01 May, 2015

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 02/05/2015 - 08/05/2015

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SAT SATURDAY 02 MAY 2015 SAT SAT 00:00 John Pilkington - Dead Man's Button b05s925z (Listen) SAT 4 Extra Debut. Big Alby refuses to leave the cab of his SAT tower crane, two hundred feet up. Can Hector really get him SAT down? Starring Tony Selby. SAT SAT 00:30 My Life in Five Songs b00zm525 (Listen) SAT Series 3, Mary Black SAT Mary Black enjoys a successful career as a singer of both SAT Irish and contemporary songs. SAT Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the SAT business she has recorded numerous albums and has received SAT many international awards. SAT Recalling the influence singers like Billie Holiday had on SAT her decision to become a singer, Mary also tells Phil SAT Cunningham about her days on the road with the legendary SAT Irish folk group De Dannan. SAT Picking her 5 tracks Mary also introduces Phil to one of the SAT new young Irish singers she admires and has high hopes for. SAT Opening with Mary singing Summer Sent You she goes on to SAT pick these five songs: SAT 1: Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child. SAT 2: Sandy Denny with Fairport Convention - Crazy Man Michael. SAT 3: Joni Mitchell - A case of You from the Blue album. SAT 4: De Dannan - Jimmy Byrne's and Dinkies Reel from the album SAT Anthem. SAT 5: Wallis Bird - To My Bones. SAT SAT 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green b016r51t (Listen) SAT Series 2, Give a Dog a Good Name SAT PC George Dixon helps the newly promoted DI Andy Crawford SAT trap a particularly vicious criminal, a man with an achilles SAT heel in the shape of a small dog called Shirley. SAT Radio revival of TV's famous copper starring David Calder as SAT George Dixon, Hamish Clark as Andy Crawford and Christian SAT Rodska as DI Cherry. SAT Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised for radio by Sue Rodwell. SAT Producer/Director: Viv Beeby. SAT SAT 01:30 The Carl Rosa Opera b00v71w6 (Listen) SAT When the German born Karl Rose launched his opera company in SAT 1873 at the Princess' Theatre London, he had no intention of SAT becoming a musical institution running for over a hundred SAT years. A concert violinist, his original motivation was to SAT provide a platform for his wife, the wonderfully named SAT singer Euphrosyne Parepa, but on her premature death he SAT decided to continue his operatic ambitions. Changing his SAT name to Carl Rosa he set about bringing opera to British SAT audiences in English. And rather than rely on a London SAT season he wanted to take his company, full orchestra, SAT chorus, sceneary and soloists on the road. SAT Keel Watson tells the story of Rosa's success, including the SAT British Premier of Puccini's La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, SAT the former in Manchester. He finds out about the years after SAT Rosa's death and between the wars when the company had its SAT own train at Liverpool Street station and sometimes had SAT three groups on the road at the same time. The tradition, SAT established by Rosa himself, of commissioning new work by SAT British composers, of using local singers and of providing SAT full scale productions complete with elaborate scenery and SAT effects was also maintained, and with Dame Eva Turner, they SAT produced a genuine operatic superstar. SAT But after the second world war keeping the company going SAT proved increasingly difficult. SAT Keel hears from the singer Joseph Ward who actually toured SAT with them in the 1950's until the final performance in SAT Nottingham in 1956. He also talks to Kenneth Rear, one of SAT the many people introduced to opera by the Rosa's annual SAT visits, in his case to the Lyceum Theatre Shefffield, and to SAT Peter Malloy who runs the much smaller scale Carl Rosa SAT company of today. SAT Keel address the challenges that Rosa faced and many opera SAT enthusiasts still face today, of bringing opera to audiences SAT outside the major Metropolitan centres in a form which SAT doesn't undermine its natural scale and spectacle. SAT Producer: Tom Alban. SAT SAT 02:00 Book at Bedtime b00snq90 (Listen) SAT Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 5 SAT In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men SAT and women at work, and illicit love. Today, Bella regrets SAT sending an accusatory email, and Stella crosses the line. SAT The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a SAT witty and sharply observed exploration of today's SAT contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions SAT run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of SAT her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. SAT Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was SAT forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to SAT make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a SAT global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a SAT way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, SAT new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and SAT Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on SAT obsessive and destructive affairs. SAT Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway SAT where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical SAT "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. SAT Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently SAT appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television SAT in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". SAT Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management SAT columnist. She lives in London is is married with four SAT children. SAT Abridged by Sally Marmion SAT Producer Elizabeth Allard. SAT SAT 02:15 On Your Bike b00yhxbw (Listen) SAT Rennaisance SAT The mountain bike arrives from California and coincides with SAT a new fashion for fitness and concerns for the environment. SAT Bikes are back in fashion for work and pleasure SAT Presenter: Martin Ellis SAT Producer: Simon Evans SAT A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4. SAT SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama b00thxct (Listen) SAT Rosamond Lehmann - Dusty Answer, Episode 5 SAT Rosamund Lehmann's first novel Dusty Answer records the SAT education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic SAT father and socialite mother. Judith grew up in the seclusion SAT of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house SAT next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family SAT whose children - cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin SAT drift in and out of her life. SAT Part Five. Whilst travelling in France with her mother, SAT Judith meets up with Julian. They enjoy the French heat SAT together until his sudden departure. Jennifer steps back SAT into her life.. SAT DUSTY ANSWER by Rosamund Lehmann dramatised by Lavinia SAT Greenlaw SAT Narrator ...................................Julia Hills SAT Judith......................................Rosina Carbone SAT Julian.......................................Tom Ferguson SAT Jennifer ...................................Annabel Scholey SAT Mamma ...................................Melissa Jane Sinden SAT Directed by Susan Roberts. SAT SAT 02:45 Book of the Week b00sbmjw (Listen) SAT Jenny Uglow - A Gambling Man: Charles II and the SAT Restoration, Episode 5 SAT After The Great Fire of London in 1666, rebuilding work SAT began with a vengeance. But elsewhere, all is not well and SAT Charles is about to take the biggest gamble of his life. SAT Written by Jenny Uglow SAT Read by Michael Maloney SAT Abridged by Libby Spurrier SAT Producer: Joanna Green SAT A Pier production for BBC Radio 4. SAT SAT 03:00 John Buchan - Greenmantle b00tkyn4 (Listen) SAT January 1916 SAT Agent Richard Hannay reaches Constantinople, but is he in SAT time to defeat the German's sinister war plans? Stars David SAT Robb. SAT SAT 04:00 All the Way From Memphis b00jj529 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 5 SAT James Walton's pop music history quiz with Tracey MacLeod, SAT Andrew Collins, David Hepworth and Carol Decker. From SAT January 2005. SAT SAT 04:30 Richard Barton: General Practitioner! b00758fv (Listen) SAT Episode 6 SAT Dick running up a tab in the pub? Strange behaviour from the SAT unimpeachable special agent. With Robert Bathurst. From May SAT 1998. SAT SAT 05:00 Rent b00752yh (Listen) SAT Series 3, Episode 6 SAT The end of an era as first faltering steps are taken, SAT literally and metaphorically. Stars Barbara Flynn, Patrick SAT Barlow and Linda Polan. From March 1997. SAT SAT 05:30 The Vote Now Show b05r3zc4 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Episode 2 SAT A series of election specials from the Now Show team. Steve SAT Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guests to give SAT their own unique take on the week's election shenanigans. SAT Episode two features Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn, Andy Zaltzman, SAT Julia Hartley-Brewer and Lolly Adefope. SAT Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley. SAT Executive Producer Alison Vernon-Smith. SAT Credits SAT Presenter: Steve Punt SAT Presenter: Hugh Dennis SAT Panellist: Pippa Evans SAT Panellist: Mitch Benn SAT Panellist: Andy Zaltzman SAT Panellist: Julia Hartley-Brewer SAT Panellist: Lolly Adefope SAT Producer: Alexandra Smith SAT Producer: Joe Nunnery SAT Producer: Rachel Wheeley SAT SAT 06:00 Jo Anderson - Solstice b01hxn33 (Listen) SAT London 1873: The story of 19-year-old Vincent van Gogh's SAT life-changing stay in London. Stars Julian Firth and Dexter SAT Fletcher. SAT SAT 07:30 Fabulous Flops b012kwzw (Listen) SAT Fabulous Flops, Episode 2 SAT Behind the scenes of musical theatre's biggest flops like SAT Norwegian rock opera 'Which Witch'. With Paul Roseby. From SAT May 2004. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b00766q4 (Listen) SAT The Escape Factory SAT How Britain's other secret service, MI9, ensured daring SAT escapes of Second World War prisoners. With John Stephen SAT Dalziel. From March 2002. SAT SAT 09:00 Howerd's Ways - The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd SAT b01gvwzh (Listen) SAT The life and BBC radio career of Frankie Howerd - the SAT celebrated King of Titters. His last agent Tessa Le Bar SAT talks to Peter Reed and shares her memories of this icon of SAT British comedy. Featuring: SAT * The Frankie Howerd Show: SAT Doggy doing with the BBC DG and Frankie's memoirs. Titters SAT galore with stand-up and sketches from the legendary comic. SAT With June Whitfield and Ray Fell. First heard on BBC Radio 2 SAT in June 1973. SAT * Radio Lives - Frankie Howerd: SAT His highs were high, his lows were low. How did he get to be SAT so funny? Dylan Winter finds out from childhood friends, SAT variety artistes and those who knew Frankie very well. First SAT heard on BBC Radio 4 in June 1973. SAT * Variety Bandbox: SAT An early radio appearance for Frankie Howerd on a bill with SAT Philip Slessor, Derek Roy, (Alberto) Semprini, Vanessa Lee SAT and Billy Ternent & His Orchestra. First broadcast on the SAT BBC Light Programme in June 1953 SAT * Now Listen: SAT Gags from Frankie Howerd, plus sketches with Carol Allen, SAT Robertson Hare and Kenneth Connor. First broadcast on the SAT BBC Light Programme in April 1965. SAT * Desert Island Discs: SAT Frankie Howerd chats to Roy Plomley and makes his castaway SAT choices. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 1982. SAT Produced by Mik Wilkojc for BBC Radio 4 Extra. SAT SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son b007jl5j (Listen) SAT Series 1, The Offer SAT After a row with his father Albert, Harold decides to leave SAT their rag and bone business and take up another offer of SAT employment. SAT Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as SAT Harold. SAT Following the conclusion of their hugely successful SAT association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan SAT Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in SAT 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, SAT featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and SAT his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series SAT for TV. SAT Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by SAT Gale Pedrick. SAT Produced by Bobby Jaye SAT First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966. SAT SAT 12:30 Dad's Army b007jm92 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Sorry Wrong Number SAT A German plane crash sees the platoon trying out SAT Mainwaring's phone box drill. Adapted from TV with Arthur SAT Lowe. From May 1974. SAT SAT 13:00 The Enchanted April - Omnibus b05ssp09 (Listen) SAT Adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim's 1922 story. A lovely SAT tale of an advert in The Times which lures four women away SAT from rainy London to a castle on the sunny Italian Riviera. SAT SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks b010j7b9 (Listen) SAT Tamsin Greig SAT The actress inherits 'The Pearl Fishers Duet' by Bizet and SAT passes on 'To Make You Feel My Love' by Bob Dylan. SAT SAT 14:15 The Charm Factory b0075cpw (Listen) SAT Series 1, Broken Wings SAT Are these the good times for Phyllis Dent, Britain's SAT favourite good-time girl? Stars Tabitha Wady and Luisa SAT Bradshaw-White. