19 February, 2016

Radio 4 Extra Listings for 20/02/2016 - 26/02/2016

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SAT SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2016 SAT SAT 00:00 Wally K Daly b007jv1s (Listen) SAT The Children of Witchwood, Episode 5 SAT Jackie's extraordinary telepathic powers attract the evil SAT attentions of the eerie Cranford family. SAT SAT 00:30 Soul Music b0076x76 (Listen) SAT Series 5, Clair de lune SAT 4 Extra Debut. An exploration of Claude Debussy's music for SAT piano, which was inspired by a poem about moonlight. With SAT Phil Cool. From February 2006. SAT SAT 01:00 Andrew Sachs - The Revenge b007jr11 (Listen) SAT Andrew Sachs's pioneering thriller featuring sound effects SAT and eleven actors, but no written dialogue. From June 1978. SAT SAT 01:30 The Deighton File b00kjh8g (Listen) SAT From the start of his writing career in 1962, Len Deighton SAT has gifted his readers the Harry Palmer spy stories, SAT including The Ipcress File, his compelling accounts of SAT Second World War combat in Fighter and Blitzkrieg, and his SAT experience in the kitchen with the Action Cook Book. Now 80, SAT in this rare interview from 2009, he talks to Patrick SAT Humphries about his life and work. SAT SAT 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b00807gp (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT Helena leaves her lover to help Richard. A gun shot causes a SAT commotion. Read by Sian Phillips. SAT SAT 02:15 Incarnations: India in 50 Lives b05xqbm8 (Listen) SAT Birsa Munda: Have You Been to Chalkad? SAT Prof. Sunil Khilnani profiles Birsa Munda, the young, SAT charismatic healer who led his tribal community in revolt SAT against the British and whose life, more than a century SAT after his death, poses the question: 'Who owns India?' SAT Scattered across the subcontinent, India's tribal peoples or SAT Adivasis, match in size the populations of Germany or SAT Vietnam. Yet the land rights of India's original inhabitants SAT are regularly overridden in the name of development. One of SAT history's great defenders of Adivasi rights was Birsa Munda, SAT born in the late 19th century in what is now the SAT north-eastern state of Jharkhand. At a time of famine and SAT disease across northern India his community looked to the SAT Birsa for healing and leadership. The young man who claimed SAT he could turn bullets to water led a rebellion against the SAT British, their Indian middlemen and Christian missionaries. SAT The question 'Who owns India' takes Sunil Khilnani to a SAT tribal community who are losing their land and access to SAT food, fuel and water with the growing encroachment of luxury SAT housing complexes - second homes for city dwellers. We also SAT hear from author and political activist Arundhati Roy. "The SAT fact that Adivasis still exist," she says, "is because SAT people like Birsa Munda staged the beginnings of the battle SAT against the takeover of their homeland. SAT Though he died at the age of just 25, Birsa Munda has become SAT a lasting symbol of tribal resistance. He's the only Adivasi SAT whose portrait hangs in the Indian Parliament. "His was a SAT firework of a life," says Sunil Khilnani, "but a life whose SAT embers still burn". SAT Producer: Jeremy Grange SAT Executive Producer: Martin Smith SAT Original Music composed by Talvin Singh. SAT SAT 02:30 15 Minute Drama b008x4s6 (Listen) SAT The Kiss, Jacob Lennon SAT Short stories by Katie Hims with an osculatory theme. SAT 5/5. Jacob Lennon SAT Everyone at school is in love with Jacob Lennon. Andrea and SAT Sophie imagine that kissing him must be like eating melted SAT marshmallows. Then Andrea finds out the truth. SAT Andrea ...... Sophie Pemberton SAT Sophie ...... Laura Molyneux SAT Jacob ...... Lloyd Thomas SAT Milton ...... Baxter Willis SAT Mr Chester ...... Alex Lanipekun SAT Directed by Jessica Dromgoole. SAT SAT 02:45 Book of the Week b00yrg1l (Listen) SAT Colin Thubron - To a Mountain in Tibet, Episode 5 SAT "By trekkers' standards our party is small and swift: a SAT guide, a cook, a horse-man, myself. We move scattered above SAT the river, while loan traders pass us the other way, leading SAT their stocky horse and mule-trains between lonely villages. SAT They look fierce and open, and laughingly meet your eyes. SAT The delicacy of the plains has gone..." SAT Renowned travel writer Colin Thubron is about to climb Mount SAT Kailas in Tibet, one of the holiest places in the world and SAT hardly visited by westerners. Its slopes are rugged, SAT glacial, and peopled by the toughest types alive. It'Its SAT slopes are also full of stories: Hindu and Buddhist tales of SAT struggle, devotion and intrigue. But on from these lower SAT reaches, Kailas's peak rises sacrosanct. Forbiddingly SAT distant. And it is here that Thubron casts his gaze, then SAT walks towards, as listeners can discover in his new account. SAT 5.Near the top of Mt Kailas, the air thins, the pilgrims SAT cluster, and there is a cry of 'victory to the gods'... SAT Read by Stephen Boxer. SAT SAT 03:00 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b00xmbyz (Listen) SAT Series 1, He Who Would Valiant Be SAT A dragon's egg must be retrieved by a hero cursed with SAT immortality - between the worlds of faerie and man. Stars SAT Paul Hilton. SAT SAT 03:45 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b00xmj94 (Listen) SAT Series 1, Then Fancies Flee Away SAT Mankind's hero is forced to help a young lad who has lain in SAT a coma, surrounded by thorns, for seven years. Stars Paul SAT Hilton. SAT SAT 04:30 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b00xmv26 (Listen) SAT Series 1, No Foes Shall Stay His Might SAT Aided by a powerful spirit, a hunter is after Pilgrim - who SAT tries to save himself by rescuing a young girl. Stars Paul SAT Hilton. SAT SAT 05:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b00xn6t0 (Listen) SAT Series 1, 'Gainst All Disaster SAT Mankind's immortal hero is forced to help Joseph of SAT Arimethea - held captive by a very malevolent angel. Stars SAT Paul Hilton. SAT SAT 06:00 Hood b071bplk (Listen) SAT The Scribe of Sherwood SAT Wandering minstrel, Alan-A-Dale ventures into Sherwood. As a SAT storyteller, he knows one man's laments are another man's SAT inspiration. Caught in a storm, he finds Little John and SAT Will Scarlet in their shelter. Seeking refuge, he joins them SAT and finds John is eager to tell a tale. Just not the one he SAT was bargaining for. The minstrel then finds himself SAT entertaining at the court of Philip De Nicholay, Lord High SAT Sheriff of Nottingham. Here, his songs and stories bring SAT warmth to a cold castle night, but tales of friendship and SAT loves lost give Philip cause to reflect and share a secret SAT with Alan. SAT Stars Peter Greenall as Little John, Damian Cooper as Will SAT Scarlet, Billy Miller as Alan-A-Dale/King John and Sarah SAT McKendrick as Lady Marion. SAT Director: Iain Meadows. SAT Produced by Iain Meadows and Matt Hopper for Spiteful Puppet SAT Entertainment. SAT SAT 07:00 Great Lives b00ryg42 (Listen) SAT Series 21, Robin Hood SAT Clive Stafford Smith is a lawyer working for human rights SAT both in Britain and abroad - he campaigns for the rights of SAT prisoners on death row in the US and in Guantanamo Bay. His SAT nomination for a life worth celebrating is at first SAT surprising - it's the entirely fictitious Robin Hood. But, SAT he argues in conversation with medievalist Professor Stephen SAT Knight, the myth has a lot to teach us about the way we SAT treat each other. The presenter is Matthew Parris. SAT Produced by Christine Hall. SAT SAT 07:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides b0075vym (Listen) SAT River Thames SAT Comedian and writer Tony Hawks tests the guide books that SAT claim to help us navigate our way around our holidays. SAT Testing the plethora of reference books to the limit, Tony SAT heads up river to discover his own suitability for boating SAT life. SAT Producer: Lucy Willmore SAT First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000. SAT SAT 08:00 Archive on 4 b038bbvr (Listen) SAT Scrambled SAT The Egg: Hailed as a wonder food; condemned as dangerous; SAT it's fattening; it's slimming; it's ethical; it's unethical. SAT It's been a luxury and dirt cheap. Times change, the egg SAT doesn't. In 1955 they cost the equivalent of £14.80 a dozen SAT but then came the battery farms. The "Go to work on an Egg" SAT campaign is a classic of TV advertising. In 1965 consumption SAT peaked at five eggs per person per week and then fell as SAT doctors warned of cholesterol. The press exposed battery SAT farm conditions and a government minister said they were SAT deadly. In the 00's the egg bounced back. Delia hailed it; SAT the NHS said they were good for you after all- eat as many SAT as you like! Scrambled is not a history of the egg rather it SAT is about how the egg may be seen as symbolic of our attitude SAT to food in general in the past half century as medical SAT science, diet fads, changing lifestyle habits, and animal SAT welfare issues have impacted on how we perceive and consume SAT what on the face of it is as close to a perfect and SAT unchanging food as we have. SAT Presented by Allegra McEvedy. SAT SAT 09:00 Williams on the Wireless b071brjs (Listen) SAT Marking the 90th anniversary of the birth of a legend of SAT entertainment, actor Robin Sebastian exposes his inner SAT Kenneth Williams to introduce a collection of the Carry-On SAT star's radio highlights. SAT Including contributions from biographer Christopher Stevens SAT and broadcaster Russell Davies, explore Williams' popular SAT characters like Ramblin' Syd Rumpo and look back with SAT laughter at lassic episodes. Discover Kenneth in a darker SAT mood in a radio adaption of a Gogol story. SAT * On the Trail of Ramblin' Syd: SAT A new programme where Robin Sebastian traces the origins and SAT impact of the West Country folk singer SAT * Hancock's Half Hour - The Television Set SAT Galton and Simpson comedy where living in the only house in SAT Railway Cuttings without a telly, the lad takes action. From SAT 1955. SAT * Round the Horne: SAT a classic episode from the popular 1960's radio series SAT starring Kenneth Williams SAT * Just a Minute SAT An unique episode with Kenneth Williams as chairman and SAT Nicholas Parsons as panellist SAT * Diary of A Mad Man: SAT A rare and rather wonderful piece of Kenneth Williams SAT archive with his brilliant interpretation of Nikolai Gogol's SAT farcical short story SAT * The Very Best of Ramblin' Syd Rumpo: SAT A special concert recorded in 1970 in front of a live studio SAT audience at Abbey Road Studios in London. SAT Producer: Stephen Garner. SAT SAT 12:00 Steptoe and Son b007jnfd (Listen) SAT Series 5, Men of Letters SAT Albert butts in on Harold's church magazine article. SAT Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as SAT Harold. With Anthony Sharp as the Vicar. 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 Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan SAT Simpson. SAT Produced by Bobby Jaye SAT First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in June 1974. SAT SAT 12:30 The Goon Show b007jt5g (Listen) SAT The Great Tuscan Salami Scandal SAT A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the SAT show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From SAT February 1956. SAT SAT 13:00 Halfway Here: Omnibus b071bxz2 (Listen) SAT Episode 2 SAT Fifteen-year-old Nettie is on life support and her mum SAT resorts to looking at her laptop for answers. Starring Tyger SAT Drew-Honey. SAT Credits SAT Writer: Yasmina Reza SAT Michael: Lenny Henry SAT Veronica: Rosie Cavaliero SAT Millson: Joseph Millson SAT Annette: Monica Dolan SAT Director: James Macdonald SAT Producer: Catherine Bailey SAT SAT 14:10 Inheritance Tracks b071bzzn (Listen) SAT Harry Connick Jr SAT The singer and pianist picks 'When The Saints Go Marching SAT In' by Louis Armstrong and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' by SAT Judy Garland. SAT SAT 14:15 Alan Bennett - An Englishman Abroad b007jyxz (Listen) SAT When a mysterious Englishman appears in her dressing-room, SAT actress Coral Browne assumes he's with the embassy, but, if SAT so, why are his trousers out at the knees? And what does he SAT want with her face-powder? SAT Alan Bennett based this drama on a real incident in Moscow SAT involving the spy Guy Burgess in 1958. SAT Starring Michael Gambon as Guy Burgess, Penelope Wilton as SAT Coral Browne, Lala Lloyd as Mrs Burgess, John Baddeley as SAT Claudius and Michael Higgs as Tolya/Hamlet. SAT Adapted from BBC TV's 1983 film and directed by Hilary SAT Norrish SAT First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1994. SAT SAT 15:00 Archive on 4 b038bbvr (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SAT SAT 16:00 Hood b071bplk (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SAT SAT 17:00 Great Lives b00ryg42 (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] SAT SAT 17:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides b0075vym (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SAT SAT 18:00 Planet B b00yy62r (Listen) SAT Series 3, The End of the Rogue SAT Episode 5 by Matthew Broughton SAT The virtual world has been switched off by Mark Schwartz. As SAT the power slowly drains from the circuits, Kip and Medley SAT must race through the ruins of reality in a desperate bid to SAT reset the universe. Is this the end for Planet B? Last in SAT the series. SAT Kip .. Lloyd Thomas SAT Medley .. Claire Harry SAT Cerberus .. Chris Pavlo SAT Slab .. Tony Bell SAT Deano .. Adeel Akhtar SAT Mary .. Sally Orrock SAT Mark Schwartz .. Sam Dale SAT With Gunner Cauthery, Iain Batchelor, Henry Devas and Adjoa SAT Andoh. SAT Directed by James Robinson. SAT SAT 18:30 Ghost Zone b007jx3q (Listen) SAT Episode 5 SAT In a thrilling conclusion, the army closes in on Inchbrae, SAT but can the alien presence be defeated? Stars Gayanne SAT Potter. SAT SAT 19:00 Williams on the Wireless b071brjs (Listen) SAT [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] SAT SAT 22:00 Richard Herring's Objective b017cfkv (Listen) SAT Series 2, Page 3 SAT Richard Herring's Objective SAT Episode 3: 'Page 3' SAT Richard Herring examines 'Page 3' which has been the cause SAT of controversy, debating whether it's something that we SAT should celebrate, or consign to the dustbin of history. SAT Written by and starring Richard Herring, with Emma Kennedy SAT and special guest, the glamour model Lucy Pinder. SAT Produced by Tilusha Ghelani SAT The second series of Richard Herring's Objective pokes and SAT prods a variety controversial objects and see if the SAT controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews and SAT stand up comedy Richard examines