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708: BBC Radio 4 Ex

Fri Sep 30
The Spoken Image

Today 02:30 - 03:00

4 Extra Debut. Photographer Eamonn McCabe, curates pictures especially for radio, choosing ten images that move and inspire him. From 2015.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Today 03:00 - 04:00

3/4. The Count unearths a scandal that links two of his remaining enemies. Starring Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys.

The Unbelievable Truth

Today 04:00 - 04:30

2/6. David Mitchell gets Richard Osman, Holly Walsh, Susan Calman and David O'Doherty to lie with some truths. From 2018.

Trevor's World of Sport

Today 04:30 - 05:00

5/6. The sports agent is struggling to keep his staff, his dignity - and his wife. Stars Neil Pearson. From September 2004.

To Hull and Back

Today 05:00 - 05:30

3/4. Sophie needs some cash while her mother tries her hand at fortune telling. Stars Lucy Beaumont and Maureen Lipman. From 2016.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Today 05:30 - 06:00

1/4. Gemma Arrowsmith has a new sketch show on Radio 4, but will she be able to host it herself? Gemma competes with Paterson Joseph to bring us a host of sketches, written by Gemma.

Death May Surprise Us

Today 06:00 - 06:30

5/6. A key party member is shocked to learn that his assistant is implicated in the kidnap of the Prime Minister. Stars Leslie Sands.

Trueman and Riley

Today 06:30 - 07:00

5/5. The detectives are challenged by a 14 year old who's more than a chip off the old block. Stars Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Miracles R Us

Today 07:00 - 07:30

3/4. Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

Ed Reardon's Week

Today 07:30 - 08:00

6/7. Ed resolves to take the more committed step of introducing Maggie to his children. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017.

Share and Share Alike

Today 08:00 - 08:30

1/9. Before two sibling rivals can share their mum's legacy, there's a big catch. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Today 08:30 - 09:00

1/6. David and Helen swap Croydon for the Yorkshire countryside. But there are obstacles to overcome. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Say The Word

Today 09:00 - 09:30

4/6. Frank Delaney's language game, with guests Christopher Cook, Miles Kington, Valerie Grove and Carol Boyd. From November 2001.

The Circle

Today 09:30 - 10:00

6/6. As Mike's big snooker match approaches, a childcare crisis is looming. Stars John McArdle and Sherrie Hewson. From 1999.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Today 10:00 - 11:00

4/4. The full consequences of the Count's revenge shake Paris. Will anyone be saved? Stars Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys.

Podcast Radio Hour

Today 11:00 - 12:00

Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden present a selection of poetry podcasts.

Share and Share Alike

Today 12:00 - 12:30

1/9. Before two sibling rivals can share their mum's legacy, there's a big catch. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Today 12:30 - 13:00

1/6. David and Helen swap Croydon for the Yorkshire countryside. But there are obstacles to overcome. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Death May Surprise Us

Today 13:00 - 13:30

5/6. A key party member is shocked to learn that his assistant is implicated in the kidnap of the Prime Minister. Stars Leslie Sands.

Trueman and Riley

Today 13:30 - 14:00

5/5. The detectives are challenged by a 14 year old who's more than a chip off the old block. Stars Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Middle England

Today 14:00 - 14:15

5/10. Sophie hears 'home truths' from a group of Middle Englanders on board a cruise. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Today 14:15 - 14:30

5/5. Years have passed and Roxanne is hiding heartbroken in a nunnery. Will Cyrano's secret love ever be revealed? Poet Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Rostand's tale starring Tom Burke.

Mockery With Monocles: The...

Today 14:30 - 15:00

...Western Brothers Revealed. Geoffrey Palmer celebrates the songs of Kenneth and George Western and reveals their place in British comedy. From 2012.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Today 15:00 - 16:00

4/4. The full consequences of the Count's revenge shake Paris. Will anyone be saved? Stars Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys.

Say The Word

Today 16:00 - 16:30

4/6. Frank Delaney's language game, with guests Christopher Cook, Miles Kington, Valerie Grove and Carol Boyd. From November 2001.

The Circle

Today 16:30 - 17:00

6/6. As Mike's big snooker match approaches, a childcare crisis is looming. Stars John McArdle and Sherrie Hewson. From 1999.

Miracles R Us

Today 17:00 - 17:30

3/4. Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

Ed Reardon's Week

Today 17:30 - 18:00

6/7. Ed resolves to take the more committed step of introducing Maggie to his children. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017.

Trouble with Lichen

Today 18:00 - 18:30

5/5. The secret of long life has been uncovered, and Diana must face the intense media pressure alone. Read by Joanna Tope.

Sounds Natural

Today 18:30 - 19:00

Actress and former Miss World, Eva Rueber-Staier shares her love of African wildlife with Derek Jones. From 1976.

Share and Share Alike

Today 19:00 - 19:30

1/9. Before two sibling rivals can share their mum's legacy, there's a big catch. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Today 19:30 - 20:00

1/6. David and Helen swap Croydon for the Yorkshire countryside. But there are obstacles to overcome. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Death May Surprise Us

Today 20:00 - 20:30

5/6. A key party member is shocked to learn that his assistant is implicated in the kidnap of the Prime Minister. Stars Leslie Sands.

Trueman and Riley

Today 20:30 - 21:00

5/5. The detectives are challenged by a 14 year old who's more than a chip off the old block. Stars Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Podcast Radio Hour

Today 21:00 - 22:00

Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden present a selection of poetry podcasts.

Ed Reardon's Week

Today 22:00 - 22:30

6/7. Ed resolves to take the more committed step of introducing Maggie to his children. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017.

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

Today 22:30 - 23:00

6/6. With England and Wales on the brink of war, only Rick Wakeman can help Mitch avert disaster. With Robin Ince. From 2005.

Sophie Willan's Guide to Normality

Today 23:00 - 23:15

1/4. 4 Extra Debut. BBC2's Alma's Not Normal star Sophie Willan explores what it is to be a 'normal' parent. From 2018. Contains strong language.

Little Lifetimes

Today 23:15 - 23:30

1/4. Penny loves being Howard's secretary and is very protective, but does she take it too far? Stars Imelda Staunton. From 2016.

James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

Today 23:30 - 00:00

Inspired by improvisational Jazz, Persian and African folk and vocals in myriad languages, it's hard to tie LĂ©onore Boulanger to a specific genre. Will Isy Suttie be won over?

Sat Oct 01
Trouble with Lichen

Tomorrow 00:00 - 00:30

5/5. The secret of long life has been uncovered, and Diana must face the intense media pressure alone. Read by Joanna Tope.

Sounds Natural

Tomorrow 00:30 - 01:00

Actress and former Miss World, Eva Rueber-Staier shares her love of African wildlife with Derek Jones. From 1976.

Death May Surprise Us

Tomorrow 01:00 - 01:30

5/6. A key party member is shocked to learn that his assistant is implicated in the kidnap of the Prime Minister. Stars Leslie Sands.

Trueman and Riley

Tomorrow 01:30 - 02:00

5/5. The detectives are challenged by a 14 year old who's more than a chip off the old block. Stars Robert Daws and Duncan Preston.

