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Re: Radio
« Reply #225 on: September 20, 2007, 12:17:43 am »
SHOCK!! These programmes are actually playing this week.


Saturday 16th to Friday 21st September 2007.


The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/







BBC World Service. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ ]**

Saturday 15th September.

8.05pm/ 2.05am. BBC World Drama: Solaris. (1/2.)

Polish author Stanislaw Lem's novel Solaris was first published in 1961 and is a classic of modern science fiction. This two-part dramatisation for radio is by Hattie Naylor, with music by Alice Trueman.

It combines a gripping space thriller with a powerful debate about guilt and the human condition, and raises profound questions about who we really are and who we would like to be - the chasm between what we aspire to be and what we become.

In Part 1, psychologist Kris has been sent on a mission to find out what has gone wrong on Prometheus, the exploration station on the planet Solaris. The surface of Solaris is covered with a vast 'ocean', an alien life form which shows signs of intelligence and can create physical phenomena.

On arrival, Kris finds the ship deserted, apart from scientists Snow and Sartorius, both seemingly deranged and certainly hiding something.

He wakes next day to find his long-dead wife Rheya sitting at the end of his bed. He's both terrified of and drawn to her, though he soon realises that she is, in fact, not the actual woman but the physical embodiment of his memory of her. Anyone who lives on the ship soon acquires such a visitor, who is compelled to be with them and can never leave, courtesy of the 'ocean'.

Kris tricks Rheya into a course of eternal orbit, thus hoping to rid himself of his 'ghost'. Conscience-stricken and emotionally overwrought, he falls asleep - only to be woken by Rheya slipping gently into bed next to him...

*****
Kris is played by Ron Cook, Rheya by Joanne Froggatt, Snow by Tim McMullan, Sartorius by Stuart Richman and Woman by Maxine Burth. Produced by Polly Thomas.

Sunday 16th September.

10.05 pm. BBC World Drama: Solaris. (1/2.). Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday for details.

BBC Radio 2. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ]**


Rebecca misses a week. Last part next week.


BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Saturday 15th September.

2.05pm. (Sunday really.) BBC World Drama: Solaris. (1/2.). Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday World Service for details.

Monday 17th September.

9.30am. Lights, Camera, Landscape. (3/4.) Betchworth Quarry, Surrey. Think alien landscape in Dr. Who and Blake?s Seven. Matthew Sweet investigates locations in films.

Monday 17th to Friday 21st September.

3.30pm. The Afternoon Reading, 3.30-3.45pm
Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun. A Series of famous narrative poems. Monday: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning. Read by Stephen Campbell Moore. Tuesday: Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti. Read by Daniela Denby-Ashe. Wednesday: The Ghosts from Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (Extract only.) Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. Thursday: The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGhee, by Robert Service. Read by Cal Macaninch. Friday: Peter Grimes, by George Crabbe. Grimes?s victims hound him to the grave. Read by Alexander Morton.

Wednesday 19th September.

11.15pm. Self Storage. (1/6.) Comedy. Now this could be a surreal dark gem or a bland angsty middle class piece about marriage break-up, only time will tell. Dave moves into a storage depot after the break-up of his marriage and meets mysterious neighbour Geoff.

BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 15th September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four. The Snowman Killing: Snowmen that aren't really there, a morbid obsession with the cold: the mother of two children senses something evil.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Heroes - The Official Radio Show. (8/20.) This is a very exciting BBC 7 premiere and also our first podcast of a 7th Dimension programme. The American fantasy show made its UK terrestrial debut on BBC 2 on Wednesday. The series is about ordinary people dealing with the discovery that they have extraordinary powers, and will be running until Christmas. BBC 7 won't be broadcasting the actual series but we can bring you the ultimate audio companion, which includes in-depth discussions and analyses of the themes, characters and conundrums facing the characters. The BBC 7 specially made 15-minute tie-in series will also run for 20 weeks in our 7th Dimension slot.

6.45 pm repeat 12.45 am. The 7th Dimension: Blood Lines (8/10.). Elegy Underground. Writer: Fiona McFarlane. Reader: Bethan Walker. Elegy Underground Angels have returned but to a world where only one person can remember who they are.

Sunday 16th September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Earthsearch II. Solaria. (4/10.) James Follett is a hugely popular sci-fi and thriller writer, and he has many fans that are BBC 7 listeners. Earthsearch II, is a gripping sequel to Earthsearch. The crew has been settled on Paradise for nearly four years, but all is not what it seems, and their idyll is soon shattered. Originally written for Radio 4 in 1982, James? cult science fiction drama stars Sean Arnold, Amanda Murray, and Gordon Reid. It was directed by the late Glyn Dearman.
 
6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Man in His Time. (1/2.). Brian Aldiss' award-winning story, about space travel and how it affects life back home, is adapted for radio to celebrate his 80th birthday.

10.30pm/ 3.30am.
Old Harry's Game. (1/4.) Series 5 of Old Harry's Game comes to BBC7, just in time for you to catch up before the latest series starts on Radio 4. Two extremists wind up in hell, but that's only the tip of Satan's problems. Could there be too much evil for him to punish? Written by and starring Andy Hamilton, with Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, David Swift, Philip Pope, Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Monday 17th to Friday 21st September.

6pm./ 12am. The 7th Dimension: Dr. Who. A double helping of Who each night. Monday/Tuesday: Sword of Orion: (1-4/4.) The Doctor and Charley set off to the Garazone System bazaar, but instead discover a deadly enemy on a derelict star destroyer. Wednesday/Thursday: The Stones of Venice. (1-4/4.) The Doctor takes Charley for a break to see the wonders of Venice, but they arrive to find the city on the edge of destruction. Friday: Invaders from Mars. (1-2/4.). New York, 1938. Orson Welles prepares to make an historic broadcast from the studios of CBS and there's a new gumshoe in town.

Tuesday 18th September.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. The Cabaret of Dr Caligari. Enjoy this series of tales of dark, surreal and humorous goings on in a nightclub owned by Dr Caligari. (6/6.) The Body Politic: The true meaning of NHS cuts is revealed. Starring John Woodvine.

Wednesday 12th September

11.30pm/ 4.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World Of...(6/6.) The Unexplained: Stuart Lee and Richard Herring are joined by Lionel Nimrod (Tom Baker) for a final showdown.

Oneword. [Site: http://www.oneword.co.uk/ ]

Monday 17th to Friday 21st September.

5:30am/ 1:30pm/ 9.30 The Moonstone - written by Wilkie Collins, read by Clive Swift A cursed diamond spells trouble for its new owner. (7-11/11.)

Classic FM. [Site http://www.classicfm.com ]

Sunday 16th September.

4 pm. Ford Galaxy of Stories. Imelda Staunton will star in Alice in Wonderland on 16 September and many more celebrities will be reading a classic children's tale over the coming weeks



** Listen Again available on web site. Inc. Classic FM.

Crikey, by this rate I'll be up to date by, oh I'll be away for FCon. Oh dear. Enjoy anyway.

Wayne.

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Re: Radio
« Reply #226 on: September 30, 2007, 01:01:10 am »
I know a week behind again. Ho hum.

Saturday 23rd to Friday 28th September 2007.

The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/







BBC World Service. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ ]**

Saturday 22nd September.

8.05pm/ 2.05am. BBC World Drama: Solaris. (2/2.)

Polish author Stanislaw Lem's novel Solaris was first published in 1961 and is a classic of modern science fiction. This two-part dramatisation for radio is by Hattie Naylor, with music by Alice Trueman.

It combines a gripping space thriller with a powerful debate about guilt and the human condition, and raises profound questions about who we really are and who we would like to be - the chasm between what we aspire to be and what we become.

In Part 1, psychologist Kris has been sent on a mission to find out what has gone wrong on Prometheus, the exploration station on the planet Solaris. The surface of Solaris is covered with a vast 'ocean', an alien life form which shows signs of intelligence and can create physical phenomena.

On arrival, Kris finds the ship deserted, apart from scientists Snow and Sartorius, both seemingly deranged and certainly hiding something.

He wakes next day to find his long-dead wife Rheya sitting at the end of his bed. He's both terrified of and drawn to her, though he soon realises that she is, in fact, not the actual woman but the physical embodiment of his memory of her. Anyone who lives on the ship soon acquires such a visitor, who is compelled to be with them and can never leave, courtesy of the 'ocean'.

Kris tricks Rheya into a course of eternal orbit, thus hoping to rid himself of his 'ghost'. Conscience-stricken and emotionally overwrought, he falls asleep - only to be woken by Rheya slipping gently into bed next to him...

*****
Kris is played by Ron Cook, Rheya by Joanne Froggatt, Snow by Tim McMullan, Sartorius by Stuart Richman and Woman by Maxine Burth. Produced by Polly Thomas.

Sunday 23rd September.

10.05 pm. BBC World Drama: Solaris. (2/2.). Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday for details.

BBC Radio 2. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ]**

9.15pm Rebecca. Writer: Daphne du Maurier. Reader: Alex Kingston. Gothic romance overshadowed by the previous Mrs. Winter. (8/8.)

BBC Radio 3. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ ]**

Sunday 23rd September.

8pm. Doctor Faustus. Writer: Christopher Marlowe. The classic play published in 1604 about a man who defies the authority of God by selling his soul to the Devil in return for 24 years of knowledge and power on Earth.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes.
Playlist:
Faustus ...... Paterson Joseph
Mephistopheles ...... Ray Fearon
Wagner ...... Toby Jones
Evil Angel ...... Janet McTeer
Good Angel/Duchess ...... Tanya Moodie
Lucifer ...... Julian Bleach
Old Man ...... David Bradley
Robin ...... Nicholas Burns
Rafe ...... Iain Robertson
Valdes/Pope ...... David Bamber
Cornelius ...... Paul Bazely
Emperor ...... Anton Lesser
Scholar/Horse-Courser ...... John Lloyd Fillingham
Scholar/Knight ...... Don Gilet
Scholar/Duke ...... Derek Riddell
Original music composed by Olly Fox.