the objects' history, SAT meaning and significance and challenges our assumed logic SAT and stereotypes. Can we reclaim these objects away from SAT their unfortunate associations? SAT In series one the comedian investigated 'The Hitler SAT Moustache', 'The Hoodie' and 'The St. George's Flag' and in SAT the new series he'll be training his beady eye on 'The SAT Golliwog', 'The Wheelchair', 'Page 3' and 'The Old School SAT Tie'. SAT SAT 22:30 Alun Cochrane's Fun House b01rvpvf (Listen) SAT The Bathroom SAT Comedian Alun Cochrane has a 25 year mortgage which he can SAT only pay off by being funny. In this series he takes us on a SAT room by room, stand up tour of his house. SAT He has a fridge that beeps at him when he doesn't move SAT quickly enough and a fire alarm he can't reach. His SAT relationship with his house is a complicated one. SAT A hoarder of funny and original observations on everyday SAT life, Alun invites us to help him de-clutter his mind and SAT tidy his ideas into one of those bags that you hoover all SAT the air out of and keep under your bed. This show will help SAT Alun and his house work through their relationship issues SAT and prevent a separation that Alun can ill afford; at least SAT not until the market picks up anyway. SAT Starring ... Alun Cochrane and Gavin Osborn SAT Written by ... Alun Cochrane and Andy Wolton SAT Produced by ... Carl Cooper. SAT Credits SAT Performer: Alun Cochrane SAT Performer: Gavin Osborn SAT Writer: Alun Cochrane SAT Writer: Andy Wolton SAT Producer: Carl Cooper SAT SAT 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b071wzrc (Listen) SAT The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith is joined by SAT Matt Forde. SAT SAT 23:00 Pleased to Meet You b007k35j (Listen) SAT Series 1, Episode 3 SAT Ninety-something good-time girl Dora Dale dishes more dirt SAT on her celeb chums to Martin Kelner. With Jake Yapp. From SAT August 2006. SAT SAT 23:30 The Big Booth b007jryj (Listen) SAT Series 2: The Big Booth Too, Episode 6 SAT Boothby Graffoe traces a joke through the ages and tries to SAT find a Brighton B&B. With Mariella Frostrup. From March SAT 2001. SAT SAT SUN SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2016 SUN SUN 00:00 Planet B b00yy62r (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 00:30 Ghost Zone b007jx3q (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 01:00 Halfway Here: Omnibus b071bxz2 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 13:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:10 Inheritance Tracks b071bzzn (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 14:10 on Saturday] SUN SUN 02:15 Alan Bennett - An Englishman Abroad b007jyxz (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Saturday] SUN SUN 03:00 Archive on 4 b038bbvr (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 04:00 Hood b071bplk (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:00 Great Lives b00ryg42 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Saturday] SUN SUN 05:30 Tony Hawks's Guide to the Guides b0075vym (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Saturday] SUN SUN 06:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus b071c3p1 (Listen) SUN Five stories portray the significance of a kiss - parting SUN kisses, first kisses much longed-for kisses. Stars Claire SUN Rushbrook. SUN SUN 07:15 Definitely Dunn b071c3yf (Listen) SUN Relieving General Gordon SUN Don't panic! Memories of Dad's Army star Clive Dunn, who SUN played Lance-Corporal Jack Jones for nearly a decade on TV, SUN radio and film between 1968 to 1977. SUN Recalling highlights from his first 50 years in SUN entertainment, Clive recalls his early career training to be SUN an actor and travelling with a repertory company. SUN Clive was aged 68 at the time of recording. He died in SUN Portugal in 2012, aged 92. SUN Producer: Edward Taylor SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1988. SUN SUN 07:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide b01qmxfy (Listen) SUN Series 2, Health and Medicine SUN Comedian Stephen K Amos is joined by Paul Sinha, Andre SUN Vincent and John Hegley to compile an Idiot's Guide to SUN Health and Medicine. Produced by Colin Anderson. SUN SUN 08:00 Jim the Great b036jt6g (Listen) SUN Series 2, The Camelot Caper SUN The impoverished sovereign wants in on Camelot, but a test SUN of 'courtly love' backfires. Stars Jimmy Edwards. From SUN October 1979. SUN SUN 08:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead b00yhx5s (Listen) SUN Angry antique dealers, a word from the Minister for SUN population - and it's not the end of the world SUN A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker. SUN With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon SUN Langford. Banjo: Dick Abell. SUN Written by Terence Brady, Peter N Christie, Donald SUN Churchill, Bert Fisher, John Graham, Christopher Langham, SUN Roy Lomax, Chris Miller, Katie Moss, Myles Rudge and Gordon SUN Langford, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, and Gerald Wiley. SUN Producer John Fawcett-Wilson SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1972. SUN SUN 09:00 Benjamin Franklin in London: Omnibus b071c4l0 (Listen) SUN From 1757 to 1775, Benjamin Franklin lived in London, mixing SUN with the brilliant and powerful, even the King. Read by SUN Nickolas Grace. SUN SUN 10:10 Inheritance Tracks b071c4vj (Listen) SUN Tori Amos SUN Singer-songwrter Tori Amos picks 'Thank You' by Led Zeppelin SUN and 'L.O.V.E.' by Nat 'King' Cole. SUN SUN 10:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited b071c4vl (Listen) SUN Space, Colin Pillinger SUN 4 Extra Debut. From Al Bowlly to Elvis Presley, space SUN scientist Professor Colin Pillinger shares his castaway SUN choices with Kirsty Young. From October 2009. SUN SUN 11:00 In Pod We Trust b06ppb2h (Listen) SUN Podcast Pioneers SUN Miranda Sawyer with the third episode of her series about SUN the world of podcasts, rounding up some of the best from SUN around the globe. This week: podcast pioneers, the SUN agenda-setting podcasters who have broken new ground in the SUN genre. SUN Miranda hears from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, SUN who talk about their perhaps unlikely surrealist pod hit. SUN The programme also features Wendy Zukerman's SUN Australian-based science podcast Science Vs, recently bought SUN up by Gimlet Media, an increasingly powerful new media SUN player in the burgeoning podcasting market. SUN Ben Hammersley, internet technologist and journalist, and SUN the man who invented the word "podcast" guests. SUN Producer: Jim Frank SUN Researcher: Chris Pearson. SUN Ben Hammersley SUN Ben Hammersley SUN is a tech journalist and the Innovator-in-Residence for SUN Goldsmiths University. He also SUN coined the word 'Podcast' SUN Welcome to Night Vale SUN Welcome to Night Vale SUN is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community radio, SUN set in the mysterious town of Night Vale. This week, Miranda SUN interviews the podcast's creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey SUN Cranor. SUN Love + Radio SUN Love + Radio SUN features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an SUN eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. SUN This week we talk to the programme's director Nick van der SUN Kolk, and there are reflections on a specific episode of SUN Love + Radio called ' SUN The Living Room SUN '. SUN MyAfrica SUN MyAfrica SUN interviews leading Africans, including politicians, artists, SUN musicians and business leaders. SUN Hardcore History SUN Dan Carlin's SUN Hardcore History SUN features long-form analysis and exploration of historical SUN events. SUN Science Vs SUN Wendy Zukerman's SUN Science VS SUN is the science show that pits facts against fads. Series 2 SUN will be produced by SUN Gimlet Media SUN Limetown SUN In the fictional podcast series SUN Limetown SUN American Public Radio host Lia Haddock investigates the SUN infamous disappearance of a doomed research facility. SUN Made in Sweden SUN ' SUN Made in Sweden SUN ' is the true story of how three brothers grew up to become SUN some of Sweden's most wanted criminals, as told by the SUN fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist Anders SUN Roslund. SUN SUN 11:30 Short Cuts b01mw2dv (Listen) SUN Series 2, The Space between Us SUN Nina Garthwaite presents a showcase for delightful and SUN adventurous short documentaries. A selection of brief SUN encounters, true stories, radio adventures and found sound. SUN In The Space Between Us, Nina explores the difficulties and SUN delights of distance. We travel to the outer reaches of the SUN galaxy in the intriguing "audio movie" Made Out of Meat and SUN take a joyful journey to the middle of absolutely nowhere SUN with the writer Ian Sansom. SUN We hear tales of family tussles over living space, a pop SUN song constructed around a gap in understanding between SUN scientists and the general public, and a look at the spaces SUN in our speech patterns as the comedian Dan Schreiber SUN explores the importance of a well placed...pause in the SUN delivery of a joke. SUN Produced by Eleanor McDowall SUN A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4 SUN The items featured in this programme were: SUN Mind the Gap SUN Featuring Dan Schreiber SUN Tears, Gravity and Distance SUN Produced by Karl James SUN They're Made Out of Meat SUN Produced by Jonathan Mitchell SUN Silent Comedy SUN Featuring Dan Schreiber SUN Nowhere SUN Produced by Rachel Hooper SUN The Table SUN Produced by Katie Burningham SUN Higgs Boson! SUN Produced by Mad Genius. SUN SUN 12:00 Jim the Great b036jt6g (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] SUN SUN 12:30 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead b00yhx5s (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] SUN SUN 13:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus b071c3p1 (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] SUN SUN 14:15 Definitely Dunn b071c3yf (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 today] SUN SUN 14:30 Meg Rosoff - Jonathan Unleashed: Omnibus b071c693 (Listen) SUN Episode 1 SUN In New York, fresh from college, can Jonathan Trefoil SUN navigate the responsibilities of adulthood? Read by Rhashan SUN Stone. SUN SUN 15:45 Philip Norman - Skiffle Night b071c6lq (Listen) SUN 4 Extra Debut. It's 1957. A teenager finds the courage to go SUN on his first date, but where to go and what to wear? Read by SUN Oliver Cotton. SUN SUN 16:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow SUN b071c6t2 (Listen) SUN In 1925, the future designer Cecil Beaton came down from SUN Cambridge deeply in debt: his one ambition, to be accepted SUN by the aristocratic and artistic. But his father decided SUN that he should learn to be a businessman and sent him to SUN work in the City. SUN Peter Terson's drama stars Julian Firth as Cecil Beaton, SUN William Eedle as Papa, Christian Rodska as Mr Schmeigelow, SUN June Barrie as Mama and Joanna Mackie as Nancy, SUN Director: Shaun MacLoughlin SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990. SUN SUN 17:00 Poetry Extra b071c72t (Listen) SUN Lost Voices - WH Davies SUN BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the SUN BBC's radio poetry archive. SUN 'Lost Voices' features WH Davies - a very successful poet in SUN the early 20th century, but now remembered, if at all, for SUN one poem - What is this life if full of care, We have no SUN time to stand and stare. But as Brian Patten explains, SUN Davies lived an amazing life as a traveller, a tramp, a SUN dreamer and a lover of the natural world. All this is SUN reflected in his poetry which was admired at the time by SUN George Bernard Shaw and Edward Thomas and which later SUN inspired the 15 year old Brian Patten to write. SUN Producer: Christine Hall SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2009. SUN SUN 17:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide b01qmxfy (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01r527b (Listen) SUN London Below SUN Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A SUN subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube SUN stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. SUN An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his SUN ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of SUN London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, SUN Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the SUN strange world of London Below. SUN So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath SUN the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube SUN cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the SUN inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen SUN through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. SUN Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and SUN Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of SUN the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of SUN London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. SUN Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, SUN the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard SUN embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the SUN clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to SUN discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the SUN while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in SUN London Above. SUN A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk SUN Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast SUN which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie SUN Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony SUN Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, SUN George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul SUN Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. SUN Credits SUN Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy SUN Lady Door: Natalie Dormer SUN Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood SUN Hunter: Sophie Okonedo SUN Croup: Anthony Head SUN Vandemar: David Schofield SUN Old Bailey: Bernard Cribbins SUN Jessica: Romola Garai SUN Gary: Paul Chequer SUN Anaesthesia: Yasmin Paige SUN Lord Ratspeaker: Johnny Vegas SUN Iliaster: Paul Stonehouse SUN Varney: Stephen Marcus SUN Letting Agent: Stephen Marcus SUN Sylvia: Karen Archer SUN Lord Portico: John Glover SUN Mr Figgis: Neil Gaiman SUN Fop (with no name): Neil Gaiman SUN Writer: Neil Gaiman SUN Director: Dirk Maggs SUN Producer: Heather Larmour SUN SUN 19:00 In Pod We Trust b06ppb2h (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] SUN SUN 19:30 Short Cuts b01mw2dv (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 11:30 today] SUN SUN 20:00 Patrick Hamilton - Rope b071c7rb (Listen) SUN Two young undergraduates think they've committed the perfect SUN murder. To add piquancy to their crime, they invite the SUN victim's father and other guests to a macabre dinner party. SUN Starring Alan Rickman as Rupert Cadell, Adam Bareham as SUN Wyndham Brandon, Andrew Branch as Charles Granillo, Cyril SUN Luckham as Sir Johnstone Kentley, Moir Leslie as Leila SUN Arden, Christopher Good as Kenneth Raglan and Olivier Pierre SUN as Sabot SUN Stage, screen and radio actor and director, Alan Rickman was SUN born: 21st February 1946 and died 14th January 2016 aged 69. SUN English playwright, Patrick Hamilton (1904 - 1962) once SUN explained: "In Rope, I have gone all out to write a horror SUN play and make your flesh creep. It is a thriller. A thriller SUN all the time, and nothing but a thriller". SUN Producer: John Tydeman SUN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Saturday Night Theatre: SUN Murder for Pleasure in 1983. SUN SUN 21:15 Desert Island Discs Revisited b071c4vl (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 10:15 today] SUN SUN 22:00 Life: An Idiot's Guide b01qmxfy (Listen) SUN [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] SUN SUN 22:30 The Shuttleworths b007jm35 (Listen) SUN Series 2, Wireless Wanderings SUN Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth takes Ken on a radio SUN cruise. With Graham Fellows and Charlotte Green. From June SUN 1995. SUN SUN 22:45 The In Crowd b00fbc9x (Listen) SUN Series 2, Episode 1 SUN Sketch show from Manchester's Comedy Store with Robin Ince, SUN Helen Moon, Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. From March 2002. SUN SUN 23:00 Newsjack b070wqp9 (Listen) SUN Series 14, Episode 2 SUN This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into SUN sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to SUN make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar. SUN Nish is joined this week by Jason Forbes, Freya Parker and SUN Ellie White. SUN The producers were Suzy Grant, Paul Sheehan and Matt SUN Stronge. The script editors were Ed Amsden and Tom Coles. SUN Newsjack is a BBC Radio Comedy production. SUN SUN 23:30 The Nick Revell Show b00cnhys (Listen) SUN Series 2, The Wedding SUN Preparing for his old flame's nuptials, the writer seethes SUN over the way she dumped him. With Doon MacKichan. From June SUN 1993. SUN SUN MON MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2016 MON MON 00:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01r527b (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Sunday] MON MON 01:00 Katie Hims - The Kiss: Omnibus b071c3p1 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Sunday] MON MON 02:15 Definitely Dunn b071c3yf (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:15 on Sunday] MON MON 02:30 Meg Rosoff - Jonathan Unleashed: Omnibus b071c693 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Sunday] MON MON 03:45 Philip Norman - Skiffle Night b071c6lq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 15:45 on Sunday] MON MON 04:00 Peter Terson - Getting to Know Mr Schmeigelow MON b071c6t2 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 16:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:00 Poetry Extra b071c72t (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday] MON MON 05:30 Life: An Idiot's Guide b01qmxfy (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 on Sunday] MON MON 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsmq (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON Kindly Detective Inspector Purbright probes dark deeds in MON the world of small-time animal charities. MON One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by MON Christopher Denys in 6 parts. MON Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Robin Polley as Sgt. MON Malley, Tricia Wilcock as Mrs Hallam, Paul Downing as Love, MON Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson and Ann Rye as Lucilla MON Teatime. MON Producer: Tony Cliff MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. MON MON 06:30 The Spirit of Grunge b00l5mhq (Listen) MON Twenty years on from the birth of grunge, Miranda Sawyer MON examines how the movement shaped a generation of British MON youth and changed mainstream youth culture forever. MON Including contributions from music journalists John Harris, MON Keith Cameron, Caitlin Moran and Charles Cross; and Megan MON Jasper of influential record label Sub Pop. MON MON 07:00 Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox b071fqj1 (Listen) MON Brian Cox and Robin Ince sift through "The Infinite Monkey MON Cage" inbox and answer some listener questions. MON They are allowed to phone a friend, but expect questions on MON the recent series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show plus MON a spattering of the usual queries regarding the mortality of MON strawberries, and the nature of the infinite cage itself. MON Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in March MON 2015. MON MON 07:30 The Museum of Curiosity b06zqq9d (Listen) MON Series 8, Calman, Cooke, Lowe MON This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his MON curator Sarah Millican welcome the comedian, Fearer of MON Raisins and Collector of Thimbles, Susan Calman; an artist MON who has made an art out of copying art and claims that he MON has actually slept with the Mona Lisa, Adam Lowe; and a TV MON naturalist who admits that when she talks to animals, all MON they want to talk about is food, fighting and, well, mating, MON Lucy Cooke. MON This week, the Museum's guests discuss what Fifty Shades of MON Grey has in common with Capt. Kirk and Mr Spock making sweet MON exoplanetary love; how salt could be the building material MON of the future if only it didn't rain; and why living on a MON small island will either turn you into a pygmy or a giant. MON The show was researched by Anne Miller and Stevyn Colgan of MON QI. MON The producers were Richard Turner and James Harkin. MON It was a BBC Radio Comedy Production. MON Credits MON Presenter: John Lloyd MON Presenter: Sarah Millican MON Interviewed Guest: Susan Calman MON Interviewed Guest: Adam Lowe MON Interviewed Guest: Lucy Cooke MON Producer: Richard Turner MON Producer: James Harkin MON MON 08:00 Dad's Army b007jqzq (Listen) MON Series 3, The Recruit MON With Captain Mainwaring in hospital, the Vicar and the MON Verger spark unrest in the Home Guard platoon. MON Starring Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier MON as Sergeant Wilson, Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones, John MON Laurie as Private Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Private Godfrey, MON Ian Lavender as Private Pike, Bill Pertwee as Hodges, Frank MON Williams as the Vicar, Edward Sinclair as the Verger and MON Larry Martyn as Private Walker. MON Adapted for radio from Jimmy Perry and David Croft's TV MON scripts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles. MON Producer: John Dyas MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1976. MON MON 08:30 Brothers in Law b007js5z (Listen) MON Series 2, A Jewel of a Husband MON There's double trouble for barrister Roger in a bigamy case. MON Stars Richard Briers and Barbara Windsor. From September MON 1971. MON MON 09:00 The Write Stuff b00f3wqc (Listen) MON Series 8, JK Rowling MON James Walton takes the chair for the game of literary MON correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John MON Walsh. MON MON 09:30 Tomorrow, Today! b017gzj8 (Listen) MON Series 2, Countess Natasha and the Red Menace MON Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962. MON A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the MON unimaginably futuristic world of 2008. MON Prime Minister Harold Macmillan guest stars in the same week MON that the programme is infiltrated by a spy. MON Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles MON Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell MON Godfrey Winnard ..... John Fortune MON Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn MON Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska MON Douglas Bennings/Harold Macmillan ...... Jon Glover MON Keith Wood ...... Sam Pamphilon MON Roger Aspinall ...... Simon Treves MON Secretary ...... Laura Molyneux MON Miss Thurwell ...... Anna Bengo. MON MON 10:00 Classic Serial b00mf2mj (Listen) MON The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson, Episode 1 MON Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography MON of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of MON Johnson's birth. MON Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero. He wants MON to write a biography of the great man 'in scenes', with MON Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like MON this has ever been attempted before. MON Samuel Johnson ...... Kenneth Cranham MON James Boswell ...... Paul Higgins MON King George ...... David Hargreaves MON Louisa ...... Lizzy Watts MON Joshua Reynolds ...... Matt Addis MON Oliver Goldsmith ...... Stephen Hogan MON Lady Di ...... Annabelle Dowler MON Davies ...... Philip Fox MON Directed by Claire Grove. MON MON 11:00 Deep Country b01bwd37 (Listen) MON Episode 3 MON Neil Ansell is living in a very remote part of the Welsh MON countryside, on his own, with no electricity, gas or water, MON and only the wildlife around him for company. He survives MON the gales but has to face another storm - his own MON vulnerability. Read by Matthew Gravelle. MON Abridged by Willa King. MON Directed by Emma Bodger MON A BBC Cymru Wales Production. MON MON 11:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019dmxg (Listen) MON Series 2, The Drowned Church MON The Drowned Church: Humanity's ageless champion returns, MON this time to stop a sinister church congregation under the MON sea. Starring Paul Hilton. MON MON 12:00 Dad's Army b007jqzq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 12:30 Brothers in Law b007js5z (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsmq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 13:30 The Spirit of Grunge b00l5mhq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 14:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080jj1 (Listen) MON Episode 6 MON Sophie tells all, and Calypso has a secret for Hector, but MON where is he? Sian Phillips reads the Second World War family MON saga. MON MON 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b048s4tn (Listen) MON A Rose by Any Other Name MON The 18th century's age of travel and enlightenment meant MON that a vast influx of newly discovered plants into Europe MON was creating a botanical tower of Babel. No common language MON for plants and a wealth of long and localised names made MON communication about plant species often impossible. Swedish MON naturalist Carl Linnaeus dedicated his life to developing a MON proper system of naming and placing plants into a new MON ordered hierarchy. MON Professor Kathy Willis launches the series by talking to Jim MON Endersby, historian at Sussex University, who argues that MON Linnaeus' system of plant classification established the MON roots of botany as we now know it and revolutionised the MON economics and movement of plant species and their riches MON across the globe, and how they are referred to. MON She speaks with Linnaean archivist Gina Douglas and learns MON how in 1753 his System Naturae placed plants into a MON hierarchy of relationships based on the number of MON reproductive organs, in the hope of uncovering the machinery MON of nature. Whilst much of what Linnaeus developed has now MON been superseded by a more natural system of classification, MON his method of naming still dominates today MON Producer: Adrian Washbourne MON Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is Director of Science at Royal MON Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also Professor of Long-term MON Ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford MON University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 MON years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation MON at Oxford and Cambridge. MON Cycads in the News MON Extinction threat to ancient plant group MON Love blossoms for rare plants MON 'Oldest' pot plant to get new pot (from 2003) MON MON 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mb1qz (Listen) MON Episode 1 MON September, 1945: Anne Welles arrives in New York from sedate MON Lawrenceville to find that every woman she meets is looking MON for a husband. MON Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best seller. Three beautiful young MON women become best friends as they carve out careers in the MON entertainment industry. MON Stars Madeleine Potter as Anne Welles, Barbara Barnes as MON Neely O'Hara, Stuart Milligan as Henry Bellamy, Walter Lewis MON as Allen Cooper and Liza Ross as Mrs Welles. MON Producer: Claire Grove MON First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. MON MON 14:45 Book of the Week b00yyb1g (Listen) MON Bird Cloud, Episode 1 MON Pulitzer prize-winning writer, Annie Proulx, sets out to MON build her perfect home in a remote corner of Wyoming. MON Proulx's first work of non-fiction in twenty years tells a MON personal story of designing and constructing a house in MON harmony with her interests, work and personality. MON Having lived a peripatetic life, Annie Proulx decides to MON build a house where she can end her days. It does not quite MON work out that way when she falls in love with a 640 acre of MON remote Nature Conservancy land in Wyoming. MON Read by Laura Brook MON Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder MON Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. MON MON 15:00 Classic Serial b00mf2mj (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] MON MON 16:00 The Write Stuff b00f3wqc (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] MON MON 16:30 Tomorrow, Today! b017gzj8 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] MON MON 17:00 Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox b071fqj1 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] MON MON 17:30 The Museum of Curiosity b06zqq9d (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rb2c1 (Listen) MON Earl's Court MON Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A MON subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube MON stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. MON An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his MON ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of MON London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, MON Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the MON strange world of London Below. MON So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath MON