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b00766q4 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Jo Anderson - Solstice b01hxn33 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Fabulous Flops b012kwzw (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SAT SAT 18:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless b05ssthl (Listen) SAT Series 3, The Battle SAT 9th of August, 991 AD. Abby and Zara are on the Essex coast SAT in the rain, searching for a man they loved and lost. SAT The local people are terrified of the savage pirates waiting SAT just across the water. The bold and brave local earl is SAT ready to wage battle to free his people from such fear. SAT After all they've been through, Abby and Zara only want to SAT help. But future history has already been written. They're SAT about to find out how much more they can still lose.... SAT Stars Ciara Jansonn as Abby, Laura Doddington as Zara and SAT Geraldine James as Chi. SAT Scripted by Simon Guerrier. Directed by Lisa Bowerman SAT A Big Finish Production. SAT SAT 19:00 Howerd's Ways - The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd SAT b01gvwzh (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Radio 2's Comedy Showcase b00s7m1t (Listen) SAT Hamilton's Ode-ssey SAT Kevin Eldon and Liza Tarbuck star as a poet in a mid-life SAT crisis and the girlfriend attempting to shake him out of his SAT torpor. Will going on a road trip get creative juices SAT flowing and end his writer's block? SAT This one-off sitcom was written by Kevin and script-edited SAT by Stewart Lee. It first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2010, SAT as part of the station's ongoing Comedy Showcase series. SAT SAT 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05ssvnn (Listen) SAT Series 4, Episode 1 SAT Made for 4 Extra. Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to SAT Wales for interviews and features from the 2015 Machynlleth SAT Comedy Festival. SAT SAT 22:35 Radio 2's Comedy Showcase b007kc2k (Listen) SAT Ready, Steady, Sink! SAT The crew on the rotting ship broadcasting Radio Splash - SAT Britain's 11th most popular pirate radio station - miserably SAT endure each other's foul personal habits and constant lack SAT of essential supplies. Stars Peter Kay. From January 2000. SAT SAT 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05sswcg (Listen) SAT Series 4, Episode 2 SAT Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews SAT and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. SAT SAT 23:10 The Simon Day Show b01jxtf2 (Listen) SAT Series 2, Tony Becton SAT Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The SAT Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. SAT Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at SAT The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, SAT self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's SAT future. SAT This week reformed violent offender Tony Becton returns to SAT The Mallard Theatre with stories of his rehabilitation and SAT new life in a park. SAT Cast list: SAT Tony Becton ..... Simon Day SAT Emanuel Akinyemi ..... Felix Dexter SAT Pat Bennet ... Morwenna Banks SAT Ron Bone / Wozak ..... Simon Greenall SAT Written by Simon Day SAT Produced by Colin Anderson. SAT SAT 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05sswqt (Listen) SAT Series 4, Episode 3 SAT Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews SAT and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. SAT SAT 23:45 Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales b00nqj86 (Listen) SAT Wake Up SAT Settle down, brush your teeth, do whatever it is you do at SAT this time of night. But, most of all, listen because Rik SAT would like to talk to you. One on one. Tonight he'd mostly SAT like to tell you about Wake Up. SAT Performer ..... Rik Mayall SAT Writers ..... Rik Mayall & John Nicholson SAT Producer ..... Steven Canny SAT Written by Rik and John Nicholson, this is a woozy, strange SAT and resonant series from one of the country's most loved SAT comic performers. Rik wants to sit with you in your room - SAT one on one. He wants to let you know things - important, SAT secret things, things about your neighbours. About him. SAT About you. SAT Credits SAT Producer: Steven Canny SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 03 MAY 2015 SUN SUN 00:00 Simon Guerrier - Graceless b05ssthl (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 The Enchanted April - Omnibus b05ssp09 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks b010j7b9 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:15 The Charm Factory b0075cpw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 b00766q4 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Jo Anderson - Solstice b01hxn33 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Fabulous Flops b012kwzw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Dusty Answer b05sxwq8 (Listen) SUN Omnibus. Growing up in the Thames Valley, Judith Earle's SUN childhood memories of the Fyfe family cousins next door. SUN Narrated by Julia Hills. SUN SUN 07:10 Inheritance Tracks b048w5vt (Listen) SUN Jack Whitehall SUN Comedian Jack Whitehall chooses plainchant from the Monks of SUN Ampleforth Abbey and Rollin' by Limp Bizkit. SUN SUN 07:15 Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib b05sxww6 (Listen) SUN Episode 4 SUN Master raconteur Kenneth Williams entertains with memories SUN of The Singapore Stage Club. Recorded at BBC Pebble Mill in SUN 1982. SUN SUN 07:30 Beauty of Britain b00npr8g (Listen) SUN Series 1, Beauty and the Beast SUN Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson. Beauty SUN Olonga works as a carer for the Featherdown Agency and sees SUN herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to SUN achieve their goals in the land of semi-skimmed milk. SUN Beauty is looking after the elderly Mr Easterby, who has a SUN new girlfriend and is behaving like a lovestruck teenager. SUN She is also trying to get to the Aspire to Dream retreat. SUN Meanwhile Anil is on a big cat stakeout, as several have SUN been spotted in the region. SUN Beauty ...... Jocelyn Jee Esien SUN Sally ...... Felicity Montagu SUN Karen ...... Nicola Sanderson SUN Mrs Gupte ...... Indira Joshi SUN Anil ...... Paul Sharma SUN Mr Easterby ...... Leslie Phillips SUN Mrs Mason ...... Liz Fraser SUN Kevin/Cab Man/Steve ...... Christopher Douglas SUN Girl on Stretcher ...... Nicola Sanderson SUN Music by The West End Gospel Choir. SUN SUN 08:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jptm (Listen) SUN The Bishop Warms Up SUN The newly installed central heating causes temperatures to SUN rise. Stars William Mervyn. From November 1972. SUN SUN 08:30 Life With the Lyons b014qxmm (Listen) SUN Dial Special Branch SUN Sinister foreign agents and mistaken identities spark SUN further discombobulation. Stars Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. SUN From February 1958. SUN SUN 09:00 Philip Glass - Words Without Music b05sxy2l (Listen) SUN The long-awaited memoir by the world-renowned American SUN composer of symphonies, operas and film scores, Philip SUN Glass. SUN SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks b05sy1kw (Listen) SUN Philip Glass SUN The composer inherits La CrĂ©ation du Monde by Milhaud and SUN passes on his own collaboration with Ginsberg, Wichita SUN Vortex Sutra. SUN SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited b05sy1yw (Listen) SUN Eurovision at 60, Sandie Shaw SUN 4 Extra Debut. Guy Mitchell to The Beatles. Singer and SUN psychotherapist Sandie Shaw shares her castaway choices with SUN Kirsty Young. From December 2010. SUN SUN 11:00 An Hour With... b05tr3zq (Listen) SUN 'Blowers' SUN BBC cricket commentator Henry Blofeld looks back at his life SUN from his eccentric childhood in Norfolk to his schooldays at SUN Eton, plus his successful career as an international cricket SUN writer and broadcaster. SUN Henry entertains his audience with many colourful anecdotes SUN about his colleagues on 'Test Match Special', including John SUN Arlott and Brian Johnston, and reveals what really happened SUN when the Queen presented the TMS team with a special cake. SUN Henry also describes his incredible journey in 1976 when he SUN travelled overland with three friends from London via Iran SUN and Afghanistan to Bombay in a 1921 Roll-Royce Silver Ghost. SUN Recorded on tour in Autumn 2001. SUN SUN 12:00 All Gas and Gaiters b007jptm (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 12:30 Life With the Lyons b014qxmm (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 13:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Dusty Answer b05sxwq8 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 14:10 Inheritance Tracks b048w5vt (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 today] SUN SUN 14:15 Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib b05sxww6 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 14:30 Thucydides - The History of the Peloponnesian War SUN b05sy44s (Listen) SUN Thucydides' masterful first-hand account of the devastating SUN wars between Athens and Sparta that reshaped the face of SUN Ancient Greece, read by David Horovitch. SUN SUN 15:45 Short Stories by John Mortimer b007jz3z (Listen) SUN Paradise Island SUN Will a dentist's Pacific encounter with the lovely La La SUN make him put down his drill forever? Read by Garard Green. SUN SUN 16:00 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back b02m6s19 (Listen) SUN 18th century black comedy set in the seething Old Town of SUN Edinburgh, where the resourceful if low-born Mr Cullender SUN (caddie, manservant and general dogsbody) goes in search of SUN a double murderer. SUN Ian Rankin's play stars Alexander Morton as Cully, Richard SUN Greenwood as Gisborne and Wendy Seager as the Lady. SUN Crime writer Ian Rankin is best known for his Inspector SUN Rebus novels. He's one of the most widely-read crime SUN novelist in the UK, with many of his novels translated into SUN numerous languages SUN Produced by Patrick Rayner SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995. SUN SUN 17:30 Beauty of Britain b00npr8g (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures b01kpx3m (Listen) SUN The Thirteenth Stone SUN A school trip for Luke, Maria and Clyde turns to horror when SUN mysterious standing stones come to life. Read by 'Sarah SUN Jane' herself, Elisabeth Sladen. SUN SUN 19:00 An Hour With... b05tr3zq (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Philip Glass - Words Without Music b05sxy2l (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SUN SUN 21:10 Inheritance Tracks b05sy1kw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:10 today] SUN SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited b05sy1yw (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Beauty of Britain b00npr8g (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05sydc8 (Listen) SUN Series 4, Episode 4 SUN Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews SUN and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. SUN SUN 22:35 Night Class b00769gy (Listen) SUN Episode 3 SUN Pottery teacher Johnny Vegas has his class put the kiln to SUN unconventional use, namely a dog cremation. From September SUN 2002. SUN SUN 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05sydq1 (Listen) SUN Series 4, Episode 5 SUN Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews SUN and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. SUN SUN 23:10 Radio Shuttleworth b007s5ds (Listen) SUN Series 1, Episode 4 SUN Sheffield's aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth SUN takes over the BBC airwaves. With Vanessa Feltz. From SUN November 1998. SUN SUN 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05syf2l (Listen) SUN Series 4, Episode 6 SUN Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews SUN and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. SUN SUN 23:45 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else SUN b00tjqzx (Listen) SUN Series 1, Personal Appearance SUN What lengths do we need to go to "look good"? Do we really SUN need to communicate with our fellow men? How important is it SUN to work? Or to have a relationship? SUN What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else is a four part SUN mini-series of short comedic monologues on BBC Radio 4 SUN written and performed by the stand-up comedian Andrew SUN Lawrence, taking a light-hearted look at various aspects of SUN conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to SUN social norms and ideals. SUN Each episode is fifteen minutes long and was recorded in SUN front of an audience, the first two episodes at South London SUN comedy club 'Up The Creek', the final two recorded at the SUN Edinburgh Comedy Festival. SUN This first episode examines the effort we all put into our SUN personal appearance and the pressure we feel to look good. SUN Credits SUN Producer: Jane Berthoud SUN SUN MON MONDAY 04 MAY 2015 MON MON 00:00 The Sarah Jane Adventures b01kpx3m (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Rosamond Lehmann - Dusty Answer b05sxwq8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:10 Inheritance Tracks b048w5vt (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:10 on Sunday] MON MON 02:15 Kenneth Williams - Ad Lib b05sxww6 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Thucydides - The History of the Peloponnesian War MON b05sy44s (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:45 Short Stories by John Mortimer b007jz3z (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday] MON MON 04:00 Ian Rankin - The Serpent's Back b02m6s19 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Beauty of Britain b00npr8g (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Dixon of Dock Green b016pklm (Listen) MON Series 2, The Key of the Nick MON What should have been a surprise party to celebrate George's MON 21 years at Dock Green turns into a night in cold storage as MON Dixon and Crawford are held hostage. MON Radio revival of TV's famous copper starring David Calder as MON George Dixon, Hamish Clark as Andy Crawford and Michael MON Fenton Stevens as Albert Todd. MON Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised for radio by Sue Rodwell. MON Producer/Director: Viv Beeby MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2006. MON MON 06:30 There's More Here Than I Thought b00jxc77 (Listen) MON Writer Kate Mosse explores the extraordinary life of MON Winifred Gill. She was an artist, craftswoman, puppeteer and MON social reformer, and a friend and supporter of painters such MON as LS Lowry, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and poet MON Walter de la Mare, as well as being a tireless letter MON writer. MON Gill died in 1981 and her name has been little known. But MON thanks to the hard work and persistence of her niece MON Margaret Bennett and Margaret's cousin Chrystine