The Saturday Play: White Nights Radio 4, Saturday 2.30pm
Anne Cleeves’ novel about a Shetland community shaken up by the apparent murder of a stranger is adapted by Iain Finlay MacLeod, starring Steven Robertson, Finlay Walsh and Anne Lacey.
Elaine Paige on Sunday Radio 2, Sunday 1pm
Once again, The Stage’s Matt Hemley will be on hand to discuss the latest theatre news with EP.
The Winslow Boy Radio 4 Extra, 1.30pm
Continuing BBC Radio’s celebration of Terrence Rattigan’s centenary, Radio 4 Extra repeats this 1981 adaptation starring Michael Redgrave. Based on a real life incident, the play concerns the attempt by a father to clear his son’s name after the boy is expelled from naval college for stealing a postal order.
Also on Radio 4 Extra this week, Clive Merrison reads extracts from Michael Darlow’s Rattigan biography in Terence Rattigan: The Man and His Work (Monday-Friday 10.45am).
Drama on 3: Widowers’ Houses Radio 3, Sunday 8pm
Ian McKellen, Charles Dance, Tim Pigott-Smith and Dan Stevens star in an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s first play, a socially aware satire about how the love of money and exploitation of the Victorian working class went hand in hand.
Barbara Windsor’s Funny Girls Radio 2, Tuesday 10pm
A three-part series about iconic female comedic actresses starts with Hylda Baker, who progressed from the music hall to television, film and radio. Often performing monologues to a silent stooge, Cynthia (usually a man in drag, with the last performer to take the role being Lend Me a Tenor’s Matthew Kelly), Baker’s northern, catchphrase-based comedy influenced many a performer.
Afternoon Play: Life Begins at Crawley Radio 4, Thursday 2.15pm
In Roy Apps’ comedy, Penelope Keith plays the wife on an MP who has to try and make ends meet when her husband is imprisoned for fiddling his expenses — and finds herself turning to crime…
Friday Night is Music Night Radio 2, Friday 8pm
The BBC Concert Orchestra performs with musical theatre students from the Brit School of the Performing Arts. As part of the FNIMN film season, the programme includes some of the best known songs from movies.
The Radio 2 Arts Show Radio 2, Friday 10pm
With Penny Smith sitting in for Caludia Winkleman, the guests include the cast of the Arts Theatre’s Park Avenue Cat, while Hollywood scriptwriter Bruce Joel Rubin talks about adapting his screenplay of Ghost for musical theatre.