the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube MON cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the MON inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen MON through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. MON Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and MON Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of MON the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of MON London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. MON Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, MON the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard MON embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the MON clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to MON discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the MON while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in MON London Above. MON A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk MON Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast MON which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie MON Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony MON Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, MON George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul MON Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. MON Credits MON Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy MON Lady Door: Natalie Dormer MON Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood MON Hunter: Sophie Okonedo MON Croup: Anthony Head MON Vandemar: David Schofield MON The Earl of Earl’s Court: Christopher Lee MON Islington: Benedict Cumberbatch MON Old Bailey: Bernard Cribbins MON Writer: Neil Gaiman MON Director: Heather Larmour MON Producer: Heather Larmour MON MON 18:30 A Good Read b00763d8 (Listen) MON Colin Dexter & Russell James MON Louise Doughty is joined by crime writers Colin Dexter and MON Russell James to talk about favourite paperbacks by Martha MON Gelhorn, AE Housman and Jill Dawson. From 2001. MON Collected Poems by AE Housman MON Publisher: Penguin MON The View From the Ground by Martha Gelhorn MON Publisher: Granta MON Fred and Edie MON Publisher: Sceptre. MON MON 19:00 Dad's Army b007jqzq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] MON MON 19:30 Brothers in Law b007js5z (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] MON MON 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsmq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] MON MON 20:30 The Spirit of Grunge b00l5mhq (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] MON MON 21:00 Deep Country b01bwd37 (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] MON MON 21:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019dmxg (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] MON MON 22:00 The Museum of Curiosity b06zqq9d (Listen) MON [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] MON MON 22:30 Chris Addison's Civilization b00dr4t0 (Listen) MON Controlling the Universe MON The thinking idiot's anthropologist reveals what is next in MON the future of mankind. With Geoffrey McGivern. From April MON 2006. MON MON 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b0725pz5 (Listen) MON The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth is joined MON by Tim FitzHigham. MON MON 23:00 News Quiz Extra b071gnq3 (Listen) MON Series 16, Episode 7 MON A satirical review of the week's news chaired by Miles Jupp. MON Tune in to hear some bonus material from the live recording MON that didn't quite make it into the regular weekly show. MON MON 23:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea b007zh10 (Listen) MON Series 1, Romance in the Glen MON Falling head over heels for a society beauty, Hamish finds a MON rival in the Laird. Stars Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. MON From December 2002. MON MON TUE TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2016 TUE TUE 00:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rb2c1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 00:30 A Good Read b00763d8 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsmq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 01:30 The Spirit of Grunge b00l5mhq (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080jj1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b048s4tn (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mb1qz (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Monday] TUE TUE 02:45 Book of the Week b00yyb1g (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:00 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019dmxg (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Monday] TUE TUE 03:45 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019dq7y (Listen) TUE Series 2, The Lost Hotel TUE The mystical, timeless man tracks a missing person and finds TUE himself an unwilling guest at a sinister hotel. Stars Paul TUE Hilton. TUE TUE 04:30 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019dw0f (Listen) TUE Series 2, The Lady in the Lake TUE The ageless wanderer is drawn to the case of a magical TUE fiddle player, and finds a tragic love triangle. Stars Paul TUE Hilton. TUE TUE 05:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b019fx3p (Listen) TUE Series 2, Hope Springs TUE The roaming immortal reunites with daughter Doris, but TUE learns an old foe is on his trail. Stars Paul Hilton. TUE TUE 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnp (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE As the sabotage and murder trail continues, Private TUE Investigator Mortimer Hive arrives and is invited to make a TUE speech. TUE One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by TUE Christopher Denys in 6 parts. TUE Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Geoffrey Banks as TUE Mortimer Hive, Paul Downing as Love, Russell Dixon as TUE Booker, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime and Kathryn Hunt as TUE Helen. TUE Producer: Tony Cliff TUE First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. TUE TUE 06:30 Nightingale of the Nile b00ny9y6 (Listen) TUE Singer-songwriter, record producer and world music expert TUE Justin Adams travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to tell the TUE story of the woman whose voice dominated the culture and TUE politics of the Middle East in the 20th century, Umm TUE Kulthum. TUE Once described as a combination of 'Ella Fitzgerald, Eleanor TUE Roosevelt and Elvis Presley', her radio broadcasts often TUE brought the entire Arabic world to a standstill. Her TUE incredible voice and skilful handling of the media quickly TUE made her the most prominent celebrity in the Arab world at TUE the time, and her close friendship with both the royal TUE circle of King Farouk I before the revolution, and President TUE Nasser in its wake, gave her unprecedented political TUE influence. TUE Justin Adams is Robert Plant's songwriting partner, record TUE producer for the Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen, among TUE others, and an ex-collaborator with Jah Wobble. As the son TUE of a British diplomat, Justin grew up in Cairo during TUE Kulthum's golden age. Now he travels back, talking to those TUE that knew her to discover more about this icon of the Arabic TUE world. TUE A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4. TUE TUE 07:00 A Short Gentleman b019fxjh (Listen) TUE Episode 3 TUE by Jon Canter, adapted by Robin Brooks TUE Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Purcell, QC, a perfect TUE specimen of the British Establishment, who applies faultless TUE legal logic to his disastrous personal life. TUE 3/4 TUE When dealing with his wife's lover, Robert employs his TUE deadliest weapon: being a gentleman. TUE Produced and Directed by Jonquil Panting. TUE Credits TUE Elizabeth: Lyndsey Marshal TUE Max: Ted Allpress TUE Isobel: Lauren Mote TUE Mona: Katherine Jakeways TUE Ticky: Katherine Jakeways TUE Geoffrey: Paul Moriarty TUE Anthony: Carl Prekopp TUE Penelope: Tracy Wiles TUE Actor: Adjoa Andoh TUE Actor: Ewan Bailey TUE Actor: Adam Billington TUE Actor: James Hayes TUE Director: Jonquil Panting TUE Producer: Jonquil Panting TUE Adaptor: Robin Brooks TUE Writer: Jon Canter TUE TUE 07:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting TUE b007js92 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 2 TUE Linda gets her neighbour's Jack the Ripper letters TUE authenticated and falls foul of the dodgy East End Mafia, TUE headed by the elusive and notorious Don Estelle. TUE Comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith. TUE With Femi Elufowoju Jnr, Jeremy Hardy, Margaret John and TUE Chris Neill. Special guest star: Don Estelle. TUE With Peter Donaldson as the radio announcer and Colin Sell TUE at the piano. TUE Producer: Lucy Armitage TUE First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2001. TUE TUE 08:00 Round the Horne b007w4df (Listen) TUE Series 4, Episode 2 TUE Kenneth Horne in a roaring 1920s film spoof 'Thoroughly TUE Modern Willy', Rambling Syd Rumpo sings of a nadger and TUE Julian and Sandy come over all transcendental with Bona TUE Gurumat. TUE With Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden. TUE Recorded at the BBC's Paris Studio in Lower Regent Street, TUE London. Announcer: Douglas Smith TUE Round The Horne was born out of the demise of BBC radio TUE comedy Beyond Our Ken, after the end of writer Eric TUE Merriman's involvement. Using the same cast and producer, TUE Barry Took and Marty Feldman were persuaded to write the TUE scripts - which led to four series that ran between 1965 and TUE 1968 - packed full of parodies, recurring characters, TUE catchphrases and double-entendres. TUE For series 4, Marty Feldman was replaced by Brian Cooke & TUE Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Webster TUE Music by the Max Harris Group. TUE Producer: John Simmonds TUE First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in March 1968. TUE TUE 08:30 The Men From the Ministry b012ry04 (Listen) TUE That's My Pigeon TUE A visiting dignitary gets the bird-brained bureaucrats in a TUE flap. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From March TUE 1973. TUE TUE 09:00 News Quiz Extra b071gnq3 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:00 on Monday] TUE TUE 09:45 Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea b007zh10 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 23:45 on Monday] TUE TUE 10:00 Classic Serial b00mjklh (Listen) TUE The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson, Episode 2 TUE Dramatisation by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography TUE of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of TUE Johnson's birth. TUE Boswell visits Johnson only intermittently, but relies on TUE him more and more. Johnson meets Hester Thrale, who becomes TUE his devoted friend and confidante, and the most important TUE person in his life. TUE Samuel Johnson ...... Kenneth Cranham TUE James Boswell ...... Paul Higgins TUE Hester Thrale ...... Annabelle Dowler TUE David Garrick ...... David Hargreaves TUE Mrs Desmoulins ...... Susan Jameson TUE Joshua Reynolds ...... Matt Addis TUE Dilly ...... Stephen Hogan TUE Wilkes ...... Philip Fox TUE Directed by Claire Grove. TUE TUE 11:00 Carla Lane - Lena b01295vx (Listen) TUE A new friendship makes 60-something Lena wonder if there's TUE more to life than cooking and cleaning. Read by Pauline TUE Collins. TUE TUE 11:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071h81q (Listen) TUE Series 3, Crowsfall Wood TUE By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. TUE 1 of 4 TUE Pilgrim is called upon to help an old friend who is TUE possessed by a deadly forest spirit . The first of four new TUE dark fantasy adventures featuring the immortal William TUE Palmer. TUE CAST TUE William Palmer ..... Paul Hilton TUE Tadek ..... Karl Johnson TUE Cecilia ..... Faye Castelow TUE Ewa ..... Susan Engel TUE Macadam ..... Dudley Sutton TUE Cripps ..... John Rowe TUE Henselow ..... Adam Billington TUE Grainger ..... Rikki Lawton TUE Directed by Marc Beeby TUE This is the third series of enormously popular adventures to TUE feature cult hero William Palmer - the Pilgrim of the title. TUE In 1185, William Palmer was making pilgrimage to Canterbury. TUE Unbeknownst to him his fellow pilgrim was the King of the TUE Greyfolk. When William claimed that the Church would wipe TUE out the belief in the Faerie world, he was cursed by the TUE Faerie King and condemned forever to the walk between our TUE world and theirs. TUE The plays in PILGRIM are thrilling, dark and contemporary. TUE They're set in a very recognisable, very real present, but a TUE present haunted by the folktales of these islands: forest TUE spirits, changeling children, Merlin... TUE TUE 12:00 Round the Horne b007w4df (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 12:30 The Men From the Ministry b012ry04 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnp (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 13:30 Nightingale of the Nile b00ny9y6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 14:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080p26 (Listen) TUE Episode 7 TUE Calypso pays a visit to Polly, and discovers her unusual TUE relationship with the twins. Read by Sian Phillips. TUE TUE 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b049yhd5 (Listen) TUE Plants to Shape Society TUE The 18th century botanical impresario Sir Joseph Banks was TUE convinced that Britain's destiny was as the major civilising TUE power in the world, and this could be achieved by harnessing TUE botany and imperial progress to each other's mutual benefit. TUE Professor Kathy Willis talks to Linnaean Society honorary TUE archivist, Gina Douglas, on how Britain's acquisition of TUE Carl Linnaeus' collection of books and specimens proved the TUE tool to promote, identify, and trade plants across the TUE Empire. TUE She hears from Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture at TUE Kew and former director of Melbourne's Botanic Gardens, who TUE discusses Banks' influence on the choice of plants taken TUE with the first settlers to Australia. TUE But how central were plants to Britain's colonial project? TUE Historian Jim Endersby weighs up Joseph Banks' 18th century TUE vision to use Kew as a centre to gather as many plants and TUE plant products as possible, not only to enrich the Royal TUE Garden's collection but for Kew to also function as a TUE botanical exchange house between the colonies. TUE Producer: Adrian Washbourne TUE Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is Director of Science at Royal TUE Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also Professor of Long-term TUE Ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford TUE University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 TUE years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation TUE at Oxford and Cambridge. TUE TUE 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbbff (Listen) TUE Episode 2 TUE One of New York's richest men has proposed marriage to Anne. TUE Jacqueline Susann's drama on the perils of fame, with TUE Madeleine Potter. TUE TUE 14:45 Book of the Week b00yyg1y (Listen) TUE Bird Cloud, Episode 2 TUE Pulitzer prize-winning writer, Annie Proulx, sets out to TUE build her perfect home in a remote corner of Wyoming. TUE Proulx's first work of non-fiction in twenty years tells a TUE personal story of designing and constructing a house in TUE harmony with her interests, work and personality. TUE Embarking on building her Bird Cloud house, Annie Proulx is TUE clear on what she does not want but is less sure about what TUE she wants. Working with an architect, the designs are full TUE of promise but finding a builder proves almost impossible. TUE Read by Laura Brook TUE Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder TUE Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. TUE TUE 15:00 Classic Serial b00mjklh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] TUE TUE 16:00 It's Your Round b00yz3t4 (Listen) TUE Series 1, Episode 3 TUE "It's Your Round" is the comedy panel show where the format TUE is simple: there is no format. Instead, each of the TUE panellists has brought along their own round for the others TUE to play, meaning that each show is unique, untried, and TUE unpredictable. TUE This episode Arthur Smith, Lucy Montgomery, Tom TUE Wrigglesworth and Will Smith battle it out to see who can TUE beat each other at their own games. TUE Find out the hilarity that ensues when each of them play the TUE games they've brought along. What will Arthur make of Tom's TUE "Re-wound, Sped Up Played Backwards"? How will Twitter-fan TUE Will Smith get on with Lucy's "Twitter-witter-witter-who" TUE game? And how much would it take for Tom Wrigglesworth to TUE change his name to Adolf Hitler when he plays Arthur Smith's TUE round? TUE Angus Deayton is the host valiantly trying to make sure TUE everyone comes out of it with their reputations intact. TUE Writers: Angus Deayton and Paul Powell TUE Devised by Benjamin Partridge TUE Producer: Sam Michell. TUE TUE 16:30 Flying the Flag b007jxh2 (Listen) TUE Series 2, A Taste of Democracy TUE British week in the People's Republic showcases a TUE double-decker bus and clog dancing. Stars Dinsdale Landen. TUE From April 1988. TUE TUE 17:00 A Short Gentleman b019fxjh (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] TUE TUE 17:30 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting TUE b007js92 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rbsc4 (Listen) TUE The Angel Islington TUE Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A TUE subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube TUE stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. TUE An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his TUE ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of TUE London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, TUE Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the TUE strange world of London Below. TUE So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath TUE the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube TUE cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the TUE inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen TUE through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. TUE Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and TUE Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of TUE the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of TUE London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. TUE Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, TUE the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard TUE embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the TUE clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to TUE discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the TUE while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in TUE London Above. TUE A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk TUE Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast TUE which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie TUE Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony TUE Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, TUE George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul TUE Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. TUE Credits TUE Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy TUE Lady Door: Natalie Dormer TUE Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood TUE Hunter: Sophie Okonedo TUE Croup: Anthony Head TUE Vandemar: David Schofield TUE Islington: Benedict Cumberbatch TUE Old Bailey: Bernard Cribbins TUE Jessica: Romola Garai TUE Writer: Neil Gaiman TUE Director: Heather Larmour TUE Producer: Heather Larmour TUE TUE 18:30 The Palace of Laughter b007tbvx (Listen) TUE Series 1, Glasgow Pavilion Theatre TUE Geoffrey Wheeler's affectionate look at one of Scotland's TUE last variety venues, which legend claims is haunted. From TUE March 2002. TUE TUE 19:00 Round the Horne b007w4df (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] TUE TUE 19:30 The Men From the Ministry b012ry04 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] TUE TUE 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnp (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] TUE TUE 20:30 Nightingale of the Nile b00ny9y6 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] TUE TUE 21:00 Carla Lane - Lena b01295vx (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] TUE TUE 21:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071h81q (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] TUE TUE 22:00 Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting TUE b007js92 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] TUE TUE 22:30 Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies b03gg7rd (Listen) TUE Nationalism TUE Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless TUE stand ups. In this series of one-off stand up shows, he uses TUE his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig TUE behind the clichĂ©s and assumptions about four possible TUE threats to British society: food, the internet, drugs and TUE Nationalism. TUE This series will showcase a comedian at the top of his TUE abilities tackling difficult and important 'slow news' TUE topics with a depth and perceptiveness that remains outside TUE the remit of mainstream 'topical' comedy. TUE In this last edition, Andrew looks at Nationalists, from a TUE variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, TUE very easy. But rather than do that - and it really is very TUE easy - Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such TUE organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies. TUE Always adept at making shrewd, balanced and very funny TUE political observations, Maxwell was one of the first comics TUE at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival to react to the riots in TUE England and the Arab Spring and evolve his act accordingly TUE to rave reviews and a nomination. He performed his 2012 TUE Edinburgh show That's the Spirit at the Assembly Rooms TUE George Square to sell out audiences and followed this with a TUE run at London's Soho Theatre. He also performed at the TUE Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival last year including TUE a performance at the televised American Dream Gala and at TUE the Udderbelly Festival. TUE "One of the most significant comedians working in the TUE country today" THE INDEPENDENT TUE "Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating" THE TIMES TUE "Stand up. is rarely this politically well-informed or TUE thought-provoking" THE SCOTSMAN TUE Written and performed by ..... Andrew Maxwell TUE Script edited by ..... Paul Byrne TUE Produced by ..... Ed Morrish. TUE Credits TUE Writer: Andrew Maxwell TUE Performer: Andrew Maxwell TUE Producer: Ed Morrish TUE TUE 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b0725qlv (Listen) TUE The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth is joined TUE again by Tim FitzHigham. TUE TUE 23:00 Revolting People b00ww9fh (Listen) TUE Series 4, The King TUE The deserters lobby King George III over the war, and McGurk TUE has plans. 1775 America sitcom stars Andy Hamilton. From TUE June 2006. TUE TUE 23:30 Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox b071fqj1 (Listen) TUE [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 on Monday] TUE TUE WED WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2016 WED WED 00:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rbsc4 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 00:30 The Palace of Laughter b007tbvx (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnp (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 01:30 Nightingale of the Nile b00ny9y6 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080p26 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b049yhd5 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbbff (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Tuesday] WED WED 02:45 Book of the Week b00yyg1y (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:00 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071h81q (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Tuesday] WED WED 03:45 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071hj7r (Listen) WED Series 3, Sookey Hill WED When Pilgrim investigates a story about a man being turned WED into a hare he meets a dangerous new enemy. The second in a WED new series of adventures. WED WED 04:30 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071hk2j (Listen) WED Series 3, Aisley Bridge WED Following the mysterious absence of a local girl, Pilgrim is WED drawn into the strange world of the Lanes, and the immortal WED children who live there. WED WED 05:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071hkkx (Listen) WED Series 3, Lindie Island WED In exchange for a precious bargaining chip in his WED negotiations with the King, Pilgrim is asked to sacrifice a WED man he has kept safe for centuries. WED WED 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnz (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Kindly detective, Inspector Purbright probes the discovery WED of another body, found head down in a wishing well. WED One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by WED Christopher Denys in 6 parts. WED Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as WED Love, Russell Dixon as Booker, Ann Rye as Lucilla Teatime, WED Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Kathryn Hunt as Helen and WED Robin Polley as Palgrove. WED Producer: Tony Cliff WED First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. WED WED 06:30 The Lennon Visitors b00v1qzc (Listen) WED Every year, around 8,000 people from 50 countries pay homage WED to John Lennon at his childhood home, Mendips. But who are WED these visitors and what do they seek from an ordinary WED suburban semi in Liverpool? Comedian, Alexei Sayle, took the WED National Trust tour in 2009 and was so taken with its 1950s WED charm and with the spirit of it, that he's gone back; this WED time meeting custodian, Colin Hall and finding out what it's WED like to live in one of the most famous houses in Liverpool. WED He also talks to some of those who visited the house when WED John Lennon lived there - John's cousin Mike; Colin Hanton, WED the drummer in John Lennon's band, the Quarrymen; and Freda WED Kelly, the Beatles' Club Secretary. And of course just a few WED of those 8000 visitors. WED WED 07:00 Married b007v2sz (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 3 WED Grumpy bachelor Robin learns about his past misdemeanours in WED his parallel universe. Stars Hugh Bonneville. From April WED 1999. WED WED 07:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler b05r3z49 (Listen) WED Series 2, Episode 4 WED Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham and his old nemesis Alex WED Horne recreate a 19th century bet; can Tim ride a horse from WED London to Dover and back before Alex makes 1 million dots on WED a piece of paper? WED Credits WED Presenter: Tim FitzHigham WED Performer: Alex Horne WED WED 08:00 The Navy Lark b01jcc05 (Listen) WED Rescuing Admirals WED Two top brass need rescuing, Pertwee meets his Uncle and an WED old face sails back. WED Stars Leslie Phillips as the Sub-Lieutenant, Jon Pertwee as WED the Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Murray as the Number One, WED Ronnie Barker as AS Johnson, Richard Caldicote as Captain WED Povey, Heather Chasen as Heather and Michael Bates as Rear WED Admiral Ironbridge. WED Laughs afloat aboard British Royal Navy frigate HMS WED Troutbridge. The Navy Lark ran for an impressive thirteen WED series between 1959 and 1976. WED Scripted by Lawrie Wyman WED Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston. WED First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1963. WED WED 08:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b012lm9q (Listen) WED Series 8, Episode 3 WED Hard times for Radio Prune - are ads the answer? Plus one WED woman's struggle to get a phone. Stars John Cleese. From WED March 1970. WED WED 09:00 The Motion Show b071k5vf (Listen) WED Series 3, Episode 5 WED Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show with Gyles WED Brandreth, Hugh Dennis, Chris Neill and Stuart Maconie. From WED August 2000. WED WED 09:30 The Party Line b00srkfv (Listen) WED Series 1, Episode 3 WED MP Duncan Stonebridge gets all wound up about a wind farm. WED Topical sitcom by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. From June WED 2005. WED WED 10:00 Julie Rutterford - How to Murder Your Husband WED b071k792 (Listen) WED 4 Extra Debut. When Frank retires, Flo realises she has many WED ambitions left - with or without him. Stars Jean Alexander WED and Bill Dean. WED WED 11:00 Leap Year Tales b01c7x4m (Listen) WED Aw Wrong WED Three stories that mark Leap Year. WED 'Aw Wrong' by Laura Marney. WED Facing the imminent birth of their first child, a couple WED take steps to try to influence the course of nature. WED Read by Gabriel Quigley. WED Produced by Patricia Hitchcock WED Laura Marney is a writer of fiction and drama. She is the WED author of four novels: 'No Wonder I Take a Drink', Nobody WED Loves a Ginger Baby', 'Only Strange People go to Church' and WED most recently, 'My Best Friend has Issues'. She is currently WED working on a