10.25pm. Faust: A sequence of music and poetry reflecting the age-old obsession with the German legend of Faust. With readings by Neil Dudgeon and Carolyn Pickles.
   
BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Saturday 22nd September.

10.30am. Futureshock! The Story Of 2000AD.

Phill Jupitus tells the story of the British comic 2000AD, which is now in its 30th year.

Over the last three decades, the weekly British comic's distinctive visions of the future have shaped the imaginations of a generation of young readers. Its dark and gritty tales, often set in a near future of post-apocalyptic urban decay, changed the tone of science fiction, supplanting the optimistic "shiny" space adventures of Dan Dare and stories of the Wild West and the Second World War in young imaginations.
   Like all good science fiction, it reflected and satirised contemporary society. Portraying the foibles, fears and obsessions of British culture in a distorted alternative future, it offers a fascinating and surprising perspective on the last 30 years in this country. Its choices of subject matter have often brought controversy, too, landing it in legal trouble for a story on a future war between two major fast food chains.
   The programme reveals the often-overlooked influence on popular culture 2000AD has had both here and in America. It sparked a "British invasion" by its writers of the moribund American comic industry, brought new cultural respect and quality to comics in its artwork and writing and created, in Judge Dredd, a home-grown British superhero to rival his American counterparts.
   Presenter/Phil Jupitus, Producer/Russell Finch.

2.05am. (Sunday really.) BBC World Drama: Solaris. (2/2.). Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday World Service for details.

Monday 24th September.

9.30am. Lights, Camera, Landscape. (4/4.) Glen Nevis, Scotland. The place of Braveheart and Harry Potter. Matthew Sweet investigates locations in films.

Monday 24th to Friday 28th September.

9.45am. Book of the Week: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters. (1-5/5.) Letters written by the author to his mother Mary Doyle. Read by Forbes Masson and John Dougal. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Producer Duncan Minshull.

Tuesday 25th September.

11pm. Vent. (1/6.). More fun, inside and out in series 2 of Nigel Smith?s critically-acclaimed dark comedy Vent about a man in a coma, starring Neil Pearson, Fiona Allen, Josie Lawrence and Leslie Ash.

Wednesday 26th September.

11.15pm. Self Storage. (2/6.) Comedy. Now this could be a surreal dark gem or a bland angsty middle class piece about marriage break-up, only time will tell. Dave tries to move out of Storage Gardens, but will he succeed?

Thursday 27th September.

6.30pm. Old Harry?s Game. (1/6.) The return of the Award winning sitcom set in hell, written by and Starring Andy Hamilton as Satan. In this series an eminent historian arrives in hell and Satan strikes a bargain with her. He will unravel the mystery of her death if she agrees to write his authorised biography and demonstrate what a decent chap Satan really is.

BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 22nd September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four. The Monkey's Paw: The story of an unusual gift - the small mummified paw of a monkey upon which an old holy man has cast a spell.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Heroes - The Official Radio Show. (9/20.) This is a very exciting BBC 7 premiere and also our first podcast of a 7th Dimension programme. The American fantasy show made its UK terrestrial debut on BBC 2 on Wednesday. The series is about ordinary people dealing with the discovery that they have extraordinary powers, and will be running until Christmas. BBC 7 won't be broadcasting the actual series but we can bring you the ultimate audio companion, which includes in-depth discussions and analyses of the themes, characters and conundrums facing the characters. The BBC 7 specially made 15-minute tie-in series will also run for 20 weeks in our 7th Dimension slot.

6.45 pm repeat 12.45 am. The 7th Dimension: Blood Lines (8/10.). A Lasting Impression Writer: Alexandra Bayliss. Reader: Rachel Bavidge. A Lasting Impression: The writing series continues. Following a terrible row with her boyfriend, a woman receives a chilling supernatural message...

Sunday 23rd September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Earthsearch II: Sun Death. (5/10.) James Follett is a hugely popular sci-fi and thriller writer, and he has many fans that are BBC 7 listeners. Earthsearch II, is a gripping sequel to Earthsearch. The crew has been settled on Paradise for nearly four years, but all is not what it seems, and their idyll is soon shattered. Originally written for Radio 4 in 1982, James? cult science fiction drama stars Sean Arnold, Amanda Murray, and Gordon Reid. It was directed by the late Glyn Dearman.
 
6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Man in His Time. (2/2.). Brian Aldiss' award-winning story, about space travel and how it affects life back home, is adapted for radio to celebrate his 80th birthday.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Old Harry's Game. (2/4.) Written by and starring Andy Hamilton, with Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, David Swift, Philip Pope, Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens. This week Satan infiltrates different religious groups.

Monday 24th to Friday 28th September.

6pm./ 12am. The 7th Dimension: Dr. Who. A double helping of Who each night until Thursday when the 50-minute episodes arrive. Monday: Invaders from Mars. (3-4/4.). New York, 1938. Orson Welles prepares to make an historic broadcast from the studios of CBS and there's a new gumshoe in town. Tuesday/Wednesday: The Chimes of Midnight (1-4/4.) Christmas in an Edwardian household, but what is wrong with time? Who is Edith Thompson? Why can Charley hear singing? Thursday/Friday: Blood of the Daleks: (1-2/2.) The Doctor has plenty to deal with as an intruder appears in the TARDIS and the Daleks prepare to blight a damaged world.

Tuesday 25th September.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. On the Town With League of Gentlemen. (1/6.) A Guest at the Dentons: Black comedy with the multi-award winning team who invite you to spend time with some 'local people'. Although many of the people are familiar it?s nice to notice the differences like the place is called Spent.

Wednesday 26th September

10.30pm/ 3.30am. 20th Century Vampire. (2/6.) Back to school time for Eloise the trainee vampire. There's an exam to sit, GCSE vampirism, and Lucretia's a tough teacher. I forgot to put this in last week, sorry.

Thursday 27th to Friday 28th September.

6.50pm/ 12.50am. The 7th Dimension: Beyond the Vortex. (1-2/8.) Return of the Mac: The Doctor is back with a feisty new companion. BBC7 goes behind the scenes of this new radio series.

Oneword. [Site: http://www.oneword.co.uk/ ]

Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th September.

5:30am/ 1:30pm/ 9.30 The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Writer: Oscar Wilde. Reader: John Moffatt. A portrait in the attic that keeps you youmg - everybody should have one! (1-4/15.)

Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th September.

8:30am/ 1130pm. The Borrowers. Written by Mary Norton, read by Rowena Cooper. The little people who live under the floorboards and borrow from the 'human beans'

Classic FM. [Site http://www.classicfm.com ]

Sunday 23rd September.

4 pm. Ford Galaxy of Stories. Miranda Richardson will star in Little Red Riding Hood on 23 September and many more celebrities will be reading a classic children's tale over the coming weeks.



** Listen Again available on web site. Inc. Classic FM.


Enjoy the sounds of drama.

Wayne.

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« Reply #227 on: October 07, 2007, 05:02:50 pm »
Sorry it's a bit late and I'm going to have to rush now.  Got to meet my wife.

Saturday 29th September to Friday 5th October 2007.


The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/







BBC World Service. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ ]**

Saturday 29th September.

8.05pm/ 2.05am. BBC World Drama: The Birds.
English author Daphne Du Maurier's novel The Birds, published in 1952, became one of her most celebrated works. This new adaptation for radio has been produced to mark the centenary of her birth. Nat battles to protect his family as birds, traditional symbols of peace, begin to attack humans. The story builds slowly to a terrifying climax, and its sense of claustrophobia is heightened by references to the bombing raids England endured during World War II and to the paranoid atmosphere created by the threat of nuclear holocaust in the middle of the 20th century.

Sunday 30th September.

10.05 pm. BBC World Drama: The Birds. Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday for details.


BBC Radio 3. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ ]**

Saturday 29 September 2007

6:30pm. Opera on 3: Glyndebourne's production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw, based on Henry James's chilling story.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

SYNOPSIS By Janet Tuppen
Act 1
A London gentleman, finding himself the Guardian of his nephew and niece in the country, hires a Governess, who agrees to be in sole charge of two children. The Governess arrives at Bly and meets the children, Miles and Flora, and their housekeeper, Mrs Grose. She's delighted with them. A letter arrives for the Governess informing her that Miles has been expelled from his school. She decides not tell to him.

Out in the greenhouse, the Governess thinks fondly of the Guardian. She spies a strange man. The children play a game in the drawing room. The Governess sees the same stranger outside the window. Mrs Grose says it must be Quint, a former manservant, who was involved with the previous governess, Miss Jessel. They are both now dead.

The Governess wants to protect the children. In the schoolroom, Miles learns his Latin, getting all the attention from the Governess. Flora is bored. In the grounds, Flora recites her geography to the Governess, who sees Miss Jessel appear from the lake. The Governess thinks Flora has seen her too.

Back in the house in the bathroom, the children are washing. Quint calls to Miles, then Miss Jessel calls to Flora. Both appear to the children, who seem influenced by the ghosts. As Mrs Grose and the Governess enter the room, the ghosts disappear.

Act 2
Quint and Miss Jessel appear in the children's bedroom while they are sleeping, and reproach each other. Outside the church, Miles and Flora play on a grave mound. The governess is anxious - there seems to be an air of corruption about them. Mrs Grose tries to reassure her and takes the children into church. Before entering, Miles confronts the Governess about his school. She decides to leave Bly. She packs to leave, then sees Miss Jessel watching, and she challenges her. The Governess decides to stay, but writes a letter to the children's Guardian.

In the evening the Governess finds Miles is sitting on his bed. She tells him about her letter. Quint watches from outside, and persuades Miles to take the letter. In the drawing room, Miles plays the piano, encouraged by the Governess and Mrs Grose. As Mrs Gross nods off, Flora slips outside. Miles seems possessed.

