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A Good Read

Nish Kumar and Katy Brand

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Comedians Nish Kumar and Katy Brand tell Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books.

Comedians Nish Kumar and Katy Brand tell Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth is revisited, but does it still stand up?

Comedians Nish Kumar and Katy Brand tell Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. Katy's choice is the hilarious Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth. But does it still stand up after all these years?

Nish introduces the two white people in the studio to Why I'm No Longer Speaking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

And Harriett recommends a collection of poetry, A Scattering by Christopher Reid, that expresses the pain of grieving the loss of a loved one.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Credits

Presenter
Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest
Nish Kumar
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Producer
Beth O'Dea

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A Good Read

Midweek

Alfie Boe, John Agard, Katy Brand, Allan Jenkins

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Tenor Alfie Boe and poet John Agard join Libby Purves.

Tenor Alfie Boe, poet John Agard, comedian Katy Brand and writer Allan Jenkins join Libby Purves.

Tenor Alfie Boe, poet John Agard, writer Allan Jenkins, and comedian and writer Katy Brand join Libby Purves.

Alfie Boe is one of our most popular tenors. He is starring as Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel alongside Katherine Jenkins at ENO's London Coliseum. He has performed in opera and musical theatre alike, from Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme on Broadway to leading the cast of Les Miserables in the West End. The youngest of nine children, he left school to work as a mechanic before being plucked off the shop-floor to stardom. Carousel is at ENO's London Coliseum.

John Agard is a poet. Winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, his new show Roll Over Atlantic is a reimagining of the voyage of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the 'New World'. Born and educated in Guyana, John came to the UK in 1977. His most famous poems explore identity and belonging and he writes for children as well as adults and is well known for his skill in performing poetry. Roll Over Atlantic is on tour.

Allan Jenkins is the editor of the Observer Food Monthly. In his memoir, Plot 29, he recounts his life growing up in foster care with his brother Christopher. Their foster father introduced them to the joys of growing flowers which triggered Allan's lifelong love of gardening. As the boys grew up, their lives took different paths and Allan began to search for the answers to questions about his past. His book follows the course of a year in which he traces the story of his birth parents and finds solace tending his London allotment. Plot 29 - A Memoir is published by Fourth Estate.

Katy Brand is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor. She is taking part in the Red Nose African Convoy acting as one of the outriders to a convoy of HGVs travelling from Kenya to Uganda to deliver supplies to Comic Relief funded projects. Katy's show I Was a Teenage Christian explores her youthful fascination with evangelical Christianity. The Red Nose African Convoy is broadcast on BBC One. I Was a Teenage Christian is on tour from May.

Producer: Annette Wells.

Credits

Presenter
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest
Alfie Boe
Interviewed Guest
John Agard
Interviewed Guest
Allan Jenkins
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Producer
Annette Wells

Brand

Midweek

Saturday Live

Katy Brand

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Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by writer and comedian Katy Brand.

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir chat with comedian Katy Brand, writer Harry Bucknall and actor Daniel Laurie, plus conductor-violinist Neville Marriner shares his Inheritance Tracks.

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by the writer and comedian Katy Brand, author Harry Bucknall who followed all 1,411 miles of the Via Francigena Pilgrims walk from the City of London through England, France, Switzerland and Italy to Rome, and actor Daniel Laurie who's become the first student with Downs Syndrome to be accepted to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Theatre School Summer Course. Author and former news correspondent Gerald Seymour recalls his meeting with Maurice Bailey who, in 1973, with his wife Maralyn survived for 117 days on a rubber raft in the Pacific Ocean, and Maurice tells his side of the story. Alice Morrison has recently run the toughest footrace on earth - the Marathon Des Sables: six marathons in six days across the desert in temperatures of 50 degrees, carrying all your own provisions. The conductor and violinist Sir Neville Marriner shares his Inheritance Tracks and JP Devlin will be in the studio reading your emails and waiting to take your calls.

Katy Brand will be at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire on the Sunday 10th August and her book Brenda Monk Is Funny was published by crowd-funding publisher Unbound on 31st July 2014.

Harry Bucknall's book Like A Tramp, Like A Pilgrim: On Foot, Across Europe to Rome was published in July 2014 by Bloomsbury.

Gerald Seymour's book Vagabond is out now.

Sir Neville Marriner inherits Handel's Messiah performed by The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and passes on Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht performed by the Hollywood String Quartet. He's conducting Prom 32 on Sunday August 10th.

