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In Our Time

Queen Zenobia

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Queen Zenobia, Empress of the Palmyrene Empire and leader of a rebellion against Ancient Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Stoneman
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Paul Morley - The North (and Almost Everything in It)

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The teenage Paul Morley's head is turned when glam rock hits Manchester. From May 2013. Show more

Woman's Hour

Women and their dogs; Nikki Gemmell

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Barking Blondes Jo Good and Anna Webb on loving dogs, legal aid concerns, designing plus-size fashion, Nikki Gemmell on her new novel, and Dorothy Levitt, 'fastest girl on earth'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Maura McGowan
Interviewed Guest:
Amber Graafland
Interviewed Guest:
Rianne Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Good
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Webb
Producer:
Ruth Watts

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 9: Apple Apple

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family. Show more

Drama

The New Bwana

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sam Soko's satire on hope and possibility. 1964. Now Kenya has gained independence, Gaga has plans for his own liberation, but what would it mean for his friendship with Mutia? Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Sam Soko
Gaga Apoto:
Babou Ceesay
Mutia Kitungu:
Jude Akuwudike
Shiral Patel:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Johnston:
Trevor Cooper
Mrs Johnston:
Joanna Brookes
Announcer:
Amaka Okafor

Genres

Brand

Drama

Open Book

Colum McCann on his novel TransAtlantic; mental health and fiction

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Column McCann on his novel TransAtlantic which explores the relationship between Ireland and the USA, plus mental health and fiction, and more weird things people say in bookshops. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Colum McCann
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Filer
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Allan
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

The Film Programme

Neil Jordan on Byzantium; Dr Who 50 years on; Trailers or spoilers?

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Neil Jordan on vampire flick Byzantium, and Mark Gatiss, Roberta Tovey and Bernard Cribbins talk about the Doctor Who films 50 years on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Cribbins
Interviewed Guest:
Roberta Tovey
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Front Row

Jeremy Deller - the journey to the Venice Biennale

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Wilson charts the progress of artist Jeremy Deller, as he creates works for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - from first thoughts to the grand unveiling in Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Deller

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 9: Apple Apple

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family. Show more

In Our Time

Queen Zenobia

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Queen Zenobia, Empress of the Palmyrene Empire and leader of a rebellion against Ancient Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Stoneman
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Book at Bedtime

Sarah Dunant - Blood and Beauty

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Alexander plays out the diplomatic chess game of matchmaking his three eligible offspring while making his fourth, Cesare, into a cardinal. Read by Robert Glenister. Show more

Book of the Week

Paul Morley - The North (and Almost Everything in It)

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The teenage Paul Morley's head is turned when glam rock hits Manchester. From May 2013. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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