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Radio schedule Thursday 7th October 2021

Radio 4
2:15pm
The Attendant. Image shows from L to R: Ella (Patricia Allison), Alex (Will Merrick), Keith and the 'How To' Tapes (Kenneth Collard)

The Attendant

Episode 1 - Frankenstein

Alex is desperate to find someone to share his life with, but too scared to do anything about it. A film obsessive, he works the night shift at an isolated petrol station on the outskirts of a two-bit town. Awkward, and with no real friends to speak of, he confides in his only 'colleague' - a smiley-faced vacuum cleaner named Keith, whose voice only Alex can hear.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
6pm
(repeat)
The Spaceship. Captain Gordon Taylor (James Fleet). Copyright: BBC

The Spaceship

Series 2, Episode 4 - Sick

The crew contract a mystery virus which makes them age at an alarming rate.

Radio 4
6:30pm
(repeat)
The Break. Image shows from L to R: The Reverend Beverley (Shobna Gulati), Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), Andy (James Northcote), Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson), Max (Rasmus Hardiker), Corinne (Alison Steadman). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions

The Break

Series 3, Episode 2 - Five Benches Outside Yatterby Hall, Flamford

Nothing could be more relaxing than a visit to a historical stately home but this is Flamford. Andy starts the day with a rather alarming haircut and it's downhill from there on.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
7pm
(repeat)
I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

Series 8, Episode 4 - Episode Four

Tales of the circus, and Radio Prune's director speaks out.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
7:30pm
(repeat)
After Henry. Image shows from L to R: Sarah France (Prunella Scales), Clare (Geraldine Cowper), Eleanor (Joan Sanderson). Copyright: BBC

After Henry

Series 1, Episode 7 - Episode Seven

Culture and generation-clash comedy in which middle-aged widow Sarah lives with her elderly, difficult mother Eleanor, and daughter Clare.

Union Jack Radio Comedy Club

Union Jack Radio Comedy Club

Episode 1 - Episode One

This first episode will include comedy from Paul McCaffrey, who has recently appeared on major UK tours; Nina Gilligan, who's often described as a bolshier Mrs Merton; and Aaron Simmonds, a former BBC New Comedy Award finalist and winner of Jewish Comedian of the Year.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
10pm
(repeat)
The Break. Image shows from L to R: The Reverend Beverley (Shobna Gulati), Fish Shop Frank (Mark Benton), Andy (James Northcote), Uncle Jeff (Philip Jackson), Max (Rasmus Hardiker), Corinne (Alison Steadman). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions

The Break

Series 3, Episode 1 - Never the Twin

Jeff enjoys a thoroughly Flamford Christmas - in September. Later, Jeff and his nephew Andy find themselves pitted against the enigmatic Applegarth twins.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
10:30pm 60 min
(repeat)
What's Funny About.... Image shows from L to R: Jon Plowman, Peter Fincham

What's Funny About...

Series 2, Episode 3 - Smack The Pony

A look back at the sketch show Smack The Pony with Sally Phillips and Victoria Pile, who variously created, starred in and wrote the show, which arrive on Channel 4 in 1999. They remember the challenges Smack The Pony faced on its journey from a small idea to its Bafta and Emmy success, and talk through some of their favourite sketches and characters.

Shaun Keaveny

Rockanory

Episode 20 - Trying To Get Blood Out Of A Stone, Part 4

Did Keith Richards have all of his blood replaced in a secret clinic high in the Swiss mountains? Sounds plausible, right?

Radio 4
11pm
Evelyn Mok

Drop The Dead Panda

Evelyn Mok and Ken Cheng star in a sketch show with an all writing and acting cast of East Asian talent.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
11:30pm
(repeat)
The Secret World. Copyright: BBC

The Secret World

Pilot, Episode 1 - Pilot

Comedy show offering an insight into the private lives of the famous. Ringo is trying to get The Beatles back together; Peaches Geldof doesn't understand why her dad is famous; and Jools Holland appears to have been kidnapped.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
Midnight
(repeat)
The Spaceship. Captain Gordon Taylor (James Fleet). Copyright: BBC

The Spaceship

Series 2, Episode 4 - Sick

The crew contract a mystery virus which makes them age at an alarming rate.

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