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Ramblings

Series 24

Episode 5: West Highland Way from Balmaha

Duration: 23 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Clare Balding walks a section of the West Highland Way, north from Balmaha, with twin sisters Pauline Walker and Fiona Rennie. Show more

Saturday Live

Viv Groskop's comedy marathon; Paul Nicholas's Inheritance Tracks

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with writer and comedian Viv Groskop, the Inheritance Tracks of actor Paul Nicholas and author Sara Wheeler's first attempt to learn Russian. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sian Williams
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Nicholas
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Wheeler
Interviewed Guest:
David Chilvers
Interviewed Guest:
Carole Hough
Producer:
Harry Parker

The Now Show

Series 40

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Marcus Brigstocke and Pippa Evans for a comic scramble through the week's news. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Jon Holmes
Performer:
Laura Shavin
Performer:
Pippa Evans

Saturday Drama

Mark Lawson - Suspicion for 10 Voices

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Composer Will Byrd is charged with coding papist messages in the music of the Chapel Royal. Stars Simon Russell Beale. Show more

Contributors

William Byrd:
Simon Russell Beale
Juliana Byrd:
Rebecca Saire
Sir Francis Walsingham:
Anton Lesser
Thomas Philippes:
Gerard Murphy
Thomas Tallis:
Jon Glover
Fr. Rodrigues:
Neil Brand
Richard the boy singer:
Joseph Hancock

Genres

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Feminist writing. Women and non-custodial sentences. Civil rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Folk music and female friendships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Cottis
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Kishwar Desai
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Beith
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Fay Hield
Interviewed Guest:
Beatrice Mtetwa
Interviewed Guest:
Gill Hornby
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Marie Casey
Producer:
Rebecca Wood

From Fact to Fiction

Series 14

Episode 6: Something to Declare

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

As the G8 pledges to make international tax affairs more transparent, poets Kate Fox and Salena Godden take a satirical look at that stuff which makes the world go around. Show more

Dangerous Visions

The Drowned World

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

JG Ballard's story of a scientific mission surveying drowned cities. This is a future where the Earth's atmosphere, and human consciousness, has eroded. Adapted by Graham White. Show more

Contributors

Strangman:
Tim McInnerny
Colonel Riggs:
Robert Blythe
Dr Alan Bryant:
Paul Stonehouse
Lieutenant Hardman:
Ben Crowe
Caesar:
Don Gilet
Writer:
JG Ballard
Adaptor:
Graham White

Genres

Afternoon Reading

Malachi Whitaker - The Crystal Fountain

Episode 2: Strange Music

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Written in 1934, the strange story of a young girl's visit to a northern dance hall. Why doesn't she want to dance? And why is she nervous? Read by Moira Quirk. Show more

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