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In Our Time

Robert Boyle

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Robert Boyle, a pioneering scientist and one of the first Fellows of the Royal Society. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Marie Roos

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

Normal

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A celebration of idiosyncrasy where there's nothing odd about taking a pet rabbit for a walk on a lead. Rebecca Front's quirky take on all that's remarkable about everyday life. Show more

Woman's Hour

Carly Simon; Manuals for men; Women diplomats

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Singer-songwriter Carly Simon from our Archive Collection. Plus childcare for disabled children, manuals for men, and why women were barred from being diplomats til after the war. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Dowling
Interviewed Guest:
Dean Beaumont
Interviewed Guest:
J Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Batten
Interviewed Guest:
Isabel Hardman

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Fear stalks the herd. Is the case nearing its end? Crime comedy with Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

Ramblings

Series 27

Episode 4: Fingle Bridge to Castle Drogo

Duration: 23 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Clare Balding joins members of U3A walking group Stride Out, to explore the scenic path between Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo in South Devon. Show more

Open Book

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

News and features from the world of books, presented by Mariella Frostrup. Authors Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak pay tribute to writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Salman Rushdie
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Caistor

The Film Programme

Belle; Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris; Greek cinema; Icelandic horses

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Amma Asante discusses Belle; Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris on a French trilogy that has spanned 12 years; the Weird Wave of Greek cinema; why Icelandic men love their horses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Amma Asante
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Tautou
Interviewed Guest:
Romain Duris
Interviewed Guest:
Benedikt Erlingsson
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandros Avranas

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 1: Have a Great Weekend

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

He still hasn't any work, but Ed is finally able to follow Ping's exhortations to 'have a great weekend' and is enjoying weekend-ish things, like having a bath, and whistling. Show more

Front Row

Helena Bonham-Carter; The Human Factor

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Helena Bonham Carter on her new film, The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet; The Human Factor reviewed; Syrian writers discuss the art currently coming out of the violent conflict. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Helena Bonham Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
Khaled Khalifa
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Yassin-Kassab
Interviewed Guest:
Malu Halasa

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Fear stalks the herd. Is the case nearing its end? Crime comedy with Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

In Our Time

Robert Boyle

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Robert Boyle, a pioneering scientist and one of the first Fellows of the Royal Society. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Marie Roos

Book at Bedtime

Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

On their wedding day, Jack realises his new wife is unhappy - a sign of things to come perhaps? Read by Ciaran Hinds. Show more

4 Extra Debut. Josie left her life in London for a better one in Glasgow, taking on the world with her flatmate. Stars Josie Long. From 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

Normal

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A celebration of idiosyncrasy where there's nothing odd about taking a pet rabbit for a walk on a lead. Rebecca Front's quirky take on all that's remarkable about everyday life. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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