Mrs Grose and the Governess find Flora by the lake. Miss Jessel appears and the Governess confronts Flora, but she denies she sees anything. Mrs Grose decides to take Flora away. Flora spent the night talking in her sleep, which convinces Mrs Grose that the Governess is right about their corruption.

Alone with Miles, the Governess pushes him to admit he took her letter. Quint tries to prevent him. Miles refuses to name the person who is influencing him. Miles finally shouts the name of Peter Quint, then falls into the Governess's arms. She thinks she has triumphed against Quint, but then realises Miles is dead.

Playlist:
Prologue/Peter Quint ...... William Burden (tenor)
Governess ...... Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Flora ...... Joanna Songi (soprano)
Miles ...... Christopher Sladdin (treble)
Mrs Grose ...... Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo-soprano)
Miss Jessel ...... Emma Bell (soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Saturday 29th September.

10.30am. Peter Bogdanovich's Saturday Morning Pictures, 10.30-11.00am
(1/2.) Peter Bogdanovich delves into his own archives and discovers recordings he made of James Stewart, John Ford, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. And Cybill Shepherd recalls what happened when Orson Welles was a houseguest.

2.05am. (Sunday really.) BBC World Drama: The Birds Repeated from Saturday, see Saturday World Service for details.

Monday 1st to Friday 5thOctober.

3.30 pm Afternoon Reading: Sputnik: Five short stories specially commissioned to mark its 50th anniversary. Here are the ones I think are the most likely genre related. Tuesday 2/5. The Phantom Cosmonaut, by Anita Sullivan. For every successful space launch there were plenty of rumours about missions that went wrong and were never reported. Read by Neil Dudgeon. Friday. 5/5. The First King of Mars, by Nick Walker. There is plenty of time to think during the long journey to Mars. And the new colony will need governance. Read by Peter Capaldi.

Tuesday 2nd October.

11pm. Vent. (2/6.). More fun, inside and out in series 2 of Nigel Smith?s critically acclaimed dark comedy Vent about a man in a coma, starring Neil Pearson, Fiona Allen, Josie Lawrence and Leslie Ash. Blitz takes Ben back to 1973 and finds him a life coach with a rather unusual motivational technique, which mostly includes pointing a gun at Ben?s head.

Wednesday 3rd October.

6.30pm. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. (1/6.) In which Dirk Gently discovers that Richard Macduff is not himself - and Gordon Way has a permanent out-of-the-body experience.

Computer Industry Tycoon GORDON WAY is worried that his sister SUSAN WAY's boyfriend, freelance software designer RICHARD MACDUFF, is too busy solving the problem of a sofa stuck in his apartment stairwell to finish writing ANTHEM II, a revolutionary new music/accountancy software package.

But Richard has more urgent problems - having promised Susan he will reform his absent-minded ways, he promptly forgets to take her to the prestigious Coleridge Dinner at his old Cambridge College, St. Cedd's.

While Richard has spent an uncomfortable evening with his old tutor, PROFESSOR CHRONOTIS, Susan's flat is under surveillance by the self-styled 'Holistic Detective' DIRK GENTLY, employed by Gordon to check up on Richard's activities, and, coincidentally another old friend from Cambridge days. From a rooftop vantage point Dirk and his surly assistant JANICE PEARCE witness Richard's bizarre attempt to retrieve an answering machine message he left for Susan before she can hear it - by breaking into her flat.

Here Richard encounters MICHAEL WENTON WEAKES, Susan's desperate choice of date for the evening, the lugubrious and disillusioned scion of the Magna Publishing dynasty who has just been sacked as editor of the arts magazine Fathom by his mother, LADY MAGNA.

Matters are further compounded at the news that GORDON has been shot dead by a mystery assailant on a deserted Cambridgeshire road - deserted except for Richard Macduff - who was driving on the same road at almost the same time. Richard is prime suspect in Gordon's murder - and turns to Dirk Gently for help.

11.15pm. Self Storage. (3/6.) Comedy. Now this could be a surreal dark gem or a bland angsty middle class piece about marriage break-up, only time will tell. Jobhunting. Dave tries to get his life back on track by getting a job, but help from fellow tenant Geoff creates more problems.

Thursday 27thOctober.

6.30pm. Old Harry?s Game. (2/6.) The return of the Award winning sitcom set in hell, written by and Starring Andy Hamilton as Satan. Satan introduces Edith to Adam and Eve. For the father and mother of all humanity they are alarmingly stupid.



BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 29th September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four. . Music Lovers: The striving for ultimate music perfection strikes a note of terror. Starring Prunella Scales and Nigel Anthony.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Heroes - The Official Radio Show. (10/20.) This is a very exciting BBC 7 premiere and also our first podcast of a 7th Dimension programme. The American fantasy show made its UK terrestrial debut on BBC 2 on Wednesday. The series is about ordinary people dealing with the discovery that they have extraordinary powers, and will be running until Christmas. BBC 7 won't be broadcasting the actual series but we can bring you the ultimate audio companion, which includes in-depth discussions and analyses of the themes, characters and conundrums facing the characters. The BBC 7 specially made 15-minute tie-in series will also run for 20 weeks in our 7th Dimension slot.

6.45 pm repeat 12.45 am. The 7th Dimension: Blood Lines (10/10.). Father's Day: Writer: Ian Dudley. Reader: Jasmine Callan. A reunion between an estranged father and daughter is threatened by sinister state forces.

Sunday 30th September.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Earthsearch II: Supermass. (6/10.) James Follett is a hugely popular sci-fi and thriller writer, and he has many fans that are BBC 7 listeners. Earthsearch II, is a gripping sequel to Earthsearch. The crew has been settled on Paradise for nearly four years, but all is not what it seems, and their idyll is soon shattered. Originally written for Radio 4 in 1982, James? cult science fiction drama stars Sean Arnold, Amanda Murray, and Gordon Reid. It was directed by the late Glyn Dearman.
 
6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Ancient Sorceries. (1/4.) Algernon Blackwood. Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour

From the Radio 7 newsletter. Another chance to hear a 4 part reading of a story written by Algernon Blackwood. Timid commuter Arthur Vezin becomes too enchanted with a sleepy and strange French town and its people to leave. He is slowly drawn into their realm of secrets and talk of ancient memories...and is struck by how the people there resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Read by Philip Madoc, this is an original BBC 7 commission.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Old Harry's Game. (3/4.) Written by and starring Andy Hamilton, with Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, David Swift, Philip Pope, Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens. Overcrowding in Hell is causing Satan workforce problems - can Roland Kingworthy help? Meanwhile, Satan learns who truly wields power.

Monday 1st to Friday 5th October.

6pm./ 12am. The 7th Dimension: Dr. Who. A week of 50-minute episodes from the people at Big Finnish. These notes are from the BBC 7 newsletter.

Horror of Glam Rock. We continue our popular season of Doctor Who adventures, from Big FinishProductions. The Doctor and his companion Lucie Miller find themselves in the 1970s, where there are some nasty goings on at a motorway service station. With Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Bernard Cribbins, Una Stubbs and Stephen Gately and Clare Buckfield as The Tomorrow Twins. Monday at 6pm and midnight.

Immortal Beloved In this episode, the Doctor and Lucie travel back to Ancient Greece, where they encounter Zeus, Hera, Aries and Ganymede. But all is not as it seems. Starring Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Ian McNeice, Elspet Gray and Jake McGann. Tuesday at 6pm and midnight.

Phobos. The Doctor and Lucie travel into the future and land on Phobos, moon of Mars. But something is lurking in the shadows, Starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith, with Timothy West, Nerys Hughes, Ben Silverstone, John Schwab and Tim Sutton. Wednesday at 6pm and midnight

No More Lies. The Doctor and Lucie gatecrash a party, and get more than they bargained for, namely some dangerous creatures called vortisaurs and a crumbling spaceship. Starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith, with Nigel Havers, Julia McKenzie and Tom Chadbon. Thursday at 6pm and midnight

Human Resources 1/2    Having apparently nodded off during her first day in a new job Lucie awakes in an office. She is unsure if her travels with the Doctor have actually happened. Starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith, with Katarina Olsson, Roy Marsden, Nickolas Grace, Owen Brenman, Louise Fullerton, Andy Wisher and Nicholas Briggs.    Friday at 6pm and midnight

6.50pm/ 12.50am. The 7th Dimension: Beyond the Vortex. (3-7/8.) Return of the Mac: The Doctor is back with a feisty new companion. BBC7 goes behind the scenes of this new radio series.

Tuesday 2nd October.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. On the Town With League of Gentlemen. (2/6.) Black comedy with the multi-award winning team who invite you to spend time with some 'local people'. Although many of the people are familiar it?s nice to notice the differences like the place is called Spent. Death by Mau Mau: The Town of Spent is holding a fun run. Black comedy with the team who invite you to spend time with some local people.

Wednesday 3rd October.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. 20th Century Vampire. (3/6.) Can trainee vampire Eloise keep the biggest secret she's ever had or will she burst trying?

Oneword. [Site: http://www.oneword.co.uk/ ]

Monday 1st to Friday 5th October.

5:30am/ 1:30pm/ 9.30 The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Writer: Oscar Wilde. Reader: John Moffatt. A portrait in the attic that keeps you youmg - everybody should have one! (5-9/15.)  or is it

8:30am/ 11.30pm. The Borrowers. Written by Mary Norton, read by Rowena Cooper. The little people who live under the floorboards and borrow from the 'human beans'. (4-8/11.)

Classic FM. [Site http://www.classicfm.com ]

Sunday 30th September.

4 pm. Ford Galaxy of Stories. Greta Scacchi will star in Rapunzel on 30 September and many more celebrities will be reading a classic children's tale over the coming weeks.



