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In Our Time

Plato's Symposium

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Plato's Symposium, one of the Greek philosopher's best-known works and an influential text about the nature of love. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Hobbs
Interviewed Guest:
Richard L Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Frisbee Sheffield
Producer:
Thomas Morris

15 Minute Drama

Margaret Oliphant - Hester

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Hester does not want to see the reverse of the medal but she does, revealing the other side of Edward's picture. Stars Penelope Wilton. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Oliphant:
Penelope Wilton
Hester Vernon:
Lyndsey Marshal
Edward Vernon:
Joseph Kloska
Miss Halifax:
Stephanie Racine
Miss Letitia:
Sarah Thom
Miss Letitia:
Liza Sadovy
Despatch Rider:
Joe Sims
Old Merridew:
Robert Blythe
Adaptor:
Kate Clanchy
Adaptor:
Zena Forster

Genres

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Ruby is unaware of her clairvoyant heritage and finds her gift a curse in an age of experimental psychology. Stars Ami Metcalf. Show more

Open Book

Children's Laureate Special

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup presents a Children's Laureate special. Malorie Blackman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen discuss the role of the Children's Laureate. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

The Film Programme

Idris Elba on Mandela; Films for 2014; Newcastle Film Club

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Idris Elba about playing Mandela. Plus films to watch out for in 2014 with Charles Gant and Kevin Markwick, and the award-winning Newcastle Film Club. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Idris Elba
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Gant
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Bruhl

The Secret World

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

From Ed Miliband to Lady Gaga, Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson explore the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From January 2014. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Jon Culshaw
Performer:
Julian Dutton
Performer:
Lewis Macleod
Performer:
Jess Robinson
Performer:
Duncan Wisbey
Producer:
Bill Dare

Genres

Front Row

Last Vegas; Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace; Tom Price

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sculptor Tom Price on his exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace on their film about Sheffield steel, and new comedy Last Vegas reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Price
Interviewed Guest:
Jarvis Cocker
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Kitty Empire

15 Minute Drama

Margaret Oliphant - Hester

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Hester does not want to see the reverse of the medal but she does, revealing the other side of Edward's picture. Stars Penelope Wilton. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Oliphant:
Penelope Wilton
Hester Vernon:
Lyndsey Marshal
Edward Vernon:
Joseph Kloska
Miss Halifax:
Stephanie Racine
Miss Letitia:
Sarah Thom
Miss Letitia:
Liza Sadovy
Despatch Rider:
Joe Sims
Old Merridew:
Robert Blythe
Adaptor:
Kate Clanchy
Adaptor:
Zena Forster

Genres

In Our Time

Plato's Symposium

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Plato's Symposium, one of the Greek philosopher's best-known works and an influential text about the nature of love. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Hobbs
Interviewed Guest:
Richard L Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Frisbee Sheffield
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Book at Bedtime

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

After painstaking detective work, Chief Inspector Aronsson makes his way to Bosse's farm. And we learn how Allan once found himself in a room with Kim Il Sung and Mao Tse-Tung. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Laurie Taylor looks back at 50 years of cultural studies, established with the founding of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University in 1964. Show more

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