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Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer responsible for bridges, tunnels and railways still in use today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Elton
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Marsden
Interviewed Guest:
Crosbie Smith
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

4. Digital Forensics

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Val McDermid explores Anthropology, Facial Reconstruction and Digital Forensics in Crime Scene Investigations. From 2014. Show more

Woman's Hour

Sophia Loren on her fairy tale life

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Actor Sophia Loren; comics Joanna Scalan and Vicky Pepperdine; international founder of the refuge and shelter movement Erin Pizzy; and a chance for you to own our cooker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia Loren
Interviewed Guest:
Erin Pizzey
Interviewed Guest:
Jenni Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Scanlan
Interviewed Guest:
Vicki Pepperdine

D for Dexter

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Having taught her D on the guitar, Evan is in Skye’s room late at night and her mum has come home drunk. Stars Sydney Wade. Show more

World Agony

Episode 4: Egypt

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her Egyptian counterpart, Youssra el-Sharkawy, about her newspaper advice column. From August 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Penelope Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Lovell
Producer:
Katy Hickman

4 Extra Debut. A comedy about neighbours, architecture, tradition versus modernism and James Bond. Architect Erno Goldfinger struggles to build his modernist dream home. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Erno Goldfinger:
Justin Salinger
Ursula Blackwell:
Melody Grove
Charles:
Karl Johnson
Roland Penrose:
Simon Harrison
Henry Brooke:
David Seddon
Evelyn Fleming:
Elaine Claxton
Ian Fleming:
Monty d'Inverno

Genres

Open Book

Jane Smiley on Some Luck; Africa 39

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley about her new novel Some Luck, the first in a planned trilogy. Plus the best new writing from Africa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jane Smiley
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Lynne Truss
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Franck

The Film Programme

Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman, The Imitation Game and Roger Ebert remembered

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Tommy Lee Jones about The Homesman, learns about the set design challenges of The Imitation Game and the origins of Darth Vader's heavy breathing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Djurkovic
Interviewed Guest:
Tommy Lee Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Burtt
Interviewed Guest:
Steve James

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The only detectives who have not had their own TV show yet, and a revolutionary email exchange. Sketch comedy with Lawry Lewin. From November 2014. Show more

Front Row

Richard Ford; William Orbit; Kate Hewitt; Dylan Thomas's notebook

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Featuring writer Richard Ford, music producer William Orbit, Dylan Thomas's newly discovered notebook and theatre director Kate Hewitt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
William Orbit
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Hewitt
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriel Heaton
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

D for Dexter

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Having taught her D on the guitar, Evan is in Skye’s room late at night and her mum has come home drunk. Stars Sydney Wade. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer responsible for bridges, tunnels and railways still in use today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Elton
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Marsden
Interviewed Guest:
Crosbie Smith
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Book at Bedtime

Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Watson is perturbed when he stumbles upon the victim's wife chatting merrily with Mr Barker. Surely this cannot be the grieving widow? Show more

Book of the Week

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

4. Digital Forensics

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Val McDermid explores Anthropology, Facial Reconstruction and Digital Forensics in Crime Scene Investigations. From 2014. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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