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    SAT00:00ParadiseLostinCyberspace(b007jpgs)Episode5NowafullyfledgedOAP,GeorgeSmithissetforaspecialmissionwithAndreaSunbeamandMrsCookson.ColinSwash'sdystopiancomedystarsStephenMooreasGeorge,PatsyByrneasDoris,GeoffreyMcGivernasO'Connell,EdnaDoreasMrsCookson,LoreleiKingasAndreaSunbeam,MelanieHudsonasWilmaPRandom.WithChristopher,LewisMacLeodandPeterSerafinowicz.Producer:RichardWilson.FirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in1998.SAT00:30SoulMusic(b03zb49y)Series18,RhapsodyinBlue"I'mconvincedit'sthebestthingeverwrittenandrecordedinthehistoryofthingswrittenandrecorded"Moby.RhapsodyinBluewasfirstheardexactly90yearsagowhenitpremieredonFebruary12,1924,inNewYork'sAeolianHall.ThroughitsuseattheopeningofWoodyAllen's'Manhattan'ithasbecomesynonymouswiththecitythatinspireditscreation.Butforpeoplearoundtheworld,GeorgeGershwin's"experimentinmodernmusic"hasbecomeimbuedwiththemostpersonalofmemories.LAbasedscreenwriterCharlesPeacockreflectsonhowthispiecehasbecomeentwinedwithhislifeandhow,onaneveningattheHollywoodBowlthismusic"healedhim".WhenAdelaGalasiuwasgrowingupincommunistRomania,RhapsodyinBluerepresented"lifeitself,asseenthroughtheeyesofanoptimist".ForworldspeedchampionGinaCampbell,theopeningofthatpiecewillforeverremindheroftheroaroftheBluebird'signitionasitflewthroughthe"glasslikestillnessofthewater"andbringsbackthememoriesofherfather,thelegendaryDonaldCampbellitwasplayedathisfuneralwhenhewasfinallylaidtorestdecadesafterhisfatalrecordattemptonConistonLake.FeaturinginterviewswithProfessorofMusicHowardPollockandmusicianMoby.SAT01:0015MinuteDrama(b01mkzgc)CJSansomDissolution,Episode10C.J.Sansom'sbestsellingTudorcrimenovel,adaptedforradiobyColinMacDonald.BetrayedandabandonedbyMark,ShardlakemustactalonetocatchthekillerofOrphanStonegarden,NoviceWhelplayandBrotherGabriel.ProducedanddirectedbyKirsteenCameron.SAT01:15JeanRhysWideSargassoSea(b00m5wdt)Episode10DistressedAntoinettemustcometotermswithherfuture.PrequeltoCharlotteBronte'sJaneEyreconcludedbyAdjoaAndoh.SAT01:30PopinTranslation(b008gf1n)From'SheLovesYou'inGerman,to'SpaceOddity'inItalianitwasn'tunusualinthe1960stofindpopartistsfromtheBeatlestoDavidBowie,attemptingtoboosttheirsaleswithforeignlanguageversionsoftheirBritishhits.MarkRadcliffelooksatoneofpopmusic'squirkierepisodes.FirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in2007.SAT02:00BookatBedtime(b01n7kfx)SummerLies,StrangerintheNight,Part2AstrangertellshisseatmateachillingstoryonanightflighttoGermanyandthenasksforhishelp.Butisthissoftvoiced,smilingmancapableofmurder?BillNighyreadstheconcludinginstalmentofStrangerintheNightfromBernhardSchlink'snewcollectionofshortfiction.AbridgedandproducedbyJaneMarshallAJaneMarshallproductionforBBCRadio4.SAT02:15Plants:FromRootstoRiches(b04cfvg3)BotanicalMedicineIn1947SirRobertRobinsonreceivedtheNobelprizeforChemistry"inrecognitionofhisinvestigationsofplantproductsofbiologicalimportance,especiallythealkaloids".Thispowerfulfamilyofplantchemicalswasprovingapotentmedicaltool.ProfessorKathyWillistracesthenaturalroleofalkaloidsinplantsandthefirstattemptstoisolateoneofthebestknowquinine,fromchinchonabarkgrowingintheAndes.Thisdevelopmentgaverisetotheemergenceofanewkindoflaboratoryscientistequallyabletohandlebotanicalandchemicaldata.AsMarkNesbitt,KeeperofKew'sEconomicBotanyCollectionexplains,thiswastoeliminatethechanceandguessworkinidentifying"good"plantsfrom"bad".ProfessorMoniqueSimmonsofKew'sJodrellLaboratory,assesseswhychemicalsfromtheplantkingdomarestillneededinthefightagainstsomeofourmostchallengingdiseases,frombreastcancertocardiovasculardisease,andhowmakingthenuancedconnectionsbetweenplantspeciesiscentraltosuccessinthisfield.ProducerAdrianWashbourne.SAT02:3015MinuteDrama(b02qt7vk)TheDogsandtheWolves,Episode5TheDogsandTheWovesbyIreneNemirovsky,translatedbySandraSmithDramatisedbyEllenDrydenEp.5/5BenturnsupsuddenlyatAda's.ThereisawarrantoutforhisarrestforfraudandHarry'sfamilybankhascrashed.Therewillbeascandal.AdaisfacedwithaterribledilemmainordertosaveHarryfromfinancialruin,sheturnstohisrichwife,Laurence.ProducedanddirectedbyPaulineHarris.SAT02:45BookoftheWeek(b01kq345)BuryingtheTypewriter,Episode5LifeisbecominguntenablefortheBuganfamilyandwhenacourierisneeded,it'sCarmenwhovolunteers.