Bennett, MON that is about to change. Gill's papers are now in the MON Bodleian Library in Oxford and, in June 2009, the Courtauld MON Gallery in London devotes a whole room to her work. MON MON 07:00 The Right Time b007x046 (Listen) MON Series 1, Episode 2 MON 21st century life from people growing older disgracefully. MON Stars Eleanor Bron, Clive Swift and Andrew Sachs. From MON August 2001. MON MON 07:30 Dilemma b05rnz1n (Listen) MON Series 4, Episode 4 MON Sue Perkins presents another edition of the show that puts MON the big moral and ethical questions to a mixed panel to see MON the direction in their moral compasses point. This week, MON it's the turn of comedians Iain Stirling and Shappi MON Khorsandi, journalist Suzanne Moore, and writer and actor MON Dan Tetsell. Collectively they rate the merits of getting MON the money or the credit for something's success, as well as MON quickly resolving issues such as inheritance, racism, MON childhood dreams and BeyoncĂ©. Episode four of six. MON Dilemma is presented by Sue Perkins, and was devised by MON Danielle Ward. MON Devised by ... Danielle Ward MON Producer ... Ed Morrish. MON Credits MON Presenter: Sue Perkins MON Panellist: Iain Stirling MON Panellist: Suzanne Moore MON Panellist: Dan Tetsell MON Panellist: Shappi Khorsandi MON Producer: Ed Morrish MON MON 08:00 Dad's Army b007jmd5 (Listen) MON Series 1, The Bullet Is Not for Firing MON The platoon face an inquiry after firing at a German plane. MON Adapted from TV, with Arthur Lowe and Clive Dunn. From May MON 1974. MON MON 08:30 As Time Goes By b007k7c7 (Listen) MON Series 2, Episode 1 MON Publication day arrives and Lionel is plunged into the MON hectic world of promotion for his memoirs of life in the MON army and as a coffee-planter in Kenya. MON Starring Judi Dench as Jean and Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel. MON With Moira Brooker as Judith and Philip Bretherton as MON Alistair. MON A six-part adaptation by Bob Larbey of series two of his MON popular BBC TV sitcom. Two former lovers Jean and Lionel MON have been reunited unexpectedly after losing contact for 38 MON years. MON After falling in love in the early 1950s, army officer MON Lionel was sent to Korea, but they lost touch after a letter MON he sent to her never arrived. Both assumed the other had MON lost interest, but their paths have crossed again on his MON return to England. MON Producer: Martin Fisher MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in January 1998. MON MON 09:00 Booked b00753t1 (Listen) MON Episode 3 MON Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, MON Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November MON 1995. MON MON 09:30 Says on the Tin b00gqzw0 (Listen) MON Chowder MON Comedy by Christopher William Hill. MON Eliott, Esther and Hannah compete aggressively to promote MON American Chowder to the British. MON Eliott Thurber ...... Michael Brandon MON Esther Finn ...... Samantha Bond MON Hannah Walker ...... Pippa Haywood MON Zadie ...... Joannah Tincey MON Baz ...... Inam Mirza MON Sal ...... John Guerrasio MON Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow, Jonathan Tafler, MON Dan Starkey, Gunnar Cauthery and Donnla Hughes. MON MON 10:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jls2 (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON It's 1930 and Hitler's rise to power has begun. Three year MON old Oskar decides to stop growing and stop talking. Instead MON he plays his tin drum. MON Phil Daniels stars as Oskar alongside Kenneth Cranham and MON Lesley Manville in this two-part dramatisation of Gunter MON Grass' dark and intriguing story. MON Written in 1959, The Tin Drum is a modern classic of MON post-Second World War literature, telling the story of the MON Third Reich's decline and fall from a most particular MON perspective - that of a dwarf. MON The Tin Drum was published at a time when a generation of MON Germans was seeking to understand the war for the first MON time. MON Gunter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in MON 1999 and the Swedish Academy praised him as a writer 'whose MON frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of MON history'. MON Mike Walker's efforts won him the Writer's Award for Best MON Dramatisation. MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996. MON MON 11:00 Anthony Horowitz - Blackfriars Bridge b012s2gc (Listen) MON A cuckolded husband intends to murder his rival. What could MON go wrong with his fastidious plan? Anthony Horowitz's MON thriller, read by Robert Bathurst. MON MON 11:15 Afternoon Drama b00d0hw2 (Listen) MON Ian Kershaw - Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey MON Alan and Jean Warburton decide to spend their holiday in MON their bedroom. Poignant comedy drama starring Julie MON Hesmondhalgh. MON Credits MON Alan: George Costigan MON Jean: Julie Hesmondhalgh MON Dawn: Rina Mahoney MON Barbara: Melissa Jane Sinden MON Kid: Daniel Rogers MON Writer: Ian Kershaw MON Director: Gary Brown MON MON 12:00 Dad's Army b007jmd5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 As Time Goes By b007k7c7 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Dixon of Dock Green b016pklm (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 There's More Here Than I Thought b00jxc77 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4bx (Listen) MON Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 6 MON In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men MON and women at work, and illicit love. Today, for Stella and MON Bella passions continue to run high, and when the oil giant MON they work for is hit hard by the financial crisis the MON fragility of their situations is put under the spotlight. MON The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a MON witty and sharply observed exploration of today's MON contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions MON run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of MON her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. MON Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was MON forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to MON make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a MON global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a MON way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, MON new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and MON Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on MON obsessive and destructive affairs. MON Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway MON where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical MON "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. MON Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently MON appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television MON in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". MON Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management MON columnist. She lives in London is is married with four MON children. MON Abridged by Sally Marmion MON Producer Elizabeth Allard. MON MON 14:15 Making of Music b007mh44 (Listen) MON Series 1, Origins MON James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped classical MON music. The origins of this music begin in the churches and MON monasteries of the Christian world, from Constantinople in MON the East to Iona in Scotland. The building blocks of MON classical music were formed. MON Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey, Lucy Lunt MON BBC Birmingham. MON MON 14:30 15 Minute Drama b00txgs7 (Listen) MON The Beginning of Spring, The Beginning of Spring MON Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, MON adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank MON Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. MON First Nellie takes their three children with her, then she MON sends them back to Frank. What is he to do? MON Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: MON David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: MON Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel MON Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. MON Producer: Tim Dee. MON MON 14:45 Book of the Week b00sz34f (Listen) MON Hellhound On His Trail, Hellhound On His Trail MON Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the MON assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his MON killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, Ray makes a MON dramatic escape from Jeff City Penitentiary and assumes the MON first of many aliases, calling himself Eric S Galt. MON Meanwhile, an increasingly exhausted Martin Luther King MON plans a bold new direction for the civil rights movement - MON the Poor People's Campaign. MON Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters MON Abridged by Viv Beeby MON Produced by Emma Harding MON The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on MON 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane. MON The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, MON probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the MON Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar MON winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist MON Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is MON playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The MON Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London. MON Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who MON is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon MON in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the MON second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and MON Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for MON writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe. MON MON 15:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jls2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 Booked b00753t1 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 16:30 Says on the Tin b00gqzw0 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 17:00 The Right Time b007x046 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 17:30 Dilemma b05rnz1n (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 18:00 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea b05sz766 (Listen) MON Dragonfly MON Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set on the magical MON archipelago rich with wizards and dragons. MON Based on the novel The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin. MON Adapted by Judith Adams. MON It's now over 20 years since the action of The Tombs of MON Atuan, and magic has gone out of Earthsea. Mages have MON forgotten their spells and the springs of wizardry have MON running dry. Ged, Dragonlord and now Archmage of Earthsea, MON sets out with a young prince to seek the source of the MON darkness. MON Ged ..... Shaun Dooley MON Tenar ..... Vineeta Rishi MON Arren ..... Will Featherstone MON Sailor ..... Jude Akudwudike MON Doorkeeper ..... Stephen Critchlow MON Summoner ..... Sam Dale MON Sopli ..... Chris Pavlo MON Hare ..... David Acton MON Woman ..... Syesha Antoine MON Egre ..... David Hounslow MON Woman ..... Jessica Turner MON Original music by Jon Nicholls MON Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. MON MON 18:30 Peter Brook, Theatrical Revolutionary b05sz7kd (Listen) MON 4 Extra Debut. Award-winning theatre and film director Peter MON Brook discusses his career highlights and legacy with James MON Naughtie. MON MON 19:00 Dad's Army b007jmd5 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 As Time Goes By b007k7c7 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Dixon of Dock Green b016pklm (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 There's More Here Than I Thought b00jxc77 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Anthony Horowitz - Blackfriars Bridge b012s2gc (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] MON MON 21:15 Afternoon Drama b00d0hw2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 Dilemma b05rnz1n (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05sz8z7 (Listen) MON Series 4, Episode 7 MON Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews MON and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. MON MON 22:35 Hearing With Hegley b03jpvjt (Listen) MON Series 3, Episode 4 MON The Luton laureate visits the Cheltenham Literary Festival, MON and finds that some poems just don't want to be read. From MON February 2000. MON MON 22:50 The Problem With Adam Bloom b007qs2d (Listen) MON Series 1, Mobiles MON The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using MON portable telephones. With Sarah Kennedy. From September MON 2003. MON MON 23:05 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05szbxl (Listen) MON Series 4, Episode 8 MON Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews MON and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. MON MON 23:10 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05szbxn (Listen) MON Series 4, Machynlleth Stand Up Show MON Radio 4 Extra brings you brand new stand up from the 2015 MON Machynlleth Comedy Festival. MON MON 23:40 Comedy Club at Machynlleth b05szc0t (Listen) MON Series 4, Episode 10 MON Arthur Smith takes the Comedy Club to Wales for interviews MON and features from the 2015 Machynlleth Comedy Festival. MON MON 23:45 What to Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else MON b00tmtwm (Listen) MON Series 1, Communication MON What lengths do we need to go to "look good"? Do we really MON need to communicate with our fellow men? How important is it MON to work? Or to have a relationship? MON What To Do If You're Not Like Everybody Else is a four part MON mini-series of short comedic monologues on BBC Radio 4 MON written and performed by stand-up comedian Andrew Lawrence. MON In these he takes a light-hearted look at various aspects of MON conventional living and the pressure we feel to conform to MON social norms and ideals. MON Each episode is fifteen minutes long and was recorded in MON front of an audience, the first two episodes at South London MON comedy club 'Up The Creek', the final two recorded at the MON Edinburgh Comedy Festival. MON This second episode examines the difficulties of human MON interaction and communication. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 05 MAY 2015 TUE TUE 00:00 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea b05sz766 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 Peter Brook, Theatrical Revolutionary b05sz7kd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 Dixon of Dock Green b016pklm (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 There's More Here Than I Thought b00jxc77 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4bx (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:15 Making of Music b007mh44 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 15 Minute Drama b00txgs7 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:45 Book of the Week b00sz34f (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jls2 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:00 Booked b00753t1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 04:30 Says on the Tin b00gqzw0 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:00 The Right Time b007x046 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 05:30 Dilemma b05rnz1n (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 06:00 Cadfael b007jqqf (Listen) TUE A Light on the Road to Woodstock, Episode 1 TUE Returning from the Crusades to a country he hardly TUE recognises, Brother Cadfael finds intrigue and deception TUE almost as soon as he lands in the court of his master Roger TUE Mauduit. TUE Nigel Anthony reads Ellis Peters' mediaeval mystery. TUE Ellis Peters was the pen name of Edith Pargeter, the TUE prolific and popular author of the Brother Cadfael medieval TUE mysteries. The monk led a crusading and seafaring life until TUE he returned home in 1120 at the end of the Crusades. He was TUE at that time in his 40s with a mobile and often violent past TUE behind him - and no future plan in mind other than a need TUE for a new and different challenge. This story tells of the TUE moment and the events which led to his momentous decision of TUE entering the Benedictine Order in Shrewsbury. Edith Pargeter TUE died in 1995. TUE Producer: Joanne Reardon TUE Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2003. TUE TUE 06:30 The Trumpet Shall Sound b00vg8yw (Listen) TUE From battlefields to royal celebrations, jazz man Julian TUE Joseph goes in search of black classical musicians from the TUE past. TUE TUE 07:00 Dry Slopes b00ln0q8 (Listen) TUE The Lost Boys TUE With no job or friends and living with his busy mum, Angus TUE Dry tries recapturing his youth. Stars Nick Ball. From April TUE 1995. TUE TUE 07:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan b05s307h (Listen) TUE Episode 4 TUE Max and Ivan are private detectives for whom no case is too TUE small....Sorry, for whom no fee is too small. Reece TUE Shearsmith joins them as they investigate ghoulish goings on TUE in a condemned bookshop. TUE Driven by their love of truth, justice (and the need to pay TUE off their terrifying landlord, Malcolm McMichaelmas), they TUE take on crimes that no-one else would consider. In this TUE case, they investigate a ghostly apparition that might save TUE a condemned bookshop. TUE Max and Ivan - comedians and actors Max Olesker and Ivan TUE Gonzalez - are a critically acclaimed, award-winning double TUE act who have quickly established themselves as one of the TUE most exciting comedy duos on the circuit. Over the course of TUE the series they are dropped into new worlds, and have to use TUE their skills to penetrate deep into each community. If that TUE means Ivan dressing up as a 14 year old German girl, so be TUE it! TUE Cast: TUE Max................Max Olesker TUE Ivan...............Ivan Gonzalez TUE Elliott..............Reece Shearsmith TUE Malcolm..........Lewis MacLeod TUE Pat Cooper....David Reed TUE Luna..............Jessica Ransom TUE Produced by Victoria Lloyd TUE A John Stanley production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 08:00 Round the Horne b00j05wz (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 9 TUE Kenneth Horne is trailing a famous spy with a cold, plus TUE Julian and Sandy's Bona Bouffant. With Kenneth Williams and TUE Hugh Paddick. From May 1965. TUE TUE 08:30 The Ken Dodd Show b05t2xmw (Listen) TUE From 03/08/1975 TUE Doddy delves into the world of crime and a butcher trades TUE his wares for song and dance. With Talfryn Thomas. From TUE August 1975. TUE TUE 09:00 Dead Ringers b05s3r6m (Listen) TUE Series 14, Episode 4 TUE The topical impressions show returns just in time to reflect TUE the build up to one of the most important and incisive votes TUE for decades. Will Austria win again or does Britain's TUE Electro Velvet stand a chance? Satire meets silliness in the TUE flagship comedy for hard working families up and down the TUE country. TUE Starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis TUE MacLeod, Debra Stephenson. TUE Producer: Bill Dare. TUE Credits TUE Performer: Jon Culshaw TUE Performer: Jan Ravens TUE Performer: Duncan Wisbey TUE Performer: Lewis Macleod TUE Performer: Debra Stephenson TUE Producer: Bill Dare TUE TUE 09:30 Such Rotten Luck b01nvphb (Listen) TUE Stories Before Bed TUE Woodhouse attempts to write children's fiction. Comedy-drama TUE starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoe Wanamaker. From September TUE 1989. TUE TUE 10:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jlvd (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE As the war rages, Oscar discovers sex, jazz and the black TUE market. Will his mad drumming make him a star? TUE Phil Daniels stars as Oskar alongside Kenneth Cranham and TUE Lesley Manville in this two-part dramatisation of Gunter TUE Grass' dark and intriguing story. TUE Written in 1959, The Tin Drum is a modern classic of TUE post-Second World War literature, telling the story of the TUE Third Reich's decline and fall from a most particular TUE perspective - that of a dwarf. TUE The Tin Drum was published at a time when a generation of TUE Germans was seeking to understand the war for the first TUE time. TUE Gunter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in TUE 1999 and the Swedish Academy praised him as a writer 'whose TUE frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of TUE history'. TUE Mike Walker's efforts won him the Writer's Award for Best TUE Dramatisation. TUE First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996. TUE TUE 11:00 Afternoon Reading b010t6h4 (Listen) TUE The Doll: Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier, East Wind TUE In East Wind the lives of a young couple are altered TUE irrevocably when a group of beguiling strangers are TUE shipwrecked off the shores of the Scilly Isles. Excitingly, TUE East Wind is one of several recently rediscovered stories by TUE Daphne du Maurier, and published in her new anthology, The TUE Doll: Short Stories. East Wind was written when she was just TUE nineteen, until now it has only ever been published in the TUE United States and was found in her 1926 notebooks in the TUE archives at Exeter University. Most of the other stories TUE included in the collection have never been published or have TUE been out of print for decades. Written early on in du TUE Maurier's writing career they reveal the dark themes TUE explored in the novels that made her name. TUE Reader: Anna Madeley TUE Abridger: Richard Hamilton TUE Producer: Elizabeth Allard. TUE TUE 11:15 Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse b0076kbr (Listen) TUE 4 Extra Debut. 1835 election fever in Ipswich. True story of TUE George Cunnold's brave stand against political corruption. TUE Stars Jonathan Tafler. TUE TUE 12:00 Round the Horne b00j05wz (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Ken Dodd Show b05t2xmw (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Cadfael b007jqqf (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 The Trumpet Shall Sound b00vg8yw (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4bz (Listen) TUE Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 7 TUE In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men TUE and women at work, and illicit love. Today, tensions are TUE running high as Stella is compelled to take more and more TUE risks to be with Rhys, and Bella considers the high cost of TUE the happiness her affair brings her. TUE The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a TUE witty and sharply observed exploration of today's TUE contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions TUE run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of TUE her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. TUE Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was TUE forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to TUE make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a TUE global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a TUE way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, TUE new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and TUE Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on TUE obsessive and destructive affairs. TUE Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway TUE where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical TUE "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. TUE Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently TUE appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television TUE in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". TUE Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management TUE columnist. She lives in London is is married with four TUE children. TUE Abridged by Sally Marmion TUE Producer Elizabeth Allard. TUE TUE 14:15 Making of Music b007mtk0 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Notre Dame TUE James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the TUE development of classical music. Notre Dame in Paris was TUE consecrated in 1163. Paris was the centre of intellecual TUE life in Europe. As Notre Dame was being built, two men were TUE writing the music that would fill it. Perotin and Leonin are TUE the first named composers that come down to us through TUE history. TUE Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey , Lucy Lunt TUE BBC Birmingham. TUE TUE 14:30 15 Minute Drama b00ty4k8 (Listen) TUE The Beginning of Spring, Episode 2 TUE Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, TUE adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank TUE Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. TUE Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. TUE Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: TUE David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: TUE Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel TUE Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. TUE Producer: Tim Dee. TUE TUE 14:45 Book of the Week b00szv9n (Listen) TUE Hellhound On His Trail, Episode 2 TUE Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the TUE assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his TUE killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, King commits TUE himself to leading a march in Memphis on behalf of striking TUE sanitation workers, but the march goes disastrously wrong. TUE Little does King know that a fugitive called Eric S Galt, TUE aka James Earl Ray, appears to be following his every move. TUE Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters TUE Abridged by Viv Beeby TUE Produced by Emma Harding TUE The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on TUE 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane. TUE The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, TUE probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the TUE Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar TUE winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist TUE Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is TUE playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The TUE Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London. TUE Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who TUE is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon TUE in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the TUE second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and TUE Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for TUE writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe. TUE TUE 15:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jlvd (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 Whispers b007k2zk (Listen) TUE Series 2, Episode 3 TUE Gyles Brandreth's scandals quiz, with Anthony Holden, Simon TUE Fanshawe, Lucy Moore and Charles Collingwood. From September TUE 2004. TUE TUE 16:30 Such Rotten Luck b01nvphb (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] TUE TUE 17:00 Dry Slopes b00ln0q8 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 17:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan b05s307h (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea b05t3dh9 (Listen) TUE The Other Earthsea TUE Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set on the magical TUE archipelago rich with wizards and dragons. TUE Based on the novel The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin. TUE Adapted by Judith Adams. TUE A strange plague is spreading over Earthsea and the springs TUE of wizardry are drying up. Driven to seek out the source of TUE the trouble, Archmage Ged has embarked on a perilous journey TUE with young prince Arren. Their travels have taken them to a TUE land cursed with a strange soul sickness, as they seek the TUE man behind this darkness. TUE Ged ..... Shaun Dooley TUE Tenar ..... Vineeta Rishi TUE Arren ..... Will Featherstone TUE Cob ..... Toby Jones TUE Nilgu ..... Noma Dumezweni TUE Orm Ember ..... Ayesha Antoine TUE Original music by Jon Nicholls TUE Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. TUE TUE 18:30 Frankly Speaking b05t3f72 (Listen) TUE Harold Lloyd TUE Silent film comedy great, Harold Lloyd, answers questions TUE from Liam O'Leary and Peter Duval Smith. TUE Heralding from the same era as Charlie