** Listen Again available on web site. Inc. Classic FM.

Shakespeare also features.


Cheery bye.

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« Reply #228 on: February 21, 2008, 01:17:00 am »
Well like it or not I'm back doing this. Last year was a bad and busy year. Let me know if you want me to stop doing a genre radio list.

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« Reply #229 on: February 21, 2008, 01:26:38 am »
Well I'm back...

Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd February 2008.



The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/



BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Saturday 16th February.

2.30 pm. The Saturday Play: Spellbound. Writer: Francis Beeding. Dramatised by Amanda Dalton. In an Asylum in Yorkshire a new psychiatrist is involved in romance, but is he who he says he is and why does he keep his patient so heavily sedated?

Spellbound By Francis Beeding, adpated by Amanda Dalton. (From the Radio 4 website.)

Staff at Landry House in North Yorkshire are anticipating the arrival of Dr Murchison, who is to replace the retiring head, Dr Edwardes. The rather odd new doctor arrives and forms an unlikely but seemingly strong immediate bond with new trainee Dr Constance Sedgewick.

The 1945 film of Spellbound, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is generally thought to be the first to use psychoanalysis as a plot device with the analyst, rather than the detective, responsible for solving the mystery/crime.

Director Susan Roberts.

Spellbound, 2.30-3.30pm (This is from the radio 4 newsletter.
Amanda Dalton's adaptation of Francis Beeding's murder mystery, on which Hitchcock based Spellbound. The new head of a mental hospital is not what he claims to be - but who is he? With Hattie Morahan and Benedict Cumberbatch.

I?ve put 3 differing descriptions of the programme on here, I could have put others up that are different again, but which one is closest to the truth or makes for the best tease? An interesting comparison I think.

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February.

10.45 am/ 7.45 pm. Faust. Adapted by Martin Jenkins and Jonathan Holloway. A modern version of Faust selling his soul for hedonist wishfulfilment. Stars Mark Gatiss and Julian Rhind-Tutt. (1-5/5.)

Faust, 10.45-11.00am, repeated 7.45-8.00pm
A reworking of the fable about a man who sells his soul to the devil, adapted by Martin Jenkins and dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. With Mark Gatiss and Julian Rhind-Tutt. This is from the newsletter.

Monday 18th February.

11.30 am. Tomorrow, Today! (4/6.) Prey of the Bog Monster. The show becomes an outside broadcast to avoid censorship.

BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 16th February.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Space Hacks. SF Comedy. Starring Prunella Scales and Dan Mersh. (3 /4.) The Last Postman.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four: The Horn. Writer: Stephen Gallagher. On a snowbound stretch of motorway a horn sounds... This is the best ?Fear on Four? for me. Introduced by the Man in Black, Edward de Souza.

Sunday 17th February.

11.30 am/ 9.30 pm. The Tales of the Mausoleum Club. (2/6.) The Heart of Skegness. Johnson must make the journey to Skegness to find out what has happened to Curtis

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Undone. (5/6.) Writer: Ben Moore. SF Adventure starring Ben Moore. Unwelcome: Edna and Tankerton return to Edna's home town of Towcester where  they attend a fete worse than death.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: The Blue Lenses. (2/2.) Writer: Daphne   Du Maurier. Reader: Emma Fielding. A fantasy about the darker side of human nature. Following an eye operation, Marda West can see things that others can't

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: Spaceship. (1-5/5.) SF comedy. And fron the news letter of BBC 7. The Spaceship. This sci-fi comedy, written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst was specially commissioned for BBC 7 and first broadcast in June 2005. James Fleet stars as the rather indecisive captain of a spaceship. Needless to say, trouble ensues. Other cast members include: Rosie Cavaliero, Emily Joyce, Stephen Hogan and Nicholas Boulton. The director is Sally Avens

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: The House on the Strand. (6-10/12.) Writer: Daphne Du Maurier. A time travel tale with a dark edge.

Monday 18th February.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World of... (3/6.) Death and the Afterlife: Richard Herring and Stewart Lee meddle foolishly with the forces of creation. Introduced by Tom Baker
 
Tuesday 19th February.

10.30 pm/ 3.30 am. Old Harry?s Game. Fun with the devil. (1/6.) And from the news letter. Old Harry?s Game Another chance to hear series 2 of Andy Hamilton?s brilliant sitcom set in Hell and first broadcast in 1998. With Hell becoming so crowded, Satan is in need of an assistant. Starring Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu, it was produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer. And from the site: With human depravity on the increase, hell is becoming overcrowded. Satan decides to hire an assistant demon. From April 1998. Episode 1 of 6.

The Big Toe stuff is always in the newsletter so I?ll bung it on the end of the BBC7 section if that?s ok.

Big Toe Books Seven days of all the best stories for children and the young at heart.

The Fantastical Adventures on the Invisible Boy by Lloyd Alexander 
Emil and The Detectives by Erich Kastner 
The Giants and Joneses by Julia Donaldson 
Bumface by Morris Gleitzman 
and (a special treat for adults) Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Saturday to Friday at 7am


Well lets see how this year pans out.

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Sorry this is later than I meant, I lost all my data. Oh me of little backing up.


Saturday 23rd to Friday 29th February 2008.


The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/


BBC Radio 3. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ ]**

Sunday 24th February.

2.30pm. Drama on 3: Girl in a Coma. Writer: Douglas Coupland. Karen awakes after 18 years in a coma. Voices tell her the world is going to end, she does not believe them, but people everywhere begin to fall asleep.

From the Press Office.

The first radio dramatisation of a modern classic by Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X and Microserf, is brought to the airwaves by Sony-nominated Dan Rebellato.

In 1979, teenage Karen mysteriously falls into a coma. She remains this way for 18 years, during which time her daughter is born and her boyfriend, Richard, struggles to make a life without her. Suddenly, Karen comes round ? a miracle recovery. She starts hearing voices in her head that tell her the world is about to end, but Karen doesn't believe them until, one day, the entire population of the world falls into a permanent sleep and Karen is faced with a terrible choice.

Dan Rebellato has written extensively for BBC Radio. His adaptation of The Midwich Cuckoos was Sony nominated in 2004 and his last stage play, Mile End, won a Fringe First in 2007.

Alice Trueman, who has composed the music for this drama, is an exciting new composer, last heard on BBC Radio with her score to the dramatisation of Solaris.

Karen is played by Rayisa Kondracki, Jared by Florian Hutter, Wendy by Maggie Blake and Richard by Jason Durran. The cast also includes Simon Lee Phillips, Heather Dann, Julia Summer, Peter Marinker and Buffy Davis.

Producer/Polly Thomas

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Saturday 23rd February.

2.30 pm. The Saturday Play: The Voyage of the Demeter. Writer: Robert Forrest. On a ship bound for England something terrible lurks. An out an out horror or a supernatural take on human guilt and faith?

From the website.

The Voyage of the Demeter. By Robert Forrest.

A chilling tale of the supernatural, set on a schooner sailing from Bulgaria to England in 1867. Something very unpleasant is lurking aboard the ship, and the voyage becomes a terrifying ordeal.

Ripelski ...... Finlay Welsh
Robash ...... Gary Lewis
Kanesky ...... Steven McNicoll
Bretov ...... Grant O'Rourke
Gentleman ...... Alexander Morton

Producer Patrick Rayner.


Monday 25th to Friday 29th February.

10.45 am/ 7.45 pm. Black Narcissus. (1-5/5.). Writer: Rumer Godden. Nun?s set up a remote mission in a house that once belonged to a mistress and it seems that something of the passion and chaos linger.

Black Narcissus. By Rumer Godden, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

In the 1930s, a small band of Anglo-Catholic nuns go into the Himalayas near Darjeeling to create a nunnery, with a school and a dispensary attached for the mountain people. Filled with idealism they take over an old palace that was used by the General for his harem, and is now leased to them by his son.

Sister Clodagh ...... Emma Fielding
Mother Superior ...... Sara Kestelman
Sister Ruth ...... Lyndsey Marshal
Sister Philippa ...... Ellie Haddington
Sister Honey ...... Liza Sadovy
Angu Ayah ...... Souad Faress
Mr Dean ...... Ben Crowe
Kanchi ..... Liz Sutherland
Young General ..... Akbar Kurta

Director Claire Grove.

Monday 25th February.

11.30 am. Tomorrow, Today! (5/6.) Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in 2008. 5/6: Countess Natasha and the Red Menace.

Wednesday 27th February.

11pm. Terry Pratchett's Night Watch. (1/5.)

Terry Pratchett's best-seller, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Living in the past is hard, but dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth.

Sam Vimes ...... Philip Jackson
Young Sam ...... Carl Prekopp
Carcer ...... Paul Ritter
Fred Colon ...... Sam Dale
Jocasta Wiggs ...... Clare Corbett
Sergeant Knock ...... Matt Addis
Dr Lawn ...... Ben Onwukwe
Willikins ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Claire Grove.

And this is from the BBC Press Office.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth in this darkly comic satire; the ninth book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.


Commander Vimes must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. However, if he changes too much, he'll find himself unable to return to the present. Philip Jackson stars as Commander Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer and Sam Dale as Fred Colon. The cast also includes Clare Corbett, Matt Addis, Joseph Kloska, Ben Onwukwe, Peter Marinker and Rachel Atkins.   

Terry Pratchett is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists and has won numerous literary awards. He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1998 and has received four honorary doctorates. His acclaimed novels have sold 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 33 languages.

Robin Brooks, who has dramatised Night Watch for BBC Radio 4, previously dramatised Terry Pratchett's Small Gods and Mort, also for Radio 4.

Producer/Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

And from the Newletter.

Terry Pratchett?s Night Watch, 11.00-11.30pmNew series. A suspenseful, darkly comic satire. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth. He must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.


BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 23rd February.

