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Regional Variations (4)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week: Vincent van Gogh - the Letters: 3/5

BBC Radio 4 FM

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

Vincent van Gogh - The Letters

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Full of hopes for an artistic new beginning, Vincent leaves Paris for the warmth of the south of France to revive both his spirits and his zest for painting. Read by Mark Rylance. Show more

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Test Match Special

BBC Radio 4 LW

Test Match Special: South Africa v England

BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

Dionne Bromfield; Boy babysitters; Women and technology

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

How much is new technology benefiting ordinary women? Plus, are boys can be just as good at babysitting as girls? Dionne Bromfield, Amy Winehouse's goddaughter sings live.

Regional Variations (2)

UK Confidential

BBC Radio 4 FM

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

1979 saw Margaret Thatcher become the first woman prime minister. Martha Kearney explores secret government papers released under the 30-year rule for more insight into the year. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Bright Young Things: 2/3: The Garden Party

BBC Radio 4 FM

Bright Young Things

Episode 2: The Garden Party

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Katherine Mansfield. A lavish party at the luxurious Sheridan family home is jeopardised when a local workman meets with a tragic death. Read by Romola Garai. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

A View through a Lens: 3/5: Poyang Lake

BBC Radio 4 FM

A View Through a Lens

Series 1

Episode 3: Poyang Lake

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Having set up his hide at the edge of Poyang Lake in China, John waits for dawn and watches the birds as he reflects on everyday miracles like feathers, boatmen and Chinese worms. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Thinking Allowed

BBC Radio 4 FM

Thinking Allowed

Mobility to Higher Education

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Laurie Taylor is at the University of Bedfordshire with a panel of guests to discuss class, social mobility and whether higher education is open to all regardless of background. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

The News at Bedtime: 5/7

BBC Radio 4 FM

The News at Bedtime

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 10 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Mary Mary reports on a medical mystery involving an old woman who swallowed a fly. Jack Dee and Peter Capaldi are John Tweedledum and Jim Tweedledee. From December 2009. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Unreliable Evidence: 3/4: Justice Denied in the Civil Courts?

BBC Radio 4 FM

Unreliable Evidence

Justice Denied in the Civil Courts?

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Civil Court cases, from personal injury to unlawful detention, are increasingly being settled out of court. But can the system afford to give everyone their day in court? Show more

Regional Variations (2)

The Watchdog and the Feral Beast: 3/3

BBC Radio 4 FM

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sir Christopher Meyer, ex-chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and a former press secretary at Number 10, examines the impact of the internet. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Book at Bedtime: The True Deceiver: 3/10

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book at Bedtime

Tove Jansson - The True Deceiver

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Eyebrows are raised in the village as Katri and Mats spend more and more time at the rabbit house. Read by Indira Varma. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

A Life with.... Ospreys

BBC Radio 4 FM

A Life With ...

Series 5

Episode 3: Ospreys

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Writer and naturalist Paul Evans goes to the Highlands of Scotland to meet Roy Dennis OBE, statesman of British conservation, who has spent a life with ospreys. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh - The Letters: 3/5

BBC Radio 4 FM

Book of the Week

Vincent van Gogh - The Letters

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Full of hopes for an artistic new beginning, Vincent leaves Paris for the warmth of the south of France to revive both his spirits and his zest for painting. Read by Mark Rylance. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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