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Book of the Week:How to Get Things Really Flat

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

How to Get Things Really Flat

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Andrew Martin. Novelist Andrew Martin decides to tackle the practicalities of domestic chores. He considers supermarket shopping. Read by Shaun Dooley. Show more

The black market in housing and building materials is thought to be huge in Cuba. In a nation where it is illegal to buy and sell property, Linda Pressly discovers Cubans have come up with unique ways of getting around the regulations and securing a new home.
Repeated from Monday 29 December

Contributors

Presenter:
Linda Pressly
Producer:
Polly How

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Talk to the Hand: the History of Puppets on TV

BBC Radio 4 FM

Phill Jupitus examines the enduring popularity of the TV puppet and reminisces about some old favourites and receives a puppeteering lesson from Nigel Haskett. Show more

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Pilots That Never Flew

BBC Radio 4 FM

Pilots That Never Flew

Episode 4: Producers and Commissioning Editors

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Paul Roseby examines the process of creating successful pilot programmes. Paul talks to comedy producer John Lloyd and Radio 4 commissioning editor for comedy Caroline Raphael. Show more

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The Material World

BBC Radio 4 FM

Material World

Climate and Culture in Disko Bay

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Quentin Cooper joins scientists, artists and musicians on a research cruise to Disko Bay in Greenland to investigate the cultural response to climate change in the Arctic. Show more

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Alistair Cooke's Seasonal LettersFrom America

BBC Radio 4 FM

The BBC's North America editor Justin Webb introduces eight of Alistair Cooke's seasonal Letters from America, broadcast in December and January over the five decades of his career. Show more

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Front Row

John le Carré

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets the writer John le Carre, who reflects on his childhood, the experience of espionage and his most recent fiction, which focuses on extraordinary rendition. Show more

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The Penny Dreadfuls Present:More Brothers Faversham

BBC Radio 4 FM

The Penny Dreadfuls

More Brothers Faversham

Perceus and Lucius Faversham

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The comedy trio's swashbuckling tale of Victorian Britain's great twin industrialists, Perceus and Lucius. From October 2008.

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Book of the Week:How to Get Things Really Flat

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

How to Get Things Really Flat

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Andrew Martin. Novelist Andrew Martin decides to tackle the practicalities of domestic chores. He considers supermarket shopping. Read by Shaun Dooley. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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