Radio 4 Extra Fri 31 Oct 2014
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 00:00   A B Book at Bedtime, Naomi Alderman - The Lessons, Lovely Little Daisy
Mark finds the love of his life at last, only to lose it and destroy everything. (9/10)
 
 00:15   A B Chinese in Britain, Steam and Starch
Life in the Chinese laundries which sprung up during the first half of the 20th century. (4/10)
 
 00:30   A B Alan Plater - Abandoned Projects, Episode 4
The playwright recalls a never-realised bleak opera and a film meant to star Rex Harrison. (4/5)
 
 00:45   A B Book of the Week, Martin Gayford - Constable in Love, Episode 4
Despite fierce opposition from Maria's powerful grandfather, John is determined to marry. (4/5)
 
 01:00   A B Heresy, Series 8, Episode 1
Victoria Coren Mitchell challenges Mark Steel, Jessica Berens and Christopher Biggins. (1/6)
 
 01:30   A B Great Lives, Rachel Carson
Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.
 
 02:00   A B The Blackburn Files, Series 1, A Case of Plagiarism
Stephen J Blackburn is called in when a writer is convinced his TV script's been pinched. (4/5)
 
 02:30   A B Mirror, Mirror
The eyes are the windows of the soul, but what happens when they see us from the outside?
 
 03:00   A B Classic Serial, Neglected Classics: The Snow Goose
A disfigured artist and a young girl help a wounded bird during Second World War horrors.
 
 04:00   A B Gunter Grass - The Tin Drum, Episode 2
Oscar discovers sex, jazz and the black market. Will his mad drumming make him a star? (2/2)
 
 05:00   A B Ballylenon, Series 8, Agroturismo in Irlande
Phonsie urges Ballylenon to grab agritourism grants with both hands. (4/6)
 
 05:30   A B Stockport, So Good They Named It Once, Series 2, Siege
Can Jason patch up his love life with a last-chance date? (4/6)
 
 06:00   A B The Blackburn Files, Series 1, A Case of Haddock and Plaice
An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad. (5/5)
 
 06:30   A B Why Is the 1812 So Popular?
Tchaikovsky himself said his overture had 'no artistic merit', so why is it so popular?
 
 07:00   A B Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me, Series 1, She's Funny That Way
Could the return of an old flame mark the end of Roy and George's musical marriage? (6/6)
 
 07:30   A B Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!, Series 6, Gone Fishing
Arthur casts off on Spiggy Lakes with long-suffering friends Sally, Geoffrey and Wilf. (5/6)
 
 08:00   A B Jim the Great, Series 1, The King Jim Abacus Dating Service
The moustachioed monarch has a go at matchmaking, but warm hearts come with cold feet. (5/6)
 
 08:30   A B The Men from the Ministry, Four Men in a Wellington
The bumbling civil servants investigate a phantom air force base.
 
 09:00   A B Jest a Minute, Series 1, Episode 3
Justin Moorhouse, Roger Monkhouse, Chris Corcoran and Kirsten O'Brien join Rhod Gilbert. (3/6)
 
 09:30   A B Rent, Series 2, Episode 2
Richard finds himself propelled into the limelight as a superstar DJ. (2/6)
 
 10:00   A B Henry James - The Turn of the Screw
Are two children under an evil influence, or is it in the imagination of their governess?
 
 11:00   A B Heidi Amsinck - Danish Noir, The Wailing Girl
A castle guide ponders whether he can make the castle owner believe in ghosts. (3/3)
 
 11:15   A B Julian MacLaren-Ross - I Had to Go Sick
Will a soldier ever get signed off sick? A tale of service life in the Second World War.
 
 11:40   A B Julian MacLaren-Ross - Second Lieutenant Lewis: A Memoir
World War Two - a soldier recalls an unlikely friendship with Welsh poet Alun Lewis.
 
 12:00   A B The Missing Hancocks, Director's Commentary
Andy Hamilton presents a lost episode, plus interviews with Neil Pearson and Kevin McNally
 
 12:45   A B The New Elizabethans, Tony Hancock
Comedy actor Tony Hancock epitomised the little man's struggle against the world. (15)
 
 13:00   A B The Blackburn Files, Series 1, A Case of Haddock and Plaice
An elderly couple's time-share cash con sparks Stephen J Blackburn's first case abroad. (5/5)
 
 13:30   A B Why Is the 1812 So Popular?
Tchaikovsky himself said his overture had 'no artistic merit', so why is it so popular?
 
 14:00   A B Book at Bedtime, Naomi Alderman - The Lessons, The Marks of Love
Jess tells James some home truths. (10/10)
 
 14:15   A B Chinese in Britain, Educated in Britain
Why so many Chinese sought an education at British universities, particularly in Scotland. (5/10)
 
 14:30   A B Alan Plater - Abandoned Projects, Contrasting Phone Calls and the Beatles
Two late-night phone calls bring playwright Alan Plater very different news. (5/5)
 
 14:45   A B Book of the Week, Martin Gayford - Constable in Love, Episode 5
Finally married, the serious production of both paintings and children can now begin. (5/5)
 
 15:00   A B Henry James - The Turn of the Screw
Are two children under an evil influence, or is it in the imagination of their governess?
 
 16:00   A B The 4 O'Clock Show, Halloween, cobwebs and kiwi fruit
Mel Giedroyc is in high spirits as she presents lots of Halloween fun.
 
 17:00   A B King Street Junior Revisited, Series 3, Flaming June
A weekend away in the country and under canvas. Memories will be made of this. (5/6)
 
 17:30   A B Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me, Series 1, She's Funny That Way
Could the return of an old flame mark the end of Roy and George's musical marriage? (6/6)
 
 18:00   A B Jest a Minute, Series 1, Episode 3
Justin Moorhouse, Roger Monkhouse, Chris Corcoran and Kirsten O'Brien join Rhod Gilbert. (3/6)
 
 18:30   A B Pioneers, Series 2, The Samaritans
Clare English speaks to Fr Roy Day and Mike Tunstall about the history of the Samaritans. (5/6)
 
 19:00   A B Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie
Comedian Andrew Maxwell sets out to show that the feast has its origins in these islands.
 
 22:00   A B Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!, Series 6, Gone Fishing
Arthur casts off on Spiggy Lakes with long-suffering friends Sally, Geoffrey and Wilf. (5/6)
 
 22:30   A B BBC Radio New Comedy Award, 2014, Heat eight
Eighth heat of the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, hosted by Arthur Smith. (8/8)
 
 23:25   A B The Comedy Club Interviews, 31/10/2014
Arthur Smith chats to Holly Burn.
 
 23:30   A B Children's Hour with Armstrong and Miller, Episode 4
Martin Bain-Jones is left in the studio, while Craig has a dubious new job. (4/4)
 



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