12am/ 1am. An Inspector Calls. This play is Jane Anderson's Saturday Choice in next week's Radio Times and stars one of my all time favourite actors, the late Bob Peck, who "imparts a distinctly eerie quality to Inspect Goole." As the well-heeled Birling family celebrate an engagement, a sinister Police Inspector arrives to bring them some disturbing news, which effects each and every one of them. With Bob Peck, John Woodvine, Maggie Steed Sarah-Jane Holm, David Antrobus and Jo Stone-Fewings, J B Priestley's stage play is adapted by John Foley and directed by Rosalynd Ward. It was first broadcast on the World Service in 1998.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Space Hacks. SF Comedy. Starring Prunella Scales and Dan Mersh. (4 /4.) . Mutiny on the Spaceship

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four: The Journey Home: Bert Coules brings the tale of Felicity and George who are driving home, when suddenly they are unaccountably led down a nightmare road to inescapable horror.

Sunday 24th February.

10am/ 8pm. Rebecca. Arriving at Manderley, Mrs de Winter finds the house and its occupants haunted by memories of her new husband's first wife.

Rebecca Marking the 80th Oscars. When the young Mrs de Winter arrives at Manderley, she encounters a hostile reception, and is 'haunted' by the presence of its previous mistress. Daphne Du Maurier's thriller stars Christopher Cazenove, Janet Maw, Rosalie Crutchley, Nicholas Grace and Frederick Treves. Dramatised by Brian Miller, the director was Cherry Cookson. It was first broadcast in 1989.

11.30 am/ 9.30 pm. The Tales of the Mausoleum Club. (3/6.) A Study in Starlets: Smart alec sleuth Melcroft Dupont gets his comeuppance. What is it that Inspector Chalker knows about the incident?

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Undone. (6/6.) Writer: Ben Moore. SF Adventure starring Ben Moore. Unification: With Tankerton and Ida's wedding day approaching, Edna has another inter-dimensional apocalypse to avert.

Can?t remember where I grabbed this from. Undone ? Unification. Continuing this new series, written by and starring Ben Moor. Can another inter-dimensional apocalypse be averted as Tankerton and Ida's wedding day approaches? With Alex Tregear, Duncan Wiseby and Kevin Eldon, it was directed by Colin Anderson.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Of Withered Apples. Another chance to hear the BBC 7 commissioned reading of Philip K. Dick's chilling story. A young woman picks the last withered apple from an ancient tree. Although this ensures the tree's survival, the cost is horrifically high. Read by William Hootkins and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Monday 25th to Friday 29th February.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: Spaceship II. (1-5/5.) The Spaceship II. New to BBC7. After the success of series one, BBC 7 has commissioned a follow-up of this sci-fi comedy, which is being broadcast for the first time this week. Captain Gordon Taylor and his crew once again face a succession of adventures as they cruise through space. Starring James Fleet, Paul Barnhill, Neil Warhurst, Emily Joyce and Rosie Cavaliero. Written by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst and directed by Sally Avens.

Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th February.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: The House on the Strand. (11-12/12.) Writer: Daphne Du Maurier. A time travel tale with a dark edge.

Monday 25th February.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World of... (4/6.) Good and Evil: The little matter of the true nature of good and evil and which is best. With Richard Herring and Stewart Lee.

Tuesday 26th February.

10.30 pm/ 3.30 am. Old Harry?s Game. Fun with the devil. (2/6.) And from the newsletter. Old Harry?s Game Another chance to hear series 2 of Andy Hamilton?s brilliant sitcom set in Hell and first broadcast in 1998. With Hell becoming so crowded, Satan is in need of an assistant. Starring Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu, it was produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer. And from the site: With human depravity on the increase, hell is becoming overcrowded. Satan decides to hire an assistant demon. From April 1998.

Satan's recruited a new assistant - he's intelligent, he's devious and he's a dolphin called Chuckles.

Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th February.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Perelandra. Alex Jennings reads C S Lewis' unabridged evocative sci-fi thriller recounting the exploits of the enigmatic Dr Ransom. This BBC 7 commission was produced by Lawrence Jackson. (1-3/18.)

The Big Toe stuff is always in the newsletter so I?ll bung it on the end of the BBC7 section if that?s ok.

Big Toe Books.

Seven days of all the best stories for children and the young at heart.
 
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner.
 
The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson.
 
Burnfact by Morris Gleitzman.
 
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
 
A Coyote's in the House by Elmore Leonard.

Saturday to Friday at 7am.

Well that's your lot htis sonic time.

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« Reply #231 on: February 28, 2008, 12:42:16 pm »
Great to have you back, Wayne!

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« Reply #232 on: March 09, 2008, 04:24:16 pm »
Cheers Troo. I hpe to get back on here a bit more often this year.



Illness and disaster, have dogged me so hence the lateness of this listing.

Saturday 1st to Friday 7th March 2008.



The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/



BBC Radio 2. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ]**

Friday 7th March.


9.15pm. The Lady Vanishes (15 min) (1/6.) Brenda Blethyn reads a new abridgement of White's classic. Hitchcock adapted Ethel Lina White?s 1936 book The Wheel Spins into the 1938 film The Lady Vanishes. This thriller is not genre but with Hitchcock I?m prepared to bend my rules.

BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Monday 3rd March.

11.30 am. Tomorrow, Today! (6/6.) Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in 2008. Taffy Jones, Protector of the Universe. With war imminent is Wales really the safest place to go?

Monday 3 - Friday 7 March

2.15 pm. The Afternoon Play: New Metamorphoses. (1-5/5.) These plays are modern reworkings of Ovid?s epic poem of Gods, mythology and love.

From the radio 4 website.

Contemporary reworkings of tales by Ovid.

Monday

Zeus and Semele

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz

When a paparazzo is welcomed into the glamorous world he feeds on, he is hopelessly unprepared for what lies behind it.

Ovid ...... Toby Jones
Harry Nicholson ...... Daniel Cerqueira
Victor Karkov ...... Robert Glenister
Mariel Karkov ...... Lyndsey Marshal
Newsreader ...... Peter Marinker

Producer/director Jessica Dromgoole.

Tuesday

Echo and Narcissus

By Hattie Naylor

Determined to get into shape, Mat joins his local gym. The transformation he sees in the mirror proves spellbinding, but can the reflection be trusted?

Mat ...... Carl Prekopp
Debbie ...... Laura Molyneux
Andre ...... Burn Gorman
Nathan ...... Harry Myers
Viv ...... Deborah Findlay
Lulu ...... Gbemisola Ikumelo
Ovid ...... Toby Jones

Producer/director Sasha Yevtushenko.

Wednesday

Myrrha

By Colin Teevan

Sixteen years ago she was a newborn baby, left in a plastic bag in a small Irish town. Father Michael and his sister have brought her up but now Myrrha is in the grip of a frightening passion that will change everything.

Ovid ...... Toby Jones
Orpheus ...... Gerard McSorley
Myrrha ...... Marcella Plunkett
Father Michael ...... Niall Buggy
Mary the Priests ...... Derbhle Crotty
Mick the Fix ...... Jonathan Forbes
Mick the Brick ...... Ben Crowe
Peadar ...... Chris Pavlo
Mary O ...... Liz Sutherland
Father Mike ...... Peter Marinker
Mary Mac ...... Kate Binchy

Producer/director Jeremy Mortimer.

Thursday

Callisto

By Nick Warburton

A photographer is fascinated and intrigued by a picture he has taken of a young celebrity fending off a tramp outside a nightclub. He captures an iconic moment in time but all is not what it seems.

Ovid ...... Toby Jones
Neil ...... Shaun Dooley
Amy ...... Joannah Tincey
Claudia ...... Rachel Atkins
Draper ...... John Rowe
Selina/Teacher ...... Anna Bengo
Bouncer ...... Ben Onwukwe

Producer/director Tracey Neale.

Friday

Phaethon

By Katie Hims

When Sol finally meets his son Liam, he makes him a promise that cannot be broken - with tragic results.

Ovid ...... Toby Jones
Shelly ...... Rosie Cavaliero
Enzo ...... Vincenzo Nicoli
Sol ...... Paul Hilton
Liam ...... Steven Webb
Young Liam ...... Robert Madge
Madeleine ...... Liza Sadovy

Producer/director Marc Beeby.

Wednesday 5th March.

11pm. Terry Pratchett's Night Watch. (2/5.) Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch has been thrown back in time. The Old Watch have taken him prisoner.

Terry Pratchett's best-seller, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Living in the past is hard, but dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth.

Sam Vimes ...... Philip Jackson
Young Sam ...... Carl Prekopp
Carcer ...... Paul Ritter
Fred Colon ...... Sam Dale
Jocasta Wiggs ...... Clare Corbett
Sergeant Knock ...... Matt Addis
Dr Lawn ...... Ben Onwukwe
Willikins ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Claire Grove.

And this is from the BBC Press Office.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth in this darkly comic satire; the ninth book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.


Commander Vimes must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. However, if he changes too much, he'll find himself unable to return to the present. Philip Jackson stars as Commander Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer and Sam Dale as Fred Colon. The cast also includes Clare Corbett, Matt Addis, Joseph Kloska, Ben Onwukwe, Peter Marinker and Rachel Atkins.   

Terry Pratchett is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists and has won numerous literary awards. He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1998 and has received four honorary doctorates. His acclaimed novels have sold 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 33 languages.

Robin Brooks, who has dramatised Night Watch for BBC Radio 4, previously dramatised Terry Pratchett's Small Gods and Mort, also for Radio 4.

Producer/Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

And from the Newsletter.

Terry Pratchett?s Night Watch, 11.00-11.30pmNew series. A suspenseful, darkly comic satire. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth. He must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.


BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 1st March.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Space Hacks. SF Comedy. Starring Prunella Scales and Dan Mersh. (1 /4.). New series for BBC7.

From the newsletter.