new novel provisionally entitled 'Snorkelling WED in a Burkha'. WED WED 11:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071k796 (Listen) WED Series 4, Mullerby Fair WED 4 Extra Debut. The immortal wanderer William Palmer has to WED fight the malevolent Mr Speed for a stolen midsummer bride. WED Starring Paul Hilton. WED WED 12:00 The Navy Lark b01jcc05 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 12:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b012lm9q (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 13:30 The Lennon Visitors b00v1qzc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 14:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080qbv (Listen) WED Episode 8 WED Sophie has an accident, Polly tries to forget, and Calypso WED gets news. Read by Sian Phillips. WED WED 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b049z4x6 (Listen) WED Pressed Plants and Possibilities WED The Victorians realised that preserving the structural WED features of a plant was essential to classifying it, placing WED it on a plant family tree and building up an overall WED understanding of the relationships between plants. Central WED to this was the herbarium - a collection of dried plants WED documented, pressed and mounted onto identical sheets of WED paper. Kathy Willis examines the genesis of this process at WED Kew which plays host today to over 7 million specimens, and WED is now one of a network of herbaria around the world. WED If you want to know what a plant is, the herbarium is where WED you come. But how was the Kew collection established? Kathy WED Willis hears from historian Jim Endersby on the influence of WED William Jackson Hooker whose private plant collection forms WED the basis of the collection. WED Historian Anne Secord of Cambridge University examines the WED delicate relationship between artisan collectors in the WED field and gentlemen botanists which defied the rigid social WED divide to enable specimens to be gathered from far afield to WED advance botanical knowledge. WED Kathy Willis learns from Kew botanist, Bill Baker, how WED patterns now emerge in the herbarium that enable changing WED patterns of plant behaviour from flowering times to plant WED distribution to feed into wider questions about the effect WED of changing climate and land use. WED And in an age when the Empire was aiming to show everything WED to its best advantage researcher Caroline Cornish reveals WED how plants could be effectively displayed to a curious WED Victorian public through Britain's first Museum of Economic WED Botany. WED Producer: Adrian Washbourne WED Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is director of science at Royal WED Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also professor of long-term WED ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford WED University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 WED years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation WED at Oxford and Cambridge. WED WED 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbc2m (Listen) WED Episode 3 WED Anne meets famous torch singer Helen, and Neely understudies WED the lead in a new musical. Drama on the perils of fame stars WED Sally Dexter and Susan Jameson. WED WED 14:45 Book of the Week b00yyhzn (Listen) WED Bird Cloud, Episode 3 WED Pulitzer prize-winning writer, Annie Proulx, sets out to WED build her perfect home in a remote corner of Wyoming. WED Proulx's first work of non-fiction in twenty years tells a WED personal story of designing and constructing a house in WED harmony with her interests, work and personality. WED Annie Proulx has still not found a builder for her Bird WED Cloud house until she is surprised to find one right under WED her nose. And work begins. WED Read by Laura Brook WED Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder WED Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. WED WED 15:00 Julie Rutterford - How to Murder Your Husband WED b071k792 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] WED WED 16:00 The Motion Show b071k5vf (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] WED WED 16:30 The Party Line b00srkfv (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] WED WED 17:00 Married b007v2sz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] WED WED 17:30 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler b05r3z49 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rbwlv (Listen) WED The Black Friars WED Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A WED subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube WED stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. WED An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his WED ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of WED London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, WED Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the WED strange world of London Below. WED So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath WED the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube WED cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the WED inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen WED through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. WED Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and WED Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of WED the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of WED London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. WED Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, WED the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard WED embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the WED clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to WED discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the WED while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in WED London Above. WED A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk WED Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast WED which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie WED Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony WED Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, WED George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul WED Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. WED Credits WED Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy WED Lady Door: Natalie Dormer WED Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood WED Hunter: Sophie Okonedo WED Croup: Anthony Head WED Vandemar: David Schofield WED Old Bailey: Bernard Cribbins WED The Abbot: George Harris WED Lamia: Lucy Cohu WED Jessica: Romola Garai WED Gary: Paul Chequer WED Writer: Neil Gaiman WED Director: Heather Larmour WED Producer: Heather Larmour WED WED 18:30 Off the Page b0076zl3 (Listen) WED The Generation Game WED Dominic Arkwright, Lucy Mangan, Dillie Kean and Francis WED Gilbert discuss adults enjoying prolonged post-adolescence. WED From August 2006. WED WED 19:00 The Navy Lark b01jcc05 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] WED WED 19:30 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again b012lm9q (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] WED WED 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnz (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] WED WED 20:30 The Lennon Visitors b00v1qzc (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] WED WED 21:00 Leap Year Tales b01c7x4m (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] WED WED 21:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071k796 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] WED WED 22:00 Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler b05r3z49 (Listen) WED [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] WED WED 22:30 Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? WED b01ntjq3 (Listen) WED Health and Medicine WED Sketches, stand-up and song in a comic exploration of WED health. With Andrew Lawrence and Sara Pascoe. From November WED 2012. WED WED 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b0725qtq (Listen) WED The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth is joined WED again by Tim FitzHigham. WED WED 23:00 In and Out of the Kitchen b01qdsms (Listen) WED Series 2, The Dinner Party WED Damien and Anthony invite their nearest and dearest round WED for a dinner party to celebrate some good news: Anthony has WED finally decided to start his own investment company, whilst WED Damien has finally got from Sky Arts for a new series all WED about the culinary habits of the great poets. WED Unfortunately, things do not get off to an auspicious start WED when Anthony is beset by incurable hiccups, and Damien's WED agent Ian arrives with marital problems in tow. WED Includes recipes for Baked Camembert, Trout "en papillotte" WED and Rum Baba. WED Written by Miles Jupp WED Producer: Sam Michell. WED Credits WED Damien Trench: Miles Jupp WED Anthony MacIlveny: Justin Edwards WED Damien's Mum: Selina Cadell WED Ian Frobisher: Philip Fox WED Damien's Dad: Philip Fox WED Mr Mullaney: Brendan Dempsey WED Marion Duffett: Lesley Vickerage WED Producer: Sam Michell WED Writer: Miles Jupp WED WED 23:30 And Now in Colour b007jmql (Listen) WED Series 1, Back to the Studio WED The sketch show team take their audience on a trip to the WED cinema. With Michael Rutger and Tim De Jongh. From May 1990. WED WED THU THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2016 THU THU 00:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rbwlv (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 00:30 Off the Page b0076zl3 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jsnz (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 01:30 The Lennon Visitors b00v1qzc (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080qbv (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b049z4x6 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbc2m (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Wednesday] THU THU 02:45 Book of the Week b00yyhzn (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:00 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071k796 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 03:45 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kg6q (Listen) THU Series 4, Tregarrah Head THU Pilgrim has to rescue the Old Man of Tregarrah Head from his THU fate as the changeling baby of devoted parents. Starring THU Paul Hilton and Rebekah Staton. THU THU 04:30 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kghb (Listen) THU Series 4, Wedlowe Sound THU Pilgrim must tackle an old adversary and save the community THU of Wedlowe Sound when it is threatened by a giant. Starring THU Paul Hilton and Ronald Pickup. THU THU 05:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kghd (Listen) THU Series 4, Bleaker Lake THU Pilgrim hopes to find an end, at least to the war of THU attrition with Birdie, at best to his own immortality. THU Starring Paul Hilton and Kate Fleetwood. THU THU 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtd5 (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Alibis are examined as Inspector Purbright's probe into the THU murder of Mrs Palgrove makes life uncomfortable for her THU husband. THU One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by THU Christopher Denys in 6 parts. THU Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as THU Love, Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson, Ann Rye as Lucilla THU Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive and Robin Polley as THU Palgrove. THU Producer: Tony Cliff THU First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. THU THU 06:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria b00swj3b (Listen) THU On the 17th of June 1940 thousands of British troops and THU airmen died as their troopship, the Lancastria, was sunk by THU German bombers. Allan Little travels to the French port of THU St Nazaire on the 70th anniversary of Britain's worst THU maritime disaster, to tell the story. THU We hear from survivors of the ship who miraculously survived THU the sinking and the chaos of the sea alight with spilled THU oil. In particular we follow the story of Ft Lt Albert Hill, THU the last man off the ship, whose unpublished diary has come THU to light. THU We also find out why, so many years after the story was THU suppressed by Churchill in the darkest days of the war, THU there is still a reluctance in England to acknowledge and THU commemorate the tragedy. THU Producer: Susan Marling THU A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4. THU THU 07:00 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning b00bbmfj (Listen) THU Tribulations of an Uncle by Marriage THU After the cottage inferno, Bertie Wooster plots a fake THU burglary. PG Wodehouse romp with Richard Briers and Michael THU Hordern. THU THU 07:30 Susan Calman - Keep Calman Carry On b0717j1y (Listen) THU Susan Calman is the least relaxed person she knows. She has THU no down time, no hobbies (unless you count dressing up your THU cats in silly outfits) and her idea of relaxation is to play THU Grand Theft Auto, an hour into which she is in a murderous THU rage with sky high blood pressure. Her wife had to threaten THU to divorce her to make her go on holiday last year. Her THU first for four years. But she's been told by the same THU long-suffering wife, that unless she finds a way to switch THU off, and soon, she's going to be unbearable. THU So Susan is going to look at her options and try to immerse THU herself in the pursuits that her friends find relaxing, to THU find her inner zen and outer tranquillity. Each week she THU will ditch the old Susan Calman and attempt to find the new THU Susan Calm, in a typically British leisure pursuit; this THU week she goes to a cricket match with Andy Zaltzman, and in THU other episodes goes hillwalking with Muriel Gray, has a THU spontaneous holiday with John Finnemore and enjoys an art THU gallery with Phil Jupitus. THU Keep Calman Carry On is an audience stand up show in which THU Susan reports on how successful she's been - both at THU relaxing and at the pursuit itself - as well as playing in THU and discussing a handful of illustrative clips from her THU efforts. It's an attempt to find out how people find solace THU or sanctuary in these worlds and how Susan can negotiate her THU own place in them. THU Produced by Lyndsay Fenner. THU Credits THU Presenter: Susan Calman THU Producer: Lyndsay Fenner THU Writer: Susan Calman THU THU 08:00 Steptoe and Son b007jnjq (Listen) THU Series 6, Loathe Story THU Sleepwalking Harold gives dad Albert a fright. THU Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H Corbett as THU Harold. With Graham Stark, Margot Boyd and Jo Manning THU Wilson. 