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Act of Worship

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Sweden, the Perfect Society

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored and how Sweden’s neighbours’ opinion differs from others. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Woman's Hour

Nigel Farage; Virginia McKenna; Sophie Grigson

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage and members of his party have made a number of what many see as sexist remarks about women. Nigel Farage talks about his party's views on women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Farage
Interviewed Guest:
Virginia McKenna
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Grigson

15 Minute Drama

Craven: Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Craven is woken from a night of indiscretion to find Watende on call, as Mark Henderson is about to jump. Macca is recovering post op, and the Florence Henderson case concludes. Show more

Contributors

DCI Sue Craven:
Maxine Peake
DI Terry Bird:
David Crellin
DS Watende Robinson:
Michael Obiora
DSI Tooley:
Paul Warriner
Katherine:
Erin Shanagher
Macca:
Jack Deam
Lance Darcy:
Michael Hugo
Florence Henderson:
Darcy Isa

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

DJ Asif drags Barry out to be his on-air posse in his Lake Vista Care Home radio show. Stars Adil Ray and Roy Hudd. From February 2014. Show more

Drama

John Banville - Bowen and Betjeman

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. An imagined wartime encounter between Elizabeth Bowen and John Betjeman in Dublin. Starring Miranda Richardson and Toby Jones. From February 2014. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bowen:
Miranda Richardson
John Betjeman:
Toby Jones
Isaiah Berlin:
Nick Dunning
Goronwy Rees:
Nicholas Murchie
Maurice Bowra:
Gerard McDermott
Noreen Colley:
Sophie Harkness
Rosamond Lehmann:
Maggie Cronin

Genres

Brand

Drama

Last Word

Prof Stuart Hall, Jean Babilée, Tony Crook, Shirley Temple Black

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister on sociologist Professor Stuart Hall, ballet dancer Jean Babilée, Bristol car maker Tony Crook and child star turned diplomat Shirley Temple Black. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Leslie Caron
Interviewed Guest:
Stirling Moss

The News Quiz

Series 83

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Guest panellists Samira Ahmed, Susan Calman and Miles Jupp join regular guest Jeremy Hardy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig
Panellist:
Jeremy Hardy
Panellist:
Samira Ahmed
Panellist:
Susan Calman
Panellist:
Phill Jupitus

Front Row

Kevin Spacey, The Lego Movie, Glenn Patterson, film Q&As

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews with Kirsty Lang, including Kevin Spacey on season 2 of House of Cards, The Lego Movie reviewed, Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson, and film Q&As. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Spacey
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Glenn Patterson
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

15 Minute Drama

Craven: Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Craven is woken from a night of indiscretion to find Watende on call, as Mark Henderson is about to jump. Macca is recovering post op, and the Florence Henderson case concludes. Show more

Contributors

DCI Sue Craven:
Maxine Peake
DI Terry Bird:
David Crellin
DS Watende Robinson:
Michael Obiora
DSI Tooley:
Paul Warriner
Katherine:
Erin Shanagher
Macca:
Jack Deam
Lance Darcy:
Michael Hugo
Florence Henderson:
Darcy Isa

Genres

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

1986: Roxanna and Danny are in despair over the actions of their father, hubristic inventor Bill Galpin. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Dubliners

Episode 10: Clay

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

An elderly spinster sets out to celebrate Halloween with the family of a boy she once raised when working as a maid. However, once there, a party game soon takes an unpleasant turn. Show more

A Good Read

Daniel Finkelstein and Jill Paton Walsh

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Journalist Daniel Finkelstein and writer Jill Paton Walsh reveal their favourite books to Harriett Gilbert, including Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. Show more

Book of the Week

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle

Sweden, the Perfect Society

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Scandinavia and its curious tribes explored and how Sweden’s neighbours’ opinion differs from others. Read by Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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