21 March, 2015

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 21/03/2015 - 27/03/2015

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SAT SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015 SAT SAT 00:00 15 Minute Drama b04hyvtm (Listen) SAT Marcy Kahan - Lunch, The Whole Enchilada SAT by Marcy Kahan SAT Bella has made some life changing decisions but Bill has an SAT announcement of his own. SAT Directed by Sally Avens. SAT Credits SAT Bill: Stephen Mangan SAT Bella: Claire Skinner SAT Director: Sally Avens SAT Writer: Marcy Kahan SAT SAT 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01ghgk3 (Listen) SAT Toil and Trouble SAT Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues SAT his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William SAT Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean SAT playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing SAT world in which they lived. SAT With old certainties shifting around them, in a time of SAT political and religious unrest and economic expansion, Neil SAT asks what the plays would have meant to the public when they SAT were first performed. He uses carefully selected objects to SAT explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the SAT public and helped shape the works, and he considers what SAT they can reveal about the concerns and beliefs of SAT Shakespearean England. SAT Programme 10. TOIL AND TROUBLE - The differences between SAT Scottish and English witches are revealed by a model ship, SAT made to be hung in a church. SAT Producer: Paul Kobrak. SAT SAT 00:30 Keith Waterhouse - Billy Liar b01f9wj6 (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT Billy's fantasies have all been exposed. Will he leave to SAT start a new life in London? Concluded by Stephen Tompkinson. SAT SAT 00:45 Sir Harry Secombe - Goon Abroad b01494gh (Listen) SAT Sports and Swansea SAT Goon Show star Sir Harry Secombe recalls his school days in SAT Wales and lessons in sportsmanship, and makes a few SAT confessions. SAT SAT 01:00 The Museum of Curiosity b016lbpt (Listen) SAT Series 4, Horne, Wheeler, De Botton 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 Alex Horne is a comedian and writer. He co-presents the SAT anarchic BBC4 comedy panel show We Need Answers with Tim Key SAT and Mark Watson. Alex may have started his career as a SAT stand-up comic by winning a Christmas cracker joke writing SAT competition. Since then, his life has been one long SAT experiment, the biggest of which is a project to become the SAT oldest man in the world. He is still alive to this day and SAT climbing up the chart by a hundred places every minute. Alex SAT is also developing his own unique form of beard and has been SAT trying for some time to get a new word of his own invention SAT into the Oxford English Dictionary. SAT Sara Wheeler is a traveller and travel writer who has been SAT described as the new Eric Newby. Her travel books include SAT Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica; Travels in a Thin SAT Country; and the biography of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, a polar SAT explorer who himself wrote a moving account of his own SAT experience as a survivor of Scott's disastrous 1912 SAT Antarctic expedition. Sara often speaks on behalf of the SAT disenfranchised nomadic peoples of the arctic, such as the SAT Chukchi, who live in the far North Eastern tip of Siberia. SAT When not travelling, Wheeler lives with her family in SAT London. SAT Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books that have SAT been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life' and have SAT been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and SAT helps to run The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision SAT of education. Alain started writing at a young age. His SAT first book, Essays in Love [titled On Love in the US], was SAT published when he was 23.Alain's next book is titled SAT Religion for Atheists. SAT SAT 01:30 My Life in Five Books b0132tgd (Listen) SAT Series 2, Zoe Wicomb SAT 2/4 SAT Zoe Wicomb was born and raised in South Africa and has lived SAT in Scotland since 1994. She's taught in the Department of SAT English Studies at the University of Strathclyde and now SAT concentrates on writing. SAT Her latest book, You Can't get Lost in Cape Town is a SAT collection of short stories about growing up as a young SAT coloured woman in South Africa. SAT Zoe talked to Stuart about these five books: SAT 1. The Children's Bible SAT 2. Toni Morrison - Beloved. SAT 3. Flannery O'Connor -A Good Man Is Hard to Find. SAT 4. Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart. SAT 5. Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse. SAT SAT 02:00 Steve May - Last Man Out b00755g9 (Listen) SAT At the end of a night of jazz, only the drummer and the bar SAT manager remain, packing up and picking over the ruins of SAT their lives. SAT Starring Louise Lombard as Gill and Donald Sumpter as Henry. SAT Drums: Damian Grant SAT Director: Ned Chaillet SAT First broadcast in BBC Radio 4's Thirty Minute Theatre in SAT January 1998. SAT SAT 02:30 City Messengers b00d028s (Listen) SAT Documentary following the lives of two of London's 400 cycle SAT couriers, whose working day is spent delivering packages SAT across the city. The job is badly paid and the risk of SAT serious injury is relatively high, yet there is a thriving SAT sub-culture of people who have chosen the freedom of the SAT road above the security of the office. SAT SAT 03:00 DH Lawrence - Sons and Lovers b007jlrk (Listen) SAT Episode 3 SAT Gertrude clings to her son Paul, who now turns to a new SAT lover, yet his first love is not forgotten. Stars Benedict SAT Sandiford. SAT SAT 04:00 Afternoon Reading b00826cw (Listen) SAT Alan Howard Reads, The Sentence SAT By Nina Raine. A judge looks back on his childhood and a SAT story that he told his children. Read by Alan Howard. SAT Credits SAT Reader: Alan Howard SAT Writer: Nina Raine SAT SAT 04:15 Mrs Bradley - The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop SAT b00947vh (Listen) SAT The Bones of the Matter SAT With Rupert Sethleigh still missing, can amateur sleuth Mrs SAT Bradley solve the mystery of a headless corpse? Stars Mary SAT Wimbush. SAT SAT 05:00 Beachcomber... By the Way b0082ckc (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 4 SAT JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, SAT Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April SAT 1989. SAT SAT 05:30 Living With the Enemy b00771zg (Listen) SAT Episode 6 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 6/6. A night out celebrating turns to disaster for everyone. SAT SAT 06:00 Wally K Daly - What's Stigmata? b05n2wsz (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. What happens when the 'greatest non-believer SAT of all time' develops mystical powers? Stars Peter Jeffrey SAT and Norma Ronald. SAT SAT 07:15 Colin Dexter Short Stories b007k4xz (Listen) SAT Inspector Morse - The Burglar SAT Neighbourly concern about a suspicious stranger sets a new SAT puzzle for the Oxford-based detective. Read by John Turner. SAT SAT 07:30 Freedom Pass b00sw6bx (Listen) SAT Episode 7 SAT Using free over-60s travel, Alan Coren and Christopher SAT Matthew head to London Zoo and Regents Park's boating pond. SAT From September 2005. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b01lsr14 (Listen) SAT Inner Voices - The Burton Diaries SAT The archive of Richard Burton is a rich treasure. The SAT performances are by common consent amongst the most SAT compelling of any age, given in a voice that many have felt SAT to be an aural equivalent of heaven. Hamlet, Under Milk SAT Wood, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Equus stand out, SAT and then there are the blockbusters: Wild Geese, Where SAT Eagles Dare, Anthony and Cleopatra, Night of the Iguana and SAT The Robe. Add to that the poetry readings - Dylan Thomas of SAT course but also Shakespeare and the English Classics. It is SAT a feast for the ears. SAT Yet it is a remarkable testament to the man and to his life SAT that, just as magnetic as the body of work, is another SAT collection. Through several periods of his life, most SAT notably from the mid-1960s to the early '70s (his 'superstar SAT years') he kept a diary, sometimes handwritten, mostly typed SAT out and assembled in thick notebooks. The diaries provide a SAT unique view of the world in which he moved, among actors and SAT directors, writers and poets, millionaires and royalty. They SAT also give an insight into his approach to acting, his SAT insecurities, his drinking and his volatile relationship SAT with Elizabeth Taylor at a time when they were the most SAT famous couple in the world. SAT Twenty-five years ago, shortly after Burton's death, Melvyn SAT Bragg was given access to the diaries to write his SAT definitive biography of Burton, Rich. Now, to mark the SAT publication of the complete diaries, Bragg presents an SAT Archive on 4 which examines Burton's life through broadcast SAT interviews and the previously inaccessible lens of his SAT diaries. Bragg returns to Burton to reassesses the man in SAT the light of his own experience and in the light of the SAT private and confessional thoughts that Burton wrote, alone, SAT throughout his life. SAT Burton was the gifted son of a Welsh miner. He met a SAT remarkable teacher and made the journey to Oxford and on to SAT superstardom - but he was seldom really happy. He was a SAT hellraiser who often behaved appallingly and was accused of SAT squandering an extraordinary talent on drinking and bad SAT movies. If that was all he was then he'd be just a footnote SAT in 20th century culture. But Burton was also a man of SAT wonderful erudition, passion, insight and self- knowledge. SAT He fought his way through life through force of will, love, SAT and voracious reading. It is this side of the man that makes SAT him such a remarkable presence. It is also a side of him SAT captured in a rich vein of BBC archive and interviews. SAT The diaries show him on top of the world, in love, in SAT despair, and fighting the alcoholism that had killed his SAT father and he knew was killing him. This programme puts the SAT flesh and the voice back into our collective understanding SAT of one of the great cultural figures of the 20th century. SAT SAT 09:00 Suburbia b05n3yjq (Listen) SAT What created suburbia, when and how? SAT In the 19th century the first suburban districts sprang up SAT around city centres (at first London and Manchester) to SAT accommodate those who wanted to escape the squalid SAT conditions of the industrial town. From the mid-19th century SAT the development of the railways (like the Metropolitan line SAT to Middlesex and then Bucks), made it possible for the SAT majority of the city's population to reside outside the city SAT and to commute into the centre for work. The railway could SAT take you from Middlesex to The City, from Bucks to Baker SAT Street. It was the birth of Metroland, as celebrated by poet SAT Sir John Betjeman. SAT But the suburbs were more than just about planning and SAT building; they developed a culture set apart from the SAT metropolitan influence of the sinful city. In the suburbs SAT grew a whole lifestyle of refinement, respectability and SAT aspiration. And along with their distance from the city came SAT the disdain of the fashionable