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 Written for TV and adapted for radio by Ray Galton and Alan THU Simpson. THU Produced by Bobby Jaye THU First broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 in February 1976. THU THU 08:30 Radio Active b007jvcs (Listen) THU Series 3, Radio Active's Funday in Blackport THU Have fun and plenty of it with Radio Active's fun day out on THU the promenade in Blackport. THU Enough games, celebrities and competitions to generate a THU great deal of fun. Plus, somebody MUST win a Radio Active THU Car Sticker. THU Starring Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey THU Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens. THU Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. With Jon THU Canter, Roger Planer, Antony Nicholson, Moray Hunter and THU John Docherty. THU Producer: Jamie Rix THU First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1983. THU THU 09:00 The Food Quiz b071khgw (Listen) THU Episode 3 THU On Jay Rayner's menu are Tracey MacLeod, Clement Freud, Jill THU Norman and Keith Floyd. From January 2003. THU THU 09:30 The Senses b071khkx (Listen) THU Taste THU Can a 14th century Italian food taster protect his master, THU especially when he's invited to dine with the Borgias. THU Stars Alex Jennings as Candelli, John Woodvine as Massemino, THU Charles Gray as The Pope and Kate DuchĂȘne as Francesquina. THU Senses is a six-part comedy drama boasting a stellar list of THU star names, including Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex THU Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda THU Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory THU McGrath and Maurice Denham. THU As writer Bob Sinfield explains: "The six half-hour plays THU dealt respectively with the five obvious senses plus the THU er...other one". THU Producer: Neil Cargill THU First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in 1990. THU THU 10:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard b00761h8 (Listen) THU Betrayal THU Kiev is protected by an uneasy alliance. Two brothers THU discover it's a bad time to be Tsarist. Stars Paul Hilton THU and James Loye. THU THU 11:00 Leap Year Tales b01cks4t (Listen) THU February Alone THU Three stories to mark the Leap Year. THU 'February Alone' by Ruth Thomas. THU An intended romantic lunch goes strangely awry. Will a gift THU of lingerie help save the hour? THU Read by Melody Grove. THU Produced by Patricia Hitchcock. THU Ruth Thomas is the author of three short story collections THU and a novel. Her first collection, 'Sea Monster Tattoo', was THU shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Award and her novel, THU 'Things to Make and Mend' was winner of Good Housekeeping's THU 'Most Entertaining Read' Award. She has also received a THU Scottish Arts Council Book Award and has had work THU shortlisted for the VS Pritchett Prize. Her second novel is THU due out next year and she is also at work on a new short THU story collection. THU THU 11:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071ks77 (Listen) THU Series 5, Lyall Park THU 4 Extra Debut. The immortal wanderer William Palmer comes to THU Lyall Park where he uncovers an astonishing and disturbing THU family secret. THU THU 12:00 Steptoe and Son b007jnjq (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 12:30 Radio Active b007jvcs (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtd5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 13:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria b00swj3b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 14:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080qtn (Listen) THU Episode 9 THU Max gets a telephone call about Monica, while Helena gets a THU surprise visitor. Read by Sian Phillips. THU THU 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b04b22yh (Listen) THU Blight on the Landscape THU Out of the tragedy of the Irish potato famine was to emerge THU a major new discipline in science - plant pathology. THU Infectious micro-organisms would come to be accepted as a THU cause of disease rather than its result. THU Kathy Willis hears from Kew's head of mycology, Brin THU Dentinger, on the significance of German botanist Antony de THU Bary's experiments that would lead to a new understanding of THU the causes of potato blight. THU Insights into the life cycle and behaviour of fungal spores THU required detailed and repetitive observations. Some of the THU most important insights in the 19th century came from THU children's story writer and natural history illustrator THU Beatrix Potter. Historian Jim Endersby explains how her THU careful observations contributed to the controversial idea THU that many fungi, far from being destructive, live in THU symbiosis with a host of plants. THU Kew mycologist Martin Bidartondo studies this relationship THU and we hear how thanks to new technology enabling THU researchers to identify fungal DNA we're on the brink of THU elucidating the real importance of fungi in today's THU ecosystems. THU Producer Adrian Washbourne THU Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is director of science at Royal THU Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also professor of long-term THU ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford THU University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 THU years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation THU at Oxford and Cambridge. THU THU 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbl3h (Listen) THU Episode 4 THU Anne's relationship with Lyon grows passionate, and Neely THU gets her big break. Jacqueline Susann drama with Madeleine THU Potter and Barbara Barnes. THU THU 14:45 Book of the Week b00yz3h0 (Listen) THU Bird Cloud, Episode 4 THU Pulitzer prize-winning writer, Annie Proulx, sets out to THU build her perfect home in a remote corner of Wyoming. THU Proulx's first work of non-fiction in twenty years tells a THU personal story of designing and constructing a house in THU harmony with her interests, work and personality. THU The build continues, Annie moves into the unfinished house THU and makes a terrible discovery. THU Read by Laura Brook THU Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder THU Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. THU THU 15:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard b00761h8 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] THU THU 16:00 The Food Quiz b071khgw (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] THU THU 16:30 The Senses b071khkx (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] THU THU 17:00 What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning b00bbmfj (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] THU THU 17:30 Susan Calman - Keep Calman Carry On b0717j1y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rcky1 (Listen) THU Market Afloat THU Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A THU subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube THU stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. THU An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his THU ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of THU London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, THU Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the THU strange world of London Below. THU So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath THU the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube THU cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the THU inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen THU through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. THU Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and THU Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of THU the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of THU London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. THU Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, THU the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard THU embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the THU clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to THU discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the THU while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in THU London Above. THU A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk THU Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast THU which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie THU Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony THU Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, THU George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul THU Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. THU Credits THU Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy THU Lady Door: Natalie Dormer THU Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood THU Hunter: Sophie Okonedo THU Croup: Anthony Head THU Vandemar: David Schofield THU Islington: Benedict Cumberbatch THU Lamia: Lucy Cohu THU Writer: Neil Gaiman THU Director: Heather Larmour THU Producer: Heather Larmour THU THU 18:30 Great Lives b0076y7h (Listen) THU Series 9, Johnny Weissmuller THU 4 Extra Debut. Duncan Goodhew champions the athlete who THU found fame as an actor. With Matthew Parris and Johnny THU Weissmuller Jr. From May 2006. THU THU 19:00 Steptoe and Son b007jnjq (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] THU THU 19:30 Radio Active b007jvcs (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] THU THU 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtd5 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] THU THU 20:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria b00swj3b (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] THU THU 21:00 Leap Year Tales b01cks4t (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] THU THU 21:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071k796 (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Wednesday] THU THU 22:00 Susan Calman - Keep Calman Carry On b0717j1y (Listen) THU [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] THU THU 22:30 Newsjack b071cfl3 (Listen) THU Series 14, Episode 3 THU This week's stories lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into THU sketches, one-liners and vox-pops by the public. Trying to THU make sense of it all is our host, Nish Kumar. THU Nish is joined this week by Jess Ransom, Mike Wozniak and THU Ellie White. THU THU 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b0725qxq (Listen) THU The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth is joined THU again by Tim FitzHigham. THU THU 23:00 Believe It! b01hxmw4 (Listen) THU Series 1, Boots THU Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has THU always said he'd never write one. THU Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It is the hilarious, THU bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity THU radiography of Richard Wilson. THU He narrates the series, weaving in and out of dramatised THU scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily THU exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national THU treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, THU theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant THU of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a THU drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, THU monstrosity, addiction, charity work, secret work for THU governments and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery (not true). THU All the melodramatic staples of celebrity-autobiography are THU wonderfully undercut by Richard's deadpan delivery. THU (The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed THU reference to his famous catchphrase.) THU Richard is supported by a small core cast viz THU David Tennant THU John Sessions THU Lewis Macleod THU Arabella Weir THU and Jane Slavin THU who play anyone and everyone! THU Ghost written by Jon Canter THU Produced by Clive Brill THU A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4. THU Credits THU Actor: Richard Wilson THU Actor: David Tennant THU Actor: John Sessions THU Actor: Lewis Macleod THU Actor: Arabella Weir THU Actor: Jane Slavin THU Writer: Jon Canter THU Producer: Clive Brill THU THU 23:30 Arthur Smith's Balham Bash b0101g5j (Listen) THU Series 3, Episode 1 THU Arthur Smith presents music and comedy from his home in THU Balham, South London. There's music in the kitchen, comedy THU in the front room and poetry on the landing. This week, THU finding a decent sized performance space amongst the THU accumulated debris that is Arthur's life are Katie Melua, THU Roisin Conaty, Alun Cochrane and Nick Helm THU Producer; Alison Vernon-Smith. THU THU FRI FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2016 FRI FRI 00:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rcky1 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 00:30 Great Lives b0076y7h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 18:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtd5 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 01:30 The Sinking of the Lancastria b00swj3b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080qtn (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:00 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b04b22yh (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbl3h (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:30 on Thursday] FRI FRI 02:45 Book of the Week b00yz3h0 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 14:45 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:00 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071ks77 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 on Thursday] FRI FRI 03:45 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kvqq (Listen) FRI Series 5, Gallowstone Hill FRI In search of the Radiant Boy, Pilgrim comes to a village FRI cursed with a dangerous collective madness. Starring Paul FRI Hilton amd Lee Ross. FRI FRI 04:30 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kvwq (Listen) FRI Series 5, Woolmere Walter FRI Pilgrim is forced to assist an odd couple in their very FRI unusual courtship. Starring Paul Hilton and Michelle Terry. FRI FRI 05:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071kw50 (Listen) FRI Series 5, Parsons Mount FRI Pilgrim's quest for the Radiant Boy forces him to travel to FRI the one place he has been forbidden to go. Starring Paul FRI Hilton and James Fleet. FRI FRI 06:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtdj (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI As suspicions over Palgrove grow, Inspector Purbright calls FRI on his old friend Lucilla