Middle England

Tomorrow 02:00 - 02:15

5/10. Sophie hears 'home truths' from a group of Middle Englanders on board a cruise. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Tomorrow 02:15 - 02:30

5/5. Years have passed and Roxanne is hiding heartbroken in a nunnery. Will Cyrano's secret love ever be revealed? Poet Glyn Maxwell's adaptation of Rostand's tale starring Tom Burke.

Mockery With Monocles: The...

Tomorrow 02:30 - 03:00

...Western Brothers Revealed. Geoffrey Palmer celebrates the songs of Kenneth and George Western and reveals their place in British comedy. From 2012.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Tomorrow 03:00 - 04:00

4/4. The full consequences of the Count's revenge shake Paris. Will anyone be saved? Stars Iain Glen, Toby Jones and Paul Rhys.

Say The Word

Tomorrow 04:00 - 04:30

4/6. Frank Delaney's language game, with guests Christopher Cook, Miles Kington, Valerie Grove and Carol Boyd. From November 2001.

The Circle

Tomorrow 04:30 - 05:00

6/6. As Mike's big snooker match approaches, a childcare crisis is looming. Stars John McArdle and Sherrie Hewson. From 1999.

Miracles R Us

Tomorrow 05:00 - 05:30

3/4. Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

Ed Reardon's Week

Tomorrow 05:30 - 06:00

6/7. Ed resolves to take the more committed step of introducing Maggie to his children. Starring Christopher Douglas. From 2017.

Marie Lloyd, Queen of the Halls

Tomorrow 06:00 - 07:30

Three husbands, but an adoring public coming out in thousands for the funeral of the music hall star. Stars Elizabeth Mansfield.

Great Lives

Tomorrow 07:30 - 08:00

4 Extra Debut. Real-life castaway Lucy Irvine nominates Robinson Crusoe. With Martin Popplewell. Presented by Matthew Parris. From July 2019.

The Write Stuff

Tomorrow 08:00 - 08:30

2/6. James Walton hosts, with John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Jane Thynne and Christopher Brookmyre in the literary panel show. From February 2010.

The Break

Tomorrow 08:30 - 09:00

5/6. Jeff and Andy search for a sweet shop in this tale of corruption and coastal erosion. Starring Philip Jackson and Mark Benton. From 2018.

Selected Radiophonic Works

Tomorrow 09:00 - 12:00

Richard Coles tells the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop's extraordinary story. Featuring: The Dreams, The Goon Show, Inferno Revisited, Relativity, Electric Tunesmiths and Bath Time.

Wordaholics

Tomorrow 12:00 - 12:30

1/6. Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes, Holly Walsh and Lloyd Langford vie for wordy supremacy. Hosted by Gyles Brandreth. From 2014.

Lobby Land

Tomorrow 12:30 - 13:00

1/4. 4 Extra Debut. Westminster's alive with summer gossip, but young journalist Sam Peakes needs a story - fast. Stars Ophelia Lovibond. From 2018.

Archive on 4: Broadcasting Freedom

Tomorrow 13:00 - 14:00

Bonnie Greer explores how black, pioneering broadcasters put radio at the heart of the national debate on race. From September 2000.

Electric Ink

Tomorrow 14:00 - 14:30

1/6. Old hacks struggle with new media in the changing world of a broadsheet newspaper. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

Weak at the Top

Tomorrow 14:30 - 15:00

3/4. Marketing maestro John Weak tackles a meeting room crisis with a little seduction. Stars Alexander Armstrong. From July 2006.

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

Tomorrow 15:00 - 15:30

6/6. With England and Wales on the brink of war, only Rick Wakeman can help Mitch avert disaster. With Robin Ince. From 2005.

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Tomorrow 15:30 - 16:00

2/6. The spoof TV sci-fi star explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.

Marie Lloyd, Queen of the Halls

Tomorrow 16:00 - 17:30

Three husbands, but an adoring public coming out in thousands for the funeral of the music hall star. Stars Elizabeth Mansfield.

Great Lives

Tomorrow 17:30 - 18:00

4 Extra Debut. Real-life castaway Lucy Irvine nominates Robinson Crusoe. With Martin Popplewell. Presented by Matthew Parris. From July 2019.

Doctor Who - Tenth Doctor...

Tomorrow 18:00 - 19:00

...Adventures. 6/6. On the frozen food satellite Coldstar, something sinister is defrosting - Ice Warriors! Stars David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Selected Radiophonic Works

Tomorrow 19:00 - 22:00

Richard Coles tells the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop's extraordinary story. Featuring: The Dreams, The Goon Show, Inferno Revisited, Relativity, Electric Tunesmiths and Bath Time.

John Finnemore's Souvenir...

Tomorrow 22:00 - 22:30

...Programme. 3/4. Documentary-makers, a big debate, and a little trophy. With Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane. From October 2011.

The Harpoon

Tomorrow 22:30 - 23:00

3/4. Great beverages from history, in the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers. With Alistair McGowan. From March 1994.

Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel...

Tomorrow 23:00 - 00:00

...Of Laughs. 4/6. Rhod hosts comedy from Lloyd Langford, Milton Jones and Sarah Millican with music from Goldheart Assembly. From September 2010.

Sun Oct 02
Doctor Who - Tenth Doctor...

Sunday 00:00 - 01:00

...Adventures. 6/6. On the frozen food satellite Coldstar, something sinister is defrosting - Ice Warriors! Stars David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Archive on 4: Broadcasting Freedom

Sunday 01:00 - 02:00

Bonnie Greer explores how black, pioneering broadcasters put radio at the heart of the national debate on race. From September 2000.

Electric Ink

Sunday 02:00 - 02:30

1/6. Old hacks struggle with new media in the changing world of a broadsheet newspaper. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

Weak at the Top

Sunday 02:30 - 03:00

3/4. Marketing maestro John Weak tackles a meeting room crisis with a little seduction. Stars Alexander Armstrong. From July 2006.

Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

Sunday 03:00 - 03:30

6/6. With England and Wales on the brink of war, only Rick Wakeman can help Mitch avert disaster. With Robin Ince. From 2005.

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Sunday 03:30 - 04:00

2/6. The spoof TV sci-fi star explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.

Marie Lloyd, Queen of the Halls

Sunday 04:00 - 05:30

Three husbands, but an adoring public coming out in thousands for the funeral of the music hall star. Stars Elizabeth Mansfield.

Great Lives

Sunday 05:30 - 06:00

4 Extra Debut. Real-life castaway Lucy Irvine nominates Robinson Crusoe. With Martin Popplewell. Presented by Matthew Parris. From July 2019.

Middle England (Omnibus)

Sunday 06:00 - 07:10

1/2. 2010, the eve of an election and the Potters reconvene after their mother's funeral. Brexit novel read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Inheritance Tracks

Sunday 07:10 - 07:20

Actress Emilia Clarke chooses 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles and 'Check Yo Self' by Ice Cube.

Cyrano de Bergerac (Omnibus)

Sunday 07:20 - 08:30

Swordsman, philosopher and poet raconteur Cyrano has one huge problem that's as plain as the nose on his face. Stars Tom Burke.

The Enchanting World of Hinge...

Sunday 08:30 - 09:00

...and Bracket. 6/13. The dear ladies fly off to sing on a cruise liner. Stars Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket. From April 1977.

The Inimitable Jeeves

Sunday 09:00 - 09:30

2/10. When Aunt Agatha sparks uproar - can Bertie's valet save the day? PG Wodehouse romp with Richard Briers and Michael Hordern.