Space Hacks
New To BBC7
Series 2 of the fantastical sitcom, specially commissioned for BBC7, about space journalists Charlie and Moog, and their constant struggle to find an interesting intergalactic news story. Written by Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons, Space Hacks stars Dan Mersh, Tim Key, Dan Tetsell and comedy veteran Prunella Scales.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four: His Last Card. Writer: Nick Warburton. A woman becomes unsettled when she receives a card with a cryptic message.

Sunday 2nd March.

11.30 am/ 9.30 pm. The Tales of the Mausoleum Club. (5/6.) The Turn of the Knob.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Never The Bride. Writer: Paul Magrs. (1/3.) The Bride of Frankenstein runs a B&B and does a bit of sleuthing on the side with her witch friend.

From the Newsletter.
New To BBC7
Brenda is the cheerful landlady of a modest B&B in the Victorian seaside town of Whitby. But Whitby isn't quite what it seems, and nor, for that matter is Brenda - she can't help getting involved in mysterious and spooky adventures. Commissioned specially for BBC 7, Never The Bride began life as a Radio 4 Afternoon Story in 1998. This three part series was written by Paul Magrs and stars Joanna Tope (pictured) and Sean Scanlan.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Tales From Heinlein: Ordeal in Space.

From the newsletter.
Commissioned by BBC 7 last year to celebrate the centenary of the birth of sci-fi master Robert A. Heinlein, there's another chance to hear the thrilling tale about traumatised astronaut William Cole, and the dangers of travelling in outer space. Read by Adam Sims, the story was abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Monday 3rd to Friday7th March.

9am, 8pm and 1am. Fatherland. (1-5/5.) Writer: Robert Harris. In this alternative world thriller, Hitler won the war but what is the dark secret that people will kill to hide.

From The newsletter.
This powerful and award winning drama, based on the bestselling thriller by Robert Harris, examines what would have happened if the Nazis had won the war. In a world where Germany is in control, Berlin policeman Xavier March discovers a chilling secret at the heart of the dictatorship. Dramatised and produced by John Dryden, it stars Anton Lesser (pictured) and Andrew Sachs.


6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: Oneira. (1-5/5.) Writer: Robert Eastby.
Oneira is the story of a museum attendant and a 400-year-old Dutch alchemist who emerges from one of the paintings that Oneira guards. Together they set out on a quest to find the 'Book of Black Light' which will explain the mysteries of universe. Specially commissioned for BBC7 last year, Oneira stars Lyndsey Marshal and Peter Marinker and was written by Robert Easby. The producer was Liz Webb.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Perelandra. Alex Jennings reads C S Lewis' unabridged evocative sci-fi thriller recounting the exploits of the enigmatic Dr Ransom. This BBC 7 commission was produced by Lawrence Jackson. (4-8/18.)

Monday 3rd March.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World of... (5/6.) World of. The Human Mind: Lee and Herring explore the human mind and come up with their own theories.

Tuesday 4th March.

10.30 pm/ 3.30 am. Old Harry?s Game. Fun with the devil. (3/6.) Satan takes Thomas on a tour of his life and recruits a keen new tormentor, the Emperor Nero.

And from the newsletter. Old Harry?s Game Another chance to hear series 2 of Andy Hamilton?s brilliant sitcom set in Hell and first broadcast in 1998. With Hell becoming so crowded, Satan is in need of an assistant. Starring Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu, it was produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer. And from the site: With human depravity on the increase, hell is becoming overcrowded. Satan decides to hire an assistant demon. From April 1998.


Thursday 6th March.

10.15am, 9.15pm and 2.15am. Altaban the Magnificent: A young British scientist discovers myth and magic in post-war Berlin. Stuart Milligan, Clive Swift and Nicholas Farrell star in Sebastian Baczkiewicz's chilling drama, first heard on Radio 4 in 1999. The producer was Clare Grove.

Friday 7th March.

10.15am, 9.15pm and 2.15am. Blue Veils and Golden Sands. A play about one of the most colourful and interesting composers of electronic music, Delia Derbyshire, (pictured) who was the woman behind the most famous sci-fi theme ever: Doctor Who. Sophie Thompson stars in Martyn Wade's play, produced by Cherry Cookson and first heard on Radio 4 in 2002. Elizabeth Parker composed and arranged the music.

11.30pm/ 4.30am.   Ectoplasm. (1/4.) The Curse of Tutancommon: Pun kings Dan Freedman and Nick Romero write and star in the spoof Edwardian adventure, with the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe.
And from the newsletter.
Another chance to hear the swashbuckling exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer. Written by Radio 4's pun-kings, Dan Freedman and Nick Romero, Ectoplasm was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2000.



From the newsletter.
Big Toe Books
Seven days of all the best stories for children and the young at heart.

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Dominic and The Magic Topper by Dominic Wood

A Coyote's In The House by Elmore Leonard

Princess Mirror-Belle and The Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson

Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy

Nelly The Monster Sitter by Kes Gray
Saturday to Friday at 7am


Well that's it I'm off for a little bit but I should have the next one up soon.


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« Reply #233 on: March 15, 2008, 04:46:36 am »
Went on a trip to Scotland so it's a good reason for being a bit late this week.

Saturday 8th to Friday 14th March 2008.



The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/





BBC Radio 2. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ]**

Friday 14th March.

9.15pm. The Lady Vanishes (15 min) (2/6.) Brenda Blethyn reads a new abridgement of White's classic. Hitchcock adapted Ethel Lina White?s 1936 book The Wheel Spins into the 1938 film The Lady Vanishes. This thriller is not genre but with Hitchcock I?m prepared to bend my rules.

BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Wednesday 12th March.

11pm. Terry Pratchett's Night Watch. (3/5.) Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch has been thrown back in time. Vimes teaches his young old self how to be a copper and n old enemy Carcer appears..

Terry Pratchett's best-seller, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Living in the past is hard, but dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth.

Sam Vimes ...... Philip Jackson
Young Sam ...... Carl Prekopp
Carcer ...... Paul Ritter
Fred Colon ...... Sam Dale
Jocasta Wiggs ...... Clare Corbett
Sergeant Knock ...... Matt Addis
Dr Lawn ...... Ben Onwukwe
Willikins ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Claire Grove.

And this is from the BBC Press Office.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth in this darkly comic satire; the ninth book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.


Commander Vimes must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. However, if he changes too much, he'll find himself unable to return to the present. Philip Jackson stars as Commander Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer and Sam Dale as Fred Colon. The cast also includes Clare Corbett, Matt Addis, Joseph Kloska, Ben Onwukwe, Peter Marinker and Rachel Atkins.   

Terry Pratchett is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists and has won numerous literary awards. He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1998 and has received four honorary doctorates. His acclaimed novels have sold 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 33 languages.

Robin Brooks, who has dramatised Night Watch for BBC Radio 4, previously dramatised Terry Pratchett's Small Gods and Mort, also for Radio 4.

Producer/Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

And from the Newsletter.

Terry Pratchett?s Night Watch, 11.00-11.30pmNew series. A suspenseful, darkly comic satire. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth. He must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.


BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 8th March.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Space Hacks. SF Comedy. Starring Prunella Scales and Dan Mersh. (2 /4.). New series for BBC7. The Quite Good Escape

From the newsletter.

Space Hacks
New To BBC7
Series 2 of the fantastical sitcom, specially commissioned for BBC7, about space journalists Charlie and Moog, and their constant struggle to find an interesting intergalactic news story. Written by Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons, Space Hacks stars Dan Mersh, Tim Key, Dan Tetsell and comedy veteran Prunella Scales.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four: Survival: A group of people in outer space find things become a matter of life and death, each dependent on the other in a horrifying way. Writer: John Wyndham.

Sunday 9th March.

11.30 am/ 9.30 pm. The Tales of the Mausoleum Club. (6/6.) Soldiers Three, India Nil: Stephen Fry guest stars in this black comedic tale of revenge in India.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Never The Bride. Writer: Paul Magrs. (2/3.) The Bride of Frankenstein runs a B&B and does a bit of sleuthing on the side with her witch friend.

From the newer Newsletter.
BBC 7's new commission continues with episode 2 - The Vintage Costumed Hero Ball. The evil old Mrs Claus - proprietor of the Christmas Hotel - plays host to a convention for superannuated British superheroes. Brenda the landlady is surprised to discover that these include one of her B&B guests. The series is written by Paul Magrs and stars Joanna Tope, Monica Gibb and Sean Scanlan.

From the Newsletter.
New To BBC7
Brenda is the cheerful landlady of a modest B&B in the Victorian seaside town of Whitby. But Whitby isn't quite what it seems, and nor, for that matter is Brenda - she can't help getting involved in mysterious and spooky adventures. Commissioned specially for BBC 7, Never The Bride began life as a Radio 4 Afternoon Story in 1998. This three part series was written by Paul Magrs and stars Joanna Tope (pictured) and Sean Scanlan.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Tales From Heinlein: The Green Hills of Earth. A fantastic tale about the heroic adventures of Rhysling, the blind singer of the spaceways.

From the BBC7 Newsletter.
Tales From Heinlein: The Green Hills of Earth. The second of two stories commissioned by BBC 7 last year to celebrate the centenary of the birth of sci-fi master Robert A. Heinlein. This is the fantastic tale about Rhysling, the blind singer of the spaceways. Read by Adam Sims, the story was abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins.

Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th March.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: Before the Screaming Begins. The first instalment of a sci-fi trilogy written by Wally K Daly. Bank clerk Tom Harris and his wife Sally go to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. However things take a dramatic turn as Tom is abducted by aliens. The cast includes James Laurenson, Jennifer Piercey, Donald Hewlett and Patrick Troughton (pictured above). Originally broadcast in July 1978, this 3 part serial is directed by Martin Jenkins. Blurb from the Newsletter.