non-suburbanites: "How very SAT suburban!" became synonymous with a sneering disdain for SAT conventionality. SAT Simon Fanshawe explores Suburbia as a place of both SAT continuity and change. Through poems, TV sitcom, history and SAT commentary he traces the story of the suburbs - how they SAT came to be - and also their cultural influence on British SAT lifestyle from fashion, architecture, music, morals, SAT gardening and social one-upmanship. From Betjeman to Reggie SAT Perrin through, amongst other things, Mike Leigh's Abigail's SAT Party, Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, TV sitcom The Good Life, SAT the sketches of Monty Python, and the birth of punk rock. SAT Simon explores what the suburbs were originally, what they SAT have become and how; despite changes in demographics and SAT social mobility, they still typify a very British set of SAT values. The programme also features exclusive interviews SAT with the likes of Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Penelope SAT Keith. SAT Producer Mike Greenwood SAT Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions. SAT SAT 12:00 Anne Tyler - Ladder of Years b05n40rr (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT Omnibus: Delia Grinstead's new job in a sleepy town draws SAT her into the lives of another fractured family. Stars Nancy SAT Crane. SAT SAT 13:10 Inheritance Tracks b05nxj07 (Listen) SAT Ulrika Jonsson SAT The television presenter chooses Verdi's The Grand March SAT from Aida and Oppna Landskap by Ulf Lundell. SAT SAT 13:15 Baldi b00wfzw9 (Listen) SAT Series 5, The Million-Dollar Question SAT Franciscan priest Paolo Baldi investigates the mysterious SAT deaths of members of a rockabilly band. Stars David SAT Threlfall. SAT SAT 14:00 Barry Cryer - Rock of Ages b0076g2s (Listen) SAT Barry Cryer as you've never heard him before - belting out SAT the blues, and a string of classic gags. From his hit 2002 SAT Edinburgh Fringe show. SAT Ably assisted by Tottenham's finest rocker Ronnie Golden and SAT featuring top rockers Ronnie And The Rex featuring Pete SAT Turtle, Richard Simmons and Richard Allen. SAT Scripted by Barry Cryer, Ronnie Golden and John Dowie. SAT Producer: Dave Cohen. SAT First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b01lsr14 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Wally K Daly - What's Stigmata? b05n2wsz (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:15 Colin Dexter Short Stories b007k4xz (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SAT SAT 17:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01mqqb1 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Episode 2 SAT John Finnemore, the writer and star of Cabin Pressure, SAT regular guest on The Now Show and popper-upper in things SAT like Miranda and Family Guy, records a second series of his SAT hit sketch show. SAT The first series was described as "sparklingly clever" by SAT The Daily Telegraph and "one of the most consistently funny SAT sketch shows for quite some time" by The Guardian. It SAT featured Winnie the Pooh coming to terms with his abusive SAT relationship with honey, how The Archers sounds to people SAT who don't listen to the Archers and how Dr Jekyll and Mr SAT Hyde decided whose turn it was to do the washing up. SAT Of those things, this episode includes another sketch about SAT how the Archers sounds to people who don't listen to the SAT Archers, as well a song about a dog and a sketch about a SAT mathematician's agent. SAT John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars SAT John Finnemore. It also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, SAT Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. Original music SAT is by Susannah Pearse. It is produced by Ed Morrish. SAT SAT 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless b01l1lpf (Listen) SAT Series 1, The Fog SAT Abby and Zara arrive in Compton in 1912, where they sample SAT local beer and get arrested. Stars Ciara Janson and David SAT Warner. SAT Abby - Ciara Janson SAT Zara - Laura Doddington SAT Marek - Fraser James SAT Daniel - David Warner SAT Nan - Patricia Brake SAT Nicholas - Alex Mallinson SAT Written by Simon Guerrier SAT Directed by Lisa Bowerman SAT A Big Finish Production. SAT SAT 19:00 Suburbia b05n3yjq (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Sabotage b05n7rfw (Listen) SAT Series 2, Episode 2 SAT Developed by the team behind the live comedy night of the SAT same name, Sabotage prides itself on being a comedy show for SAT comedy fans; a unique event where the acts love coming to SAT perform, and the fans seek out something special. SAT MC Mark Talbot introduces: SAT Ivo Graham SAT Colin Hoult SAT Mae Martin SAT Sheeps SAT Dan Clark SAT Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Hat Trick Productions. SAT SAT 23:00 Goodness Gracious Me b007jv2l (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 2 SAT Indian students on a gap year enjoy bustling England's SAT smells, and that's just at Heathrow Airport. Stars Meera SAT Syal. From July 1996. SAT SAT 23:25 The Comedy Club Interviews b05p6v04 (Listen) SAT From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club SAT has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Matt SAT Rees. SAT SAT 23:30 Wondermentalist Cabaret b00y2f1f (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 1 SAT Poet, performer, enemy of all that's difficult and SAT upsetting, Matt Harvey brings his own comedy-infused, SAT musically-enhanced, slightly interactive poetry cabaret to SAT the airwaves. Recorded in front of an audience in Bristol, SAT he's joined by Elvis McGonagall and one man house band Jerri SAT Hart. Fellow poets Lucy English and Byron Vincent battle it SAT out with Elvis in a Dead Poets' Slam, while the audience SAT compose their own poem on the subject of Sundays. SAT Producer: Mark Smalley. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2015 SUN SUN 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless b01l1lpf (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Archive on 4 b01lsr14 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:00 Anne Tyler - Ladder of Years b05n40rr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:10 Inheritance Tracks b05nxj07 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:15 Baldi b00wfzw9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Wally K Daly - What's Stigmata? b05n2wsz (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:15 Colin Dexter Short Stories b007k4xz (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01mqqb1 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 17:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Lunch b04j9zdr (Listen) SUN Series 2 Omnibus SUN by Marcy Kahan SUN Bill and Bella meet every month for lunch and swap news. SUN It's March 2014 and whilst Bella has been walking across the SUN Sahara, Bill has been busy humiliating himself. SUN Bill ..... Stephen Mangan SUN Bella ..... Claire Skinner SUN Directed by Sally Avens. SUN SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks b05nxm75 (Listen) SUN Adam Ant SUN The singer and musician chooses I Survived by Adam Faith and SUN Get It On by Marc Bolan and T.Rex. SUN SUN 07:15 Whatever Happened to the Teapots? b00nt9c3 (Listen) SUN Episode 3 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 Roger finds out who is winning in the battle for ceramic SUN supremacy, Stoke or China. The Far East may have notched up SUN a high score but Stoke-on-Trent have some key players in SUN reserve. SUN SUN 07:30 Clare in the Community b01693gs (Listen) SUN Series 7, Basic Attraction SUN Episode Six - Basic Attraction SUN In Episode Six 'Basic Attraction'; Finally, it's Clare and SUN Brian's wedding day! But first there's the Hen Party and SUN Stag Night to get through. 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 6 'Basic Attraction' Cast: SUN SALLY PHILLIPS Clare SUN ALEX LOWE Brian SUN NINA CONTI Megan / Nali SUN RICHARD LUMSDEN Ray SUN LIZA TARBUCK Helen SUN ANDREW WINCOTT Simon SUN SARAH KENDALL Libby SUN TRACY WILES Nina / Mrs Mellish SUN GERARD MCDERMOT Registrar SUN ADAM BILLINGTON Gavin / Terry SUN VICTORIA INEZ HARDY Nurse / Trudi SUN Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden SUN Producer Katie Tyrrell. SUN SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp89 (Listen) SUN Give a Dog a Bad Name SUN Confusion reigns as Noote does his aunt a favour behind the SUN Bishop's back. Adapted from TV. With Derek Nimmo. From March SUN 1971. SUN SUN 08:30 Life With the Lyons b013m0s9 (Listen) SUN Danger, Richard at Work SUN Ben has a business meeting on the golf course. But will he SUN end up feeling below par? With Bebe Daniels. From December SUN 1954. SUN SUN 09:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b010m612 (Listen) SUN Episode 3 SUN Malebron seeks Findhorn, but Roland's strong imagination SUN threatens to draw the Evil towards the Treasures. Stars Toby SUN Hadoke. SUN SUN 09:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b011chj6 (Listen) SUN Episode 3 SUN With the loss of her only friend, Rusty is desperate to SUN return to her second family in America. Stars Jessica SUN Marshall-Gardiner. SUN SUN 10:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b05n7xp2 (Listen) SUN Parky at 80, Barry Cryer SUN 4 Extra Debut. From Gustav Holst to Little Richard, comedian SUN Barry Cryer shares his castaway choices with Michael SUN Parkinson. From November 1987. SUN SUN 10:40 Inheritance Tracks b05nxmv6 (Listen) SUN Benjamin Zephaniah SUN The writer, poet and musician chooses Bob and Marcia's SUN Young, Gifted and Black, and Something Inside by Labi SUN Siffre. SUN SUN 10:45 Afternoon Reading b00zf342 (Listen) SUN Extremely Entertaining Short Stories, A Source of Irritation SUN Stacey Aumonier's life as a stage performer, 'society SUN entertainer', World War One private and draughtsman all SUN contributed to his unrivalled reputation as a short-story SUN writer in the 1920's. SUN Nobel Prize winner and Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy SUN described Stacy Aumonier as "one of the best short-story SUN writers of all time." Other famous admirers included Alfred SUN Hitchcock, who had several of his stories adapted for SUN television, and James Hilton, author of Goodbye, Mr Chips, SUN who once said of Aumonier: "I think his very best works SUN ought to be included in any anthology of the best short SUN stories ever written." SUN However since his untimely death at the age of 51, Aumonier SUN has been rather forgotten. This is particularly ironic SUN considering Galsworthy's belief - expressed in his foreword SUN to a posthumously published collection of short stories - SUN that Aumonier would, through his writing, "outlive nearly SUN all the writers of his day." SUN Sadly, this did not happen. Yet the recently published SUN collection of Aumonier's Extremely Entertaining Short SUN Stories has certainly helped bring this overlooked talent to SUN a new audience. Aumonier's stories are not only hilarious, SUN full of wit and genuine warmth for his subjects, but also SUN beautifully constructed insights into the various SUN absurdities of human behaviour; be it in the drawing rooms SUN of London high society or the trenches of World War I. SUN 'The Brown Wallet' read by Mark Heap. SUN Mark Heap has appeared widely across television, radio and SUN film; he recently appeared on TV as Thomas