Trevor's World of Sport

Sunday 09:30 - 10:00

5/6. The sports agent is struggling to keep his staff, his dignity - and his wife. Stars Neil Pearson. From September 2004.

Desert Island Discs Revisited

Sunday 10:00 - 10:45

4 Extra Debut. From Hubert Parry to Earl Okin, designer Anya Hindmarch, shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2012.

David Attenborough's Life Stories

Sunday 10:45 - 11:00

Sir David Attenborough talks about filming in one of nature's most inaccessible places, high up in the jungle canopy. From 2011.

Radiolab

Sunday 11:00 - 11:55

8/8. Radiolab explores the real story of Deafblind American author and rights activist, Helen Keller. With Jad Abumrad.

Inheritance Tracks

Sunday 11:55 - 12:00

Actress Emilia Clarke chooses 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles and 'Check Yo Self' by Ice Cube.

Poetry Extra: Edward Thomas -...

Sunday 12:00 - 12:30

...The Journey To War. Daljit Nagra selects Edward Thomas - The Journey to War. The Welsh poet was killed in the Battle of Arras. With Gwyneth Lewis.

Electric Ink

Sunday 12:30 - 13:00

2/6. Circulation is going through the roof as the old newspaper hacks struggle with new media. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

Future Home Of The Living God...

Sunday 13:00 - 14:10

...(Omnibus). 1/2. With the world in crisis as evolution goes into reverse, Cedar tries to find her birth mother. Louise Erdrich's novel read by Cherrelle Skeete.

Inheritance Tracks

Sunday 14:10 - 14:20

Actor Ray Winstone chooses Nat King Cole's Smile and Dean Martin's version of West Ham FC's anthem I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

Mary Barton (Omnibus)

Sunday 14:20 - 15:30

2/4. Tragedy strikes for Jem, but will occupied Mary offer any comfort? Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.

Inside the Elephant Mind

Sunday 15:30 - 16:00

Andrew Luck-Baker joins researchers on the East African savannah who are revealing the depths of the elephant mind. From 2010.

The Goldilocks Zone

Sunday 16:00 - 17:00

Only a true connection with another human can bring us back to ourselves. Starring Nicola Walker and Stuart McQuarrie.

Poetry Extra: Edward Thomas -...

Sunday 17:00 - 17:30

...The Journey To War. Daljit Nagra selects Edward Thomas - The Journey to War. The Welsh poet was killed in the Battle of Arras. With Gwyneth Lewis.

Electric Ink

Sunday 17:30 - 18:00

2/6. Circulation is going through the roof as the old newspaper hacks struggle with new media. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

Invasion

Sunday 18:00 - 18:45

4 Extra Debut. Astronaut Kadian Giametti returns from Mars to Earth to discover the world's changed beyond recognition. Stars Edward Hogg.

Moxon's Master

Sunday 18:45 - 19:00

1893: Can a machine think - and if so - could it be prone to violence like humans? Read by Robert Lang.

Radiolab

Sunday 19:00 - 20:00

8/8. Radiolab explores the real story of Deafblind American author and rights activist, Helen Keller. With Jad Abumrad.

The Goldilocks Zone

Sunday 20:00 - 21:00

Only a true connection with another human can bring us back to ourselves. Starring Nicola Walker and Stuart McQuarrie.

Desert Island Discs Revisited

Sunday 21:00 - 21:45

4 Extra Debut. From Hubert Parry to Earl Okin, designer Anya Hindmarch, shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2012.

David Attenborough's Life Stories

Sunday 21:45 - 22:00

Sir David Attenborough talks about filming in one of nature's most inaccessible places, high up in the jungle canopy. From 2011.

Electric Ink

Sunday 22:00 - 22:30

2/6. Circulation is going through the roof as the old newspaper hacks struggle with new media. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

I Think I've Got A Problem

Sunday 22:30 - 23:00

3/4. At the zoo, Tom meets Pi who has a band in her head too. So what could go wrong? Stars Suggs and Bob Monkhouse. From April 2003.

The Masterson Inheritance

Sunday 23:00 - 23:30

6/6. Budding starlet Genevieve hits seedy 1920s Hollywood. Improvised historical family saga with Paul Merton. From August 1995.

Boyle's Law

Sunday 23:30 - 00:00

His tea mug says 'I am the Law'. Inspector Vincent Boyle is in charge of data storage. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar. From October 2009.

Mon Oct 03
Invasion

Monday 00:00 - 00:45

4 Extra Debut. Astronaut Kadian Giametti returns from Mars to Earth to discover the world's changed beyond recognition. Stars Edward Hogg.

Moxon's Master

Monday 00:45 - 01:00

1893: Can a machine think - and if so - could it be prone to violence like humans? Read by Robert Lang.

Future Home Of The Living God...

Monday 01:00 - 02:10

...(Omnibus). 1/2. With the world in crisis as evolution goes into reverse, Cedar tries to find her birth mother. Louise Erdrich's novel read by Cherrelle Skeete.

Inheritance Tracks

Monday 02:10 - 02:20

Actor Ray Winstone chooses Nat King Cole's Smile and Dean Martin's version of West Ham FC's anthem I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

Mary Barton (Omnibus)

Monday 02:20 - 03:30

2/4. Tragedy strikes for Jem, but will occupied Mary offer any comfort? Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.

Inside the Elephant Mind

Monday 03:30 - 04:00

Andrew Luck-Baker joins researchers on the East African savannah who are revealing the depths of the elephant mind. From 2010.

The Goldilocks Zone

Monday 04:00 - 05:00

Only a true connection with another human can bring us back to ourselves. Starring Nicola Walker and Stuart McQuarrie.

Poetry Extra: Edward Thomas -...

Monday 05:00 - 05:30

...The Journey To War. Daljit Nagra selects Edward Thomas - The Journey to War. The Welsh poet was killed in the Battle of Arras. With Gwyneth Lewis.

Electric Ink

Monday 05:30 - 06:00

2/6. Circulation is going through the roof as the old newspaper hacks struggle with new media. Stars Robert Lindsay. From June 2009.

Death May Surprise Us

Monday 06:00 - 06:30

6/6. As the Prime Minister's captors prepare to carry out their threat, security forces track down their hideout. Stars Leslie Sands.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Monday 06:30 - 07:00

1/4. Eccentric gentleman Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout is hoping for a quiet life. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jim Broadbent.

Hazelbeach

Monday 07:00 - 07:30

5/6. Nick gets a job with a dominatrix, and Ronnie buys an extraordinary number of sinks. Stars Jamie Foreman. From November 2007.

Mark Steel's In Town

Monday 07:30 - 08:00

6/6. Mark Steel visits Paris in France and performs a bespoke stand-up show for a local audience. 6/6.

Round the Horne

Monday 08:00 - 08:30

12/20. Kenneth Williams saddles up, but Kenneth Horne seeks advice on Bona Bijou Tourettes from Julian and Sandy. From April 1967.

Yes Minister

Monday 08:30 - 09:00

8/8. Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From December 1983.

Wordaholics

Monday 09:00 - 09:30

2/6. Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes in dexterous wordplay. With Gyles Brandreth. From September 2014.