Monday 10th to Friday14th March.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Perelandra. Alex Jennings reads C S Lewis' unabridged evocative sci-fi thriller recounting the exploits of the enigmatic Dr Ransom. This BBC 7 commission was produced by Lawrence Jackson. (9-13/18.)

Monday 10th March.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World of... (6/6.) Love: Lee and Herring are finding out about love, appropriately enough from The Love Boat.

Tuesday 11th to Friday14th March.

11am/ 5 am. The Woman In White. There's a Victorian gothic tale from Wilkie Collins, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2001. Walter Hartright experiences a strange encounter with a woman in white who haunts him, and starts to haunt the family too. Starring Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, Emily Bruni and Jeremy Clyde, this classic story is dramatised for radio by Martyn Wade and directed by Cherry Cookson. Newsletter blurb.

Tuesday 11th March.

10.30 pm/ 3.30 am. Old Harry?s Game. Fun with the devil. (4/6.) There's trouble in hell - Satan with a fundamentalist and Scumspawn with a pushy computer. With Andy Hamilton and James Grout.

And from the newsletter. Old Harry?s Game Another chance to hear series 2 of Andy Hamilton?s brilliant sitcom set in Hell and first broadcast in 1998. With Hell becoming so crowded, Satan is in need of an assistant. Starring Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu, it was produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer. And from the site: With human depravity on the increase, hell is becoming overcrowded. Satan decides to hire an assistant demon. From April 1998.

Thursday 13th to Friday 14th March.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: The Silent Scream. Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy continues in The Silent Scream. Armageddon is just three weeks away, and earth is preparing for an alien intervention, and Sally Harris is concerned about her baby son's unusual behaviour. James Laurenson, Hannah Gordon, Donald Hewlett, Colin Douglas and Peter Wickham star in this gripping adventure, directed by Martin Jenkins.
 
You can hear the conclusion of this trilogy in With a Whimper to the Grave, which will be broadcast the following week. The blurb again is from the Newsletter.

Thursday 13th March.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Rigor Mortis. Laurence Howarth's sitcom is set in the fascinating, but misunderstood world of the pathology lab. Dr Webster realises that he recognises the man he has just performed a routine autopsy on - much to the dismay of his colleagues. With Peter Davison, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Geoffrey Whitehead, Tom Price, Marianne Levy, Gus Brown, Stephen Critchlow and Beth Chalmers.

Friday 14th March.

11.30pm/ 4.30am. Ectoplasm. (2/4.) The Case of the Missing Lost Soul: A Countess begs Lord Zimbabwe to win back her soul - for without it, she will be a Barry Manilow fan forever

And from the newsletter.
Another chance to hear the swashbuckling exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer. Written by Radio 4's pun-kings, Dan Freedman and Nick Romero, Ectoplasm was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2000.



From the newsletter.

Features
Strange Weather Days
New to BBC7
Former weather forecaster Helen Young presents the second series of Strange Weather Days, which recalls some occurrences of extreme weather conditions.
1/5
In December 1952, a deathly smog descended over London for 69 hours. Over 4,000 people were killed.
2/5
Cheltenham 1990: The hottest ever temperature in the UK. So hot the tarmac melted and you could fry an egg on the tennis courts.
3/5
The people of Bournemouth remember one strange day in 1983, when hailstones the size of golf balls fell.
4/5
In 1999 the most powerful ever lightening strike - a super bolt - was recorded in this country. What did it hit?
5/5
Dartmoor, 1963. A great snow blizzard left 6 ft drifts. Midwives delivered babies by phone. People were snowed in for weeks.
Monday - Friday at 1.15pm.


There does not seem to be any genre stuff in the Big Toe.


Well that's your ear full from last week.

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« Reply #234 on: March 21, 2008, 05:48:18 pm »
Well the usual ups and downs have kept me away for a short while but hey ho the

Saturday 15th to Friday 21st March 2008.



The main BBC site is http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and the radio section [this also covers the world service.} is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/





BBC Radio 2. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ ]**

Friday 15th March.

9.15pm. The Lady Vanishes (15 min) (3/6.) Brenda Blethyn reads a new abridgement of White's classic. Hitchcock adapted Ethel Lina White?s 1936 book The Wheel Spins into the 1938 film The Lady Vanishes. This thriller is not genre but with Hitchcock I?m prepared to bend my rules.

BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **

Tuesday 18th March.

2.15pm. The Afternoon Play: Mrs. Mabb. Mrs. Mabb (Shakespeare?s arch-fairy.) seduces Capt. Fox into her house; his dumped fianc? will do anything to get him back.

And from web site. Mrs Mabb. By Susanna Clarke, dramatised by Judith Adams

Captain Fox has been spirited away by the amazing Mrs Mabb, and audacious heroine Venetia wants him back. But she has Mrs Mabb's malign magic to contend with.

Narrator ...... Emma Fielding
Venetia ...... Jasmine Hyde
Fanny ...... Lucy Akhurst
Captain Fox ...... Bertie Carvel
Mr Hawkins/Mr Grout ...... Philip Fox
Lucas/John Purvis ...... Sam Pamphilon
Marje ...... Poppy Friar
Nan ...... Millie Binks

Producer Elizabeth Allard.

Wednesday 19th March.

11pm. Terry Pratchett's Night Watch. (4/5.) Reliving the glorious revolution of his youth, Sam Vimes also has to protect his younger self from arch-enemy Carcer.

Terry Pratchett's best-seller, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Living in the past is hard, but dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth.

Sam Vimes ...... Philip Jackson
Young Sam ...... Carl Prekopp
Carcer ...... Paul Ritter
Fred Colon ...... Sam Dale
Jocasta Wiggs ...... Clare Corbett
Sergeant Knock ...... Matt Addis
Dr Lawn ...... Ben Onwukwe
Willikins ...... Peter Marinker

Directed by Claire Grove.

And this is from the BBC Press Office.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth in this darkly comic satire; the ninth book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.


Commander Vimes must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. However, if he changes too much, he'll find himself unable to return to the present. Philip Jackson stars as Commander Sam Vimes, Carl Prekopp as Young Sam, Paul Ritter as Carcer and Sam Dale as Fred Colon. The cast also includes Clare Corbett, Matt Addis, Joseph Kloska, Ben Onwukwe, Peter Marinker and Rachel Atkins.   

Terry Pratchett is regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists and has won numerous literary awards. He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1998 and has received four honorary doctorates. His acclaimed novels have sold 40 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 33 languages.

Robin Brooks, who has dramatised Night Watch for BBC Radio 4, previously dramatised Terry Pratchett's Small Gods and Mort, also for Radio 4.

Producer/Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

And from the Newsletter.

Terry Pratchett?s Night Watch, 11.00-11.30pmNew series. A suspenseful, darkly comic satire. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in the city of his youth. He must teach his younger self to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.


BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 15th March.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Space Hacks. SF Comedy. Starring Prunella Scales and Dan Mersh. (3 /4.). New series for BBC7. Empire in the Sun

From the newsletter.

Space Hacks
New To BBC7
Series 2 of the fantastical sitcom, specially commissioned for BBC7, about space journalists Charlie and Moog, and their constant struggle to find an interesting intergalactic news story. Written by Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons, Space Hacks stars Dan Mersh, Tim Key, Dan Tetsell and comedy veteran Prunella Scales.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Dalek, I Love You. A young Doctor Who obsessive gets more than he bargains for when he meets his very own Dr Who Girl. But is she real or imagined? The sequel appears next week.

Sunday 16th March.

11.30 am/ 9.30 pm. The Tales of the Mausoleum Club. (1/6.) Jess of the B'ournevilles: Mr Sturdy arrives at the Club with a tale of West Country paganism.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Never The Bride. Writer: Paul Magrs. (3/3.) Our Frank: The series reaches a cliff-top climax with the return of Brenda's monstrous old fiance, who's tracked her down to Whitby.

From the Newsletter.
New To BBC7
Brenda is the cheerful landlady of a modest B&B in the Victorian seaside town of Whitby. But Whitby isn't quite what it seems, and nor, for that matter is Brenda - she can't help getting involved in mysterious and spooky adventures. Commissioned specially for BBC 7, Never The Bride began life as a Radio 4 Afternoon Story in 1998. This three part series was written by Paul Magrs and stars Joanna Tope (pictured) and Sean Scanlan.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. Philip Dick's novel was the basis for the film Total Recall. The story centres on distant dreams, false memories and secret missions to Mars. Read by William Hootkins, it was produced by Gemma Jenkins and was first broadcast on BBC 7 in September 2003. (1/2.)

Monday 17th March.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: The Silent Scream. Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy continues in The Silent Scream. Armageddon is just three weeks away, and earth is preparing for an alien intervention, and Sally Harris is concerned about her baby son's unusual behaviour. James Laurenson, Hannah Gordon, Donald Hewlett, Colin Douglas and Peter Wickham star in this gripping adventure, directed by Martin Jenkins. (3/3.)

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World of... (1/6) Magic: Richard Herring and Stewart Lee accidentally summon the devil. Tom Baker, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front help them.

And from the newsletter.

Recorded at the windswept campus of Lancaster University in 1993, Lee and Herring answer questions that have possibly puzzled many of us, such as: Do Magic Markers have any magic powers? Is Paul Daniels a wizard? Produced by Sarah Smith, the series also stars Tom Baker, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front.

Monday 17th to Friday 21st March.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Perelandra. Alex Jennings reads C S Lewis' unabridged evocative sci-fi thriller recounting the exploits of the enigmatic Dr Ransom. This BBC 7 commission was produced by Lawrence Jackson. (14-18/18.)

Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th March.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: With A Whimper To The Grave. (3/3.) In the final play of Wally K. Daly's trilogy, aliens still threaten the Earth and the 'Sixth Sensers' are becoming involved. But the government has a plan of action. With a terrific cast which includes John Shrapnel, Maureen O'Brien, Patrick Troughton, Timothy West and Angela Thorne, it was directed by Martin Jenkins and was first broadcast on Radio 4 in March 1984

Tuesday 11th March.