Chaplin and Buster TUE Keaton, Harold Lloyd was one of the most popular film TUE comedians of the golden age of silent film. After starting TUE acting aged just 12, Lloyd reveals he never wanted to be a TUE matinee idol. He also attributes his success to a good TUE cameraman and carefully crafted stunts. TUE Launched in 1952, Frankly Speaking was a completely novel TUE and ground breaking BBC series. Initially there were three TUE interviewers and the series was both unrehearsed and TUE unscripted. TUE First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1962. TUE TUE 18:55 Inheritance Tracks b010t4pk (Listen) TUE Peter Hook TUE The musician inherits 'Strangers in the Night' sung by Frank TUE Sinatra and passes on Candi Staton's 'You Got the Love'. TUE TUE 19:00 Round the Horne b00j05wz (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Ken Dodd Show b05t2xmw (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Cadfael b007jqqf (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 The Trumpet Shall Sound b00vg8yw (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Afternoon Reading b010t6h4 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] TUE TUE 21:15 Kelvin Segger - The Bribery Warehouse b0076kbr (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 The Casebook of Max and Ivan b05s307h (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 I've Never Seen Star Wars b00r66c1 (Listen) TUE Series 3, Sanjeev Bhaskar TUE Marcus Brigstocke invites his guest Sanjeev Baskar to try TUE five things he's never done before including reading PG TUE Wodehouse. TUE Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show is TUE about embracing the new and getting out of our comfort TUE zones. TUE The title comes from the fact that the show's producer and TUE creator Bill Dare had never seen Star Wars. TUE Host: Marcus Brigstocke TUE Guest: Sanjeev Bhaskar TUE Producer: Bill Dare. TUE TUE 23:00 Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off b00pk7zr (Listen) TUE Series 4, Las Vegas TUE He's back! But this time, he's got a computer! Budleigh TUE Salterton's most famous citizen has been grounded by both TUE the Home Office and his father, so he's set up GWH Travvel TUE ("2 Ms, 2 Gs, 2 Vs - bit of a mix up at the printers"). TUE Run from his bedroom in Budleigh Salterton, with the help of TUE his long-suffering former Primary School teacher Mr Timmis TUE and the hindrance of his sister Charlotte, it's a one-stop TUE Travel/Advice/Events Management/Website service, where each TUE week his schemes range far and wide - whether it's roaming TUE the country lecturing would-be overlanders on how to pack a TUE rucksack ("If in doubt, put it in. And double it"), or TUE finding someone a zebra for a corporate promotion ("I'll TUE look in the Phone Book - how hard can it be? Now, "A to TUE D"...), GWH Travvel stays true to its motto - "We do it all, TUE so you won't want to". TUE This time, it's Viva Las Vegas as Giles accidentally gets TUE three wives in a row and loses the jackpot as he tries his TUE hand at poker and roulette - and comes up the exact opposite TUE of trumps. The game is Texas Hold 'Em, the flop is huge, TUE Giles has the nuts and we're crying all the way to the TUE river, and no-one has a clue what any of that means. TUE Because, as the old saying goes - what happens in Vegas. TUE makes everyone in Budleigh Salterton very cross indeed. TUE Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles. TUE Giles Wemmbley Hogg ..... Marcus Brigstocke TUE Tommy "Tomahawk" Hayes ..... Kerry Shale TUE Nadine ..... Matilda Ziegler TUE Mr Timmis ..... Adrian Scarborough TUE Charlotte Wemmbley Hogg ..... Catherine Shepherd TUE Tony ..... Lou Hirsch TUE Mikey ..... David Armand TUE Written by Marcus Brigstocke & Jeremy Salsby. TUE Producer: David Tyler TUE A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 23:30 Chris Ramsey: Offermation b01djr50 (Listen) TUE South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey brings his Edinburgh TUE Comedy Award nominated show to Radio 4 via the Manchester TUE Comedy store. He explores the notion of 'Offermation' (not TUE very interesting personal information that we haven't asked TUE for) and what stuff really makes our lives meaningful. TUE Writer and Performer....Chris Ramsey TUE Producer....Julia McKenzie. TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 06 MAY 2015 WED WED 00:00 Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea b05t3dh9 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 Frankly Speaking b05t3f72 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:55 Inheritance Tracks b010t4pk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:55 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Cadfael b007jqqf (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 The Trumpet Shall Sound b00vg8yw (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4bz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:15 Making of Music b007mtk0 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 15 Minute Drama b00ty4k8 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:45 Book of the Week b00szv9n (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum b007jlvd (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:00 Whispers b007k2zk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 04:30 Such Rotten Luck b01nvphb (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:00 Dry Slopes b00ln0q8 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 05:30 The Casebook of Max and Ivan b05s307h (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 06:00 Cadfael b007jqqs (Listen) WED A Light on the Road to Woodstock, Episode 2 WED Returning from the Crusades to a country he hardly WED recognises, Brother Cadfael finds intrigue and deception WED almost as soon as he lands in the court of his master Roger WED Mauduit. WED Nigel Anthony reads Ellis Peters' mediaeval mystery. WED Ellis Peters was the pen name of Edith Pargeter, the WED prolific and popular author of the Brother Cadfael medieval WED mysteries. The monk led a crusading and seafaring life until WED he returned home in 1120 at the end of the Crusades. He was WED at that time in his 40s with a mobile and often violent past WED behind him - and no future plan in mind other than a need WED for a new and different challenge. This story tells of the WED moment and the events which led to his momentous decision of WED entering the Benedictine Order in Shrewsbury. Edith Pargeter WED died in 1995. WED Producer: Joanne Reardon WED Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in December 2003. WED WED 06:30 Talking about Lionel b00fr715 (Listen) WED Eddie Mair tells the story of composer Lionel Bart, creator WED of Britain's most successful post-war musical, Oliver! WED From the height of his fame in the 1960s, Bart endured a WED series of flops, leading to eventual bankruptcy, and he WED suffered serious health problems, including long battles WED with alcoholism and depression. WED Eddie tells the story of this sensitive and troubled artist WED with the help of those who knew him intimately. WED WED 07:00 The Older Woman b039gkz0 (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 3 WED Chad and Roy get a little too well acquainted. Stars WED Geraldine James, Alistair McGowan and Martin Clunes. From WED August 1994. WED WED 07:30 Clare in the Community b03nt9vm (Listen) WED Series 9, Stand By Your Man WED Episode One - Stand By Your Man WED Clare has mysteriously abandoned her honeymoon and come back WED to work at Sparrowhawk Family Centre. The rest of the social WED workers have an unfortunate experience on a community WED project, and Brian struggles to enjoy a holiday on his own. WED Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all WED the right jargon but never a practical solution. WED A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering WED in other people's lives on both a professional and personal WED basis. Clare is in her thirties, white, middle class and WED heterosexual, all of which are occasional causes of WED discomfort to her. WED Each week we join Clare in her continued struggle to control WED both her professional and private life WED In today's Big Society there are plenty of challenges out WED there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare. WED Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden WED Producer Alexandra Smith. WED Credits WED Clare: Sally Phillips WED Brian: Alex Lowe WED Jill: Nina Conti WED Petra: Nina Conti WED Ray: Richard Lumsden WED Helen: Liza Tarbuck WED Libby: Sarah Kendall WED Joan: Sarah Thom WED Queenie: Hannah Gordon WED Hazel: Hannah Gordon WED Ben: John Norton WED Writer: Harry Venning WED Writer: David Ramsden WED Producer: Alexandra Smith WED WED 08:00 The Navy Lark b05t3hvz (Listen) WED Secret Mission to Calais WED The Troutbridge crew sets sail to France to collect an WED agent, but Phillips gets lost. Starring Leslie Phillips. WED From March 1960. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00tv7wx (Listen) WED Series 4, Episode 14 WED To mark the end of the series, it's panto time! Songs and WED sketches with John Cleese and Bill Oddie. From January 1967. WED WED 09:00 Trivia Test Match b00w6c1v (Listen) WED Brian Johnston umpires as Willie Rushton and Stephen Fry WED battle Tim Rice and Rachel Heyhoe-Flint. From November 1991. WED WED 09:30 The House of the Spirit Levels b007jr6k (Listen) WED Nick Revell's bizarre comedy finds our hero Tony grappling WED with the Russian Mafia, and the gorgeous Natassia. From May WED 1997. WED WED 10:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries b0084j7z (Listen) WED A Man Lay Dead WED The gentleman detective tackles a country house party WED murder. Jeremy Clyde stars in Dame Ngaio Marsh's thriller. WED WED 11:00 Afternoon Reading b010t7rv (Listen) WED The Doll: Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier, The Doll WED The Doll is a macabre and unsettling tale about a young man WED besotted by a young violinist, who in turn has a strange and WED haunting passion. The Doll is the title story of a newly WED published collection by Daphne du Maurier, and excitingly, WED is one of several recently re-discovered short fictions by WED the famous writer that have either never been published or WED have been out of print for decades. Written in the late WED 1920s when du Maurier herself was just twenty, The Doll WED reveals some of the dark themes that she explores in the WED novels that made her name. WED Reader: Ed Stoppard and Sean Baker WED Abridger: Richard Hamilton WED Producer: Elizabeth Allard. WED WED 11:15 Afternoon Drama b00y2vgk (Listen) WED A Nursery Tale WED by Kate Clanchy WED Xhensila has lost a child. Leona has lost a child. The two WED women are very similar. They could not be more different. As WED Kate Clanchy's nailbiting and bitterly funny play uncovers WED the where, the how and the why of their missing children, we WED discover exactly why parenthood is not a fairytale. WED Producer/Director: Jonquil Panting WED The music accompanying the programme is sung by Sister WED Mildred Barker, from the collection 'Early Shaker WED Spirituals', published by Rounder Records. WED Credits WED Writer: Kate Clanchy WED Xhensila: Eri Shuka WED Leona: Pooky Quesnel WED DI Shah: Balvinder Sopal WED Peter: John Ramm WED Lisa: Vivienne Roshier-Mead WED Producer: Jonquil Panting WED Director: Jonquil Panting WED WED 12:00 The Navy Lark b05t3hvz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00tv7wx (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Cadfael b007jqqs (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 Talking about Lionel b00fr715 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4c1 (Listen) WED Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 8 WED In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men WED and women at work, and illicit love. Today, hard choices WED confront Stella and Bella. WED The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a WED witty and sharply observed exploration of today's WED contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions WED run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of WED her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. WED Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was WED forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to WED make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a WED global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a WED way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, WED new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and WED Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on WED obsessive and destructive affairs. WED Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway WED where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical WED "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. WED Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently WED appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television WED in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". WED Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management WED columnist. She lives in London is is married with four WED children. WED Abridged by Sally Marmion WED Producer Elizabeth Allard. WED WED 14:15 Making of Music b007mnr4 (Listen) WED Series 1, Troubadours WED James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the WED development of classical music. Across Europe in courts and WED great houses, music was beginning to celebrate the human as WED well as the divine. The Troubadours wrote songs of love, WED jealousy and betrayal. WED Reader: Benedict Cumberbatch WED Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey, Lunt Lunt WED BBC Birmingham. WED WED 14:30 15 Minute Drama b00tys98 (Listen) WED The Beginning of Spring, Episode 3 WED Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, WED adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank WED Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. WED Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. WED The English Chaplaincy has a scary resident and now a shop WED girl looks set to take on the nannying