Producer: Maire Devine.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Interviewed Guest
Harry Bucknall
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Laurie
Interviewed Guest
Neville Marriner
Producer
Maire Devine

Woman's Hour

Duchess of Cornwall on Shakespeare; Women in comedy; Teaching consent; Living to Over 100

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The Duchess of Cornwall talks about Shakespeare in schools. Jane Garvey presents.

The Duchess of Cornwall talks about Shakespeare in schools; women on comedy TV panel shows; teaching consent; and living to over 100. Jane Garvey presents the female perspective.

The Duchess of Cornwall gives her verdict on young performers at the Shakespeare Schools Festival, which offers students from all backgrounds the opportunity to perform on their local professional stage. We discuss the benefits of performing Shakespeare for children today.

A recent proposal to make teaching consent in schools in England compulsory was rejected by the House of Lords, but campaigners argue that at a time when teenagers have easy access to porn, it is vital that they are educated about sexual relationships, consent and abuse.

The Director of BBC Television says there be at least one woman on every BBC TV Panel show. So are quotas on entertainment shows a good idea or should it be all about the quality of the talent?

Life expectancy for girls has officially broken the 100-year barrier for the first time according to Public Health England. So how should young women be preparing for their future and what might that future look like?

Credits

Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Margaret Eaton
Interviewed Guest
Fiona Elvine
Interviewed Guest
Cristina Odone
Interviewed Guest
George Leeson
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Producer
Karen Dalziel

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Brand

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour; Rosanne Cash; When Fraser Met Billy; Growing up in care

BBC Radio 4
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58 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Rosanne Cash on her new album. Living to be 105. And the end of all-male TV panel shows.

Rosanne Cash on her latest album and her father's legacy. Could all-male TV panel shows be a thing of the past? And how a stray cat changed the life of an autistic boy.

Rosanne Cash on how her latest album, The River and the Thread, took her on a journey through her family history, and how she deals with her father Johnny's legacy.

The row over misleading advice, given to women seeking abortions. UKIP leader & MEP Nigel Farage, explains his party's views on women.

Jenny Molloy a "care leaver in recovery" shares her story of how at just 9 years old, she walked into a police station in North London with her two younger brothers and asked to be taken into care.

Why girls born today are now expected to live to 105 - how will that impact on our working and family lives?

Plus could all male TV panel shows be a thing of the past ? the story of how a stray cat changed the lives of a mother and her autistic son and music from Katy B.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Catrina Lear

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

Credits

Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
George Leeson
Interviewed Guest
Angela Neustatter
Interviewed Guest
Rosanne Cash
Interviewed Guest
Joanna Nicolas
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Molloy
Interviewed Guest
Nigel Farage
Interviewed Guest
Cristina Odone
Interviewed Guest
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest
Laura Hurley
Interviewed Guest
Julia Acott
Interviewed Guest
Tracey Masters
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Interviewed Guest
Louise Booth
Producer
Catrina Lear
Editor
Beverley Purcell

Genre

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Woman's Hour

Saturday Live

Katy Brand

BBC Radio 4
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1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:

Katy Brand, Levison Wood and the inheritance tracks of composer Mike Batt.

Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Katy Brand and Levison Wood, and composer Mike Batt shares his inheritance tracks.

Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Katy Brand.

Comedian Katy Brand graced our screen in her Big Ass Show where we saw her parody pop culture. She danced like Beyonce for Sport Relief, has written her first novel Brenda Monk is Funny and her acting credits include Peep show and Nanny McPhee. Now she's a judge on the Costa book awards.

Almost four years ago Clare Owen found a gold wedding ring with an inscription and date. Her desire to reunite the ring with it's owner led her to set up her own lost and found company, Lostbox. She joins us to talk about how she's since reunited animals, soft toys and even people and to sing the praises of much maligned social media.

Levison Wood is an explorer who can currently be seen Walking the Himalayas in a Channel 4 documentary series. It's a distance of 1700 miles. He previously Walked the Nile. He joins Aasmah and Richard to share his experiences and explain why he is drawn to such expeditions.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to make maths accessible. She does online maths tutorials, teaches maths to arts students and advises primary school teachers and she's even written a book about it in relation to baking: How to Bake Pi. She'll be talking about her passion for maths, music and infinity.

Wombles composer Mike Batt tells us his Inheritance Tracks.

