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Radio schedule Wednesday 27th October 2021

Radio 4
11:30am
What's Funny About.... Image shows from L to R: Jon Plowman, Peter Fincham

What's Funny About...

Series 2, Episode 6 - The Good Life

Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to Felicity Kendal about the history of the self-sufficiency sitcom The Good Life.

Radio 4
6:30pm
(repeat)
The Cold Swedish Winter. Image shows from L to R: Linda (Sissela Benn), Geoff (Adam Riches). Copyright: Unique Productions

The Cold Swedish Winter

Series 4, Episode 1 - Childhood

Geoff worries about trolls, mortality and poisoned blueberries.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
7pm
(repeat)
Hancock's Half Hour. Image shows from L to R: Sidney James (Sid James), Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock), Bill Kerr (Bill Kerr)

Hancock's Half Hour

Series 4, Episode 4 - The Income Tax Demand

Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock is a loser whose plans and aspirations are continually ruined by bad luck, Sidney Balmoral James or, more often than not, by his own pomposity and ambition.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
7:30pm
(repeat)
BBC Radio 4 Extra

Give Or Take

Episode 8 - Episode Eight

Sitcom about a man who dreams of winning the football pools.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
10pm
(repeat)
The Cold Swedish Winter. Image shows from L to R: Linda (Sissela Benn), Geoff (Adam Riches). Copyright: Unique Productions

The Cold Swedish Winter

Series 3, Episode 4 - The Latte Pappas

Geoff negotiates the generous Swedish parental benefits system, the rewards - and otherwise - of dealing with a marauding toddler, and the terrifying perfectionism of Swedish dads.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
10:30pm
(repeat)
The Harpoon

The Harpoon

Episode 3: A special budget edition of the nostalgic spoof of boys' adventure story papers.

Radio 4
11pm
Lasties. Image shows from L to R: Ray (Tim Key), Boo (John Kearns)

Lasties

Episode 2 - Hot Magnums

Ray's fuming. Boo's brought his "big shop" along to the pub and his fish fingers are thawing. He challenges Boo to put a log on the fire. Derek - an old goose of a landlord - isn't happy with any of it.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
11pm
(repeat)
Bleak Expectations. Image shows from L to R: Hardthrasher (Geoffrey Whitehead), Aunt Lily (Celia Imrie), Young Pip (Tom Allen), Mr Gently Benevolent (Anthony Head), Sir Philip Bin (Richard Johnson), Harry Biscuit (James Bachman). Copyright: BBC

Bleak Expectations

Series 4, Episode 1 - A Tolerable Life De-Happified

Pip must enlist the help of his former nemesis to fight a new evil spreading terror and cake-crumbs through the streets of London.

Radio 4
11:15pm
Tarot

Tarot: Soundbleed

Episode 4 - Episode Four

We hear three people preparing for the end of the world, what you can really hear when you put your ear to a shell and a very unusual ASMR scenario.

BBC Radio 4 Extra
11:30pm
(repeat)
Bunk Bed

Bunk Bed

Series 5, Episode 1 - Episode One

Tonight the duo discuss what sort of dinosaur they would have been, respond to archive of the great African-American writer James Baldwin on Fathers with their own tales of being humiliated by children, and argue if it's ever appropriate for an Irish person to use the phrase "Yada, yada, yada..."

BBC Radio 4 Extra
11:45pm
(repeat)
Roger McGough's Other Half. Roger McGough

Roger McGough's Other Half

Episode 1 - Episode One

Quirky sketches and poems with merriment and melancholy in equal measures.

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