duties. WED Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: WED David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: WED Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel WED Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. WED Producer: Tim Dee. WED WED 14:45 Book of the Week b00szv9b (Listen) WED Hellhound On His Trail, Episode 3 WED Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the WED assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his WED killer, James Earl Ray. WED In today's episode, Martin Luther King and Eric S Galt, aka WED James Earl Ray, both arrive in Memphis. It is April 3rd WED 1968. As King makes himself comfortable in the familiar WED surroundings of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, Galt WED installs himself in a boarding house opposite, with a clear WED view of the door of Room 306. WED Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters WED Abridged by Viv Beeby WED Produced by Emma Harding WED The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on WED 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane. WED The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, WED probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the WED Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar WED winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist WED Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is WED playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The WED Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London. WED Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who WED is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon WED in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the WED second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and WED Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for WED writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe. WED WED 15:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries b0084j7z (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 Trivia Test Match b00w6c1v (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 16:30 The House of the Spirit Levels b007jr6k (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] WED WED 17:00 The Older Woman b039gkz0 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 17:30 Clare in the Community b03nt9vm (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories b008h44x (Listen) WED The Parasite WED A chilling 1953 tale about a man who starts dreaming of a WED monstrous creature from the future. Read by Nicholas WED Boulton. WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076mzw (Listen) WED Competitiveness WED Matthew Parris struggles to cross the finish line ahead of WED Amanda Brookfield, Hugh Rycroft and Hannah McDonald. From WED August 2004. WED WED 19:00 The Navy Lark b05t3hvz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b00tv7wx (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Cadfael b007jqqs (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 Talking about Lionel b00fr715 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Afternoon Reading b010t7rv (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] WED WED 21:15 Afternoon Drama b00y2vgk (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Clare in the Community b03nt9vm (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme b0150grq (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 2 WED John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure, regular WED guest on The Now Show and popper-up in things like Miranda WED and That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with half an hour of WED his own sketches, each funnier than the last. Although, hang WED on, that system means starting the whole series with the WED least funny sketch. Might need to rethink that. OK, it's a WED new show filled with sketches written and performed by John WED Finnemore, but now no longer arranged in strict order of WED funniness. Also, he's cut the sketch that would have gone WED first. WED This week's show reveals the truth behind the war effort, WED sty construction, and evolution. WED John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars WED John Finnemore. It also features Carrie Quinlan (The News WED Quiz, The Late Edition), Lawry Lewin (The Life & Times of WED Vivienne Vyle, Horrible Histories) and Simon Kane (Six WED Impossible Things). WED Producer: Ed Morrish. WED Credits WED Performer: John Finnemore WED Ensemble: Simon Kane WED Ensemble: Carrie Quinlan WED Ensemble: Lawry Lewin WED Producer: Ed Morrish WED Writer: John Finnemore WED WED 23:00 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash b00lk09w (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 2 WED Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home for music and WED comedy. WED Benjamin Zephaniah, Stephen K Amos and Matt Holness join WED regular contributor Pippa Evans, as singer-songwriter WED Loretta Maine. WED WED 23:30 Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack b00wlg3h (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 4 WED Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack is a multi-paced, one woman WED Fast Show for BBC Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent WED of Lucy Montgomery. Featuring Lucy Montgomery, Philip Pope, WED Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd and Natalie Walter. WED Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by WED Steven Burge, Jon Hunter and Joe Wilkinson. WED Music by Philip Pope WED Produced by Katie Tyrrell WED In the final episode of the series, posh privately educated WED teenagers Daisy and Maisie show prospective parents around WED their school. Joanna Lumley visits her mother with a WED Christmas present and the Mona Lisa lets us into a secret. WED Lucy Montgomery is a rare and multifaceted performer. Like WED Paul Whitehouse, she's a true chameleon who can embrace any WED character with uncanny accuracy, from a non-stop chattering WED public school girl to an 80-year-old diva. Laugh-out-loud, WED mainstream funny in attitude, her intelligence and Barry WED Humphries-esque glee give her characterisations a smart and WED distinctive edge that's hugely appealing to young and old WED alike. WED Lucy's honed her talents on Radio 4 shows as diverse as the WED Sony Gold winning Down the Line, The Museum of Everything, WED The Department, Another Case of Milton Jones, Mastering the WED Universe, Torchwood, The Don't Watch With Mother Sketchbook WED and The Way We Live Right Now. On television she has made WED her mark on BBC THREE's TittyBangBang, BBC ONE's Armstrong WED and Miller, and - coming soon to BBC TWO - Bellamy's People. WED WED THU THURSDAY 07 MAY 2015 THU THU 00:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories b008h44x (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Off the Page b0076mzw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 Cadfael b007jqqs (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 Talking about Lionel b00fr715 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4c1 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:15 Making of Music b007mnr4 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 15 Minute Drama b00tys98 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:45 Book of the Week b00szv9b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries b0084j7z (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:00 Trivia Test Match b00w6c1v (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 04:30 The House of the Spirit Levels b007jr6k (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:00 The Older Woman b039gkz0 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 05:30 Clare in the Community b03nt9vm (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 06:00 Ruth Rendell Stories b007jrzf (Listen) THU Paperwork THU Cruelty and silence lead a man to confront his past in a THU house piled high with papers and secrets. Read by Russell THU Dixon. THU THU 06:30 Brandreth's Pills b00pdk2q (Listen) THU Gyles Brandreth tells the tale of one of the most THU influential people you've never heard of - his great great THU grandfather, Benjamin. It's a story that takes us from THU Liverpool in the 1830s to New York, with a cast of THU hucksters, quacks, politicians, millionaires, and medics -- THU not to mention the founders of tabloid journalism and mass THU advertising. Benjamin Brandreth set sail from Liverpool in THU 1835 with nothing. By the time of his death in 1887 he was a THU New York senator, a landowner, the owner of one of New THU York's biggest hotels, and one of the richest men in the THU country. He had invented the giant billboard, financed THU Gordon Bennett's yellow press and developed mass THU advertising. How? Brandreth's vegetable pills! They were a THU powerful laxative. Brandreth claimed they could cure almost THU anything, he spent a fortune on advertising, and people THU believed him. THU Producer: Chris Bond. THU Credits THU Producer: Chris Bond THU THU 07:00 Tomorrow, Today! b0124y8y (Listen) THU Series 1, Dial M for Martian THU Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1961. A THU BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the THU unimaginably futuristic world of 2006. THU Will Hugo give in to government manipulation to save his THU beloved show from cancellation? THU Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles THU Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell THU Godfrey Winnard ...... John Fortune THU Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn THU Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska THU Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover THU Colin Franks ...... Paul Richard Biggin THU Miss Pickford ...... Miranda Keeling. THU THU 07:30 Ed Reardon's Week b03lnzxk (Listen) THU Series 9, The Bride of Auntie THU Ed Reardon leads us through the ups and down of his week, THU complete with his trusty companion, Elgar, and his THU never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever THU scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and THU cat together. THU Ed discovers that he can put his extensive general knowledge THU to good use when he finally finds his niche and becomes a THU contestant on the Radio 4 seminal quiz 'What Do You Know'. THU Not only is his general knowledge excellent, but he's also THU being paid a fee to the grand sum of £43. Is his luck THU turning at last? THU Written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas THU Produced by Dawn Ellis. THU Credits THU Ed Reardon: Christopher Douglas THU Olive: Stephanie Cole THU Northern Ireland Voice: Simon Greenall THU Jaz: Philip Jackson THU Steve Plant: Dan Mersh THU Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy THU Laura Pope: Vicki Pepperdine THU Neil Hardacre: Duncan Preston THU Pearl: Alison Steadman THU Janet: Nicola Sanderson THU Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead THU Writer: Andrew Nickolds THU Writer: Christopher Douglas THU Producer: Dawn Ellis THU THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son b00rdsv7 (Listen) THU Series 1, The Bird THU Harold is furious when his date Roxanne is late for dinner. THU Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H Corbett as THU Harold and Marion Stone as Roxanne. THU Following the conclusion of their hugely successful THU association with Tony Hancock, writers Ray Galton and Alan THU Simpson wrote 10 pilots for the BBC TV's Comedy Playhouse in THU 1962. The Offer was set in a house with a yard full of junk, THU featuring the lives of rag and bone men Albert Steptoe and THU his son Harold and it was the spark for a run of 8 series THU for TV. THU Adapted for radio from Galton and Simpson's TV script by THU Gale Pedrick. THU Produced by Bobby Jaye THU First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1966. THU THU 08:30 Not in Front of the Children b05t6kr1 (Listen) THU Series 1, An Older Man 's Fancy THU After Henry's behaviour at a party, Jennifer tries to be THU 'with it'. Stars Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews. From THU December 1969. THU THU 09:00 Who Goes There? b0075z6w (Listen) THU Series 4, Episode 5 THU Martin Young's famous people quiz. With Francis Wheen, Fred THU Housego, Gyles Brandreth and Sheridan Morley. From November THU 2000. THU THU 09:30 No Commitments b007jn4l (Listen) THU Series 5, Family Business THU Worried Victoria takes action when daughter Emily decides to THU enrol at drama school. Stars Nicola Pagett. From July 1998. THU Credits THU Actor: Ann Jobson THU THU 10:00 Simon Brett - The Furniture Play b00p6c7z (Listen) THU The speaking furniture in the flat of fledgling publisher THU Miles comments on his love life. Comedy starring Michael THU Maloney. THU THU 11:00 Afternoon Reading b010t7p2 (Listen) THU The Doll: Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier, The Happy THU Valley THU The Happy Valley by Daphne du Maurier tells the story of a THU young woman who dreams of an eerie wilderness and a grand THU old house, and echoes her most famous book, Rebecca. In the THU story, the young woman starts a romantic relationship with a THU man and finds herself walking into the real landscape she THU has dreamed of... THU The Happy Valley is selected from The Doll: Short Stories, THU the newly published collection by Daphne du Maurier. This THU includes several pieces recently rediscovered by an THU enthusastic devotee of the famous writer. The Happy Valley THU was originally printed in the Illustrated London News in THU 1932 but hasn't been published in a collection until now. THU Written early in her career these stories reveal the dark THU themes explored in the novels that made her name. THU Reader: Hattie Morahan THU Abridger: Richard Hamilton THU Producer: Lucy Collingwood. THU THU 11:15 Charlotte Greig - The Confessions b00s93p9 (Listen) THU When Luke 'acquires' a valuable sketch, he plans to make a THU killing. Contemporary art scam thriller. Stars Clive THU Standen. THU Credits THU Producer: Kate McAll THU THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son b00rdsv7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Not