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In Our Time

The Battle of Tours

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of Tours of 732, in which a Frankish army led by Charles Martel defeated an invading Arab force. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamond McKitterick
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Innes
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Priscilla

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Priscilla’s closest wartime friend gathers more facts in the Bodleian library. Read by her author nephew, Nicholas Shakespeare. Show more

Woman's Hour

Bette Davis; Forceps v Caesarean

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Bette Davis - classic interview from Woman's Hour Archive. The pros and cons of forceps and caesarean births. Sajda Mughal. Is the fashion for Brazilians and Hollywoods waning? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Hull
Interviewed Guest:
Sajda Mughal
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Irwin
Interviewed Guest:
Katie MacKay
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt

Regional Variations (2)

News Headlines; Shipping Forecast

BBC Radio 4 LW

You and Yours

Financial literacy for 5-year-olds; convenience stores; haggling; Simon Mayo on cinema etiquette

Duration: 56 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Consumer news with Winifred Robinson, discussing the classes teaching five-year-olds how to handle money. Plus, could car windscreen technology solve thinning hair? Show more

Open Book

Carlos Acosta; Victoria Hislop; Literary heroines with Samantha Ellis and Dr Paula Byrne

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Books news with Mariella Frostrup. Carlos Acosta shares his Five of the Best Books, Victoria Hislop takes us to where she writes best, and our changing relationship with heroines. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Hislop
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Byrne
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

The Film Programme

Wolf of Wall Street; Night of the Hunter; composer Neil Brand

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to the actor Jonah Hill about The Wolf of Wall Street, plus the film's editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Also The Night of the Hunter and found music with Neil Brand. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Jonah Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Thelma Schoonmaker
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Nick James
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Carlson
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The truth behind the war effort, sty construction, and evolution. With Carrie Quinlan and Lawry Lewin. From September 2011. Show more

Front Row

Oscars special

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson talks to some of the nominees for this year's Oscars including Steve Coogan and David O Russell, whose con-artist film American Hustle received 10 nominations today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Coogan
Interviewed Guest:
David O Russell
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Hawkins

In Our Time

The Battle of Tours

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Battle of Tours of 732, in which a Frankish army led by Charles Martel defeated an invading Arab force. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamond McKitterick
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Innes
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Book at Bedtime

Colin MacInnes - Absolute Beginners

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The shocked narrator is determined to woo Suzette back with a boat trip up the River Thames. Read by Joel MacCormack. From January 2014. Show more

Brian Gulliver's Travels

Series 1

Episode 1: Gelbetia

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Missing for six years, Brian has stories to tell, including a visit to a country run by doctors. Stars Neil Pearson. From February 2011. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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