Country Matters

Monday 09:30 - 10:00

5/6. Dave and Cathy face a hectic weekend of visitors to their cottage. Stars Jonathan Tafler and Lesley Sharp. From May 1994.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Monday 10:00 - 11:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 1/4. Lucilla resolves to comfort her father and revolutionise society. Margaret Oliphant's humourous tale stars Teresa Gallagher.

TED Radio Hour

Monday 11:00 - 11:50

27/52. Manoush Zomorodi explores the challenges of a key aspect of life, how birds, bees and bugs manage to multiply.

Inheritance Tracks

Monday 11:50 - 12:00

The singer-songwriter Kate Nash inherits 'Delirium Tremens' by Christy Moore and passes on 'Stay Wild' by Shuga.

Round the Horne

Monday 12:00 - 12:30

12/20. Kenneth Williams saddles up, but Kenneth Horne seeks advice on Bona Bijou Tourettes from Julian and Sandy. From April 1967.

Yes Minister

Monday 12:30 - 13:00

8/8. Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From December 1983.

Death May Surprise Us

Monday 13:00 - 13:30

6/6. As the Prime Minister's captors prepare to carry out their threat, security forces track down their hideout. Stars Leslie Sands.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Monday 13:30 - 14:00

1/4. Eccentric gentleman Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout is hoping for a quiet life. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jim Broadbent.

Middle England

Monday 14:00 - 14:15

6/10. Prime Minister David Cameron rolls the dice on the EU Referendum. Satire on our strange new times. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Monday 14:15 - 14:30

1/5. When his dad dies, Sam gets drunk and sleeps with Bayley - how will he tell Rose? With Matthew Baynton and Rebecca Humphries.

The Forgotten Black Cowboys

Monday 14:30 - 15:00

Sarfraz Manzoor heads for Texas in search of America's black cowboys. Why were they airbrushed from history books? From 2013.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Monday 15:00 - 16:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 1/4. Lucilla resolves to comfort her father and revolutionise society. Margaret Oliphant's humourous tale stars Teresa Gallagher.

Wordaholics

Monday 16:00 - 16:30

2/6. Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes in dexterous wordplay. With Gyles Brandreth. From September 2014.

Country Matters

Monday 16:30 - 17:00

5/6. Dave and Cathy face a hectic weekend of visitors to their cottage. Stars Jonathan Tafler and Lesley Sharp. From May 1994.

Hazelbeach

Monday 17:00 - 17:30

5/6. Nick gets a job with a dominatrix, and Ronnie buys an extraordinary number of sinks. Stars Jamie Foreman. From November 2007.

Mark Steel's In Town

Monday 17:30 - 18:00

6/6. Mark Steel visits Paris in France and performs a bespoke stand-up show for a local audience. 6/6.

The Routemasters

Monday 18:00 - 18:30

1/4. When Bernie catches the wrong bus, he is transported back to 16th century Rome to help out a great artist. Stars Amanda Donohoe.

A Good Read

Monday 18:30 - 19:00

4 Extra Debut. Harriett Gilbert, Susie Dent and Janice Langley on books by PD James, Maxim Leo and Corban Addison. From February 2015.

Round the Horne

Monday 19:00 - 19:30

12/20. Kenneth Williams saddles up, but Kenneth Horne seeks advice on Bona Bijou Tourettes from Julian and Sandy. From April 1967.

Yes Minister

Monday 19:30 - 20:00

8/8. Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From December 1983.

Death May Surprise Us

Monday 20:00 - 20:30

6/6. As the Prime Minister's captors prepare to carry out their threat, security forces track down their hideout. Stars Leslie Sands.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Monday 20:30 - 21:00

1/4. Eccentric gentleman Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout is hoping for a quiet life. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jim Broadbent.

TED Radio Hour

Monday 21:00 - 21:50

27/52. Manoush Zomorodi explores the challenges of a key aspect of life, how birds, bees and bugs manage to multiply.

Inheritance Tracks

Monday 21:50 - 22:00

The singer-songwriter Kate Nash inherits 'Delirium Tremens' by Christy Moore and passes on 'Stay Wild' by Shuga.

Mark Steel's In Town

Monday 22:00 - 22:30

6/6. Mark Steel visits Paris in France and performs a bespoke stand-up show for a local audience. 6/6.

Rubbish

Monday 22:30 - 22:55

5/6. Recycling officer Martin becomes an agony aunt and he is less than happy about it. Stars Reece Dinsdale. From November 2007.

The Comedy Club Interview

Monday 22:55 - 23:00

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran catches up with Mark Thomas.

The News Quiz

Monday 23:00 - 23:30

3/6. Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. This week he's in Liverpool and is joined by Eleanor Tiernan, Adam Rowe, Stephen Bailey and Sonia Sodha.

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Monday 23:30 - 00:00

3/6. The sci-fi star and inventor explains life's big mysteries. Stars Richard Herring, Stewart Lee and Tom Baker. From October 1992.

Tue Oct 04
The Routemasters

Tuesday 00:00 - 00:30

1/4. When Bernie catches the wrong bus, he is transported back to 16th century Rome to help out a great artist. Stars Amanda Donohoe.

A Good Read

Tuesday 00:30 - 01:00

4 Extra Debut. Harriett Gilbert, Susie Dent and Janice Langley on books by PD James, Maxim Leo and Corban Addison. From February 2015.

Death May Surprise Us

Tuesday 01:00 - 01:30

6/6. As the Prime Minister's captors prepare to carry out their threat, security forces track down their hideout. Stars Leslie Sands.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Tuesday 01:30 - 02:00

1/4. Eccentric gentleman Phileas Fogg's new valet Passepartout is hoping for a quiet life. Stars Leslie Phillips and Jim Broadbent.

Middle England

Tuesday 02:00 - 02:15

6/10. Prime Minister David Cameron rolls the dice on the EU Referendum. Satire on our strange new times. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Tuesday 02:15 - 02:30

1/5. When his dad dies, Sam gets drunk and sleeps with Bayley - how will he tell Rose? With Matthew Baynton and Rebecca Humphries.

The Forgotten Black Cowboys

Tuesday 02:30 - 03:00

Sarfraz Manzoor heads for Texas in search of America's black cowboys. Why were they airbrushed from history books? From 2013.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Tuesday 03:00 - 04:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 1/4. Lucilla resolves to comfort her father and revolutionise society. Margaret Oliphant's humourous tale stars Teresa Gallagher.

Wordaholics

Tuesday 04:00 - 04:30

2/6. Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes in dexterous wordplay. With Gyles Brandreth. From September 2014.

Country Matters

Tuesday 04:30 - 05:00

5/6. Dave and Cathy face a hectic weekend of visitors to their cottage. Stars Jonathan Tafler and Lesley Sharp. From May 1994.

Hazelbeach

Tuesday 05:00 - 05:30

5/6. Nick gets a job with a dominatrix, and Ronnie buys an extraordinary number of sinks. Stars Jamie Foreman. From November 2007.

Mark Steel's In Town

Tuesday 05:30 - 06:00

6/6. Mark Steel visits Paris in France and performs a bespoke stand-up show for a local audience. 6/6.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Tuesday 06:00 - 06:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a horse and its trainer. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Tuesday 06:30 - 07:00

2/4. Travellers Phileas Fogg and Passepartout buy an elephant in India, and come to the aid of a Princess. Stars Leslie Phillips.