in Front of the Children b05t6kr1 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Ruth Rendell Stories b007jrzf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 Brandreth's Pills b00pdk2q (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4c3 (Listen) THU Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 9 THU In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men THU and women at work, and illicit love. Today, Bella's hand is THU forced, and Stella is up for a prize. THU The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a THU witty and sharply observed exploration of today's THU contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions THU run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of THU her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. THU Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was THU forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to THU make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a THU global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a THU way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, THU new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and THU Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on THU obsessive and destructive affairs. THU Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway THU where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical THU "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. THU Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently THU appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television THU in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". THU Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management THU columnist. She lives in London is is married with four THU children. THU Abridged by Sally Marmion THU Producer Elizabeth Allard. THU THU 14:15 Making of Music b007mvlf (Listen) THU Series 1, Burgundy THU James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the THU development of classical music. Philip The Good, the Duke of THU Burgundy funded great musicians Dufay and Binchois. They in THU turn were influenced by an English composer, John Dunstable. THU His style was imitated in the Burgundy court and gave music THU there ' an English countenance.' THU Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt. THU BBC Birmingham. THU THU 14:30 15 Minute Drama b00tz3yw (Listen) THU The Beginning of Spring, Episode 4 THU Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, THU adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank THU Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. THU Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. THU The English Chaplaincy has a scary resident and now a shop THU girl is taking on the nannying duties. Lisa, the new nanny, THU is too beautiful for Frank, even with her plaits cut off. THU Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: THU David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: THU Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel THU Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. THU Producer: Tim Dee. THU THU 14:45 Book of the Week b00szv9d (Listen) THU Hellhound On His Trail, Episode 4 THU Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the THU assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his THU killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, as news of THU King's murder spreads, the USA prepares itself for THU widespread unrest. Meanwhile, Eric S Galt, aka James Earl THU Ray, is already making his escape north to Canada. THU Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters THU Abridged by Viv Beeby THU Produced by Emma Harding THU The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on THU 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane. THU The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, THU probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the THU Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar THU winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist THU Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is THU playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The THU Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London. THU Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who THU is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon THU in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the THU second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and THU Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for THU writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe. THU THU 15:00 Simon Brett - The Furniture Play b00p6c7z (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 Who Goes There? b0075z6w (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 16:30 No Commitments b007jn4l (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] THU THU 17:00 Anything Legal b008cxvk (Listen) THU Episode 7 THU Charles and George's DIY skills arouse their wives' THU suspicions. Stars Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles. From THU December 1984. THU THU 17:30 Tomorrow, Today! b0124y8y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories b008h36w (Listen) THU All the Time in the World THU Time is altered so that the world's treasures can be stolen. THU But who's behind it? Clarke's 1952 novel is read by Nicholas THU Boulton. THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076l8p (Listen) THU Nelson THU Explorer Benedict Allen chooses Horatio Nelson. With THU biographer Terry Coleman. Presenter Humphrey Carpenter. From THU April 2004. THU THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son b00rdsv7 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Not in Front of the Children b05t6kr1 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Ruth Rendell Stories b007jrzf (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 Brandreth's Pills b00pdk2q (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Afternoon Reading b010t7p2 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] THU THU 21:15 Charlotte Greig - The Confessions b00s93p9 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] THU THU 22:00 Party b00r7l7j (Listen) THU Series 1, Episode 1 THU Satirical sitcom by Tom Basden about a group of young THU idealists trying to set up a new political party. THU Simon ...... Tom Basden THU Mel ...... Anna Crilly THU Duncan ...... Tim Key THU Jared ...... Johnny Sweet THU Phoebe ...... Katy Wix. THU Credits THU Producer: Julia McKenzie THU THU 22:30 Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! b00plzyg (Listen) THU Series 5, Yes Count Arthur THU Outraged by an optician's dispute, Arthur seeks high office THU in the council elections. Stars Steve Delaney. From January THU 2010. THU THU 23:00 Dave Podmore b00sjvcl (Listen) THU Dave Podmore on the Stump - Election Special THU Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news THU that Dave Podmore had been elected MP for the THU hotly-contested marginal seat of Leicester Forest Services THU (East). Except Dave Podmore who, to be fair, had had a THU few... THU Pod's had a lot on his mind. His attractive wife Jacqui is THU playing away with an Aussie ex-cricketer even more THU overweight than Pod; his dogs get turned away from a THU bed-and-breakfast by a seaside landlady who has no qualms THU about letting gays in to reorganize her table settings; and THU he urgently needs money to pay for the dogs' sumptuous new THU living quarters. THU His faithful sidekick Andy points out that there's still THU money to be made as an MP, so Pod embarks on the long road THU to Westminster - starting by parking illegally on it outside THU the Town Hall. THU Pod develops a political philosophy: he wants to see a world THU where no dogs have to be licensed, no patio heater is deemed THU environmentally unsound and where it's possible for the THU fly-tipper to walk without fear throughout this green and THU pleasant landfill. THU All of this appeals to Hard Shoulder Man, Pod's core voters, THU and he's elected in a landslide. So how come he has to THU resign his seat three days later? And will Jacqui return? THU And could reality TV possibly come to the rescue and give us THU a dramatically satisfying ending? Yes, probably. THU Written by Christopher Douglas, Nick Newman and Andrew THU Nickolds. THU Producer: Richard Wilson THU A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 23:30 Henning Knows Best b01dppfp (Listen) THU Politics THU Comedian Henning Wehn (German Comedy Ambassador to the THU United Kingdom) has spent over ten years living in the UK THU and feels he's in a good position to share his views on THU Britain and its unique foibles. THU With a tongue sharper than a rapier sword, and searing THU Teutonic honesty, he shares his thoughts on what it is to be THU British. He takes a look at various aspects of British life THU over the next six weeks - class, languages, sport, humour, THU shopping - and he continues with British politics, sharing THU his views on the history of the parties, voting and Europe. THU Each week he's joined by his musical companion, Otto Kuhnle THU - the Fatherland's foremost Yodelmeister - and a different THU guest. This week, it's the former football mascot, and now THU Mayor of Hartlepool, Stuart Drummond. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 08 MAY 2015 FRI FRI 00:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007jsvk (Listen) FRI Series 5, The Election Candidate FRI The lad battles for a seat in parliament. Stars Tony FRI Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. From FRI March 1958. FRI FRI 00:30 Yes Minister b007jl60 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Open Government FRI Newly re-elected MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's FRI office. Adapted from TV, starring Paul Eddington. From FRI October 1983. FRI FRI 01:00 Radio Active b05t7gjf (Listen) FRI Series 6, A Thodding By-Election Special FRI Expect no bias as Radio Active Chairman Norman Tonsil stands FRI as an Independent Candidate. With Angus Deayton. From FRI October 1986. FRI FRI 01:30 Absolute Power b007t3kk (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI Prentiss McCabe try to save New Labour from total voter FRI humiliation. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. From FRI January 2001. FRI FRI 02:00 Dead Ringers b00762g2 (Listen) FRI Election Special 2001 FRI Tony Blair and William Hague lead the battle in the 2001 FRI general election. Stars Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens. From FRI June 2001. FRI FRI 02:30 The News Huddlines b007kf4b (Listen) FRI As vote counting commences, Roy Hudd lampoons the candidates FRI from Thatcher to Kinnock. With Chris Emmett. From June 1987. FRI FRI 03:00 The Party Line b010p0pf (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 1 FRI The frustrations of a backbench MP. Topical sitcom from FRI Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Starring James Fleet. From May FRI 2005. FRI FRI 03:30 The Burkiss Way b00gsb7z (Listen) FRI Series 2, Govern Britain the Burkiss Way FRI The comedy team sweep to a political landslide. Stars Jo FRI Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From FRI January 1977. FRI FRI 04:00 Little Blighty on the Down b00sts5b (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI Parish Council leader Mrs Roberts battles on with her FRI village toll tax. Political satire with Jo Kendall. From FRI July 1989. FRI Credits FRI Actor: Barry Evans FRI Actor: George Layton FRI Actor: Geoffrey Davies FRI FRI 04:30 The Men From the Ministry b0116gvp (Listen) FRI We All Make Mistakes FRI Sir Gregory decides to take action over the bumbling FRI bureaucrats. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From FRI August 1971. FRI FRI 05:00 Political Animals b01lv38q (Listen) FRI Series 1, Wilberforce FRI by Tony Bagley. FRI The first in a series of four scurrilous talks given by FRI well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, who relate FRI their trials and tribulations under four different Prime FRI Ministers. FRI Part 1 FRI Wilberforce, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office 1973-1987, FRI reflects on his life with Margaret Thatcher. FRI Wilberforce ..... Clive Swift FRI Directed by Marc Beeby. FRI Credits FRI Wilberforce: Clive Swift FRI Director: Marc Beeby FRI Writer: Tony Bagley FRI FRI 05:15 Political Animals b01m179f (Listen) FRI Series 1, Humphrey FRI by Tony Bagley FRI The second in a series of four talks by well-known Downing FRI Street cats, relating their trials and tribulations under FRI four different Prime Ministers. FRI The notoriously photo-shy Humphrey, Chief Mouser to the FRI Cabinet Office 1989 to 1997, a cat with a robust vocabulary FRI and a pretty earthy view of political life, looks back on FRI his struggles with all things New Labour. FRI Humphrey ..... James Fleet FRI Directed by Marc Beeby. FRI Credits FRI Humphrey: James Fleet FRI Director: Marc Beeby FRI Writer: Tony Bagley FRI FRI 05:30 Political Animals b01m5nt0 (Listen) FRI Series 1, Sybil FRI by Tony Bagley. FRI The third in a series of four scurrilous talks given by FRI well-known, if unreliable, Downing Street cats, relating FRI their trials and tribulations under four different Prime FRI Ministers. FRI Sybil, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office 2007 to 2008, FRI reflects on her troubled life with Gordon and Alistair. FRI Directed by Marc Beeby. FRI Credits FRI Sybil: Tracy Wiles FRI Director: Marc Beeby FRI Writer: Tony Bagley FRI FRI 05:45 Political Animals b03ktz1b (Listen) FRI Series 2, Barney and George FRI by Tony Bagley. FRI 2. Barney and George FRI An unreliable dog's eye view of the trials and tribulations FRI of living in the White House. Here, Barney reveals how FRI George broke his heart by being unfaithful with a man called FRI Tony. FRI Directed by Marc Beeby. FRI Credits FRI Barney: Jonathan Forbes FRI Writer: Tony Bagley FRI Director: Marc Beeby FRI FRI 06:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders b008wf8j (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 1 FRI Since graduation, Simon has hardly blazed