Edward Petherbridge, Donald Sinden, Gary Waldhorn, Daniel Peacock, Margot Boyd and Stratford Johns star in Bruce Bedford's adaptation of the 1955 Ealing comedy written by Wiliam Rose, about an elderly woman who outwits a gang of crooks lodging in her house
A chance to hear a pick of last week's mysteries, Including at 2.30 Venus in Copper Lindsey Davis mystery set in Rome in AD 71, with Anton Lesser (6/6), and from 3.00 Jagged Prayer Robert Smith's comedy drama starring Cheryl Campbell and Timothy Spall (1-4/4)
US radio show broadcast on 2 May in the States - where it is titled A Prairie Home Companion - featuring satire, music and news from Lake Wobegon, recorded in Nashville with country star Brad Paisley and bluegrass act Sam Bush and his band
Professor Aubrey Manning explores the world, continuing in Egypt with Dr Zahi Hawass, who plans to perform CT scans on every mummy in the country to shed light on diseases suffered by the ancient Egyptians (2/4)
In a Sherlock Holmes special, Nick Utechin looks at the detective's incarnations on the radio from the 1940's onwards, including The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1945); The Red-Headed League (1954); The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1966); The Return of Sherlock Holmes : The Solitary Cyclist (1993); and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes : The Abergavenny Murder (2004).
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