The Break

Tuesday 07:00 - 07:30

6/6. The death of a rival causes Frank some mixed emotions - glee and joy. Stars Philip Jackson and Alison Steadman. From 2018.

Rachel Parris: Austensibly...

Tuesday 07:30 - 08:00

...Feminist. Comedian Rachel Parris, a Jane Austen fan and geek, assesses one of our greatest writer's feminist credentials.

The Goon Show

Tuesday 08:00 - 08:30

23/27. A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

King Street Junior

Tuesday 08:30 - 09:00

8/8. Mixed emotions as the school year draws to a close with Mr Holliday's last day in teaching. Stars Karl Howman. From May 1992.

The News Quiz

Tuesday 09:00 - 09:30

3/6. Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. This week he's in Liverpool and is joined by Eleanor Tiernan, Adam Rowe, Stephen Bailey and Sonia Sodha.

The Older Woman

Tuesday 09:30 - 10:00

5/6. In a rare moment, Miss Callaghan apologises to her ex, lovestruck pupil Roy. Starring Martin Clunes. From February 1993.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 2/4. Lucilla's revolution may be a success thus far, but Mr Cavendish is causing ructions. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs and Paul Daneman.

Archive on 4: Twice Nightly

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

Stan Stennett recreates British variety theatre's heyday, revisiting its greatest moments and enduring stars. From December 2001.

The Goon Show

Tuesday 12:00 - 12:30

23/27. A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

King Street Junior

Tuesday 12:30 - 13:00

8/8. Mixed emotions as the school year draws to a close with Mr Holliday's last day in teaching. Stars Karl Howman. From May 1992.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Tuesday 13:00 - 13:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a horse and its trainer. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Tuesday 13:30 - 14:00

2/4. Travellers Phileas Fogg and Passepartout buy an elephant in India, and come to the aid of a Princess. Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Tuesday 14:00 - 14:15

7/10. A date is set for the UK's Referendum on the EU - and Sophie and Ian realise they don't see eye to eye. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Tuesday 14:15 - 14:30

2/5. Rose decides to move to Chicago, while Sam struggles to 'do the right thing' and stand by Bayley. With Rebecca Humphries.

The Trumpet Shall Sound

Tuesday 14:30 - 15:00

From battlefields to royal occasions, composer Julian Joseph finds out about black classical musicians from the past. From 2007.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 2/4. Lucilla's revolution may be a success thus far, but Mr Cavendish is causing ructions. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs and Paul Daneman.

The 3rd Degree

Tuesday 16:00 - 16:30

6/6. Steve Punt hosts the battle of wits, as students from Mansfield College, Oxford take on their professors. From 2020.

The Older Woman

Tuesday 16:30 - 17:00

5/6. In a rare moment, Miss Callaghan apologises to her ex, lovestruck pupil Roy. Starring Martin Clunes. From February 1993.

The Break

Tuesday 17:00 - 17:30

6/6. The death of a rival causes Frank some mixed emotions - glee and joy. Stars Philip Jackson and Alison Steadman. From 2018.

Rachel Parris: Austensibly...

Tuesday 17:30 - 18:00

...Feminist. Comedian Rachel Parris, a Jane Austen fan and geek, assesses one of our greatest writer's feminist credentials.

The Routemasters

Tuesday 18:00 - 18:30

2/4. The time travellers hit 19th-century Austria, with Sigmund Freud set to reveal his views on telepathy. Stars Amanda Donohoe.

Soul Music

Tuesday 18:30 - 19:00

4 Extra Debut. Stories reflecting on the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows spanning years and touching souls wherever it's played. From 2018.

The Goon Show

Tuesday 19:00 - 19:30

23/27. A meaty mystery for Neddie Seagoon, unaccompanied by the show's striking musicians. Stars Harry Secombe. From February 1956.

King Street Junior

Tuesday 19:30 - 20:00

8/8. Mixed emotions as the school year draws to a close with Mr Holliday's last day in teaching. Stars Karl Howman. From May 1992.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Tuesday 20:00 - 20:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a horse and its trainer. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Tuesday 20:30 - 21:00

2/4. Travellers Phileas Fogg and Passepartout buy an elephant in India, and come to the aid of a Princess. Stars Leslie Phillips.

Archive on 4: Twice Nightly

Tuesday 21:00 - 22:00

Stan Stennett recreates British variety theatre's heyday, revisiting its greatest moments and enduring stars. From December 2001.

Rachel Parris: Austensibly...

Tuesday 22:00 - 22:30

...Feminist. Comedian Rachel Parris, a Jane Austen fan and geek, assesses one of our greatest writer's feminist credentials.

Think The Unthinkable

Tuesday 22:30 - 23:00

4/4. The wacky management consultants try nursing an ailing hospital back to rude health. Stars Marcus Brigstocke. From October 2005.

John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Tuesday 23:00 - 23:30

1/5. The Sheffield singer-songwriter investigates unsolved phenomena. With his agent Ken and guest Patrick Mower. From March 2006.

2000 Years of Radio

Tuesday 23:30 - 23:45

3/6. The shocking truth - who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? Recreation of the wireless archives with Al Holloway. From 2002.

Paperback Hell

Tuesday 23:45 - 00:00

3/6. Suspiciously fictional author Alexander Cromwell reads from his Napoleonic adventure. Stars Michael Fenton Stevens. From 2004.

Wed Oct 05
The Routemasters

Wednesday 00:00 - 00:30

2/4. The time travellers hit 19th-century Austria, with Sigmund Freud set to reveal his views on telepathy. Stars Amanda Donohoe.

Soul Music

Wednesday 00:30 - 01:00

4 Extra Debut. Stories reflecting on the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows spanning years and touching souls wherever it's played. From 2018.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Wednesday 01:00 - 01:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a horse and its trainer. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Wednesday 01:30 - 02:00

2/4. Travellers Phileas Fogg and Passepartout buy an elephant in India, and come to the aid of a Princess. Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Wednesday 02:00 - 02:15

7/10. A date is set for the UK's Referendum on the EU - and Sophie and Ian realise they don't see eye to eye. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Wednesday 02:15 - 02:30

2/5. Rose decides to move to Chicago, while Sam struggles to 'do the right thing' and stand by Bayley. With Rebecca Humphries.

The Trumpet Shall Sound

Wednesday 02:30 - 03:00

From battlefields to royal occasions, composer Julian Joseph finds out about black classical musicians from the past. From 2007.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Wednesday 03:00 - 04:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 2/4. Lucilla's revolution may be a success thus far, but Mr Cavendish is causing ructions. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs and Paul Daneman.

The 3rd Degree

Wednesday 04:00 - 04:30

6/6. Steve Punt hosts the battle of wits, as students from Mansfield College, Oxford take on their professors. From 2020.

The Older Woman

Wednesday 04:30 - 05:00

5/6. In a rare moment, Miss Callaghan apologises to her ex, lovestruck pupil Roy. Starring Martin Clunes. From February 1993.

The Break

Wednesday 05:00 - 05:30

6/6. The death of a rival causes Frank some mixed emotions - glee and joy. Stars Philip Jackson and Alison Steadman. From 2018.

Rachel Parris: Austensibly...