a trail as a FRI plodding Health and Safety executive, so why does his old FRI Cambridge master Gilbert need him? FRI Mark Tavener's comedy thriller stars Geoffrey Palmer as FRI Gilbert, Samuel West as Simon and Rebecca Front as Patricia. FRI Following the death of one of its most prominent Dons, FRI celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti - everyone at a FRI Cambridge College gathers to attend the funeral. Simon, an FRI ex-student and now disillusioned health and safety officer, FRI starts wondering whether his death was not as FRI straightforward as it at first appeared. FRI Script Editor: Paul Schlesinger FRI Producer: Dawn Ellis FRI First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2005. FRI FRI 06:30 The Brixmis Story b007nf6t (Listen) FRI Jolyon Jenkins tells a little known story of the Cold War. FRI The Brixmis officers were some of the most effective FRI gatherers of military intelligence behind the Iron Curtain, FRI stealing Soviet military hardware and searching East German FRI rubbish dumps for classified information. FRI FRI 07:00 Lucky Heather b0075rtm (Listen) FRI Few Dollars More FRI 4 Extra Debut. Living in a run-down community, Heather tries FRI to help a family with a sick child. Stars Lindsey Coulson. FRI From February 2000. FRI FRI 07:30 The Vote Now Show b05s3sth (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 4 FRI A series of election specials from the Now Show team. Steve FRI Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guests to give FRI their own unique take on the week's election shenanigans. FRI Episode four features Laura Shavin, John Robins, Ben FRI Partridge, Deborah Orr and Adam Kay. FRI Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley. FRI Executive Producer Alison Vernon-Smith. FRI Credits FRI Presenter: Steve Punt FRI Presenter: Hugh Dennis FRI Performer: Laura Shavin FRI Performer: John Robins FRI Performer: Benjamin Partridge FRI Performer: Deborah Orr FRI Performer: Adam Kay FRI Producer: Alexandra Smith FRI Producer: Joe Nunnery FRI Producer: Rachel Wheeley FRI Executive Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith FRI FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k4m9 (Listen) FRI The Bolshoi Ballet FRI The lad's hopes of seeing a night of dance at Covent Garden FRI don't quite go to plan. Stars Tony Hancock. From October FRI 1956. FRI FRI 08:30 Play It Cool b05tbp4r (Listen) FRI Episode 6 FRI Ian Carmichael, Hugh Paddick and Joan Sims share the life FRI stories of famous scribes and actors. From August 1964. FRI FRI 09:00 All the Way From Memphis b00jnlsm (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 6 FRI James Walton's pop music history quiz with Tracey Macleod, FRI Andrew Collins, Anthony Wilson and Richard Curtis. From FRI January 2005. FRI FRI 09:30 On Baby Street b00dp75j (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 1 FRI Three women neighbours are set to discover the delights of FRI parenthood. Stars Keith Allen and Kathy Burke. From January FRI 1996. FRI FRI 10:00 Peter Tinniswood b007jx5l (Listen) FRI The House Swap FRI Sid is an American struggling to come to terms with English FRI life. Earthy drama starring Penelope Wilton and William FRI Hootkins. FRI FRI 11:00 RK Narayan Stories b01d98l5 (Listen) FRI The Axe FRI If the old house remains intact, Velan's beautiful gardens FRI will endure. But property developers gather. Read by Sam FRI Dastor. FRI FRI 11:15 The Gift b05tbrqz (Listen) FRI 4 Extra Debut. A young man, dying of an incurable disease, FRI asks an old school friend to join him on a journey to the FRI sun. Stars David Collings. FRI FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k4m9 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 Play It Cool b05tbp4r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders b008wf8j (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 The Brixmis Story b007nf6t (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Book at Bedtime b00sr4c5 (Listen) FRI Lucy Kellaway - In Office Hours, Episode 10 FRI In Office Hours is the new novel by Lucy Kellaway about men FRI and women at work, and illicit love. In the concluding FRI episode, personally and professionally things unravel for FRI Stella and Bella. FRI The latest novel from the columnist, Lucy Kellaway, is a FRI witty and sharply observed exploration of today's FRI contemporary corporate world, and what happens when passions FRI run high. The economist Stella Bradberry is at the top of FRI her game, juggling a high powered career with motherhood. FRI Bella Chambers is a bright and pretty single mother who was FRI forced to drop out of college, and is working as a PA to FRI make ends meet. Both women work for Atlantic Energy, a FRI global oil company based in London, where risk taking is a FRI way of life. When the Head of Press resigns unexpectedly, FRI new opportunities and challenges open up for Stella and FRI Bella, which ultimately lead them both to embark on FRI obsessive and destructive affairs. FRI Readers: Haydn Gwynne has recently returned from Broadway FRI where she was appearing in the award winning hit musical FRI "Billy Elliot" after it transferred from London's West End. FRI Award winning actress Lyndsey Marshal has most recently FRI appeared on stage in "Three Days of Rain" and on television FRI in "Being Human" and "Garrow's Law". FRI Writer: Lucy Kellaway is the "Financial Times" management FRI columnist. She lives in London is is married with four FRI children. FRI Abridged by Sally Marmion FRI Producer Elizabeth Allard. FRI FRI 14:15 Making of Music b007mnr6 (Listen) FRI Series 1, The Renaissance FRI James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the FRI development of classical music.The world was changing: in FRI the Renaissance, man was well as God was celebrated in music FRI and the arts. In Ferrara, Italy, Josquin Desprez wrote as FRI mass that immortalised his patron, the Duke Ecole d'Este I. FRI Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae was based on the syllables of FRI the Dukes name. FRI Reader: Simon Russell Beale FRI Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey, Lucy Lunt. FRI BBC Birmingham. FRI FRI 14:30 15 Minute Drama b00tzmqn (Listen) FRI The Beginning of Spring, Episode 5 FRI Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of an English family in Moscow, FRI adapted by Penny Leicester. The winter of 1913 finds Frank FRI Reid, owner of a printing company, abandoned by his wife. FRI Frank Reid is not being helped by his accountant, Selwyn. FRI The English Chaplaincy has a scary resident and now a shop FRI girl is taking on the nannying duties. Lisa, the new nanny, FRI is too beautiful for Frank, even with her plaits cut off. FRI Narrator: Clare Higgins; Frank: Richard McCabe; Selwyn: FRI David Bamber; Nellie: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse; Dolly: FRI Charlotte Ellis. Other parts played by Sonia Ritter, Rachel FRI Atkins, Samuel Barnet, Richard Bremmer and David Collins. FRI Producer: Tim Dee. FRI FRI 14:45 Book of the Week b00szv9g (Listen) FRI Hellhound On His Trail, Episode 5 FRI Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the FRI assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his FRI killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, the FBI's FRI manhunt for King's killer has made an exciting breakthrough FRI - they now know that the real name of their prime suspect. FRI But they first need to pursue him to London, where he is FRI hiding out under another new identity - that of 'Ramon FRI Sneyd'. FRI Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters FRI Abridged by Viv Beeby FRI Produced by Emma Harding FRI The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on FRI 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane. FRI The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, FRI probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the FRI Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar FRI winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist FRI Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is FRI playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The FRI Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London. FRI Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who FRI is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon FRI in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the FRI second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and FRI Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for FRI writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe. FRI FRI 15:00 Peter Tinniswood b007jx5l (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 All the Way From Memphis b00jnlsm (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 16:30 On Baby Street b00dp75j (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] FRI FRI 17:00 Lucky Heather b0075rtm (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 17:30 The Vote Now Show b05s3sth (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 18:00 Arthur C Clarke Stories b007jvt0 (Listen) FRI Before Eden FRI Scientists stationed on Venus battle to find signs of life, FRI but what about the impact of their quest? Read by Tim FRI Pigott-Smith. FRI FRI 18:30 My Life in Five Songs b011d5sw (Listen) FRI Judy Collins FRI 1/1 Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter with a FRI successful career spanning over fifty years. FRI Born is Seattle one of her early influences was her father FRI Chuck who hosted his own radio show in Seattle and then in FRI Los Angeles. FRI Judy enjoyed early chart success with Both Sides Now written FRI by Joni Mitchell and Turn Turn Turn from the pen of Pete FRI Seeger. FRI Known for her political activism she's participated in FRI benefit concerts for many causes including civil rights, the FRI Vietnam War protests and women's rights. FRI The show opens with Both Sides Now and Judy goes on to pick FRI the following five tracks. FRI 1: Diana Krall with Quiet Nights FRI 2: In My Life by The Beatles FRI 3: Gotta Sing High by Kenny White FRI 4: Amy Speace with Weight of the World FRI 5: The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen FRI Phil also plays a little of Judy's version of Farewell to FRI Tarwathie before closing the conversation with another of FRI Judy's classic tracks, Chelsea Morning. FRI Credits FRI Presenter: Phil Cunningham FRI FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b007k4m9 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 Play It Cool b05tbp4r (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Mark Tavener - High Table, Lower Orders b008wf8j (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 The Brixmis Story b007nf6t (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 RK Narayan Stories b01d98l5 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] FRI FRI 21:15 The Gift b05tbrqz (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 The Vote Now Show b05s3sth (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Victor Lewis-Smith b05tbtwn (Listen) FRI Episode 1 FRI Vacuum cleaners, Chinese takeaways and fatherly advice FRI abound in the darkly comic world of Victor Lewis-Smith. FRI Award-winning controversial comedy surfaced on BBC Radio 1 FRI in 1990 in the shape of Victor Lewis-Smith. The writer and FRI producer took a comedy cudgel to the self-satisfied, FRI mid-Atlantic style of the very network he was appearing on - FRI with hoax phone calls, sketches, plus comic takedowns of FRI high profile celebs. It's all deliciously sandwiched between FRI the original jangly Radio 1 jingles made by JAM Creative FRI Productions in Dallas, USA. FRI Winner of the British Comedy Awards 1990 for Best Radio FRI Comedy. FRI After making 12 late night programmes for Radio 1, Victor FRI took aim at TV in 1993 with BBC TWO's Inside Victor Lewis FRI Smith, before sparking another stir on Channel 4 in 1998 FRI with TV Offal. FRI Written by Victor Lewis Smith and Paul Sparks FRI Produced by Victor Lewis Smith FRI First heard on Radio 1 in March 1990. FRI FRI 23:00 Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive b007k03d (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines croquet this FRI week, and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006. FRI FRI 23:30 Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford b0076f1p (Listen) FRI Series 2, Security Bard FRI Romance is in the air for a security guard at a superstore. FRI With James Quinn, Neil Bell, Jemma Thompson. FRI FRI 23:45 I, Regress b019fxbc (Listen) FRI Series 1, Episode 3 FRI A dark, David Lynch-ian comedy, ideally suited for an FRI unsettling and surreal late night listen. 'I, Regress' sees FRI Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, Snuff FRI Box) playing a corrupt and bizarre hypnotherapist taking FRI unsuspecting clients on twisted, misleading journeys through FRI their subconscious. FRI Each episode sees the doctor dealing with a different client FRI who has come to him for a different problem (quitting FRI smoking, fear of water, etc). As the patient is put under FRI hypnosis, we 'enter' their mind, and all the various FRI situations the hypnotherapist takes them through are played FRI out for us to hear. The result is a dream- (or nightmare-) FRI like trip through the patient's mind, as funny as it is FRI disturbing. FRI Episode 3: Ms Taffgoon (Morgana Robinson) finds her FRI appointment with Dr Berry to cure a fear of heights takes a FRI strange path, taking in a talking pigeon (Derek Griffiths) FRI and an interplanetary trip. And a field. FRI The cast across the series include Katherine Parkinson (IT FRI Crowd), Morgana Robinson (The Morgana Show), Simon Greenall FRI (I'm Alan Partridge), Jack Klaff (Star Wars, For Your Eyes FRI Only), Tara Flynn (The Impressions Show, Stewart Lee's FRI Comedy Vehicle), Alex Lowe (Barry From Watford, The Peter FRI Serafinowicz Show), and Derek Griffiths (Playschool, Bod, FRI and The Royal Exchange). FRI A compelling late night listen: tune in and occupy someone FRI else's head! FRI Produced by Sam Bryant. FRI Credits FRI Dr Berry: Matt Berry FRI Ms Taffgoon: Morgana Robinson FRI Actor: Derek Griffiths FRI Producer: Sam Bryant FRI