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Midweek

Emma Thompson, Richard Noble, Linda Thompson, Dr Paul Abel

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Lively and diverse conversation as Libby Purves meets actor Emma Thompson, record breaker Richard Noble OBE, singer-songwriter Linda Thompson and astronomer Dr Paul Abel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Noble
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul G Abel

Brand

Midweek

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Seamus Heaney - Beowulf

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The great warrior battles the evil demon Grendel. Poet Seamus Heaney reads his own translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem. Show more

Woman's Hour

Sheila Hancock; Engineering; Empty nesting and dependent children

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sheila Hancock talks about her play Barking in Essex. Plus engineering for girls, and parents whose dependent children are leaving home for the first time to begin student life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Karen Dalziel
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Yewande Akinola
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Hoggard
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Conville

The Pillow Book

Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The idea of being a mother was initially distasteful to Shonagon, but she begins to change her attitude towards the new arrival. Show more

The Rivals

Series 2

Episode 3: The Intangible Clue

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Anna Katharine Green. Inspector Lestrade presents gifted amateur sleuth Lady Violet Strange, who tries to solve a horrific murder with apparently no clues. Show more

Contributors

Lady Violet:
Jeany Spark
Treadwell:
Sean Murray
Mrs Amberly:
Cassie Layton
Mr Amberly:
David Seddon
Mr Hutton:
Ben Crowe
Producer:
Liz Webb

Genres

Front Row

Saoirse Ronan; Thatcher meets the Queen; Erotic art from Japan

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets actress Saoirse Ronan; Moira Buffini's play about Margaret Thatcher's meetings with the Queen; the exhibition Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Saoirse Ronan
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

The Pillow Book

Series 6

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The idea of being a mother was initially distasteful to Shonagon, but she begins to change her attitude towards the new arrival. Show more

Midweek

Emma Thompson, Richard Noble, Linda Thompson, Dr Paul Abel

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Lively and diverse conversation as Libby Purves meets actor Emma Thompson, record breaker Richard Noble OBE, singer-songwriter Linda Thompson and astronomer Dr Paul Abel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Noble
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul G Abel

Brand

Midweek

The Music Teacher

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Nigel tries to get his online music lesson service up and running. Stars Richie Webb and Vicki Pepperdine From October 2013. Show more

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

If civilisations exist on other planets, why do they never call? Quirky true history with Helen Keen. From May 2012. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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