    BuryingTheTypewriterisCarmenBugan'smemoirofgrowingupinRomaniainthe1970sand1980swhenthecountrywasgovernedbyCeausescu,andhisnetworkofagentsandinformers,theSecuritate,exertedamaligninfluenceineverysphereofsociety.CarmenBuganwaseducatedattheUniversityofMichigan(AnnArbor)andBalliolCollege,Oxford,whereshewasawardedadoctorate.Herfirstbookofpoetry,CrossingTheCarpathians,waspublishedbyOxfordPoets/Carcanetin2004."Abeautiful,vividmemoir..."TheGuardian"Itisthemoremovingandpowerfulforbeingsoquietandthoughtful..."TheIndependent"Awarmandhumanework..."TheObserverReader:AnamariaMarinca(BAFTAawardwinnerfor'SexTraffic'2005)AbridgedbyPeteNicholsProducedbyKarenRoseASweetTalkProductionforBBCRadio4.SAT03:00JaneAusten(b007jrff)MansfieldPark,PortsmouthandAfterBothFannyandTomfacedisappointmentandhopeinequalmeasure.StarsHannahGordon,AmandaRootandJaneLapotaire.SAT04:00WhoGoesThere?(b0075z3c)Series4,Episode4MartinYounghoststhefamouspeoplequizshowwithteamcaptainsFrancisWheenandFredHousegoandguestsClaireRaynerandDavidAaronovitch.FromNovember2000.SAT04:30Gush(b04y52ct)Episode1IanHislopandNickNewman'sepictaleofbitterrivalswhosedestiniesaretragicallyintertwined.Writtenbymasterstoryteller"ArchieJeffries",thissixpartseriesissetinDurbanattheTransworldOilConferencewiththeworldonthebrinkofwar.Whatcoulddividetwoclosefriends,thearistocraticFoxwellCravate(MartinJarvis)andAmericantycoonMaxPomeroy(MacMacdonald),sofarapartthattheirrivalryhascometothreatenthehumanrace?There'sonlyonewaytofindoutwithflashbacksaswediscoverhowtheirrivalrybeganatCambridge.Thetwowomenintherivals'livesareLolantheDiamond(CarolineQuentin)andArabellaDerbyshire(FelicityMontagu).AlsofeaturingMandyKnight,JulianDuttonandJonathanCoy.SpoofingthenovelsofJeffreyArcher,PrivateEyeeditorIanHisloporiginallyjokedthattheserieswasadaptedfromtheblockbusternovelofthesamenameapingthestyleofthebestTVminiseriesofthe90s.FirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4inNovember1994.SAT05:00AyresontheAir(b00mbz1c)Series3,OnYerBikePamAyresreturnswithanewseriespackedwithpoetry,anecdotesandsketches.PamisjoinedbyGeoffreyWhiteheadandFelicityMontaguforpoemsaboutFrenchcyclingholidays,theupsidetoridingatandem,gettingfitongymbikesandhowtobanishthemiddleagebluesbygettingkittedoutwithamotorbikeandleathers.SAT05:30TheAbsolutelyRadioShow(b08x4s7t)Series2,Episode3ThecastofTV'shugelypopularsketchshowreturnfortheirsecondseriesonBBCRadio4.PeteBaikie,MorwennaBanks,MorayHunter,GordonKennedyandJohnSparkesrevisitsomeoftheirmuchlovedsketchcharacters,whilealsointroducingsomenewcomerstotheshow.In2013,thegroupthatmadetheirnameonChannelFourinthe1980sand90sgotbacktogetherforRadio4'sSketchorama:AbsolutelySpecialwhichwontheBBCAudioDramaAwardforBestLiveScriptedComedy.ThefirstseriesofTheAbsolutelyRadioShowpickedupaCelticMediaAwardnominationforBestRadioComedy.ThethirdepisodeoftheseriesfeaturestheLittleGirlwithherviewsonwhatisorisn'ttheTruth,FrankHovisinvitingustosupporthisnewcharity,theReverendMcMinnhavingasurpriseencounterinhislocalminimartwithavisitingPresident,theTourGuidetakingusonatriproundwhatmaypossiblybeEdinburghandCalumGilhooleygivingsomeunhelpfulandunwelcomeadvicetoatrainticketcollector.Therearesongsaboutaddictiontobeinghealthyandthejoysorotherwiseofmiddleage,alookattheperilsofboxsetbingeingandabrandnew,sameasalltherestpolicedramaaboutaTVdetectivewhoisalwaysoffthecase.Cast:PeterBaikieMorwennaBanksMorayHunterGordonKennedyJohnSparkesGusBeattieGordonKennedyProducedbyGordonKennedyandGusBeattie.AnAbsolutely/GusmanproductionforBBCRadio.SAT06:00LenDeightonTheIpcressFile(b01697h2)AnunknownagentisensnaredinasinisterplottobrainwashscientistsandtradethemacrosstheIronCurtain.LenDeighton'sgrippingColdWarthrillerwasfirstpublishedin1962.ThistautBBCradiodramatisationisbyMikeWalker.StarringIanHartastheAgent,JamesLaurensonasColonelRoss,JonathanCoyasMajorDalby,FenellaWoolgarasJean,RachelAtkinsasAlice,JamieBamberasChico,PeterMarinkerasJayandKerryShaleasSkip.Producer:TobySwiftFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in2004.

    SAT07:30PaintingtheCloudswithSunshine(b0076vq0)Episode3JazzmusicianandbroadcasterHumphreyLytteltonexploresthetroubledworldofBritishbandleadersafter1945.FromNovember2005.SAT08:00TheNobleYears(b08y6wtz)"Youcan'thavesuspensewithoutinformation"AlfredHitchcockonmakingfilms"AtfirstIthoughtthey'regoingtoneedsubtitlesinthepicture"ShelleyWintersonMichaelCaine'scockneyaccentin'Alfie'."MilliganandIarebothmanicdepressives"PeterSellers.AlfredHitchcock,ShelleyWinters,PeterSellers,SammyDavisJr,RichardBurton,DavidNiven,VincentPrice,SeanConnery,ShirleyMaclaine,JoanGreenwood,PaulMcCartneyandJohnLennon.ThesearejustsomeofthebignameintervieweesfeaturinginthishugelyentertainingreviewoftheworkofinterviewerPeterNoble.LongbeforeBBC1'sFilmreviewshow,filmfans'mainportofcallwasMovieGoRoundwhichranontheBBCLightProgramme/Radio2onSundayafternoonsfrom1956to1969.Travellingaroundtheglobe,theprogramme'sfilmlocationreporterPeterNoblechattedtothesuperstarsanddirectorsoftheday.TragicallynoneoftheoriginalprogrammesweresavedintheBBCarchive,butluckilyPeterheldontoallhisirreplaceabletapedinterviews.Notheardsince1995,thislookbackwithMovieGoRound'soriginalhostPeterHaighshowcasesfilmfanPeterNoble'sloveofcinemawiththebestofhisvastpersonalcollectionoftapes.Producer:BarryLittlechildFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio2in1995.SAT09:00InsidetheMusic:FromScoretoEncore(b05nybcs)GavinHendersonispassionateaboutmusic.Formerlyanotedtrumpeterinanorchestra,he'sbeenDirectorofBrightonArtsFestival,PrincipalofTrinityCollegeofMusicandisnowPrincipaloftheCentralSchoolofSpeechandDramainLondon.Inthissequenceofprogrammes,heexploresthecomplexcreativecommunitiesthatcoalescetobringapieceofmusictolifeinaconcerthall.Becomingamemberofamusicalensemblehasbeendescribedas"morelikejoiningacausethanaprofession".Hetalkstomembersoforchestrasandensemblestogettheirpersonalperspectivesonmusicmaking.Whatdotheyfeelabouttheirowninstrument?Whatarerelationslikebetweenmembersoftheorchestra?Orbetweenanorchestraandaconductor?It'saworldoftitanicegos,andcreativehumility;wheretherigoursoftouringandperforming,thefrustrationsofforeverbeingthesecondviolinandthevagariesofvenueacousticsandaudienceresponsivenesscanbeforgotteninafeatofcollectivecreativeexpression.Gavinthrowslightonsomeofthelessknowninnerworkingsofanorchestraandthesometimesintuitiverelationships"behindthepodium"suchasthatbetweentheOrchestralLibrarianandConductor,orpianotunerandpianist.Andhetriestounderstandandconveywhatmotivatesagroupofindividualstoactlikeanorganismgreaterthanthesumofitsparts,bringingpleasureand,occasionally,transcendence,toperformersandaudiencealike.MadeforBBCRadio4ExtrabyPierProductions.SAT12:00VinylCafe(b08y6x26)CalgaryStuartMacleancelebratesthecityofCalgaryinAlberta.DiscoverwhyCalgarymaybetheoneplaceyoushouldvisitifyouwanttogettoknowCanada.AndenjoyStuart'staleaboutDavetheownerandoperatorof"TheVinylCafe",therecordstorewhosemottois"WeMayNotBeBig,ButWe'reSmall".Intoday'sepisode,Davedecidestotryasensorydeprivationtank...WithmusicalguestsReubenandtheDarkFirstbroadcastbytheCanadianBroadcastingCorporationfrom1994,thevarietyshowVinylCafesadlylostitshost,authorandhumouristStuartMcLean,afterhisdeathinFebruary2017.FirstbroadcastbyCBCin2015.SAT13:00TalesoftheCityTheDaysofAnnaMadrigal(b08y6yc1)Episode2Omnibus:Thelegendarylandladyof28BarbaryLaneembarksonaroadtripthatwilltakeherdeepintoherpast.StarsKateHarper.SAT14:10InheritanceTracks(b08y6yld)BiancaJaggerCampaignerBiancaJaggerinherits'CastaDiva'sungbyMariaCallasandpasseson'Blowin'intheWind'byBobDylan.SAT14:15DownYourWay(b08y6zhg)BrianJohnstoninChippingCampdenBrianJohnstonisinGloucestershiretohearastoryofthreepeoplewhowereexecutedforamurderthatwasnevercommitted.HealsofindsoutabouttwounusualannualeventstheScuttlebrookWakeandDover'sGames.DownYourWaywasaschedulestaplefordecadesstartingontheBBCHomeServicein1946andendingitsrunonBBCRadio4in1992.Usingavarietyofhosts,includingRichardDimblebyandBrianJohnston,theprogrammetouredvillages,townsandcitiesacrosstheUK.Attheheightoftheseries'successinthe1950s,itwasattractingtenmillionlistenersaweek.Producer:AnthonySmithFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4inApril1986.SAT15:00TheNobleYears(b08y6wtz)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:00today]SAT16:00LenDeightonTheIpcressFile(b01697h2)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:00today]SAT17:30PaintingtheCloudswithSunshine(b0076vq0)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:30today]

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  • Radio 4 Extra Listings for 15 21 July 2017 Page 2 of 8SAT18:00DoctorWho(b08y710s)TheLostStories:TheSongofMegaptera,Episode2LikeJonah,theSixthDoctorandPerifindthemselvesinsideawhaleandthey'renotalone...AnadventureoriginallywrittenfortheBBC'sDoctorWhoTVseriesbutnevermade.ColinBakerstarsastheSixthDoctor.WithNicolaBryantasPeri,JohnBenfieldasCaptainGreeg,NevilleWatchurstasStennar,JohnBanksastheCaller,SusanBrownastheChiefEngineer,TobyLongworthasStafelandAlexLoweasAxel.WrittenbyPatMills.Director:JohnAinsworthProducer:DavidRichardsonMadebyBigFinishandreversionedforbroadcastbyBBCRadio4Extra.SAT19:00InsidetheMusic:FromScoretoEncore(b05nybcs)[Repeatofbroadcastat09:00today]SAT22:00RichardHerring'sObjective(b00v730v)Series1,TheToothbrushMoustacheThefirstinanewseriesinwhichRichardHerringreclaimsobjectsthatwe'vegrowntohate.Thisweekhe'sreclaimingthetoothbrushmoustacheonbehalfofcomedytakingitbackfromHitlertogivetoit'srightfulownerCharlieChaplin.BasedonhisEdinburghshowRichardexamineswhyaparticularpieceoffacialhaircanevokerevulsioninallwhoseeitwheninfactthepersonfirstassociatedwithitwasoneofthefunniestpeopleontheplanet.Hegrowshisowntoothbrushmoustacheandhearswhatpassersbymakeofit,talkstoaGermanmoustacheexpertaboutHitler'svanityanddescribeshowwearingitonthedayaftertheBNPwonseatsinthelastEuropeanelectionstrengthenedhisresolvetocontinuehiscampaign.Theshowwasrecordedinfrontofanaudience.Producer.....AlisonVernonSmith.SAT22:30JohnFinnemore'sSouvenirProgramme(b01mqqb1)Series2,Episode2JohnFinnemore,thewriterandstarofCabinPressure,regularguestonTheNowShowandpopperupperinthingslikeMirandaandFamilyGuy,recordsasecondseriesofhishitsketchshow.Thefirstserieswasdescribedas"sparklinglyclever"byTheDailyTelegraphand"oneofthemostconsistentlyfunnysketchshowsforquitesometime"byTheGuardian.ItfeaturedWinniethePoohcomingtotermswithhisabusiverelationshipwithhoney,howTheArcherssoundstopeoplewhodon'tlistentotheArchersandhowDrJekyllandMrHydedecidedwhoseturnitwastodothewashingup.Ofthosethings,thisepisodeincludesanothersketchabouthowtheArcherssoundstopeoplewhodon'tlistentotheArchers,aswellasongaboutadogandasketchaboutamathematician'sagent.JohnFinnemore'sSouvenirProgrammeiswrittenbyandstarsJohnFinnemore.ItalsofeaturesMargaretCabournSmith,SimonKane,LawryLewinandCarrieQuinlan.OriginalmusicisbySusannahPearse.ItisproducedbyEdMorrish.SAT22:55TheComedyClubInterviews(b08yg29d)SimonBrodkin2/3From10pmtomidnight,sevendaysaweek,theComedyClubhastwohoursofcomedy.PlusArthurSmithchatsagaintoSimonBrodkin.SAT23:00TheMarkSteelSolution(b007jmsz)Series1,PeopleShouldStartSchoolat35Radicalproposalstoimproveourliveswiththecomedian'seducationshakeup.FromOctober1992.SAT23:30TheHeadsetSet(b01nl9pw)Series2,Episode1EPISODE1AnewfastmovingaudiencesketchshowsetintheworldofacallcentrecalledSmile5,acompanythatsellsanythingandeverything.Thisweek,anewGuycalledScottstartsworkatSmile5,whilesketchesincludeamancallingtocomplainaboutafaultybowl.Aleeshaandothercharacters.....ChizzyAkudoluBernieandothercharacters.....MargaretCabournSmithBigTony,Ralphandothercharacters.....ColinHoultSailesh,Bradleyandothercharacters.....PhaldutsharmaWriters.....VariousScripteditor.....DanTetsell/JamesKettle.Producer.....TilushaGhelaniWELCOMETOSMILE5!Smile5isamailordercataloguecompanysellingeverythingfromRolexwatchestolawnmowers,fromfinancialproductstophoneandbroadband,fromholidaystohealthinsurance.Andsomewhereinabrownfieldwastelandmilesfromthenearesttown,itrunsoneofthelargestcallcentresoperatingintheUK.ThisistheworldofTheHeadsetSet.Eachepisodefeaturesahostofsketchesseteavesdroppingonbothsidesofthebizarre,horrificandludicrousbusinesscustomerrelationship.TheremainingsketchesaresetintheSmile5'soffices.Wemeetfourofthecallcentre'semployees:SaileshOfficiallytheteamleader,SaileshhasrecentlymovedfromBangaloreseeminglybringingawealthofcallcentreexperienceandanadmirableworkethiclackinginhisfellowHeadsetters,whichtheothersresenthimfor.BernieAsshe'sbeenherelongerthananyone,sherefusestorecogniseSailesh'sauthority.Shealsorefusestolearnhowtouseanythingmoretechnologicallyadvancedthana1980strimphone.AleeshaAselfloathingstreetwisecynicwhoresentshavingtoworkatSmile5.Orinfact,havingtoworkatall.BigTonyTonyspendsmostofhistimeonthephone,butnotnecessarilyonSmile5business.He'salwaysrunningsomesortof

    dodgyscam,likeaminicabofficefromhisdesk.OthersketchesfeatureSmile5'sunsympatheticcounsellorandtheheadoftrainingRalph,whotrainsthemostineptofthecallcentrestaff,suchasthechildlikeBradley.TheseriesstarsChizzyAkudolu(HolbyCity),MargaretCabournSmith(FreshMeat,Miranda),ColinHoult(BeingHuman;Life'sTooShort),LucyMontgomery(ArmstrongandMiller;LucyMontgomery'sVarietyPack)andPhaldutSharma(Eastenders)WRITERSThisisateamwrittensketchshoworiginatedbyStephenCarlinandJamesKettle.EstablishedsketchwriterssuchasStephenCarlin,JamesKettle,JonHunterandColinHoultarejoinedbythebestcomedywriterstohaveemergedfromrecent'opendoor'radioshows.TheserecentRadio4and4extrashows,RecordedforTrainingPurposesandNewsjack,gavenewcomedywritersanopportunitytohonetheirskills.

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    SUN00:00DoctorWho(b08y710s)[Repeatofbroadcastat18:00onSaturday]SUN01:00TalesoftheCityTheDaysofAnnaMadrigal(b08y6yc1)[Repeatofbroadcastat13:00onSaturday]SUN02:10InheritanceTracks(b08y6yld)[Repeatofbroadcastat14:10onSaturday]SUN02:15DownYourWay(b08y6zhg)[Repeatofbroadcastat14:15onSaturday]SUN03:00TheNobleYears(b08y6wtz)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:00onSaturday]SUN04:00LenDeightonTheIpcressFile(b01697h2)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:00onSaturday]SUN05:30PaintingtheCloudswithSunshine(b0076vq0)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:30onSaturday]SUN06:00IrneNmirovskyTheDogsandtheWolves(b02x5k9x)Omnibus.AdagrowsupduringtheJewishpogromsintheUkraineandfallsinlovewitharichcousin.NarratedbyAnnaFrancolini.SUN07:15BonnieGreerTangledUpinBlue(b08y75b2)4ExtraDebut.Chicago1963:WhenCarlaseesJFKshakingEdDwight'shand,shebelievesanythingispossible.WrittenandreadbyBonnieGreer.SUN07:30TomWrigglesworth'sHangUps(b04tjft4)Series2,EarningYourCornTom'smumisnotbestpleasedwhenTom'sdadpressgangsherintohelpingoutatacelebrationhe'splanningtocelebrate168yearssincetherepealoftheCornLaws("Well,it'dbetemptingfatetoholdonforthebicentennary")andthey'vechosentheTobyCarveryasasuitablediningvenue.Meanwhile,TomhasdecidedtobuyaflatinLondon,muchtohisgran'schagrin.SUN08:00EducatingArchie(b007jss9)ArchieAndrewsencourageshismentorPeterBroughtofighttheflab.RadioventriloquismwithDickEmery,WarrenMitchell,PearlJohnsonandRonaldChesney.Runningfrom19501958,EducatingArchieintroducedanumberofsoontobehouseholdnamestolisteners,includingTonyHancock,BennyHill,HarrySecombe,DickEmery,HattieJacques,BruceForsythandMaxBygravesalltakingaturnintutoringArchie.MusicbyfromtheBBCVarietyOrchestraconductedbyPaulFenoulhetProducer:RoySpeerFromaseriesmadebyABCinAustraliaandalsofirstbroadcastontheBBCLightProgrammeinOctober1957.SUN08:30WhackO!