Wednesday 05:30 - 06:00

...Feminist. Comedian Rachel Parris, a Jane Austen fan and geek, assesses one of our greatest writer's feminist credentials.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Wednesday 06:00 - 06:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes an ancient riddle and a butler's disappearance. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Wednesday 06:30 - 07:00

3/4. Passepartout sets off for Japan without his friends. How will Phileas Fogg and Aouda catch up with him? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Lobby Land

Wednesday 07:00 - 07:30

2/4. Westminster lobby hack Sam has just written her best political story but will anyone read it? Stars Ophelia Lovibond. From 2018.

'Whatever Next?' With Miles Jupp

Wednesday 07:30 - 08:00

1/4. A free-wheeling, whimsical sketch show slipping between the real and imagined, with Miles Jupp and special guests.

The Missing Hancocks

Wednesday 08:00 - 08:30

1/5. 4 Extra Debut. The Lad tells Andree about his war wound. You may find it hard to believe. Stars Kevin McNally. 1956 episode re-recorded in 2015.

Flying the Flag

Wednesday 08:30 - 09:00

6/8. The embassy chief must cope when political sickness strikes in the People's Republic. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From April 1988.

The Write Stuff

Wednesday 09:00 - 09:30

3/6. James Walton quizzes John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer in the literary panel show. From February 2010.

1835

Wednesday 09:30 - 10:00

4/4. Aristocrat Belport tries escapology to woo a music hall singer, but servant Ned is smitten too. Stars Paul Rider. From July 2004.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 3/4. The heroine's machinations lead to the solving of a mystery and to a wedding. Drama with Teresa Gallagher and Paul Daneman.

Soul Music Mixtapes

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

1/3. Cerys Matthews picks her favourites from the 25 series of BBC Radio 4's Soul Music - the show about the music that moves us.

The Missing Hancocks

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30

1/5. 4 Extra Debut. The Lad tells Andree about his war wound. You may find it hard to believe. Stars Kevin McNally. 1956 episode re-recorded in 2015.

Flying the Flag

Wednesday 12:30 - 13:00

6/8. The embassy chief must cope when political sickness strikes in the People's Republic. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From April 1988.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Wednesday 13:00 - 13:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes an ancient riddle and a butler's disappearance. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Wednesday 13:30 - 14:00

3/4. Passepartout sets off for Japan without his friends. How will Phileas Fogg and Aouda catch up with him? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Wednesday 14:00 - 14:15

8/10. Brexit divides the generations. Benjamin makes a decision and Colin Trotter casts his vote. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Wednesday 14:15 - 14:30

3/5. With twenty weeks to go, Sam has moved in with Bayley. But he can't stop thinking about Rose. With Kimberley Nixon. From 2016.

Hollow Earth: A Travel Guide

Wednesday 14:30 - 15:00

4 Extra Debut. Comedian Robin Ince ventures beneath the Earth's crust to explore the ideas and beliefs behind Hollow Earth theory. From 2015.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 3/4. The heroine's machinations lead to the solving of a mystery and to a wedding. Drama with Teresa Gallagher and Paul Daneman.

The Write Stuff

Wednesday 16:00 - 16:30

3/6. James Walton quizzes John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer in the literary panel show. From February 2010.

1835

Wednesday 16:30 - 17:00

4/4. Aristocrat Belport tries escapology to woo a music hall singer, but servant Ned is smitten too. Stars Paul Rider. From July 2004.

Lobby Land

Wednesday 17:00 - 17:30

2/4. Westminster lobby hack Sam has just written her best political story but will anyone read it? Stars Ophelia Lovibond. From 2018.

'Whatever Next?' With Miles Jupp

Wednesday 17:30 - 18:00

1/4. A free-wheeling, whimsical sketch show slipping between the real and imagined, with Miles Jupp and special guests.

The Routemasters

Wednesday 18:00 - 18:30

3/4. Mistaking it for the night bus, Bernie is a prisoner on the time-travelling double-decker. Stars Amanda Donohoe and Karl Minns.

Pioneers

Wednesday 18:30 - 19:00

1/6. James Goodfellow tells Clare English about his invention of the cash machine and its global impact on banking. From 2011.

The Missing Hancocks

Wednesday 19:00 - 19:30

1/5. 4 Extra Debut. The Lad tells Andree about his war wound. You may find it hard to believe. Stars Kevin McNally. 1956 episode re-recorded in 2015.

Flying the Flag

Wednesday 19:30 - 20:00

6/8. The embassy chief must cope when political sickness strikes in the People's Republic. Stars Dinsdale Landen. From April 1988.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Wednesday 20:00 - 20:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes an ancient riddle and a butler's disappearance. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Wednesday 20:30 - 21:00

3/4. Passepartout sets off for Japan without his friends. How will Phileas Fogg and Aouda catch up with him? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Soul Music Mixtapes

Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00

1/3. Cerys Matthews picks her favourites from the 25 series of BBC Radio 4's Soul Music - the show about the music that moves us.

'Whatever Next?' With Miles Jupp

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:30

1/4. A free-wheeling, whimsical sketch show slipping between the real and imagined, with Miles Jupp and special guests.

Goodness Gracious Me

Wednesday 22:30 - 22:55

4/6. Alternative therapies in ER, and it's Bhangraman to the rescue. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nina Wadia. From June 1998.

The Comedy Club Interview

Wednesday 22:55 - 23:00

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran catches up with Mark Thomas.

The Million Pound Radio Show

Wednesday 23:00 - 23:30

3/6. European onion threat and a whale of a time with Moby Dick. Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell's sharp humour. From April 1989.

Simon Evans Goes to Market

Wednesday 23:30 - 00:00

4/4. A look at the four life stages. From paying for funerals to cryonics, what are the economics of death? From 2016.

Thu Oct 06
The Routemasters

Thursday 00:00 - 00:30

3/4. Mistaking it for the night bus, Bernie is a prisoner on the time-travelling double-decker. Stars Amanda Donohoe and Karl Minns.

Pioneers

Thursday 00:30 - 01:00

1/6. James Goodfellow tells Clare English about his invention of the cash machine and its global impact on banking. From 2011.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Thursday 01:00 - 01:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes an ancient riddle and a butler's disappearance. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Thursday 01:30 - 02:00

3/4. Passepartout sets off for Japan without his friends. How will Phileas Fogg and Aouda catch up with him? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Thursday 02:00 - 02:15

8/10. Brexit divides the generations. Benjamin makes a decision and Colin Trotter casts his vote. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Thursday 02:15 - 02:30

3/5. With twenty weeks to go, Sam has moved in with Bayley. But he can't stop thinking about Rose. With Kimberley Nixon. From 2016.

Hollow Earth: A Travel Guide

Thursday 02:30 - 03:00

4 Extra Debut. Comedian Robin Ince ventures beneath the Earth's crust to explore the ideas and beliefs behind Hollow Earth theory. From 2015.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Thursday 03:00 - 04:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 3/4. The heroine's machinations lead to the solving of a mystery and to a wedding. Drama with Teresa Gallagher and Paul Daneman.

The Write Stuff

Thursday 04:00 - 04:30

3/6. James Walton quizzes John Walsh, Lynne Truss, Peter Kemp and Tibor Fischer in the literary panel show. From February 2010.