Brown in the SUN returning BBC series 'Lark Rise to Candleford'. His SUN acclaimed comedic performances include 'Spaced', 'Green SUN Wing' and BBC series 'The Great Outdoors' SUN 'The Brown Wallet' by Stacy Aumonier was abridged by Neville SUN Teller and read by Mark Heap. It was recorded in Belfast and SUN the Producer/Director was Laura Conway. SUN 'A Source Of Irritation' read by Mark Addy. SUN Mark Addy has worked extensively in film, television and on SUN stage. His many credits include 'The Full Monty', 'Red SUN Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983' and the upcoming HBO SUN television series 'Game of Thrones'. SUN 'A Source of Irritation' by Stacy Aumonier was abridged by SUN Neville Teller and read by Mark Addy. It was recorded in SUN Belfast and the Producer/Director was Michael Shannon. SUN 'The Room' read by Mathew Horne SUN Mathew Horne's many television credits include 'The SUN Catherine Tate Show', 'Teachers' and '20 Things to Do before SUN You're Thirty'. Mathew is best known to many for his SUN portrayal of Gavin in the hit BBC series 'Gavin and Stacey'. SUN 'The Room by Stacy Aumonier was abridged by Neville Teller SUN and read by Mathew Horne. It was recorded in Belfast and the SUN Producer/Director was Laura Conway. SUN SUN 11:00 TED Radio Hour b05n81wg (Listen) SUN The Unquiet Mind 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 madness and sanity and the grey area SUN between the two. With neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. SUN SUN 11:45 Afternoon Reading b01064yv (Listen) SUN Edna O'Brien - Saints and Sinners, Black Flower SUN 'Black Flower' by Edna O'Brien. SUN Read by Sheila Hancock SUN Abridged by Doreen Estall SUN Produced by Lawrence Jackson SUN Edna O'Brien is one of the most distinguished writers and SUN figures in the world of letters. Since emerging from Ireland SUN in the early 1960s with 'The Country Girls', her many novels SUN including 'Girl with Green Eyes', 'House of Splendid SUN Isolation' and 'In The Forest' have attracted both praise SUN and controversy. 'Saints and Sinners' is her eagerly awaited SUN new collection. SUN Sheila Hancock CBE most recently won the Olivier Award for SUN Best Supporting Role in a Musical for 'Cabaret', as well as SUN appearing in 'Sister Act' the Musical. She is known for her SUN numerous TV and film appearances, and her popular memoirs SUN 'The Two of Us' and 'Just Me'. SUN Producer Lawrence Jackson's credits for Radio 4 include four SUN series of the popular murder-mystery 'Baldi', two series of SUN John Connolly's 'Ghost Stories' and the Classic Serial SUN 'Barry Lyndon'. For Radio 7 his credits include C.S.Lewis' SUN 'Out of the Silent Planet' and 'Perelandra', SUN G.K.Chesterton's 'The Man Who Was Thursday', Daphne Du SUN Maurier's 'The House on the Strand' and classic ghost SUN stories by Sheridan Le Fanu and Algernon Blackwood. SUN SUN 12:00 Lunch b04j9zdr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 13:10 Inheritance Tracks b05nxm75 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today] SUN SUN 13:15 Whatever Happened to the Teapots? b00nt9c3 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 13:30 GB Shaw - The Devil's Disciple b007jtmm (Listen) SUN A biting satire on puritanism, set in 1777 during the SUN American Revolution. Stars Tony Church and James Laurenson. SUN SUN 15:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp89 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 15:30 Life With the Lyons b013m0s9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 16:00 Mel's Mix: The Best of The 4 O'Clock Show b05n87gx (Listen) SUN Cerys Matthews, Danny Wallace & Keep It in the Family SUN Mel Giedroyc is back with highlights from the past week on SUN the 4 O'Clock Show including quiz game Keep It in the Family SUN and author Danny Wallace. SUN SUN 17:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b010m612 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 17:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b011chj6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 Daphne du Maurier - Don't Look Now b007jlbw (Listen) SUN A blind psychic unsettles a grieving couple visiting Venice. SUN Slow-dawning tale of terror with Anna Chancellor and Michael SUN Feast. SUN SUN 19:00 TED Radio Hour b05n81wg (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 19:45 Afternoon Reading b01064yv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Dave Allen: Goodnight and May Your God Go With You SUN b00t5w10 (Listen) SUN Another chance to hear Ed Byrne's celebration of Dave Allen, SUN the sit-down, stand-up comedian, whose unique style SUN entranced and entertained audiences all over the world for SUN over thirty years. SUN To some, he was an alternative comedian before the phrase SUN was even coined; never afraid to tackle previously taboo SUN subjects, such as sex, death or, with the routines that he SUN was most famous for, religion. Acclaim and controversy SUN followed him in equal measure, and his work has inspired SUN many modern comedians such as Jack Dee, Dylan Moran and SUN Eddie Izzard. SUN Fan Ed Byrne examines Dave's life, career and comic legacy, SUN remembering the impression his TV shows left on him as a SUN small child growing up in Ireland. Ed also explores how SUN Dave's prowess as a storyteller came from the rich oral SUN traditions of their shared Irish heritage. SUN Dave first found fame in the UK thanks to his appearances on SUN The Val Doonican Show in the mid 1960s, and Val talks about SUN how he first came to work with Dave. But before the BBC SUN television series, Dave had already toured much of the world SUN and enjoyed his own massively successful TV show in SUN Australia. SUN In 1971, Dave Allen At Large arrived on BBC TV and with its SUN mixture of sketches and Dave's unique sit-down stand up, SUN musing on life from his iconic stool with a glass of whiskey SUN in one hand and a cigarette in the other. He was a star in a SUN golden era that included The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & SUN Wise. SUN Writer Peter Vincent and actor Michael Sharvell-Martin share SUN their personal recollections of working with Dave throughout SUN the 70s and 80s. The programme also features a rare SUN interview with Dave Allen's son, Ed Allen, who recalls a SUN father who loved his work, but treasured his private time SUN with family and friends even more. SUN Other contributors include Jimmy Tarbuck (who, like Dave, SUN started his career as a Butlin's Redcoat); Helen Shapiro SUN (who Dave toured with, alongside the Beatles, in the early SUN 60s); Hollywood director Stephen Frears (who cast Dave in a SUN 1979 Alan Bennett play); and comedians Mark Thomas and Jo SUN Caulfield. The documentary first broadcast in July 2010. SUN SUN 21:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b05n7xp2 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] SUN SUN 21:40 Inheritance Tracks b05nxmv6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:40 today] SUN SUN 21:45 Afternoon Reading b00zf342 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Clare in the Community b01693gs (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 The Richest Man in Britain b00nw3wq (Listen) SUN The Kidnap SUN Sitcom by Nick Hornby and Giles Smith about an ageing rock SUN star and his search for fulfilment. SUN Trillionnaire rocker Dave Mabbutt finds the perfect excuse SUN to get rid of shed-loads of cash when his mum is taken SUN hostage. SUN Dave Mabbutt ...... Mark Williams SUN Dom ...... Russell Tovey SUN Mr Green the Banker ......Geoff McGivern SUN Dimitri the Kidnapper ...... Phil Cornwell SUN Sophie/Waiter ...... Matt Addis. SUN SUN 23:00 Newsjack b05gv7zm (Listen) SUN Series 12, Episode 4 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 Jon Ronson On b00pkbmr (Listen) SUN Series 5, When Small Talk Goes Wrong SUN Jon Ronson talks to Denis Fillion who was behind one of the SUN first major internet hoaxes. Denis used to post threads and SUN make small talk on a technical forum called Anandtech. SUN Irritated by the misogyny he found on the site, he invented SUN a female character to join in the chat. SUN Soon he found himself flirting with his own character and SUN weaving a tale so believable that the character took on an SUN air of reality, even for him. As the relationship deepened, SUN Denis was forced to take drastic action to get out of his SUN own hoax. With additional contributions from comedian Josie SUN Long and Charlie Brooker. SUN Producer: Laura Parfitt SUN A Unique Production for BBC Radio 4. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 23 MARCH 2015 MON MON 00:00 Daphne du Maurier - Don't Look Now b007jlbw (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Desert Island Discs Revisited b05n7xp2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:40 Inheritance Tracks b05nxmv6 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:40 on Sunday] MON MON 01:45 Afternoon Reading b00zf342 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:45 on Sunday] MON MON 02:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jp89 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Life With the Lyons b013m0s9 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:00 Clare in the Community b01693gs (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:30 GB Shaw - The Devil's Disciple b007jtmm (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 13:30 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Alan Garner - Elidor b010m612 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Michelle Magorian - Back Home b011chj6 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) MON Series 3, The Trap MON A suspect in an armed London hold up asks to see Detective MON Sergeant Brook - and new assistant Tully arrives and is MON plunged straight into the sharp end of police work. MON Starring Ray Brooks as Detective Sergeant Brook and Stephen MON Garlick as Detective Constable Tully. MON More tough stories of crime and detection in London written MON by Robert Barr. MON Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and MON Softly Softly. He was also a prize-winning TV producer. MON Producer: Martin Fisher MON First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984. MON MON 06:30 O Lucky Man! b00djtj2 (Listen) MON John Harris presents a documentary investigating the life MON and work of the film director Lindsay Anderson. The MON programme focuses on If..., O Lucky Man! and Britannia MON Hospital, the trilogy of films Anderson made with Malcolm MON McDowell featuring the character Mick Travis. MON With contributions from McDowell himself, Stephen Frears, MON Helen Mirren and writer David Sherwin, Harris examines MON Anderson's vision of Britain and his contradictory MON character. MON A Unique production for BBC Radio 4. MON MON 07:00 Know Your Place b018ttwj (Listen) MON Marriage of Convenience MON Is it wedding bells for caretaker Ramsay in a quest to keep MON his job? Stars Roy Dotrice and Patricia Hayes. From March MON 1982. MON MON 07:30 Just a Minute b055g10q (Listen) MON Series 71, Episode 6 MON Nicholas Parsons hosts the popular panel game. MON Credits MON Presenter: Nicholas Parsons MON MON 08:00 Dad's Army b007jsg2 (Listen) MON Series 1, Battle School MON The platoon is off for weekend training, subject to MON Mainwaring and his map. Adapted from TV with Arthur Lowe. MON From April 