(b0651n98)From01/08/1961ProfessorJimmyEdwardshatchesanelaborateplantowinacashprizeinaschoolpopularitycontest.WithRoddyMaudeRoxby.StartinglifeonBBCTVbeforetransferringtoradio,ChiselburySchoolisrun"forthesonsofgentlefolk".Headmaster,ProfessorJamesEdwards,MAnevermissesatrickwhenitcomestoexploitingthestudentsandtheirparents.Sportspitchesaregivenovertogrowingvegetables,whichtheboysnurturefortheirheadtosell.Classesneverexceed95pupils50ifprivatetuitionispaidforatfiveguineasextra.It'sonlythankstotheeffortsofthedevoteddeputyhead,MrPettigrew,thattheschoolexistsatall.WrittenbyFrankMuirandDenisNordenandadaptedforradiobyDavidClimie.Producer:EdwardTaylorFirstbroadcastontheBBCLightProgrammeinAugust1961.SUN09:00RisingTideFallingStar:Omnibus(b08y76gg)Examiningourpassionforwateryworlds,PhilipHoarearrivesinCapeCodandfeelsthelureofthesea.ReadbyTobiasMenzies.SUN10:10TheListeningProject(b01pcwrm)JoandGeorgeWashingYourDirtyLineninPublicFiGloverpresentsaconversationfromCumbriaabouttheetiquetteofthewashingbasketandthedailyirritationsoflivingwithsomeoneyouloveinRadio4'sseriesthatprovesit'ssurprisingwhatyouhearwhenyoulisten.TheListeningProjectisaRadio4initiativethatoffersasnapshotofcontemporaryBritaininwhichpeopleacrosstheUKvolunteertohaveaconversationwithsomeoneclosetothemaboutasubjectthey'veneverdiscussedintimatelybefore.TheconversationsarebeinggatheredacrosstheUKbyteamsof

    producersfromlocalandnationalradiostationswhofacilitateeachencounter.Everyconversationthey'renotBBCinterviews,andthat'sanimportantdifferencelastsuptoanhour,andistheneditedtoextractthekeymomentofconnectionbetweentheparticipants.ManyofthelongconversationsarebeingarchivedbytheBritishLibraryandusedtobuildupacollectionofvoicescapturingauniqueportraitoftheUKintheseconddecadeofthemillennium.YoucanuploadyourownconversationsorjustlearnmoreaboutTheListeningProjectbyvisitingbbc.co.uk/listeningprojectProducer:MaryaBurgess.SUN10:15DesertIslandDiscsRevisited(b08y77bp)Islands,RoyDotrice4ExtraDebut.FromFrankSinatratoDylanThomas.ActorRoyDotriceshareshiscastawaychoiceswithRoyPlomley.FromJanuary1977.SUN10:45CrmedelaCrime(b00807sd)Series1,HeistSocietyMichaelFeydeauandDavidPershorerecallsome1960scunningvillainy.StarsStevePuntandHughDennis.FromOctober2001.SUN11:00Radiolab(b08y77g0)WildThingsRadiolabasks,whatdoesconservationreallymeaninthe21stcentury?WithJadAbumradandRobertKrulwich.RadiolabisaPeabodyawardwinningshowaboutcuriosity.Wheresoundilluminatesideas,andtheboundariesblurbetweenscience,philosophy,andthehumanexperience.FirstbroadcastonpublicradiointheUSA.SUN12:00EducatingArchie(b007jss9)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:00today]SUN12:30WhackO!(b0651n98)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:30today]SUN13:00IrneNmirovskyTheDogsandtheWolves(b02x5k9x)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:00today]SUN14:15BonnieGreerTangledUpinBlue(b08y75b2)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:15today]SUN14:30RayBradburyFahrenheit451:Omnibus(b08y77hm)Episode2Omnibus:Montaghasquithisjobasafireman,burningbooksforaliving.Nowheisindanger.ConcludedbyAlexJennings.SUN15:45CrmedelaCrime(b00807sd)[Repeatofbroadcastat10:45today]SUN16:00MarcyKahanDesignforMurder(b00t2y9b)Actor,playwright,songwriter,directorandstarNoelCowardneverquiteaddedsleuthtohisastonishingachievements.ButjustbeforethewarwithHitler,there'sagapinhismemoirs.Isthereamurdermysterywithinthosedays...?MarcyKahan'smysterystarsMalcolmSinclairasNoelCoward,EleanorBronasLornLoraine,KrisinMilwardasWinifridAshton,TamWilliamsasColeLesleyandNicholasBoultonasEdwardShale.Piano:NeilBrandDirector:NedChailletFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in2000.SUN17:00PoetryExtra(b08yc3qn)ASJTessimondBBCRadio4'sPoetinResidence,DaljitNagrarevisitstheBBC'sradiopoetrywith'LostVoices:ASJTessimond'.PoetBrianPattenshowcasestheundeservedlyforgottenpoetArthurSeymourJohnTessimondknowntohisfriendsasTessywhodiedin1962.Thedetailsofhislifearenowalmostentirelyconsignedtooblivion,buthispoetryliveson,largelyinanthologiesorasrequestsonPoetryPlease,andBrianPattenwasdeterminedtofindoutasmuchashecouldaboutthemanwhowrotesomebeautifulpoetryaboutlove.Andcats.And,oddly,Luton.Foramanwhoneverfoundthelovehedreamedof,hewasconspicuouslytenaciousinlookingforitbut,asaTessimondresearcherexplainsinLostVoices,hehadafataltendencytoseeklovefromunsuitablewomenchorusgirlsandnightclubhostesses.Nevertheless,TessimondisclearlyamanwhoinspiredaffectionwhatwillBrianmakeofTessy?PoemsreadbyNigelAnthony.Producer:ChristineHall.FirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in2010.SUN17:30TomWrigglesworth'sHangUps(b04tjft4)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:30today]SUN18:00AfternoonDrama(b03mg88s)KatieHimsListeningtotheDead,TheGreatPretenderbyKatieHims.RalfLittlestarsasasmalltime1950spsychic,whohungersforfame,despitehisinabilitytoreadthethoughtsofanyone,letalonethewomanheworkswith.DirectedbyJessicaDromgoole.SUN18:45BookatBedtime(b03d6qb7)AlgernonBlackwood'sGhostStories,TheManWhoLivedBackwardsMusinginhischaironeevening,ProfessorZeittstumblesonawayoflookingattheeventsofhislifefromoutsidetime,andreviewsacrucialdecisionhemadeasayoungmanwhichhaslefthimunhappyinloveunhappyinlife.StoriesabridgedbyRobinBrooksReadbyMatthewMarshProducer:CliveBrillAPacificusproductionforBBCRadio4.SUN19:00Radiolab(b08y77g0)[Repeatofbroadcastat11:00today]SUN20:00RisingTideFallingStar:Omnibus(b08y76gg)[Repeatofbroadcastat09:00today]