Teatime. FRI One of Colin Watson's Flaxborough Chronicles dramatised by FRI Christopher Denys in 6 parts. FRI Stars John Rowe as Inspector Purbright, Paul Downing as FRI Love, Russell Dixon as Dr Fergusson, Ann Rye as Lucilla FRI Teatime, Geoffrey Banks as Mortimer Hive, Kathryn Hunt as FRI Helen and Robin Polley as Sgt Malley. FRI Producer: Tony Cliff FRI First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992. FRI FRI 06:30 Heel, Toe, Step Together b00wdf4b (Listen) FRI Heel, Toe, Step Together tells the story of two people who FRI met at an East London market one day and the unlikely FRI friendship that blossomed through dance. FRI Bob Hill, 86, has been dancing on and off since he was 16 FRI and won many competitions with his late wife Iris Hill, who FRI he lived with in Hackney. Katie Burningham, 28, is a radio FRI producer and self-confessed bad dancer. Bob and Katie met by FRI chance one day, shortly after Bob's wife Iris had died, and, FRI three years later, Katie is still having dance lessons with FRI Bob. FRI This programme brings together recordings of their dancing FRI and explores why it is that Bob, and Katie, need to dance. FRI Touching on themes of loss, loneliness, love and affection, FRI Heel, Toe, Step Together reveals how, through music and FRI movement, friendship can bridge generations. FRI Heel, Toe, Step Together was produced as part of the FRI European Broadcasting Union's Master School on Radio FRI Features, with the creative advice of Edwin Brys. FRI Producer: Katie Burningham FRI A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4. FRI FRI 07:00 Dry Slopes b071l3fk (Listen) FRI Series 2, The Domino Effect FRI Angus is still single and feeling left out. What's wrong FRI with his bachelor life? Stars Nick Ball and Louisa Rix. From FRI July 1997. FRI FRI 07:30 Wordaholics b01rlmpt (Listen) FRI Series 2, Episode 1 FRI Radio 4's word-obsessed comedy panel game returns for a new FRI series - with stars from across the world of wordplay coming FRI together to score points off each other, under the well-read FRI eye of chairman Gyles Brandreth. FRI This week's panellists are comedians Milton Jones and Alun FRI Cochrane, Dictionary Corner's Susie Dent and Front Row FRI critic Natalie Haynes. FRI On today's show Milton Jones coins his own new fear - the FRI fear of becoming a monk: 'cloisterphobia'; Alun Cochrane's FRI Yorkshire roots help him guess the meaning of the Polish FRI word 'prozvonit';Susie Dent explains the origin of the FRI phrase 'gingering up' and Natalie Haynes tries to ban the FRI word 'guesstimate'. FRI Other panellists appearing in the series include Lloyd FRI Langford, Dave Gorman, Richard Herring, Katy Brand, Robin FRI Ince and Alex Horne - plus there's a very special guest FRI appearance from Ainsley Harriott. FRI They'll be asked to guess the meanings of now-obsolete FRI words, invent their own cliches and cockney rhyming slang, FRI discuss their own favourite words and phrases - and suggest FRI words they would like to ban. FRI Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle. FRI Producer: Claire Jones. FRI Credits FRI Presenter: Gyles Brandreth FRI Writer: Jon Hunter FRI Writer: James Kettle FRI Producer: Claire Jones FRI FRI 08:00 Hancock's Half Hour b009l7jt (Listen) FRI Series 6, The Waxwork FRI The lad is set to be immortalised in wax, but it's not quite FRI how he'd envisaged. FRI Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr and FRI Warren Mitchell. FRI Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. FRI Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. FRI Producer: Tom Ronald FRI First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959. FRI FRI 08:30 The Goon Show b007jt71 (Listen) FRI The Treasure in the Lake FRI Neddie discovers that he's the heir to a Scottish fortune, FRI but first he must outlive the Laird. Stars Harry Secombe and FRI Spike Milligan. From February 1956. FRI FRI 09:00 Wildbrain b071l5lm (Listen) FRI 1997 - Heat 3 FRI Lionel Kelleway visits Gloucestershire, to test contestants' FRI wildlife knowledge in the BBC Natural History Unit's quiz. FRI FRI 09:30 Albert and Me b04bzw4t (Listen) FRI Series 2, Under Observation FRI Long Single dad Bryan has a scare when his baby is taken to FRI hospital for tests. Stars Robert Lindsay and Pat Coombs. FRI Robert Lindsay takes over as the single parent struggling to FRI find work and raise his baby son. In the original 1977 FRI series, Bryan was played by the late Richard Beckinsale who FRI tragically died in 1979. FRI After a six-year hiatus, the series returned with Bryan's FRI mother and baby Albert played once again by the FRI ever-versatile Pat Coombs. FRI First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April 1983. FRI FRI 10:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard b00761ld (Listen) FRI Survival FRI The Turbin brothers find their survival skills tested, and FRI Elena is driven to intense prayer. Stars Paul Hilton and FRI James Loye. FRI FRI 11:00 Leap Year Tales b01cwwlj (Listen) FRI Excepting February FRI Three stories to mark the Leap Year. FRI 'Excepting February' by Alan Spence. FRI February's extra day threatens to cause technical meltdown FRI in Scotland's granite city, but meanwhile may give love FRI another chance for one man. FRI Read by John Buick. FRI Produced by Patricia Hitchcock FRI Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, FRI novelist and short story writer. His awards include the FRI McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year). He is Professor FRI in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen where he FRI also founded and directed the annual WORD Festival from FRI 1999-2011. His most recent novel, 'The Pure Land', was FRI translated into 19 languages. His latest book is 'Morning FRI Glory', a poetry collection with illustrations by Elizabeth FRI Blackadder. FRI FRI 11:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071l9hd (Listen) FRI Series 6, Jackson's Mill FRI 4 Extra Debut. Pilgrim discovers that an old friend is being FRI haunted by a malevolent spirit. Meanwhile, homeless people FRI are disappearing from a local shelter. FRI FRI 12:00 Hancock's Half Hour b009l7jt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 12:30 The Goon Show b007jt71 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 13:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtdj (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 13:30 Heel, Toe, Step Together b00wdf4b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 14:00 Mary Wesley - The Camomile Lawn b0080sjp (Listen) FRI Episode 10 FRI A funeral sparks a big reunion of old faces at the house in FRI Cornwall. Sian Phillips concludes the family saga. FRI FRI 14:15 Plants: From Roots to Riches b04b2wzn (Listen) FRI Lumping and Splitting FRI By 1850 identifying and classifying plants had become far FRI more important than mere list making. Establishing the FRI global laws of botany - what grew where and why - occupied FRI the well travelled naturalist Joseph Hooker - son of Kew's FRI director William Hooker and close friend of Charles Darwin. FRI Kathy Willis hears from historian Jim Endersby on how Hooker FRI was to acquire species from all over the world to build up FRI the first accurate maps of the world's flora. FRI Mark Nesbitt, curator of Kew's economic botany collection, FRI reveals how gifts to Hooker in the collection reveal the FRI relationship between the amateur collector in the field and FRI Hooker back at Kew was one built on trust and mutual FRI understanding. FRI But, as Jim Endersby explains, the relationships were FRI frought with tension when it came to naming new plants. FRI Arguments between those claiming they had found new species FRI (often called "splitters") versus cautious botanists, such FRI as Hooker, who would often "lump" together species as FRI variants of the same, raised new debates about what FRI constitutes a new species. And as Mark Chase, Keeper of FRI Kew's Jodrell Laboratory reveals, the arguments continue FRI today. FRI Producer: Adrian Washbourne FRI Presenter: KATHY WILLIS is director of science at Royal FRI Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is also professor of long-term FRI ecology and a fellow of Merton College, both at Oxford FRI University. Winner of several awards, she has spent over 20 FRI years researching and teaching biodiversity and conservation FRI at Oxford and Cambridge. FRI FRI 14:30 Jacqueline Susann - Valley of the Dolls b00mbmd1 (Listen) FRI Episode 5 FRI Anne's fallen for Lyon Burke, but her friendship with Helen FRI is put to the test. Jacqueline Susann drama with Madeleine FRI Potter. FRI FRI 14:45 Book of the Week b00yz54n (Listen) FRI Bird Cloud, Episode 5 FRI Pulitzer prize-winning writer, Annie Proulx, sets out to FRI build her perfect home in a remote corner of Wyoming. FRI Proulx's first work of non-fiction in twenty years tells a FRI personal story of designing and constructing a house in FRI harmony with her interests, work and personality. FRI Living for her first year at Bird Cloud, Annie Proulx enjoys FRI the range of bird and wildlife that inhabits her property. FRI But it becomes clear that the remoteness and the snow will FRI force her to reassess her dream. FRI Read by Laura Brook FRI Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder FRI Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane. FRI FRI 15:00 Mikhail Bulgakov - The White Guard b00761ld (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 10:00 today] FRI FRI 16:00 Wildbrain b071l5lm (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:00 today] FRI FRI 16:30 Albert and Me b04bzw4t (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 09:30 today] FRI FRI 17:00 Dry Slopes b071l3fk (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:00 today] FRI FRI 17:30 Wordaholics b01rlmpt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 18:00 Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere b01rcwkv (Listen) FRI The Key FRI Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A FRI subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube FRI stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere. FRI An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his FRI ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of FRI London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, FRI Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the FRI strange world of London Below. FRI So begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath FRI the streets of London, a London of shadows where the tube FRI cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the FRI inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen FRI through the gaps in society, the dispossessed, the homeless. FRI Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court, Old Bailey and FRI Hammersmith, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of FRI the Black Friars, comes face to face with Great Beast of FRI London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. FRI Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, FRI the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard FRI embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the FRI clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to FRI discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the FRI while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in FRI London Above. FRI A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk FRI Maggs, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast FRI which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie FRI Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony FRI Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Romola Garai, FRI George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul FRI Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis. FRI Credits FRI Richard Mayhew: James McAvoy FRI Lady Door: Natalie Dormer FRI Marquis de Carabas: David Harewood FRI Hunter: Sophie Okonedo FRI Croup: Anthony Head FRI Vandemar: David Schofield FRI Islington: Benedict Cumberbatch FRI Old Bailey: Bernard Cribbins FRI The Earl of Earl’s Court: Christopher Lee FRI The Abbot: George Harris FRI Feligiounas: Don Gilet FRI Jessica: Romola Garai FRI Gary: Paul Chequer FRI Halvard: Paul Stonehill FRI Dagvard: Ben Crowe FRI Letting Agent: Stephen Marcus FRI Homeless man: Abdul Salis FRI Underground announcer: Patrick Brennan FRI Mr Figgis: Neil Gaiman FRI Writer: Neil Gaiman FRI Director: Heather Larmour FRI Producer: Heather Larmour FRI FRI 18:30 Soul Music b0076xbb (Listen) FRI Series 5, I Vow to thee my Country FRI An exploration of the hymn which stirs patriotism and FRI controversy when sung at national events. With Julian FRI Mitchell. From July 2006. FRI FRI 19:00 Hancock's Half Hour b009l7jt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:00 today] FRI FRI 19:30 The Goon Show b007jt71 (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 08:30 today] FRI FRI 20:00 Inspector Purbright - Charity Ends at Home b007jtdj (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:00 today] FRI FRI 20:30 Heel, Toe, Step Together b00wdf4b (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 06:30 today] FRI FRI 21:00 Leap Year Tales b01cwwlj (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:00 today] FRI FRI 21:15 Pilgrim - Sebastian Baczkiewicz b071l9hd (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 11:15 today] FRI FRI 22:00 Wordaholics b01rlmpt (Listen) FRI [Repeat of broadcast at 07:30 today] FRI FRI 22:30 Absolute Power b00805kb (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 5 FRI Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost FRI public opinion about men. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. FRI From January 2002. FRI FRI 22:55 The Comedy Club Interviews b0725r1y (Listen) FRI The best in contemporary comedy. Arthur Smith is joined by FRI Mark Thomas. FRI FRI 23:00 Meet David Sedaris b03mclqh (Listen) FRI Series 4, English Lesson; Understanding Understanding Owls FRI One of the world's funniest storytellers is back on BBC FRI Radio 4 doing what he does best. FRI This week, he considers his native tongue as if it were a FRI foreign language in "English Lesson" and the trouble that FRI taxidermy can bring in "Understanding Understanding Owls". FRI Producer: Steve Doherty FRI A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4. FRI Credits FRI Reader: David Sedaris FRI Producer: Steve Doherty FRI Writer: David Sedaris FRI FRI 23:30 Goodness Gracious Me b01p98gy (Listen) FRI Series 3, Episode 4 FRI Alternative therapies in ER, and it's Bhangraman to the FRI rescue. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nina Wadia. From June FRI 1998. FRI

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