Heaney - Beowulf, Episode 10 FRI The funeral of Beowulf. FRI Produced in Salford by Susan Roberts. FRI Radio Drama North. FRI Credits FRI Reader: Seamus Heaney FRI Producer: Susan Roberts FRI Author: Seamus Heaney FRI FRI 14:45 Book of the Week b00rqqpj (Listen) FRI Graham Robb - Parisians, Episode 5 FRI "The idea was to create a kind of mini Human Comedy of FRI Paris, in which the history of the city would be illumined FRI by the real experiences of its inhabitants." FRI So says the author Graham Robb about his new book FRI 'Parisians'. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle FRI jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the FRI French Revolution and ending in more current times. These FRI inhabitants are natives and visitors, and it is the likes of FRI Charles Axel Guillaumot, Marie Antoinette, Alexandrine Zola, FRI Adolf Hitler and Charles de Gaulle who lighten and darken FRI the city's streets FRI in five episodes for BOOK OF THE WEEK. The series narrator FRI is Stephen Boxer. FRI In this final episode, we witness gunshots at Notre Dame, FRI which heralds decades of danger for FRI a new French leader... Reader Stephen Boxer. FRI FRI 15:00 RL Stevenson - Kidnapped b01cj9yd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b0556g30 (Listen) FRI Science Tricks and A Greyhound of a Girl FRI Dick and Dom reveal science tricks to impress your friends. FRI Gabriel Quigley reads the last episode of Roddy Doyle's FRI moving story A Greyhound of a Girl. FRI FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way b0081s34 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 3 FRI JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, FRI Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April FRI 1989. FRI FRI 17:30 Living With the Enemy b00771qx (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 The Museum of Curiosity b0167zkv (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books b012x1hy (Listen) FRI Series 2, Andy Merriman FRI 6/8 Andy Merriman was born into a life of comedy. His father FRI Eric was one of the first radio comedy writer's producing FRI scripts for the likes of Kenneth Horne and Dave Allen. FRI Andy has written biographies of Margaret Rutherford and FRI Hattie Jacques but it is his book called A Minor Adjustment FRI which is the story of his daughter Sarah who has Down's FRI syndrome which has had the biggest impact on him. FRI Talking to Stuart Cosgrove he explains why he's loves these FRI books. FRI THE IDYLL OF MISS SARAH BROWN by DAMON RUNYON FRI THE RADIO TIMES GUIDE TO TV COMEDY by MARK LEWISOHN FRI A MINOR ADJUSTMENT by ANDY MERRIMAN FRI THE GLORY GAME by HUNTER DAVIES FRI BIRD LIVES by ROSS RUSSELL. FRI FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b00j283n (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Men From the Ministry b011kvmq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Jedediah Berry - The Manual of Detection b01q1h08 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 The Man Who Was Bojangles b00d1ypt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00nkp1y (Listen) FRI Red Coat FRI Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at FRI this time of night. But most of all listen, because Rik FRI would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly FRI like to tell you about Red Coat. FRI Performer ..... Rik Mayall FRI Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson FRI Producer ..... Steven Canny FRI We open a small and peculiarly shaped window in to the mind FRI of Rik Mayall. Written by Rik and John Nicholson, it's a FRI woozy, strange and resonant series from one of the country's FRI most loved comic performers. Rik wants to sit with you in FRI your room - one on one. He wants to let you know things - FRI important, secret things, things about your neighbours. FRI About him. About you. FRI Credits FRI Producer: Steven Canny FRI FRI 21:15 Neil Brand - Joanna b00r9xm6 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01l1dl0 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 The League Against Tedium b03bsl3s (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI A 'reservoir of malice' is created in this discordant mix of FRI surreal comedy and easy listening, with Simon Munnery. From FRI February 1997. FRI FRI 23:30 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing b01c7s29 (Listen) FRI Series 1, About Nightmare Relatives FRI Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing About Nightmare Relatives FRI tells the story of young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan FRI Caton, who becomes the first in his family to graduate from FRI University - only to opt for a career in comedy - much to FRI his family's annoyance who want him to get a 'proper job' FRI using his architecture degree. FRI Each episode is designed to show the criticism, interference FRI and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his family FRI as he pursues his career. The episodes are a mix of Nathan's FRI stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life. FRI Can Nathan persuade his family to support his career choice? FRI Mum is probably the most lenient of the disappointed family FRI members. She loves Nathan, but she aint looking embarrassed FRI for nobody! FRI Dad works in the construction industry and was looking FRI forward to his son joining him to work together in the same FRI field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window FRI Martin feels he has to get Nathan back into getting a real FRI job. FRI Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for FRI comedy. She didn't leave the paradise in the West Indies and FRI came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so FRI that her grandson could 'tell jokes!' FRI So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan FRI do? Will he be able to persist and follow his dreams? Or FRI will he give in to his family's interference? FRI Cast FRI Nathan ..... Nathan Caton FRI Grandma ..... Mona Hammond FRI Mum ..... Adjoa Andoh FRI Dad ..... Curtis Walker FRI Reverend Williams ..... Don Gil├ęt FRI Written by: Nathan Caton FRI Additional material by: Ola and Maff Brown FRI Script Editor: James Kettle FRI Producer: Katie Tyrrell. FRI FRI 23:45 Tina C b0196rq2 (Listen) FRI Tina C's Global Depression Tour, The United States FRI Country legend Tina C challenges the Secretary for the US FRI Treasury, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the former FRI CEO of Goldman Sachs that where they have failed, she can FRI come up with a solution to the Global Recession, and sets FRI off on a six country tour to prove it. With guest FRI appearances from economists and financial journalists, FRI including Will Hutton, Paul Mason and Gillian Tett. FRI This week she visits the United States. FRI Tina C ...Christopher Green FRI With Gillian Tett, Victoria Inez Hardy and James Lailey FRI Musical arrangements by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Christopher FRI Green FRI Directed by Jeremy Mortimer FRI "Christopher Green's Tina C is one of the great comic FRI creations of the age. A genuinely fine country singer, but FRI with a twist of satire and insight which is rare and highly FRI to be prized." Stephen Fry. FRI