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  • Radio 4 Extra Listings for 15 21 July 2017 Page 3 of 8SUN21:10TheListeningProject(b01pcwrm)[Repeatofbroadcastat10:10today]SUN21:15DesertIslandDiscsRevisited(b08y77bp)[Repeatofbroadcastat10:15today]SUN21:45CrmedelaCrime(b00807sd)[Repeatofbroadcastat10:45today]SUN22:00TomWrigglesworth'sHangUps(b04tjft4)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:30today]SUN22:30TheBrigSociety(b04g1bsp)Series2,BankerUhohMarcusBrigstockehasbeenputinchargeofathing!Eachweek,Marcusfindshe'svolunteeredtobeinchargeofabigoldthingandeachweekhestartsoutbythinking"Well,itcan'tbethatdifficult,surely?"andendsupwith"Ohturnsoutit'sutterlydifficultandcomplicated.Whoknew...?"Wewouldliketoinformyouthatthisweek,MarcusBrigstockehasdecidedtoopenabank.That'llbe25please.Ifyouwouldliketocallourcustomerhelpline...thatwillbeanother25WaitingtoserveyouareRufusJones("W1A","HolyFlyingCircus"),WilliamAndrews("SorryI'veGotNoHead")andMargaretCabournSmith("Miranda")TheshowisaPozzitiveproduction,andisproducedbyMarcus'slongstandingaccomplice,DavidTylerwhoalsoproducesMarcusappearancesastheinimitableasGilesWemmbleyHogg.David'sotherradiocreditsincludeJeremyHardySpeaksToTheNation,CabinPressure,ThanksALot,MiltonJones!,KevinEldonWillSeeYouNow,ArmandoIannucci'sCharmOffensive,TheCastle,The3rdDegree,The99pChallenge,MyFirstPlanet,RadioActive&Bigipedia.HisTVcreditsincludePaulMertonTheSeries,SpittingImage,Absolutely,ThePaulCalfVideoDiary,ThreeFightsTwoWeddings&AFuneral,Coogan'sRun,TheTonyFerrinoPhenomenonandexecproducingVictoriaWood'sdinnerladies.WrittenbyMarcusBrigstocke,JeremySalsby,TobyDavies,NickDoody,StevePunt&DanTetsellProducedbyDavidTylerAPozzitiveproductionfortheBBC.SUN22:55TheComedyClubInterviews(b08yg2g5)SimonBrodkin3/3From10pmtomidnight,sevendaysaweek,theComedyClubhastwohoursofcomedy.PlusArthurSmithchatstoSimonBrodkinintheguiseofLeeNelson.SUN23:00IrishMicksandLegends(b01nxw2q)Series1,ChildrenofLirAislingBeaandYasmineAkrambecomeAisandYazandaretheverybestpals.TheyaretakingtheirroleasIreland'sfresheststorytellerstotheBritishnationveryseriouslyindeedbuttheyhaven'thadthetimetodomuchresearch,learntheirlinesorworkoutwhoisdoingwhichparts.Thegirls'unconventionalwayoftellingstoriesinvolvesaconcoctionofthoroughlyinappropriatemoderndaymetaphorsandreferencestomanyoftheancientIrishstories.WithanaturalknackforbothcomedyandcharactervoicesYasmineAkramandAislingBeawillbringyouwarm,modernreworkingsofpopularancientIrishstories.Todayit'sChildrenofLir.WrittenandperformedbyAislingBeaandYasmineAkramProducer:RaymondLau.SUN23:15Don'tStart(b01n1qyz)Series2,TheBathroomKimcallsNeilintothebathroomforanimpromptudebateaboutshaving,theKrankiesandPhantomoftheOperabuttowhatend?Whatdolongtermpartnersreallyargueabout?SharpnewcomedyfromFrankSkinnerreturnsforasecondseries.StarringFrankSkinnerandKatherineParkinson.ThefirstseriesofDon'tStartmetwithinstantcriticalandaudienceacclaim:"Thathecandeliversuchaheavypremiseforaserieswithsuchalightnessoftouchistestamenttohisskillsasawriterand,giventhattheprotagonistsarebothbookworms,he'salsopermittedtouseaflourishoffinewordsthatwouldbelostinhisstanduproutines".JaneAnderson,RadioTimes"WritingandstarringinthefourparterDon'tStart(Radio4)FrankSkinnergivesfullreintohissharpbutspleneticcomedy.HeandhiscostarKatherineParkinsonplayabickeringcoupleexchangingacerbicripostesinacruellyprecisedissectionofarelationship".DailyMail.."alessoninrelationshippingpong"..MirandaSawyer,TheObserverSeries2followshardonitsheels.Wellobserved,cleverandfunny,Don'tStartisascriptedcomedywithadeceptivelysimplepremiseanargument.Eachweek,ourcouplefalloutoveranotherapparentlytrivialflashpointtheKrankies,toenailtrimmingandsemantics.Eachweek,thestakesmountasNeilandKimbattlewithwords.Butthesearenoordinaryarguments.Thetwooutdoeachotherwithincreasinglyabsurdimages,unexpectedliteraryreferences(theOldTestament,JackSprattandthefirstMrsRochester,tonameafew)andrazorsharpanalysisoftheirbeloved'sweaknesses.Underneaththecuttingwit,however,thereisanunmistakabletenderness".Franksays:"Havingestablished,inthefirstseries,thatNeilandKimareachildlessacademiccouplewho,duringtheirnumerousarguments,luxuriateintheirown,andeachother's,learningandwit,I'vetried,inthesecondseries,todigalittledeeperintotheirrelationship.Loveandaffection,occasionallysplutterintoview,likeaHiggsbosoninabigtunnelthing,butcansuchemotionseverprevailinarelationshipwherethecouplepreferstoweartheirbrains,ratherthantheirhearts,ontheirsleeves?Isthattoomuchoffalimagery?"

    DirectedandProducedbyPollyThomasExecutiveProducer:JonThodayAnAvalonproductionforBBCRadio4.SUN23:30IThinkI'veGotaProblem(b007wwdc)Series1,Episode2Tom'sinappropriatesingingatafootballmatchhasunexpectedconsequences.StarsSuggsandBobMonkhouse.FromJuly2001.

