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Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. At 17, Larkin goes up to Oxford to read English, meeting jazz-loving kindred spirit, Kingsley Amis. Read by Michael Pennington. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4 LW

Woman's Hour

Friendship

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Can men and women be friends? Geoff Lloyd explains the benefits of having a good friend of the opposite sex and Vanessa Feltz talks about losing her friends after her divorce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Presenter:
Tim Samuels
Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Ellen
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Ivison
Interviewed Guest:
Anjula Muntanda
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Speakman Cordall
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Feltz

Shardlake

Dark Fire

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Accompanied by Cromwell's man, the Tudor detective desperately seeks clues in the stinking London heat. Stars Justin Salinger and Robert Glenister. Show more

Series 3

Series 1

Episode 3: Summer

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Swedish 'Midsommerafton' approaches, and Geoff is forced to be Lord of the Dance and go skinny-dipping. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

International Cricket

BBC Radio 4 LW

Home Front

25 August 1914 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

After the influx of refugees from Belgium, initiatives are afoot at St Jude's to help. Show more

Lucy Mangan's Literary Solutions to the Economy

Episode 1: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature. Will she find a solution to Britain's economic recovery in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Show more

Drama

Blink

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Phil Porter. Sophie and Jonah are two shy, lonely individuals thrown together in urban London. Their love affair takes a strange and initially contactless route. Show more

Contributors

Sophie Cattermole:
Scarlett Brookes
Mr Shuttleworth:
Craige Els
Charlotte:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Food Programme

A Taste of Britain Revisited - Dorset

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In the first of a three-part series, Dan Saladino revisits the 1970s BBC TV programmes in which Derek Cooper went in search of British regional foods and traditional ingredients. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Hix
Producer:
Rich Ward

Just a Minute

Series 70

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Nicholas Parsons challenges Sue Perkins, Gyles Brandreth and Paul Merton to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more

Contributors

Panellist:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Sue Perkins

Front Row

Richard Bean

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

One Man, Two Guvnors writer Richard Bean is premiering three plays this year. He discusses his prolific career, with contributions from James Corden and Nicholas Hytner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bean
Interviewed Guest:
James Corden
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner

Shardlake

Dark Fire

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Accompanied by Cromwell's man, the Tudor detective desperately seeks clues in the stinking London heat. Stars Justin Salinger and Robert Glenister. Show more

Believe It!

Series 2

Episode 1: Victor

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Richard Wilson charts the extraordinary effect Victor Meldrew has had on his life. It's all true. Or is it? From December 2013. Show more

Contributors

Terry Savage:
Simon Greenall
Francois Mattieu:
Simon Greenall
Bob Geldof:
Lewis Macleod
Margaret Thatcher:
Steve Nallon
Mickey Mouse:
David Tennant
Lisa McTaggart:
Jane Slavin
Old Woman:
Jane Slavin
Tabitha:
Lotte Rice
Sheila Goldenberg:
Samantha Spiro
Writer:
Jon Canter
Producer:
Clive Brill

BBC Radio 4 FM

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