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Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week:The Defence of the Realm

BBC Radio 4 FM

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

The Defence of the Realm

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Peter Firth reads from Christopher Andrew's history of MI5. How myth gave rise to reality as the rumour mills of fiction created a climate of fear and suspicion. Show more

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Woman's Hour

Model Lily Cole; Summer babies at school

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Model Lily Cole on her acting career. Plus, why children born late in the summer are more likely to be referred to a psychiatrist or assessed as having Special Education Needs.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey

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Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover

BBC Radio 4 FM

Ian Hislop meets Dame Vera Lynn, veterans, musicologists and even an ornithologist in his quest to find the hidden meaning of this classic wartime song. Show more

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Historian Amanda Vickery reveals how tea's arrival in the 18th century meant that everyone, rich or poor, could afford to entertain at home.

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Degrees of Separation

BBC Radio 4 FM

15 Minute Drama

Degrees Of Separation

Episode 1: Empty Nest

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

When Sheila's daughter leaves home for a gap year trip, she is inconsolable. Its is the separation she has dreaded, and her husband's attempts to comfort her only make things worse. Show more

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Brighton: the Bomb thatChanged Politics

BBC Radio 4 FM

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

On the 25th anniversary of the Brighton hotel bombing, Michael Dobbs, author and former Conservative Party adviser, argues that the bomb has radically changed British politics. Show more

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Costing the Earth

BBC Radio 4 FM

Costing the Earth

The Art of Protest

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Dire warnings have been made from leading charities and officials that environmental campaigners are under threat from new rules and regulations. Tom Heap finds out what's at stake. Show more

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Book at Bedtime:And Another Thing....

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book at Bedtime

And Another Thing...

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Eoin Colfer's sequel to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. There is very nearly tea and biscuits. Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The Defence of the Realm

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

The Defence of the Realm

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Peter Firth reads from Christopher Andrew's history of MI5. How myth gave rise to reality as the rumour mills of fiction created a climate of fear and suspicion. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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