1835

Thursday 04:30 - 05:00

4/4. Aristocrat Belport tries escapology to woo a music hall singer, but servant Ned is smitten too. Stars Paul Rider. From July 2004.

Lobby Land

Thursday 05:00 - 05:30

2/4. Westminster lobby hack Sam has just written her best political story but will anyone read it? Stars Ophelia Lovibond. From 2018.

'Whatever Next?' With Miles Jupp

Thursday 05:30 - 06:00

1/4. A free-wheeling, whimsical sketch show slipping between the real and imagined, with Miles Jupp and special guests.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Thursday 06:00 - 06:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes a mysterious killing linked to discarded glasses. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Thursday 06:30 - 07:00

4/4. Phileas Fogg takes drastic action over the Atlantic, but will it get him to the Reform Club in time? Stars Leslie Phillips.

To Hull and Back

Thursday 07:00 - 07:30

4/4. Sophie thinks she will finally meet Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job. Stars Lucy Beaumont and Maureen Lipman. From 2016.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Thursday 07:30 - 08:00

2/4. Gemma Arrowsmith's sketch show continues, but Joanna Lumley is hosting. Can Gemma secure her own 'national treasure' status in time to take back control of her show?

The Burkiss Way

Thursday 08:00 - 08:30

1/13. Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.

No Commitments

Thursday 08:30 - 09:00

5/6. Emily's A-level results make mum Victoria realise she is growing up. Stars Celia Imrie and Angela Thorne. From August 1998.

The Unbelievable Truth

Thursday 09:00 - 09:30

3/6. David Mitchell gets Sandi Toksvig, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Graeme Garden to lie with some truths. From 2019.

Trevor's World of Sport

Thursday 09:30 - 10:00

6/6. A charity quiz night gives Trev the chance to boost office morale, or maybe destroy it. Stars Neil Pearson. From September 2004.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 4/4. Will Lucilla ever end up with a husband? Or has she "gone off"? And who will win the election? With Teresa Gallagher.

Desert Island Discs Revisited

Thursday 11:00 - 11:45

4 Extra Debut. From Hubert Parry to Earl Okin, designer Anya Hindmarch, shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2012.

David Attenborough's Life Stories

Thursday 11:45 - 12:00

Sir David Attenborough talks about filming in one of nature's most inaccessible places, high up in the jungle canopy. From 2011.

The Burkiss Way

Thursday 12:00 - 12:30

1/13. Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.

No Commitments

Thursday 12:30 - 13:00

5/6. Emily's A-level results make mum Victoria realise she is growing up. Stars Celia Imrie and Angela Thorne. From August 1998.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Thursday 13:00 - 13:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes a mysterious killing linked to discarded glasses. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Thursday 13:30 - 14:00

4/4. Phileas Fogg takes drastic action over the Atlantic, but will it get him to the Reform Club in time? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Thursday 14:00 - 14:15

9/10. Brexit chaos. Sophie and Ian can't agree and the Tory spin doctor finally loses it. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Thursday 14:15 - 14:30

4/5. As Rose awaits news of Bayley and the baby, she meets Sam once again. With Rebecca Humphries and Matthew Baynton . From 2016.

Playing Ping Pong with Henry...

Thursday 14:30 - 15:00

...Miller. Poet Kim Addonizio explores the life of the controversial American writer, and ping pong fanatic, Henry Miller. From 2013.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 4/4. Will Lucilla ever end up with a husband? Or has she "gone off"? And who will win the election? With Teresa Gallagher.

The Unbelievable Truth

Thursday 16:00 - 16:30

3/6. David Mitchell gets Sandi Toksvig, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Graeme Garden to lie with some truths. From 2019.

Trevor's World of Sport

Thursday 16:30 - 17:00

6/6. A charity quiz night gives Trev the chance to boost office morale, or maybe destroy it. Stars Neil Pearson. From September 2004.

To Hull and Back

Thursday 17:00 - 17:30

4/4. Sophie thinks she will finally meet Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job. Stars Lucy Beaumont and Maureen Lipman. From 2016.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Thursday 17:30 - 18:00

2/4. Gemma Arrowsmith's sketch show continues, but Joanna Lumley is hosting. Can Gemma secure her own 'national treasure' status in time to take back control of her show?

The Routemasters

Thursday 18:00 - 18:30

4/4. Hildegard wants to make music, while Bernie finds out who, or what, is driving the bus. Stars Amanda Donohoe and Karl Minns.

Great Lives

Thursday 18:30 - 19:00

4 Extra Debut. Former MP Ed Balls chooses the 20th-century English composer, Herbert Howells. With Matthew Parris. From 2019.

The Burkiss Way

Thursday 19:00 - 19:30

1/13. Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.

No Commitments

Thursday 19:30 - 20:00

5/6. Emily's A-level results make mum Victoria realise she is growing up. Stars Celia Imrie and Angela Thorne. From August 1998.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Thursday 20:00 - 20:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes a mysterious killing linked to discarded glasses. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Thursday 20:30 - 21:00

4/4. Phileas Fogg takes drastic action over the Atlantic, but will it get him to the Reform Club in time? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Desert Island Discs Revisited

Thursday 21:00 - 21:45

4 Extra Debut. From Hubert Parry to Earl Okin, designer Anya Hindmarch, shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2012.

David Attenborough's Life Stories

Thursday 21:45 - 22:00

Sir David Attenborough talks about filming in one of nature's most inaccessible places, high up in the jungle canopy. From 2011.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Thursday 22:00 - 22:30

2/4. Gemma Arrowsmith's sketch show continues, but Joanna Lumley is hosting. Can Gemma secure her own 'national treasure' status in time to take back control of her show?

Great Unanswered Questions

Thursday 22:30 - 22:55

2/6. Colin Murphy, Dr David Booth and Matthew Collins try to answer the most ridiculous questions. With Neil Delamere. From 2010.

The Comedy Club Interview

Thursday 22:55 - 23:00

From 10pm until midnight, seven days a week, The Comedy Club has two hours of comedy. And tonight, Lou Conran catches up with Mark Thomas.

Woof: Honest Mistakes At Home...

Thursday 23:00 - 23:15

...and Abroad. 1/4. 4 Extra Debut. Chris walks away from diabetes. Bittersweet comic stories written and performed by Chris Neill. With Isy Suttie. From 2020.

Little Lifetimes

Thursday 23:15 - 23:30

3/4. An ageing actress auditioning for a play about a mum and daughter behaves very badly. Starring Frances Barber. From 2016.

Weak at the Top

Thursday 23:30 - 00:00

4/4. Marketeer John Weak has got an environmental crisis - trying to go green without the costs. Stars Alexander Armstrong. From July 2006.

Fri Oct 07
The Routemasters

Friday 00:00 - 00:30

4/4. Hildegard wants to make music, while Bernie finds out who, or what, is driving the bus. Stars Amanda Donohoe and Karl Minns.

Great Lives

Friday 00:30 - 01:00

4 Extra Debut. Former MP Ed Balls chooses the 20th-century English composer, Herbert Howells. With Matthew Parris. From 2019.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Friday 01:00 - 01:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes a mysterious killing linked to discarded glasses. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Around The World in Eighty Days

Friday 01:30 - 02:00

4/4. Phileas Fogg takes drastic action over the Atlantic, but will it get him to the Reform Club in time? Stars Leslie Phillips.