Her chooses the 1st movement of Schubert's 9th Symphony (The Great C major) and

Little Red Rooster performed by Howling Wolf, written by Willy Dixon

JP takes a look in the diary of listener Barbara Bindley and we have your thankyous.

Levison Wood's book Walking the Himalayas is out now, and the fourth and fifth parts of the series air on Channel 4, 8pm Sundays and the whole series can be viewed on All 4.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Katy Brand
Interviewed Guest
Clare Owen
Interviewed Guest
Levison Wood
Interviewed Guest
Eugenia Cheng
Interviewed Guest
Mike Batt
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Karen Dalziel

The Rest is History

Series 1 Episode 3

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Frank Skinner on funny moments in history. With Kate Williams, John Lloyd and Katy Brand.

Frank Skinner, with historian Kate Williams and guests John Lloyd and Katy Brand, ponders history’s funniest moments. From 2014.

Frank Skinner loves history, but just doesn't know much of it.

This comedy discussion show with celebrity guests promises to help him find out more about it.

With John Lloyd, Katy Brand and historian in residence Dr Kate Williams

Frank and company navigate their way through the annals of time, picking out and chewing over the funniest, oddest, and most interesting moments in history.

Producers: Dan Schreiber and Justin Pollard

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

Credits

Presenter
Frank Skinner
Panellist
John Lloyd
Panellist
Katy Brand
Panellist
Kate Williams
Producer
Dan Schreiber
Producer
Justin Pollard

Genre

Celebrity Mastermind

2019/2020 Episode 6

BBC One
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29 minutes Available for 6 days First broadcast:
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Dr Ranj Singh, Jessica Wright, Alan Johnson and Katy Brand brave the famous black chair.

John Humphrys puts Dr Ranj Singh, Jessica Wright, Alan Johnson and Katy Brand to the test in the classic quiz where celebrities brave the famous black chair.

John Humphrys asks the questions as four famous faces brave the black chair in another episode of the classic quiz, donating their winnings to their chosen charities. TV presenter Dr Ranj Singh, former TOWIE cast member Jessica Wright, author and former politician Alan Johnson and comedian Katy Brand are in the spotlight tonight, answering questions on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Monica Geller from Friends, The Beatles and Dirty Dancing.

Credits

Presenter
John Humphrys
Participant
Ranj Singh
Participant
Jessica Wright
Participant
Alan Johnson
Participant
Katy Brand
Producer
Chris Jones
Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer
David Young
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Production Company
Hat Trick Productions

The Infinite Monkey Cage

100th Episode TV Special

BBC Radio 4
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40 minutes Available for over a year Web Only

Brian Cox & comedian Robin Ince with a TV special of the hit science/comedy panel show

Prof. Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince host a TV special of the witty and irreverent hit science/comedy panel show, looking at the big scientific discoveries of the past 10 years

Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince host a TV special to celebrate the 100th episode of the witty and irreverent hit science/comedy panel show, looking at the big scientific discoveries of the past 10 years.

Joining them are comedians Katy Brand, Brian Blessed, Eric Idle, Dave Gorman and Andy Hamilton (to name a few) to consider what has been learnt since the first episode back in November 2009. Science royalty Alice Roberts, Neil De Grasse Tyson, Sue Black, Fay Dowker, David Speigelhalter, Richard Wiseman, Tony Ryan and Andrea Sella name their own big scientific discoveries, from the Higgs Boson, to gravitational waves, to our understanding of how humans evolved.

Plus the panel are joined by Reverend Richard Coles and the former Dean of Guildford The Very Reverend Victor Stock, to give their view from Clergy Corner. More tea and infinite particles vicar?!

Credits

Presenter
Brian Cox
Presenter
Robin Ince
Presenter
Katy Brand
Panellist
Brian Blessed
Panellist
Eric Idle
Panellist
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Panellist
Fay Dowker
Panellist
Dave Gorman
Panellist
Andy Hamilton
Panellist
Alice Roberts
Panellist
Sue Black
Panellist
David Speigelhalter
Panellist
Richard Wiseman
Panellist
Tony Ryan
Panellist
Richard Coles
Panellist
Victor Stock
Panellist
Andrea Sella
Production Coordinator
Maria Simons
Production Coordinator
Amy Jackson
Unit Manager
Ross Millard
Director
David Hillier
Producer
Michael Gray
Series Producer
Alexandra Feachem
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