1974. MON MON 08:30 The Michael Bentine Show b00k9dbv (Listen) MON From 22/04/1984 MON From duelling kings to a Commons washroom attendant, it's MON the ultimate one-man show, written by the host. From April MON 1984. MON MON 09:00 The Write Stuff b01bbb6d (Listen) MON Series 15, Gustave Flaubert MON Author of the Week is Gustave Flaubert - French modernist MON novelist and firebrand, who created perhaps the best novel MON of all time in the form of "Madame Bovary". MON Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by MON comedy writer and author of "May Contain Nuts", John MON O'Farrell, and literary critic and Guardian journalist, Alex MON Clark to answer questions about the great Frenchman's life MON and work. MON For the finale of the show, the teams are asked to imagine a MON 2012 update of Flaubert's "Dictionary of Received Ideas". MON MON 09:30 The Brig Society b036vvrg (Listen) MON Series 1, Food 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 - Marcus has been volunteered to be the face, not MON to say beard and glasses, of British food. During the course MON of the show, he'll be eating some food, examining the MON subject of packaging and waste, eating some more food, MON looking at supermarkets and seasonality, eating a bit more MON food, studying manufacturing and junk foods, eating some MON more food and then probably bursting. MON Helping him serve up the show will be 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 Oscar Wilde b007jnn1 (Listen) MON The Picture of Dorian Gray, Episode 1 MON 'I would give my soul to stay young'. A vain aristocrat MON makes a dangerous pact. Starring Ian McDiarmid and Jamie MON Glover. MON MON 11:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting MON Tales b03xd2kh (Listen) MON The Mistletoe Bride MON The happiness of a young bride on her wedding day comes to a MON tragic and abrupt end. Read by Bryony Hannah. MON "The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a MON collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and MON introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends MON and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and MON each story explores the relationship between landscape and MON emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are MON timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to MON the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the MON collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the MON various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms MON with their destiny. MON Producer: Celia de Wolff MON Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions. MON MON 11:15 Loose Ends b05jb86w (Listen) MON Danny Wallace, Tab Hunter, Christian O'Connell, Andy de la MON Tour, Isis Thompson, Young Fathers, Phil Manzanera MON Clive Anderson is joined by Danny Wallace, Tab Hunter, MON Christian O'Connell, Andy de la Tour and Isis Thompson for MON an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With MON music from Young Fathers and Phil Manzanera. MON Producer: Sukey Firth. MON Christian O'Connell MON ‘Breaking Dad’ is touring until 16th May. It’s at Norden MON Farm, Maidenhead on 17th, Cambridge Junction on 24th and MON Glee Club, Birmingham on 30th April. Check Christian’s MON website for details. MON Tab Hunter MON 1950s heart throb Tab Hunter stars in ‘Tab Hunter MON Confidential’ on Sunday 22nd March at 18.10 as part of BFI MON Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. MON Isis Thompson MON ‘My Name Is Isis’ on Wednesday 25 March at 11.00 on BBC MON Radio 4. MON Andy de la Tour MON ‘The Cut Of The Cloth’ is at London’s Southwark Playhouse MON until Saturday 4th April. MON Young Fathers MON ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’ is available on 6th April on MON Big Dada. MON Young Fathers are playing at Art School, Glasgow on 20th, MON Riverside, Newcastle on 21st and Brudenell Social Club, MON Leeds on 22nd May. Check their website for further dates. MON Phil Manzanera MON ‘The Sound of Blue’ is available now on Expression Records. MON Credits MON Presenter: Clive Anderson MON Interviewed Guest: Danny Wallace MON Interviewed Guest: Tab Hunter MON Interviewed Guest: Christian O'Connell MON Interviewed Guest: Andy de la Tour MON Interviewed Guest: Isis Thompson MON Performer: Young Fathers MON Performer: Phil Manzanera MON Producer: Sukey Firth MON MON 12:00 Dad's Army b007jsg2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 The Michael Bentine Show b00k9dbv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 O Lucky Man! b00djtj2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jlkw (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON The complications facing parents when a marriage breaks down MON and a new relationship begins. Read by Penelope Wilton. MON MON 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvkwh (Listen) MON Treason and Plots MON Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues MON his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William MON Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean MON playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing MON 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 11. TREASON & PLOTS - A tabloid history of MON Shakespeare's England, told through a collection of MON contemporary accounts of plots to murder Elizabeth I and MON James I. MON Producer: Paul Kobrak. MON MON 14:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jxxt (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON Meera Syal reads her own novel about 12-year-old Meena, MON growing up in a Black Country village in the 1970s. MON MON 14:45 Book of the Week b00rw7hy (Listen) MON Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort, Episode 1 MON 1/5 MON The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers read by Jack Klaff. MON Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions. The MON author tells the story of his parents fight to stay on their MON backpacker lodge in Zimbabwe despite the political upheaval MON of the last decade. When he hears the news of the death of MON the first white farmer, Rogers is concerned for his parents MON safety but when he returns home to visit them, nothing has MON prepared him for what he finds. MON MON 15:00 Oscar Wilde b007jnn1 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05n8zdk (Listen) MON A Monster Calls, Fred MacAulay and the Dawn Chorus MON Mel Giedroyc hosts a new episode of Fred MacAulay's MON nail-biting quiz Keep It in the Family. Plus she hears the MON dawn chorus, and David Hayman reads A Monster Calls, by MON Patrick Ness. MON MON 17:00 A Whole New Ball Game b00cfsz9 (Listen) MON Series 1, Tactics MON Can divine intervention help when the opponents grab Father MON Benedict's match tactics? With Desmond Barritt. From MON February 1993. MON MON 17:30 Know Your Place b018ttwj (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 18:00 The Write Stuff b01bbb6d (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b05n90f1 (Listen) MON Bibi Baskin and Giles Foden MON Broadcaster Bibi Baskin and journalist Giles Foden join MON Sarah LeFanu to talk about favourite paperbacks by Patrick MON McCabe, Paul Muldoon and Eric Newby. From 1999. MON Books discussed: MON The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe MON Publisher : Pan Books MON New Selected Poems by Paul Muldoon MON Publisher : Faber & Faber MON The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby MON Publisher : Picador. MON MON 19:00 Dad's Army b007jsg2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 The Michael Bentine Show b00k9dbv (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 O Lucky Man! b00djtj2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting MON Tales b03xd2kh (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] MON MON 21:15 Loose Ends b05jb86w (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 Just a Minute b055g10q (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 The Brig Society b036vvrg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b05n7gpy (Listen) MON Series 13, Episode 5 MON A satirical review of the week's news chaired by Jeremy MON Hardy, with Bob Mills, Hugo Rifkind, Elis James and Samira MON Ahmed. MON MON 23:45 Elastic Planet b007k2h5 (Listen) MON The Babies MON Cosmic comedy connections. A spoof documentary series that MON stretches the truth, narrated by Oliver Postgate. From May MON 1995. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2015 TUE TUE 00:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jlkw (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvkwh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jxxt (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:45 Book of the Week b00rw7hy (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 The Write Stuff b01bbb6d (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 A Good Read b05n90f1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2kd7 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 O Lucky Man! b00djtj2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Oscar Wilde b007jnn1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting TUE Tales b03xd2kh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:15 Loose Ends b05jb86w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 A Whole New Ball Game b00cfsz9 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Know Your Place b018ttwj (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) TUE Series 3, A Bit of a Grudge TUE Brook and Tully have unfinished business with a dangerous TUE crook. Can he be caught before he flees the country? TUE Starring Ray Brooks as Detective Sergeant Brook and Stephen TUE Garlick as Detective Constable Tully. TUE More tough stories of crime and detection in London written TUE by Robert Barr. TUE Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and TUE Softly Softly. He was also a prize-winning TV producer. TUE Producer: Martin Fisher TUE First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984. TUE TUE 06:30 The Oldest Bible b00dp74r (Listen) TUE Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus, the TUE world's oldest bible, found in 1844 in a monastery in the TUE Sinai Desert. It is soon to become one of the British TUE Library's greatest treasures and accessible to a worldwide TUE audience. Its history is contentious, and its contents TUE controversial. TUE TUE 07:00 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat TUE b00nd0t5 (Listen) TUE The Two Ivans TUE In a sleepy Russian town, a careless insult changes the TUE lives of two neighbours. Stars Griff Rhys Jones. From March TUE 2002. TUE TUE 07:30 Ayres on the Air b03qfzgg (Listen) TUE Series 5, Horses TUE Pam Ayres regales her Radio 4 audience with poems, stories TUE and sketches, this week on a subject close to her heart: TUE Horses. TUE She is joined on stage by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey TUE Whitehead, with Geoffrey playing her long-suffering husband TUE 'Gordon'. TUE This week Pam talks about her first memories of going to the TUE races as a little girl, about the significance of leg TUE positioning in statues of horses, and she shares an TUE intriguing story of being flattered by a stranger's TUE attentions at the Badminton Horse Trials. TUE Poems include: The Racehorse Fred, The Stuffed Horse & TUE Dreaming of Fresh Fields. TUE Sketch writers: James Bugg, Jan Etherington, Grainne TUE McGuire, Andy Wolton and Tom Neenan. TUE Producer: Claire Jones. TUE TUE 08:00 Round the Horne b00j05w6 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 3 TUE Kenneth Horne meets BBC Sound Effects men - and a pantomime TUE horse in 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 b05ncjz0 (Listen) TUE From 18/04/1965 TUE Home wine-making tips from Andy Mann, and poetic tributes to TUE those who watch over us at night. With John Laurie. From TUE April 1965. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b05n7gpy (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Elastic Planet b007k2h5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 Oscar Wilde b007jnnk (Listen) TUE The Picture of Dorian Gray, Episode 2 TUE The aristocrat is living a life of selfish pleasure. But is TUE retribution on the horizon? Stars Ian McDiarmid and Jamie TUE Glover. TUE TUE 11:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting TUE Tales b03xgccg (Listen) TUE On Harting Hill TUE A horrified man thinks he's run over a young girl only to TUE find all is not quite as it seems. Read by Robert Glenister. TUE "The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a TUE collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and TUE introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends TUE and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and TUE each story explores the relationship between landscape and TUE emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are TUE timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to TUE the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the TUE collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the TUE various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms TUE with their destiny. TUE Producer: Celia de Wolff TUE Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions. TUE TUE 11:15 Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross b007596w (Listen) TUE 4 Extra Debut. Back from America, David makes a farcical, TUE poetic rail crossing of England for an unforgettable TUE funeral. Stars Israel Horovitz. TUE TUE 12:00 Round the Horne b00j05w6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show b05ncjz0 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 The Oldest Bible b00dp74r (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn4k (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE After her marriage breaks down, Nadine is fuelled with TUE bitterness towards her ex-husband. Read by Penelope Wilton. TUE TUE 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvn29 (Listen) TUE Sex and the City TUE Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues TUE his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William TUE Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean TUE playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing TUE 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 12. SEX & THE CITY - A delicate glass goblet TUE reveals the twin seductions of Venice: its sought after TUE luxuries and its equally sought after lecherous women. TUE Producer: Paul Kobrak. TUE TUE 14:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jxz2 (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE During the long summer break from school, Meena is desperate TUE to be accepted by her peers. Meera Syal reads her own novel. TUE TUE 14:45 Book of the Week b00rzlth (Listen) TUE Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort, Episode 2 TUE 2/5 TUE The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers read by Jack Klaff. TUE Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions. The TUE author tells the story of his parents fight to stay on their TUE backpacker lodge in Zimbabwe despite the political upheaval TUE of the last decade. TUE Returning home for a visit, Douglas discovers that though TUE the tourists have long gone, 'Drifters' has acquired a new TUE set of customers. TUE TUE 15:00 Oscar Wilde b007jnnk (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05ndg4w (Listen) TUE Mary Berry's Simnel Cake, The Simpsons and Maths, and A TUE Monster Calls TUE Mel Giedroyc has the next episode of the fun and TUE adrenalin-fuelled family quiz Keep It in the Family with TUE Fred MacAulay, and Mary Berry shares her Simnel cake recipe TUE for Easter. TUE TUE 17:00 Stilgoe's Around b00ty334 (Listen) TUE From 09/04/1984 TUE Laughs and jigs aplenty from Richard Stilgoe at the Boat TUE Show. With Sheila Steafel and Charles Collingwood. From TUE April 1984. TUE TUE 17:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat TUE b00nd0t5 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Hidden Treasures b05ndg4y (Listen) TUE Syon House TUE The antiques quiz visits the Syon House, London. With Lars TUE Tharp, John Bly and Jane Hay. From May 1998. TUE TUE 18:30 Frankly Speaking b05ndh2t (Listen) TUE Evelyn Waugh TUE Brideshead Revisited author Evelyn Waugh is grilled about TUE his life and career by Charles Wilmot, Jack Davies and TUE Stephen Black TUE Regarded as one of the most brilliant novelists of his day, TUE Waugh loathed the BBC. His grandson Alexander believes that TUE this interview, along with a cocktail of sleeping draughts, TUE helped to send him "rather mad". The author later turned his TUE experience on Frankly Speaking into a scene in his novel TUE 'The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold' with Stephen Black becoming TUE the character Angel who haunts Pinfold in his TUE hallucinations. TUE Launched in 1952 on the BBC Home Service, Frankly Speaking TUE was a novel, ground breaking series. Unrehearsed and TUE unscripted, the traditional interviewee/interviewer pairing TUE was initially jettisoned for three interviewers firing TUE direct questions - straight to the point. TUE Early critics described it as 'unkempt', 'an inquisition' TUE and described the guest as prey being cornered, quarry being TUE pursued - with calls to axe the unscripted interview. But TUE the format won out and eventually won over its detractors. TUE Unknown or very inexperienced broadcasters were employed as TUE interviewers, notably John Freeman, John Betjeman, Malcolm TUE Muggeridge, Harold Hobson, Penelope Mortimer, Elizabeth TUE Beresford and Katherine Whitehorn. TUE Only about 40 of the original 100 programmes survive. TUE First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1953. TUE TUE 19:00 Round the Horne b00j05w6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show b05ncjz0 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 The Oldest Bible b00dp74r (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting TUE Tales b03xgccg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] TUE TUE 21:15 Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross b007596w (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Ayres on the Air b03qfzgg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars b00j0h9n (Listen) TUE Series 2, Sandi Toksvig TUE Marcus Brigstocke gets Sandi Toksvig to try some new TUE experiences, seeing the world from a whole new level. From TUE March 2009. TUE TUE 23:00 Strangers on Trains b00db0x3 (Listen) TUE Episode 3 TUE Nat Segnit is on a quest to venture inside travellers' minds TUE with tales of doomed dates. With Stewart Wright. From TUE September 2008. TUE TUE 23:15 Ivor Cutler - A Wet Handle b00cmjvc (Listen) TUE Episode 3 TUE Ivor Cutler and friends present poems and songs, including TUE runaway teaspoons and the spelling of 'marmalade'. From June TUE 1997. TUE TUE 23:30 Vent b00tp80h (Listen) TUE Series 2, Mary's Girl Child TUE Comatose Ben celebrates Christmas, as the nativity plays out TUE in his unconscious mind. Stars Neil Pearson. From September TUE 2007. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015 WED WED 00:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn4k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvn29 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jxz2 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:45 Book of the Week b00rzlth (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Hidden Treasures b05ndg4y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 Frankly Speaking b05ndh2t (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s316s (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 The Oldest Bible b00dp74r (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Oscar Wilde b007jnnk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting WED Tales b03xgccg (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:15 Israel Horovitz - Stations of the Cross b007596w (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 Stilgoe's Around b00ty334 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 Nikolai Gogol - Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat WED b00nd0t5 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2xl6 (Listen) WED Series 3, Lost Without a Trace WED Brook and Tully must sound out their snouts to try and WED recapture £200,000 of stolen electrical goods. WED Starring Ray Brooks as Detective Sergeant Brook and Stephen WED Garlick as Detective Constable Tully. WED More tough stories of crime and detection in London written WED by Robert Barr. WED Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and WED Softly Softly. He was also a prize-winning TV producer. WED Producer: Martin Fisher WED First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984. WED WED 06:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kp9jy (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED Terence Curran goes behind the scenes to experience the WED recording process as different classical performers prepare WED for the studio. Among them is the pianist Kathryn Stott. WED There are also interviews with notable performers including WED Emma Johnson and Stephen Hough, producers and record company WED executives who discuss the little-known psychological WED aspects behind making a classical recording. WED Terence explores how performers cope with the demands of WED making their first recording. WED WED 07:00 London Calling b05ndzw7 (Listen) WED In the Beginning WED Back to the BBC's early wireless days of 1922. WED The microphone jammed if a speaker talked too loudly, the WED letters of praise and complaint flooded in, and then a new WED Director-General, John Brown, came to take over the British WED Broadcasting Company. WED Written by Jimmy Perry, the man behind Dad's Army and WED Hi-De-Hi. WED Starring Graham Crowden as John Brown, Jimmy Perry as WED Colonel Beecham, Roy Hudd as Fred "Keep 'em Laughing" Hicks, WED Bill Pertwee as Sergeant Lucas, Jeffrey Holland as Roger WED Eccles and Joann Munro as Miss Nightingale WED Producer: Jo Clegg. WED First broadcast nightly on BBC Radio 2 in September 1994. WED WED 07:30 Chain Reaction b055gcbk (Listen) WED Series 10, Olivia Colman talks to Sharon Horgan 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 fifth episode of the series star of Broadchurch, WED Twenty Twelve and Peep Show Olivia Colman, talks to creator, WED writer and star of BBC's BAFTA nominated sitcom Pulling, and WED winner of the British Comedy Award for best actress, Sharon WED Horgan. WED Producer ... Charlie Perkins. WED WED 08:00 The Navy Lark b00zw33y (Listen) WED Pertwee Posted to Portsmouth WED The Chief Petty Officer makes waves with his request to join WED Captain Povey's staff. Stars Leslie Phillips. From February WED 1960. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00b02bc (Listen) WED Series 4, Episode 8 WED Hovercrafts, ferrets and the three-toed sloth. Sketches and WED songs with John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From November 1966. WED WED 09:00 Trivia Test Match b007js6n (Listen) WED From 10/09/1991 WED Brian Johnston umpires, as Willie Rushton and William WED Franklyn battle Tim Rice and Bernard Cribbins. From WED September 1991. WED WED 09:30 Edgar Wallace - Educated Evans b03yzlyf (Listen) WED A Judge of Racing WED Can the 1920s tipster help a friend in trouble and acquire WED valuable information along the way? Stars Roy Hudd and WED Andrew Sachs. From August 1996. WED WED 10:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans WED b007jljv (Listen) WED Episode 1 WED The daughters of Colonel Munro are led into danger by Magua, WED a vengeful Huron. Hawkeye and the Mohicans come to the WED rescue. Epic adventure starring Michael Feast. WED WED 11:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting WED Tales b03xgjdf (Listen) WED Red Letter Day WED A grief-stricken mother goes on a journey in search of WED peace. Read by Claire Skinner. WED "The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a WED collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and WED introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends WED and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and WED each story explores the relationship between landscape and WED emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are WED timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to WED the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the WED collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the WED various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms WED with their destiny. WED Producer: Celia de Wolff WED Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions. WED WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama b01cw5n6 (Listen) WED The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer WED Glasgow 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington represents the WED ambiguities of Scottish society since the Union. He detests WED the corruption of Glasgow's merchants, but can't resist WED being bought off by them; he dreams of Scottish WED independence, but is too canny to mention it. And there's a WED wake-up call to a city whose history has always been more WED rich, varied and morally ambiguous than the dominant WED narrative of victimhood allows. WED Dalmellington ..... Ian McDiarmid WED Directed by Jeremy Mortimer WED Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow in 1953. 'A Wholly Healthy WED Glasgow' , and his John Whiting award-winning play, American WED Bagpipes, both premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in WED Manchester, and were later seen at The Royal Court in WED London. Recent plays include' Love Freaks' (a new take of WED Double Inconstancy) and 'Sauciehall Street'. WED WED 12:00 The Navy Lark b00zw33y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00b02bc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2xl6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kp9jy (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn4y (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Josie wants to be the perfect stepmother for her partner's WED children. Read by Penelope Wilton. WED WED 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvrxk (Listen) WED From London to Marrakech WED Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues WED his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William WED Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean WED playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing WED 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 13. FROM LONDON TO MARRAKECH - Sunken gold from WED West Africa sheds light on the complex relationship WED Elizabethan England had with the Moors of the Mediterranean. WED Producer: Paul Kobrak. WED WED 14:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy0b (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Twelve-year-old Meena faces racial abuse and is shocked to WED learn a piece of major family news. Meera Syal reads her own WED novel. WED WED 14:45 Book of the Week b00rzlt5 (Listen) WED Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort, Episode 3 WED 3/5 WED The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers read by Jack Klaff. WED Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions. The WED author tells the story of his parents fight to stay on their WED backpacker lodge in Zimbabwe despite the political upheaval WED of the last decade. WED Despite having tried to avoid the senior government minister WED in his area for years, Douglas's father now needs to see him WED badly and is introduced to a soldier who, he is told, can WED help. WED WED 15:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans WED b007jljv (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05nf4t3 (Listen) WED Keep It in the Family, Giles Andreae and Tolkien Reading Day WED Mel Giedroyc with the room that gave birth to Tolkein's WED Middle Earth, the Inheritance Tracks of author Giles Andreae WED and David Hayman reads A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness. WED WED 17:00 Flying the Flag b007jx8y (Listen) WED Series 1, Here in the Western World WED The British ambassador tackles arms limitation negotiations WED with some verbal gymnastics. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From May WED 1987. WED WED 17:30 London Calling b05ndzw7 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 18:00 Trivia Test Match b007js6n (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076kp9 (Listen) WED Hitching WED Where are all the hitchers? Matthew Parris, Dominic WED Arkwright, Decca Aitkenhead and Benedict Allen thumb a lift. WED From March 2004. WED WED 19:00 The Navy Lark b00zw33y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00b02bc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2xl6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kp9jy (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting WED Tales b03xgjdf (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] WED WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama b01cw5n6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Chain Reaction b055gcbk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! b00dgjl0 (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 6 WED The showbiz legend gives a lecture to impress the Egyptology WED Society, but there's a strict dress code. Stars Steve WED Delaney. WED WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b05p2fsz (Listen) WED From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club WED has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats to Jessica WED Fostekew. WED WED 23:00 The Maltby Collection b00mbbkh (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 2 WED A hard decision gets harder thanks to 'favours' being WED offered. Starring Geoffrey Palmer and Julian Rhind-Tutt. WED From August 2009. WED WED 23:30 The Iguanodon b0075cbr (Listen) WED Away and Slightly to the Left WED Marooned in a lighthouse, Sam finds his troubles just WED starting. With Bernard Cribbins and Sally Phillips. From WED November 1997. WED WED THU THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2015 THU THU 00:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn4y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvrxk (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy0b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:45 Book of the Week b00rzlt5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 Trivia Test Match b007js6n (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Off the Page b0076kp9 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s2xl6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kp9jy (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans THU b007jljv (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting THU Tales b03xgjdf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:15 Afternoon Drama b01cw5n6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 Flying the Flag b007jx8y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 London Calling b05ndzw7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5gng (Listen) THU Series 3, The Sell Out THU Tully and his boss learn you can't always believe what THU people tell you, and you can't always win. THU Starring Ray Brooks as Detective Sergeant Brook, Stephen THU Garlick as Detective Constable Tully and Stephen Yardley as THU Chief Inspector Roach. THU More tough stories of crime and detection in London written THU by Robert Barr. THU Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and THU Softly Softly. He was also a prize-winning TV producer. THU Producer: Martin Fisher THU First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984. THU THU 06:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kt8r5 (Listen) THU Episode 2 THU Terence Curran goes behind the scenes to experience the THU recording process as different classical performers prepare THU for the studio. Among them is pianist Kathryn Stott. There THU are also interviews with notable performers including Emma THU Johnson and Stephen Hough, producers and record company THU executives who discuss the little-known psychological THU aspects behind making a classical recording. THU Terence explores how more seasoned performers approach THU recording and also looks at how decisions are reached in THU chamber groups. Which member of a quartet decides the best THU 'take', and what happens if no one can agree? THU THU 07:00 Potting On b00kmn18 (Listen) THU Stones THU Garden centre owners Pam and Gordon argue over how to grow THU old. Stars Pam Ayres and Geoffrey Whitehead. From February THU 2008. THU THU 07:30 Alex Edelman: Millennial b055jpnw (Listen) THU Alex Edelman, the 25 year-old Bostonian Native and Winner of THU the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the 2014 Edinburgh THU Comedy Festival, presents a special half-hour version of his THU award winning show about the much misunderstood and THU ridiculed "Millennial" generation, and how he's used his THU smart-arse wit to bite back. THU THU 08:00 Brothers in Law b05nhvmw (Listen) THU Series 1, With Use of Bath THU Barrister Roger Thursby is caught between a landlord and his THU tenant. THU Starring Richard Briers as Roger Thursby, Richard Waring as THU Henry Blagrove and Ann Davies as Sally Mannering. THU With guest star Deryck Guyler as Butler 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 August 1970. THU THU 08:30 Not in Front of the Children b05nhvwk (Listen) THU Series 1, Sweet Memories THU When Henry boasts of his Casanova exploits to his children, THU Jennifer feels she has to invent an old beau for herself - THU with disastrous results. THU Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer Corner, Francis Matthews as THU Henry Corner and Charlotte Mitchell as Mary. 