Middle England

Friday 02:00 - 02:15

9/10. Brexit chaos. Sophie and Ian can't agree and the Tory spin doctor finally loses it. Read by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Friday 02:15 - 02:30

4/5. As Rose awaits news of Bayley and the baby, she meets Sam once again. With Rebecca Humphries and Matthew Baynton . From 2016.

Playing Ping Pong with Henry...

Friday 02:30 - 03:00

...Miller. Poet Kim Addonizio explores the life of the controversial American writer, and ping pong fanatic, Henry Miller. From 2013.

The Carlingford Chronicles:...

Friday 03:00 - 04:00

...Miss Marjoribanks. 4/4. Will Lucilla ever end up with a husband? Or has she "gone off"? And who will win the election? With Teresa Gallagher.

The Unbelievable Truth

Friday 04:00 - 04:30

3/6. David Mitchell gets Sandi Toksvig, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Graeme Garden to lie with some truths. From 2019.

Trevor's World of Sport

Friday 04:30 - 05:00

6/6. A charity quiz night gives Trev the chance to boost office morale, or maybe destroy it. Stars Neil Pearson. From September 2004.

To Hull and Back

Friday 05:00 - 05:30

4/4. Sophie thinks she will finally meet Auntie Pamela and her mother gets a job. Stars Lucy Beaumont and Maureen Lipman. From 2016.

Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out

Friday 05:30 - 06:00

2/4. Gemma Arrowsmith's sketch show continues, but Joanna Lumley is hosting. Can Gemma secure her own 'national treasure' status in time to take back control of her show?

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Friday 06:00 - 06:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a key University rugby star. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Philomel Cottage

Friday 06:30 - 07:00

Alex meets Terry and is coaxed to start a business out in the country. Mike Walker's revamped whodunit with Lizzie McInnerny.

Miracles R Us

Friday 07:00 - 07:30

4/4. Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to bid at an auction, but find more than they bargained for. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

Now You're Asking with Marian...

Friday 07:30 - 08:00

...Keyes and Tara Flynn. Marian and Tara are back to tackle their listeners' problems.

Share and Share Alike

Friday 08:00 - 08:30

2/9. Desperate Jack and Lesley try to suppress a new condition in their mum's will. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Friday 08:30 - 09:00

2/6. The Parkinsons reach their new secluded home. But David's dream of isolation is even more remote. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Say The Word

Friday 09:00 - 09:30

5/6. Frank Delaney's language game with Andrew Sachs, Kathy Lette, Helen Lederer, Felix Dexter and the Nimmo Twins. From 2001.

Sharing Fatman

Friday 09:30 - 10:00

1/6. Disapproving of husband Ken's horse gambling, Margaret takes the reins. Stars Gillian Bevan and Gerard McDermott. From May 1999.

Shafted!

Friday 10:00 - 11:00

4 Extra Debut. Dot and Harry are a couple struggling with life after the 1984-85 miners' strike. Could they possibly leave for pastures new?

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Friday 12:00 - 12:30

2/9. Desperate Jack and Lesley try to suppress a new condition in their mum's will. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Friday 12:30 - 13:00

2/6. The Parkinsons reach their new secluded home. But David's dream of isolation is even more remote. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Friday 13:00 - 13:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a key University rugby star. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Philomel Cottage

Friday 13:30 - 14:00

Alex meets Terry and is coaxed to start a business out in the country. Mike Walker's revamped whodunit with Lizzie McInnerny.

Middle England

Friday 14:00 - 14:15

10/10. With Brexit looming - Benjamin and Lois move to France. Concluded by Jeff Rawle. From 2018.

Forty Weeks

Friday 14:15 - 14:30

5/5. Sam has a confession - and who will Bayley have beside her during labour - Sam or Rose? Final part of comedy drama from 2016.

When Van Played Cyprus Avenue

Friday 14:30 - 15:00

4 Extra Debut. Marie-Louise Muir ponders the importance of Van Morrison's performances on a Belfast street, linked to his 1968 song. From 2015.

Shafted!

Friday 15:00 - 16:00

4 Extra Debut. Dot and Harry are a couple struggling with life after the 1984-85 miners' strike. Could they possibly leave for pastures new?

Say The Word

Friday 16:00 - 16:30

5/6. Frank Delaney's language game with Andrew Sachs, Kathy Lette, Helen Lederer, Felix Dexter and the Nimmo Twins. From 2001.

Sharing Fatman

Friday 16:30 - 17:00

1/6. Disapproving of husband Ken's horse gambling, Margaret takes the reins. Stars Gillian Bevan and Gerard McDermott. From May 1999.

Miracles R Us

Friday 17:00 - 17:30

4/4. Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to bid at an auction, but find more than they bargained for. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

Now You're Asking with Marian...

Friday 17:30 - 18:00

...Keyes and Tara Flynn. Marian and Tara are back to tackle their listeners' problems.

Wishing Well

Friday 18:00 - 18:30

Sarah needs a room for the night and is taken under the wing of Grace and Kenneth. Sinister drama with Rosemary Leach.

Sounds Natural

Friday 18:30 - 19:00

Film and stage actor Esmond Knight, shares his love for the sounds and sights of wildlife with Derek Jones. From 1976.

Share and Share Alike

Friday 19:00 - 19:30

2/9. Desperate Jack and Lesley try to suppress a new condition in their mum's will. Stars Michael Robbins and Hugh Paddick. From 1978.

A Very Private Man

Friday 19:30 - 20:00

2/6. The Parkinsons reach their new secluded home. But David's dream of isolation is even more remote. Stars Rodney Bewes. From 1981.

Sherlock Holmes with Carleton...

Friday 20:00 - 20:30

...Hobbs. The sleuth probes the disappearance of a key University rugby star. Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From 1962.

Philomel Cottage

Friday 20:30 - 21:00

Alex meets Terry and is coaxed to start a business out in the country. Mike Walker's revamped whodunit with Lizzie McInnerny.

Now You're Asking with Marian...

Friday 22:00 - 22:30

...Keyes and Tara Flynn. Marian and Tara are back to tackle their listeners' problems.

Knowing Me Knowing You

Friday 22:30 - 23:00

1/6. A-ha! Legendary squirm-inducing chat show with Norwich's finest son, Alan Partridge. Stars Steve Coogan. From December 1992.

Sophie Willan's Guide to Normality

Friday 23:00 - 23:15

2/4. Sophie Willan looks at the concept of 'normal' exploring how 'normal' it is to have a job. From March 2018.

Little Lifetimes

Friday 23:15 - 23:30

2/4. Hannah's mum unearths some revealing secrets in her daughter's recently vacated room. Stars Josie Lawrence. From 2016.

James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

Friday 23:30 - 00:00

Carly Rae Jepsen's 2016 album Emotion: Side B is 110% pure pop, with enough sweetness to thaw James' cold heart towards the genre. But is there too much sugar for Dai Henwood?

Sat Oct 08
Wishing Well

Saturday 00:00 - 00:30

Sarah needs a room for the night and is taken under the wing of Grace and Kenneth. Sinister drama with Rosemary Leach.

Sounds Natural

Saturday 00:30 - 01:00

Film and stage actor Esmond Knight, shares his love for the sounds and sights of wildlife with Derek Jones. From 1976.