10.30 pm/ 3.30 am.
Old Harry?s Game. Fun with the devil. (5/6.) In this episode, a Unified Theory of Everything is published. With Andy Hamilton and James Grout.

And from the newsletter. Old Harry?s Game Another chance to hear series 2 of Andy Hamilton?s brilliant sitcom set in Hell and first broadcast in 1998. With Hell becoming so crowded, Satan is in need of an assistant. Starring Andy Hamilton, James Grout, Jimmy Mulville, Robert Duncan, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu, it was produced by Paul Mayhew-Archer. And from the site: With human depravity on the increase, hell is becoming overcrowded. Satan decides to hire an assistant demon. From April 1998.

Thursday 20th March.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. Rigor Mortis. Laurence Howarth's sitcom is set in the fascinating, but misunderstood world of the pathology lab. With Peter Davison, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Geoffrey Whitehead, Tom Price, Marianne Levy, Gus Brown, Stephen Critchlow and Beth Chalmers. (2/6.) Professor Donaldson introduces a new medical empathy scheme, because 'a corpse is a person too'

Friday 21st March.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Moonlight Serenade. Writer: Tom Ray. It's 1944 and a maverick crew must fly the ill-fated Ave Maria. Will they return safely or will the plane claim them as its own?

6.15 pm repeat 12.45 am. The 7th Dimension: Night Talker Writer: Danny John-Jules. DJ Andy Stone hates Halloween. But this year, gremlins in the studio lead the hard man to reveal some startling secrets

11.30pm/ 4.30am. Ectoplasm. (3/4.) The Affair of the Baddie's Niece: Lord Zimbabwe and Dr Lilac travel back through time to the Wild West, where they must thwart the evil waffle baron Ike Clanton.

And from the newsletter.
Another chance to hear the swashbuckling exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer. Written by Radio 4's pun-kings, Dan Freedman and Nick Romero, Ectoplasm was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2000.

Bestsellers
Big Toe Books
There's an excellent week of stories ahead for youngsters of all ages to enjoy:
 
Jim Davis by Michael Morpugo
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Unreal by Paul Jennings
Saturday to Friday at 7am


Well that's it for this last week in echo. Remember that listen again can be used.

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« Reply #235 on: August 03, 2008, 11:55:12 pm »
Not been here for a while but I'm back.



Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th August 2008.



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BBC World Service. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ ]**

It would appear The World Service no longer carries drama except in a few rare cases. If you spot any drama let me know.


BBC Radio 3. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ ]**

Monday 4th, Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th August.

11pm. The Essay: The Future is Not What it Used... (1-3/3.)

1/3. Broken Dreams: Richard investigates two contrasting utopian worlds in novels from the 1880s: caring capitalism in Looking Backward by American author Edward Bellamy and communitarian socialism in William Morris' News from Nowhere

2/3. Trust Me, I'm a Scientist

Richard looks at how, in the 1930s, when capitalism and communism appeared unable to deliver utopia, HG Wells in The Shape of Things to Come and Aldous Huxley in Brave New World asked the next big question: can science mend our broken dreams, or will they just become nightmares?

3/3. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Richard investigates the threat of nuclear and environmental holocaust, explored in novels such as Neville Shute's On the Beach and John Christopher's The Death of Grass. Is the appetite for apocalypse - religious or scientific - now fed by ecological concern and terrorism? Must we always live in fear, or is it a potent political tool?


BBC Radio 4. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ ] **
Saturday 2nd August.

12.30am. (So actually Sunday.) The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God and Other Stories. Writer Etgar Keret. Reader: Henry Goodman. (5/5.) Pride and Joy.
As Ehud Guznik gets bigger, he discovers that his parents seem to get smaller.

Sunday 3rd August.

7.45pm. Birds and Beasts. Specially commissioned stories with an animal theme
Nanny. (1/5.) By Shena Mackay, read by Barbara Flynn.

The past catches up with Campbell Forsyth, academic and philanderer, when he notices something odd about the hairy woman in the front row.

Monday 4th to Friday 8th August.

3.30pm. The Food of Love and Hate. Afternoon Readings.

Tuesday. Specialite du Perigord by E J Patience, read by Clare Higgins

In the heat of high summer Madame Boisseau retreats to the cool of her kitchen. In her youth she danced with Les Folies Berg?re. These days she pickles, makes pat?s, bakes, and provides gossip for the villagers. Opinions differ as to the cause of her still-youthful looks: her well-water or her walnut-flavoured Pinot - or is it something to do with the steady stream of lovers who?ve climbed the hill-path to her house over the years?

Wednesday. A Birthday Cockatrice by Gerard Woodward, read by Helen Lederer

Jodie?s divorced parents come together for her seventh birthday party, but weird things start happening when the cockatrice comes out of the oven.

Monday 4th August.

11.30 pm. Tomorrow, Today (1/9.) Dial M for Martian.
Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1961. A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006.

Will Hugo give in to government manipulation to save his beloved show from cancellation?

Nigel Lavery ...... Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann ...... Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard ...... John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn ...... Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman ...... Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings ...... Jon Glover
Colin Franks ...... Paul Richard Biggin
Miss Pickford ...... Miranda Keeling

Tuesday 5th August.

11.30am .Mr Punch Says That?s the Way to Do It. Martin Reeve explores the history and survival of the Punch and Judy show. He talks to professors, fans and historians about how a glove puppet with attitude has managed to make his mark on popular culture for more than 250 years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/pip/fmooc/

It?s amazing how the serial killer part can be laughed of with saying he has a bit of attitude.

BBC Radio 7. [Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/ ] **

Saturday 2nd August.

8.30am/ 7.30pm. Jungle Book.
Mowgli rescues Messua and meets the Father of the Cobras, who guards the King's Treasure. Episode 3 of 5. Kipling?s jungle fantasy about a boy raised by wolves.

12am/ 1am. The House of Doctor Dee.
Peter Ayckroyd's sinister novel is set in a house once owned by a black magician, and the horror awaiting the young man who inherits it starts to unfold.  Starring Philip Glenister Nigel Anthony, John Rowe, Tracy Anne Oberman and Anthony Ofoegbu it was dramatised by Alan Drury, directed by Claire Grove and first broadcast in 1997. Saturday at 12midday and 1am (from BBC7 Newsletter.)

1.30pm/ 2.30am. Hordes of the Things.
As the defenders of Albion complete their quests, one makes a startling discovery. Starring Simon Callow and Paul Eddington. Episode 3 of 4. Tolkien parody by John Lloyd and Andrew Marshall.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Journey Into Space Operation Luna
Classic 1950s sci-fi from Charles Chilton, set in the unimaginably far-flung future of 1965. With David Jacobs and Derek Guyler. Episode 4 of 13.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Fear on Four. Playing God: Homeless people face falling prey to unscrupulous operators. Introduced by Edward de Souza. Starring Melanie Hudson. Episode 4 of 8.

Sunday 3rd August.

6 pm repeat Midnight. The 7th Dimension: Project Raphael. Malcolm and Polly set alarms ringing and the secrets of The Laughing Dog are finally revealed. Written by Jenny Stephens. Episode 3 of 3.

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: Children of the Corn. Stephen King?s tale of horror about something lurking in the corn. Vicky and Burt stop in Gatlin to report a crime. The town seems deserted until Burt makes an alarming discovery in the church. Episode 2 of 3.

Monday 4th to Friday 8th August.

6 pm/12 am. The 7th Dimension: Catch My Breath. (1-5/5.)
This original BBC 7 commission, written by Marty Ross, is a contemporary drama combining gothic horror and Celtic folklore. Two women take refuge in a remote Scottish mansion where terror lurks. Starring Claire Knight, Suzanne Donaldson, John Shedden and Lewis Howden, it was directed by Bruce Young. Monday to Friday at 6pm and Midnight. (from the BBC7 newsletter.)

6.30 pm repeat 12.30 am. The 7th Dimension: The Handmaid's Tale. (1-10/10.).
Margaret Attwood's chilling novel is set in a horrific world of the near future, where women are oppressed and manipulated. Abridged by Katie Campbell and read in 12 parts by Buffy Davis (pictured) the producer was Sally Avens. Monday to Friday at 6.30pm and 12.30am. (from the BBC7 newsletter.)

Thursday 7th August.

10.30pm/ 3.30am. On the Town - League of Gentlemen.
Death by Mau Mau: The 'local people' of Spent hold a fun run. Black comedy with Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. Episode 2 of 6.

Friday 8th August.

11.30pm/ 4.30am. The Cabaret of Dr Caligari.
This tongue-in-cheek anthology of tales begins a rerun with a DJ visiting the deadly Doctor. Starring John Woodvine (pictured), Sylvester McCoy, Kerry Shale and Victoria Wicks, it was written by Alan Gibey, produced by Anne Edyvean and first broadcast on Radio 5 in 1991. Fridays at 11.30pm and 4.30am. (from the BBC7 newsletter.)

And from the BBC7 newsletter again.

Big Toe Books Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th August.
Saturday/Sunday
Henry's Cat - The Television Advert: by Stan Hayward. Read by Mike Harding.
Henry[s Cat - The Photographer by Stan Hayward. Read by Mike Harding.
Billie and the Parent Plan by Ann Bryant. Read by Jenny Bryce.
The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy. Read by Nigel Planer.
Smelly Feat by Paul Jennings. Read by Ralf Little.
Next Time Around by Paul Jennings. Read by Ralf Little.

Monday to Friday
Dream Master Nightmare by Theresa Breslin. Read by Gary Bakewell.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.  Read by Jason Isaacs.
My Teacher Fried My Brains by Bruce Coville. Read by Ayre Gross.
The Wish List by Eoin Colfer. Read by Nicholas Boulton.

Daily at 7am

Well hope the sounds keep rolling.


Wayne.