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    MON00:00AfternoonDrama(b03mg88s)[Repeatofbroadcastat18:00onSunday]MON00:45BookatBedtime(b03d6qb7)[Repeatofbroadcastat18:45onSunday]MON01:00IrneNmirovskyTheDogsandtheWolves(b02x5k9x)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:00onSunday]MON02:15BonnieGreerTangledUpinBlue(b08y75b2)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:15onSunday]MON02:30RayBradburyFahrenheit451:Omnibus(b08y77hm)[Repeatofbroadcastat14:30onSunday]MON03:45CrmedelaCrime(b00807sd)[Repeatofbroadcastat10:45onSunday]MON04:00MarcyKahanDesignforMurder(b00t2y9b)[Repeatofbroadcastat16:00onSunday]MON05:00PoetryExtra(b08yc3qn)[Repeatofbroadcastat17:00onSunday]MON05:30TomWrigglesworth'sHangUps(b04tjft4)[Repeatofbroadcastat07:30onSunday]MON06:00JedediahBerryTheManualofDetection(b01pzvjb)TheMissingDetectiveTravisSivart,'thedetective'sdetective'hasgonemissing.RaymondChandlermeetsKafkainthissurrealtaleofskulduggeryandsomnambulism.Somewhereinanunnamed,rainycity,CharlesUnwin,alowlybutefficientclerkinabigdetectiveagency,findshisworldturnedupsidedownwhenhisdetectiveboss,TravisSivart,disappears.Unwinissuddenlypromotedtotheroleandforcedoutintothefieldforthefirsttimeinhislife.Unpreparedanduntrained,armedonlywithhistrustyumbrellaandTheManualofDetection,hesetsoutonhisfirstmission:tofindoutwhathappenedtohisboss.Unwinbeginsafranticsearchwhileallaroundhim,Sivart'sclosedcaseshavesprungopenagain...ReadbyTobyJonesAbridgedbyEileenHorneProducedbyCliveBrillMadeforBBCRadio4ExtrabyPacificusProductions.MON06:30TheBrixmisStory(b007nf6t)JolyonJenkinstellsalittleknownstoryoftheColdWar.TheBrixmisofficersweresomeofthemosteffectivegatherersofmilitaryintelligencebehindtheIronCurtain,stealingSovietmilitaryhardwareandsearchingEastGermanrubbishdumpsforclassifiedinformation.MON07:00OntheRocks(b03ls7y4)Series1,BarterbyChristopherWilliamHill.It's1937ontheremoteScillyIslandofSt.Martin's,wheretheislandersareresistingtheattemptsofthePenzanceGPOmantomodernisethepostofficearoundwhichtheirworldrevolves.Episode4:Barter.MorwennaistryingtoimproveherselfandFrankneedsalessoninislandeconomics.DirectedbyMaryPeate.SoundbyJenniBurnett,AnneBuntingandCalebKnightleyProductionCoordinator,JessicaBrown.MON07:30I'mSorryIHaven'tAClue(b08x8y1j)Series67,Episode3Thenation'sfavouritewirelessentertainmentpaysavisittotheVictoriaTheatreinHalifax.OldtimersBarryCryerandTimBrookeTaylorarejoinedonthepanelbySusanCalmanandJohnFinnemorewithJackDeeinthechair.ColinSellprovidespianoaccompaniment.ProducerJonNaismith.ItisaBBCStudiosproduction.MON08:00TheBurkissWay(b007jsnb)Series5,SettleOutofCourttheBurkissWayFindout'What'sMyGender',plusagalactic'Panorama'.StarringFredHarris,JoKendall,NigelReesandChrisEmmett.Cultsketchcomedyserieswhichoriginallyranfrom1976to1980.ScriptedbyDavidRenwickandAndrewMarshall.Producer:DavidHatchFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4inNovember1980.MON08:30Dad'sArmy(b007jnxm)Series2,Don'tFenceMeInCaptainMainwaringishorrifiedwhensomeprisonersofwarescapefromacamp.StarringArthurLoweasCaptainMainwaring,JohnLeMesurierasSergeantWilson,CliveDunnasCorporalJones,JohnLaurieasPrivateFrazer,IanLavenderasPrivatePike,ArnoldRidleyasGodfreyandLarryMartynasPrivateWalker.AdaptedforradiofromJimmyPerryandDavidCroft'sTVscriptsbyHaroldSnoadandMichaelKnowles.Producer:JohnDyasFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4inMay1975.MON09:00TheWriteStuff(b01bmq2l)Series15,TerenceRattiganTheteamsexaminethelifeandwork

    of"AuthoroftheWeek",playwrightandcreatorof"FlarePath",SirTerenceRattigan.RegularcaptainsSebastianFaulksandJohnWalsharejoinedbySirAndrewMotionandchildren'sauthor,SueLimbastheyanswerquestionsbasedaroundRattigan'slifeandwork,aswellasmoregeneralliterarybrainteasers,setbyhostJamesWalton.Forthefinaleoftheshow,theteamsareaskedtoimagineRattigandiscardinghisstiffupperlipstyleandwritingagritty,kitchensinkstyledrama.MON09:30NorthEastofEden(b01g97mq)Episode3Marciaisboredontheisland.Willjoiningthelifeboatcrewhelpliventhingsup?StarsRebeccaFront.FromJuly1997.MON10:00ClassicSerial(b037s8mp)SenseandSensibility,Episode1JaneAusten'sclassicnoveldramatisedbyHelenEdmundson.Forcedtoleavetheirbelovedfamilyhomeafterthedeathoftheirfather,ElinorandMariannetrytomakeanewlifeforthemselvesatBartonCottage.WhileMarianneunexpectedlymeetsthedashingWilloughbywhosweepsheroffherfeet,ElinorhasasurprisevisitfromEdward.Butwithneitherfortunenorconnections,theprospectofmarryingthementheyloveappearsremote.DirectedbyNadiaMolinariSenseandSensibility,JaneAusten'sfirstpublishednovelisadelightfulcomedyofmannersandapowerfulanalysisofthewaysinwhichwomen'sliveswereshapedbytheclaustrophobicsocietyinwhichtheyhadtosurvive.Itisanengrossingstoryoflove,money,passionandprudence.Intelligentlywritten,carefullyplottedandbeautifullydetailed.IthasbeendramatisedintwopartsbyHelenEdmundsonwhosepreviousradiodramatisationsincludeHardy'sTheMayorofCasterbridge;Bennet'sAnnaoftheFiveTown'sandWoolf'sTheVoyageOut.MON11:00FiveStoriesbyRoseTremain(b00cq49d)PeerlessAman'sfriendshipwithapenguinhelpshimcometotermswithafriend'sdeathmanyyearsbefore.ReadbyOliverFordDavies.MON11:15AlanPollockPhilipandSydney(b01lls1n)In'ThisBeTheVerse',PhilipLarkinfamouslybemoanstheimpactparentshaveontheirchildren.InPhilipandSydney,playwrightAlanPollockuncoverssomeofthereasonswhyLarkinmayhavehadsuchaprofoundsenseofanguish.In1937,PhilipLarkin'sfathertookhimonholidaytoGermany.SydneywasCoventry'sCityTreasurerandhadakeeninterestintheNaziregime.ItwasaholidaythatPhilipneverspokeof.But,takinginspirationfromSydney'sdiaries,PhilipandSydneyimagineswhatmighthavehappenedduringtheirtrip.AwittyandpowerfulcomingofagedramastarringTimMcInnernyasSydneyandPipCarterasPhilip.WithMelodyGroveasLieslandJohnRoweastheHotelKeeper.Director:KirstyWilliamsFirstbroadcastonBBCRadio4in2010.MON12:00TheBurkissWay(b007jsnb)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:00today]MON12:30Dad'sArmy(b007jnxm)[Repeatofbroadcastat08:30today]MON13:00JedediahBerryTheManualofDetection(b01pzvjb)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:00today]MON13:30TheBrixmisStory(b007nf6t)[Repeatofbroadcastat06:30today]MON14:00KeithWaterhouseBillyLiar(b01f9y2q)Episode1StephenTompkinsonreadsKeithWaterhouse'sclassiccomicstoryaboutayoungdreamerwhofantasisesaboutamoreexcitinglife.MON14:15Plants:FromRootstoRiches(b04d1kvq)SignalsofGrowthWhenin1934botanistKennethThimannisolatedtheplanthormoneauxin,heputanendtooneofthegreatbotanicalmysterieshowplantsmoveandrespondtotheirsurroundings.Fordecadesplantscientistshadbeenmystifiedastohowplants,withoutanyapparentnervoussystem,benttowardslight,floweredattherighttimeofyear,orgrewawayfromotherplants.ProfessorKathyWillishearsfromhistorianJimEndersbyonhowthediscoveryofplanthormoneswastheculminationofajourneythathadinvolvedCharlesDarwinandaseriesofprobingexperimentspublishedinhisbook"ThePowerofMovementinPlants".Theydiscusshownewtechnologiesenabledsuccessfulisolationofwhatwenowhavecometorecogniseasasuiteofhormonesregulatingawholeseriesofplantresponsesfromstemgrowthtofruiting.Wehearhowanotherhormoneduringthe1950swentontostealthelimelightgibberellinwhosediscoveryowesmuchtoJapanesericecropsthatgrewsotalltheywouldsimplyfallover,renderingthemuseless.TheracetoharnessthepowerofgibberellinwouldleadtodwarfvarietiesofkeycropsthattransformedglobalproductioninwhatbecameknownastheGreenRevolution.ProfessorNickHarberd,aplantgeneticistatOxfordUniversity,hasbeenresearchingthemolecularbasisofplants'responsetothispowerfulhormoneandheshedslightondevelopingcropssuitableforharsherenvironmentsinfuture.ProducerAdrianWashbourne.MON14:3015MinuteDrama(b03whrkz)CharlotteJonesWhatWouldElizabethBennetDo?,DarcyByCharlotteJones.Everwonderedwhatyourfavouriteliterarycharacterswoulddoiftheywerearoundtoday?CityboyJamestakesinspirationfrom

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    storyaboutoverheardconversationsandtherightwaytoeatpie.Withsardonicwitandincisivesocialcritiques,DavidSedarishasbecomeoneofAmerica'spreeminenthumourwriters.Thegreatskillwithwhichheslicesthroughculturaleuphemismsandpoliticalcorrectnessprovesthatheisamasterofsatireandoneofthemostobservantwritersaddressingthehumanconditiontoday.DavidSedaris'sfirstbook,BarrelFever(1994),whichincludedTheSantaLandDiaries.wasacriticalandcommercialsuccess,aswerehisfollowupefforts,Naked(1997),HolidaysonIce(1997)andMeTalkPrettyOneDay(2000).Hebecameknownforhisbitinglyfunnyrecollectionsofhisyouth,familylifeandtravels,makingsemicelebritiesoutofhisparentsandsiblings.DavidSedarishasbeennominatedforthreeGrammyAwardsforBestSpokenWordandBestComedyAlbum.AfeaturefilmadaptationofhisstoryC.O.G.wasreleasedafterapremierattheSundanceFilmFestival(2013).HehasbeenacontributortoBBCRadio4since1996.Producer:SteveDohertyAGiddyGoatproductionforBBCRadio4.TUE08:00SteptoeandSon(b007jp1c)Series6,PornYesterdayHarold'saghastwhenhediscoversexactly'WhattheButlerSaw'!StarringWilfridBrambellasAlbertandHarryHCorbettasHarold.WithNormaRonaldandAnthonySharpe.FollowingtheconclusionoftheirhugelysuccessfulassociationwithTonyHancock,writersRayGaltonandAlanSimpsonwrote10pilotsfortheBBCTV'sComedyPlayhousein1962.TheOfferwassetinahousewithayardfullofjunk,featuringthelivesofragandbonemenAlbertSteptoeandhissonHaroldanditwasthesparkforarunof8seriesforTV.WrittenforTVandadaptedforradiobyRayGaltonandAlanSimpson.ProducedbyBobbyJayeFirstbroadcastontheBBCRadio2inMarch1976.TUE08:30TheMenFromtheMinistry(b0102v9g)TheBiggertheBetterApeculiarpotiongrowsonthebumblingbureaucrats.Aweeklytributetoallthosewhoworkingovernmentdepartments.StarsRichardMurdochandDeryckGuyler.WithNormaRonald,CliveDunnandGordonClyde.WrittenbyEdwardTaylorandJohnGraham.'TheMenfromtheMinistry'ranfor14seriesbetween1962and1977.DeryckGuylerreplacedWilfridHydeWhitefrom1966.Sadlymanyepisodesdidn'tsurviveinthearchive,howevertheBBC'sTranscriptionServicererecorded14showsin1980neverbroadcastintheUK,untilthearrivalofBBCRadio4Extra.

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