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 November 1969. THU THU 09:00 It's Your Round b019f6kd (Listen) THU Series 2, Episode 4 THU Four more panellists attempt to beat each other at their own THU games, with host, Angus Deayton. THU The rounds this episode include: THU Will Smith's "Jersey Quiz", all about the weird and THU wonderful world of his Channel Island birthplace. THU Australian actress and comedian, Celia Pacquola's "Now THU That's Charity!" in which panellists must all pitch a THU charity which they would use to acquire enough funds to THU eradicate their personal bĂȘtes noires, like men in THU flip-flops, Jennifer Aniston films, or people who constantly THU check their phones. THU Jason Solomon's "Tagline Tease" in which panellists have to THU guess the tagline to a particular film. THU Andrew Maxwell's "Boarder, boarder, boarder or boarder"... THU in which panellists are given a slang term and they have to THU guess whether it's from the world of snowboarding, THU surfboarding, clapper-boarding or boarding school. THU Producer: Sam Michell. THU Credits THU Presenter: Angus Deayton THU Panellist: Will Smith THU Panellist: Celia Pacquola THU Panellist: Jason Solomons THU Panellist: Andrew Maxwell THU Producer: Sam Michell THU THU 09:30 The Sit Crom b00lvmwp (Listen) THU The Secret Knocke THU Spies and sinful vegetables at Firebasket Hall. Civil War THU comedy with Joss Ackland and Miriam Margolyes. From October THU 1990. THU THU 10:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans THU b007jpng (Listen) THU Episode 2 THU As the brutal war rages, Huron chief Magua captures Colonel THU Munro's daughters. Stars Alfredo Michelsen and Russell THU Dixon. THU THU 11:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting THU Tales b03xgpv4 (Listen) THU The House on the Hill THU A young woman's life is protected by the haunting walls of a THU house within a house. Read by Lily James. THU "The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a THU collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and THU introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends THU and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and THU each story explores the relationship between landscape and THU emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are THU timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to THU the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the THU collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the THU various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms THU with their destiny. THU Producer: Celia de Wolff THU Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions. THU THU 11:15 Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise b007m6tg (Listen) THU With her creative writing course threatened, Marjorie is THU glad when Harry arrives to shake things up. Stars Heather THU Stoney. THU THU 12:00 Brothers in Law b05nhvmw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Not in Front of the Children b05nhvwk (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5gng (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kt8r5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn5f (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Bitter Nadine struggles with her unexpected new life as a THU single mum in a story about adjusting to life with a THU step-family. Read by Penelope Wilton. THU THU 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvthw (Listen) THU Disguise and Deception THU Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues THU his object-based history. Taking artefacts from William THU Shakespeare's time, he explores how Elizabethan and Jacobean THU playgoers made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing THU 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 14. DISGUISE & DECEPTION - Deception and religion, THU cross-dressing and travelling salesmen are all unpacked via THU a pedlar's trunk. THU Producer: Paul Kobrak. THU THU 14:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy1l (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU It's a busy time for Meena with Diwali, the fair coming to THU town and the arrival of an ambulance. Meera Syal reads her THU own novel. THU THU 14:45 Book of the Week b00rzlt7 (Listen) THU Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort, Episode 4 THU 4/5 THU The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers, read by Jack Klaff. THU Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions. The THU author tells the story of his parents fight to stay on their THU backpacker lodge in Zimbabwe despite the political upheaval THU of the last decade. THU A new manager has taken over at 'Drifters,' and to the THU owners' amazement the clientele changes once more. THU THU 15:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans THU b007jpng (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05nhzjj (Listen) THU A Monster Calls, Bjork on the Moomins and a Message in a THU Bottle THU Mel Giedroyc has the next episode of quiz master Fred THU MacAulay's Keep It in the Family, Bjork hears the Moomins, THU and how a message in a bottle led to a couple falling in THU love. THU THU 17:00 Anything Legal b0081qyq (Listen) THU Episode 1 THU Two laid-off city gents keep their secret. Wally K Daly's THU series stars Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles. From THU November 1984. THU THU 17:30 Potting On b00kmn18 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 It's Your Round b019f6kd (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076hth (Listen) THU Tommy Cooper THU Writer and broadcaster Clement Freud chooses comedian Tommy THU Cooper. With Humphrey Carpenter. From November 2003. THU THU 19:00 Brothers in Law b05nhvmw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Not in Front of the Children b05nhvwk (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5gng (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kt8r5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting THU Tales b03xgpv4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] THU THU 21:15 Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise b007m6tg (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Alex Edelman: Millennial b055jpnw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Newsjack b05nj0yg (Listen) THU Series 12, Episode 5 THU Made for 4 Extra. This week's stories bashed, mashed and THU moulded into sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the THU public. Trying to make sense of it all is our host, Nish THU Kumar. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b05p2fvd (Listen) THU From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club THU has two hours of comedy. Plus Jon Holmes chats again to THU Jessica Fostekew. THU THU 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen b016ljx7 (Listen) THU Series 1, January 1st to 5th THU Each episode of In And Out Of The Kitchen comprises the THU entries from the kitchen diary of cookery writer, Damien THU Trench. In a mixture of narrative, dialogue and recipes, THU Damien unflinchingly captures every angle of his day-to-day THU life, "no matter how grizzly or, indeed, how gristly". THU This first episode finds Damien and his partner, Anthony, THU deciding on their New Year's Resolutions. They start by THU finally making up their minds to commit to each THU other...namely, by signing up a builder, Mr Mullaney (played THU by Brandan Dempsey) to install a new kitchen which Damien THU hopes will eventually become the food and preparation space THU that he's always dreamed of. THU On top of all this, Anthony decides to get fit and Damien THU decides to do a radio programme about the French bean. But THU not everything goes according to plan... THU The programme also features Damien's easy-to-follow recipes: THU for a "Super Simple" Roast Beef, cooking your own pasta, and THU "Marvellously Moist Muffins". THU Cast: THU Miles Jupp as Damien Trench THU Justin Edwards as Anthony THU with THU Selina Cadell as Damien's mother THU Brendan Dempsey as Mr Mullaney THU Philip Fox as Ian Frobisher THU and THU Alex Tregear as the Researcher THU Producer: Sam Michell. THU THU 23:30 Hut 33 b00m0ld0 (Listen) THU Series 1, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? THU The Bletchley Park codebreakers grapple with the THU complexities of religion. Stars Robert Bathurst. From July THU 2007. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015 FRI FRI 00:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn5f (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvthw (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy1l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:45 Book of the Week b00rzlt7 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 It's Your Round b019f6kd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 Great Lives b0076hth (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5gng (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 Performing to the Red Light b00kt8r5 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans FRI b007jpng (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting FRI Tales b03xgpv4 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 04:15 Dave Sheasby - Showing Promise b007m6tg (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:00 Anything Legal b0081qyq (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 05:30 Potting On b00kmn18 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 06:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5l3b (Listen) FRI Series 3, Murder of a Shy Girl FRI Reclusive Joan is found dead, but Brook and Tully wonder how FRI solitary her life really was. FRI Starring Ray Brooks as Detective Sergeant Brook, Stephen FRI Garlick as Detective Constable Tully and Stephen Yardley as FRI Chief Inspector Roach. FRI More tough stories of crime and detection in London written FRI by Robert Barr. FRI Robert Barr also wrote TV scripts for the BBC's Z Cars and FRI Softly Softly. He was also a prize-winning TV producer. FRI Producer: Martin Fisher FRI First broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 2 in July 1984. FRI FRI 06:30 The Bond Correspondence b00bfczy (Listen) FRI Lucy Fleming embarks upon a quest to discover more about her FRI mysterious uncle Ian, creator of James Bond. Roger Moore is FRI the voice of Ian Fleming. FRI FRI 07:00 Rent b007522v (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 1 FRI The new baby needs a name and Richard does not want to FRI reveal one of his. Stars Barbara Flynn and Patrick Barlow. FRI From January 1997. FRI FRI 07:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01mx27b (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 3 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 a sketch about messengers, a sketch about the FRI history of alchemy and a sketch... Sketch? "Sketch"? Sorry, FRI you know when you repeat a word so often it starts to go FRI weird? "Sketch". Sketch! Ssssssketch. That's got it, better FRI now. Anyway, there's a sketch about that. 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 b00t1bnk (Listen) FRI Hancock's Hair FRI Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison FRI James. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From January 1956. FRI FRI 08:30 The Men From the Ministry b011vmdc (Listen) FRI Just the Ticket FRI The Ministry for General Assistance organizes a national FRI lottery. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From FRI September 1971. FRI FRI 09:00 The Museum of Curiosity b016w83r (Listen) FRI Series 4, Enfield, West, Green FRI Harry Enfield is a comedian and sketch character actor whose FRI creations have made a permanent mark on the nation's psyche FRI and whose catchphrases have echoed around playgrounds and FRI building sites for decades. His monstrous creations include FRI the iconic 80s character Loadsamoney, Stavros the Kebab Shop FRI Owner and Tory Boy. Harry had a bit of a punkish image as a FRI youth, but in fact he's quite posh. So posh that Virginia FRI Woolf once famously referred to his grandparents in a FRI notorious letter to Lytton Strachey. To find out what it was FRI she said about them, either listen in or you could always FRI Google it yourself. FRI Lucie Green is a solar researcher based at the Mullard Space FRI Science Laboratory, University College London's Department FRI of Space and Climate Physics, a Bletchley-like stately pile FRI tucked away in the Surrey countryside that houses 150 of FRI Britain's top space scientists. She studies activity in the FRI atmosphere of the Sun. She takes a strong interest in FRI science education, and in 2009 was awarded the Royal FRI Society's Kohn award for Excellence in Engaging the Public FRI with Science. FRI Admiral Alan William John West, Baron West of Spithead GCB FRI DSC PC once ran the entire Royal Navy. From June 2007 to May FRI 2010, he was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the FRI British Home Office with responsibility for Security and a FRI Security Advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Prior to FRI his ministerial appointment, he was First Sea Lord, the FRI professional head of the Royal Navy, from 2002 to 2006. He FRI has served aboard 14 ships, and in his first post as a FRI captain, was the last to abandon ship as his vessel had been FRI attacked by the Argentine Air Force during the Falklands FRI war. As Head of Military Intelligence, he once had the FRI honour of using a desk that played a unique role in history. FRI FRI 09:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! b00753kj (Listen) FRI Episode 1 FRI In 1946, Edward J Mason wrote the first episode of Dick FRI Barton - Special Agent. The BBC Light Programme's hugely FRI popular serial followed the adventures of the ex-Commando FRI and his mates Jock Anderson and Snowy White. Despite facing FRI a series of never-ending cliff-hangers at the hands of FRI dastardly villains, our hero always triumphed. "With one FRI bound Dick was free!". FRI Half a century later, Edward J's son Lol created Richard FRI Barton, son of Dick, in an affectionate homage to one of BBC FRI Radio's most enduring heroes. FRI When Richard's dad arrives to convalesce after an operation FRI and to start work on his memoirs, strange parallels begin to FRI emerge between past and present, between Dick's old FRI adventures and events in his son's village. FRI Starring Robert Bathurst as Richard Barton, Moray Watson as FRI Old Dick Barton, Iain Cuthbertson as Jock, Julian Dutton as FRI Young Dick Barton and Sally Phillips as Sally Barton FRI Producer: Jo Clegg FRI First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1997. FRI FRI 10:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life b05n7tp5 (Listen) FRI 4 Extra Debut. Married 40 years, Dot tries to make Arthur FRI fully appreciate her and show extra affection. Stars Brenda FRI Bruce and Norman Bird. FRI FRI 11:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting FRI Tales b03xh0ft (Listen) FRI The Revenant FRI An old man's guilt will haunt him and not release him until FRI the truth is told. Read by Charlotte Emmerson. FRI "The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a FRI collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and FRI introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends FRI and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and FRI each story explores the relationship between landscape and FRI emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are FRI timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to FRI the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the FRI collection that exemplify the redemption experienced by the FRI various grief stricken men and women as they come to terms FRI with their destiny. FRI Producer: Celia de Wolff FRI Made for 4 Extra by Pier Productions. FRI FRI 11:15 Frances Byrnes - An Unchoreographed World b01pr7s5 (Listen) FRI Dancer Margot Fonteyn and her lover are trapped in Holland FRI during the German invasion of May 1940. Stars Sophie FRI Jerrold. FRI Credits FRI Producer: Mark Smalley FRI FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b00t1bnk (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Men From the Ministry b011vmdc (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5l3b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 The Bond Correspondence b00bfczy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Joanna Trollope - Other People's Children b007jn5v (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Tom plans a third marriage to Elizabeth, but how will they FRI cope with his possessive daughter? Read by Penelope Wilton. FRI FRI 14:15 Shakespeare's Restless World b01gvwxr (Listen) FRI The Flag That Failed FRI Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, continues FRI his 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 15. THE FLAG THAT FAILED - The problems in uniting FRI Scotland and England and in creating a Great Britain are FRI encapsulated in a set of designs for a common flag. FRI Producer: Paul Kobrak. FRI FRI 14:30 Meera Syal - Anita and Me b007jy30 (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Twelve-year-old Meena's mother finally gives birth, and she FRI decides to form a gang with Anita. Meera Syal reads her own FRI novel. FRI FRI 14:45 Book of the Week b00rzlt9 (Listen) FRI Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort, Episode 5 FRI 5/5 FRI The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers, read by Jack Klaff. FRI Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions. The FRI author tells the story of his parents fight to stay on their FRI backpacker lodge in Zimbabwe despite the political upheaval FRI of the last decade. FRI The day that Douglas's parents have been dreading finally FRI arrives. FRI FRI 15:00 Graham Swannell - Kiss of Life b05n7tp5 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 The 4 O'Clock Show b05n7ygc (Listen) FRI A Monster Calls and Philip Ardagh on Sherlock Holmes FRI Mel Giedroyc presents Patrick Ness's moving story A Monster FRI Calls, read by David Hayman. Plus Philip Ardagh investigates FRI Sherlock Holmes, and the last Keep It in the Family. FRI FRI 17:00 Beachcomber... By the Way b0084hyx (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 5 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 Rent b007522v (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 18:00 The Museum of Curiosity b016w83r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Books b01394vt (Listen) FRI Series 2, Val McDermid FRI 8/8 Val McDermid is the author of 22 best selling novels. FRI Growing up in Kirkcaldy she was accepted to read English at FRI St Hilda's College Oxford when she was only 17. FRI Realising that she wasn't suited to a nine to five job Val FRI became a journalist and after training in Devon she worked FRI on national newspapers in Glasgow and Manchester. FRI Following the success of her book Report for Murder FRI published in 1987 Val was able to give up the day job and FRI concentrate on writing. Her latest book, Trick of the Dark FRI was published in paperback earlier this year. FRI Val picks the following 5 titles and tells Stuart Cosgrove FRI why they are significant books in her life. FRI 1: TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson FRI 2: THE COLLECTED POEMS by Norman MacCaig FRI 3: THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie FRI 4: SEXUAL POLITICS by Kate Millett FRI 5: INDEMNITY ONLY by Sara Paretsky. FRI FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b00t1bnk (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Men From the Ministry b011vmdc (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Robert Barr - Detective b01s5l3b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 The Bond Correspondence b00bfczy (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Kate Mosse - The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting FRI Tales b03xh0ft (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] FRI FRI 21:15 Frances Byrnes - An Unchoreographed World b01pr7s5 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b01mx27b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Sarah Millican's Support Group b010twf6 (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI Award winning comedian Sarah Millican is back for a second FRI series playing Sarah, modern day agony aunt dishing out real FRI advice for real people. FRI Solving the nations problems with her Support Group, she FRI wants you to live life to the upmost, and she's got tons of FRI ideas of how to help. Together with her team of experts of FRI the heart - man of the people local cabbie Terry, and self FRI qualified counsellor Marion, Sarah tackles the nation's FRI problems head on and has a solution for everything. FRI This week the team tackle two problems - "My partner is too FRI controlling - a fight for the television remote" and "I'm a FRI non drinker with no friends - should I just buy a cat?" FRI Sarah Millican Sarah FRI Ruth Bratt Marion FRI Simon Day Terry FRI Diane Morgan Linda FRI Will Smith Matthew. FRI FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b05p6v1v (Listen) FRI From 10pm to midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club FRI has two hours of comedy. Plus Arthur Smith chats to Doc FRI Brown. FRI FRI 23:00 The Consultants b007k32d (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 1 FRI Chesney fixes the alphabet, which has a leaky 'e'. Cerebral FRI sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From FRI December 2004. FRI FRI 23:30 Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing b01cws2l (Listen) FRI Series 1, About Work FRI Tell Nathan Caton Nothing tells the story of young, FRI up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who becomes the first FRI in his family to graduate from University - only to opt for FRI a career in comedy - much to his family's frustration. They FRI want him to get a 'proper job' using his architecture FRI 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 against their wishes. The series is FRI a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with fictionalised FRI scenes from his family life. FRI In Episode Three; Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing About FRI Work, Nathan is persuaded to work at his Dad's office. FRI Cast FRI Nathan ..... Nathan Caton FRI Grandma ..... Mona Hammond FRI Mum ..... Adjoa Andoh FRI Dad ..... Curtis Walker FRI Mr Brimson ..... Don Gilet FRI Paul ..... Ola FRI Lingerie Customer / Boss ..... Chizzy Akudolu 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 b01b1jwx (Listen) FRI Tina C's Global Depression Tour, Australia 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. FRI This week she goes down under. FRI Tina C...Christopher Green FRI With Andrew Cornell, Victoria Inez Hardy and James Lailey FRI Musical arrangements by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Christopher FRI Green FRI Director Jeremy Mortimer. FRI