Programme Index

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The Reith Lectures

Dr Atul Gawande - The Future of Medicine

Episode 2: The Century of the System

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande argues that better systems can transform global healthcare and make the difference between life and death. Show more

Woman's Hour

Valerie Trierweiler; Tracy Chevalier on Laura Ingalls Wilder; Hillary Clinton and the White House

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Valerie Trierweiler on her very public break-up with President Francois Hollande, and author Tracy Chevalier on the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Valerie Trierweiler
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Carroll
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Tystad Koupal

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

New York, 1948. Carol is married, Therese has a boyfriend, but they feel an overwhelming attraction. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors: Series 2

Episode 2: Excluded

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Barrister Rebecca Nyman represents 13-year-old Cassius, who is facing permanent exclusion from his school. But is it fair? Show more

The Design Dimension

Series 2

Episode 3: Ageing Gracefully

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Tom Dyckhoff talks to Sir Kenneth Grange about designing furniture for older people, for whom the shiny surfaces and minimal comfort of much modernist design poses challenges. Show more

A Good Read

Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert and comedians Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty discuss Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, The Getaway by Jim Thompson, and Beryl Bainbridge's Every Man for Himself. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sean Lock
Interviewed Guest:
Roisin Conaty

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups

Series 2

The Separatists

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

After several sleepless nights caused by lights from the new crossing outside their house, Tom's parents must revolt. From 2014. Show more

Front Row

Sondheim's Assassins, Albums of the year, Jeremy Deller, Royal Photographic Society

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A Christmas wishlist of the year's best albums, Jeremy Deller, photographs from the Royal Photographic Society collection, and Assassins reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Greg James
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Deller
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Harding

15 Minute Drama

Patricia Highsmith - Carol

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

New York, 1948. Carol is married, Therese has a boyfriend, but they feel an overwhelming attraction. Stars Miranda Richardson. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Living longer

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

What if we live forever, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Alistair McGowan. From 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Hamid relocates to London for his career and finds love in the city, but his birth city is calling. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

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