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Test Match Special

BBC Radio 4 LW

The Life Scientific

Episode 104: Danielle George on electronics

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jim Al-Khalili talks to radio frequency engineer Danielle George, who designs amplifiers that have travelled everywhere, from outer space to underground. Show more

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Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear

Episode 2: The Gunpowder Plot

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The impact of the Gunpowder Plot of late 1605 has implications not only for the monarchy and aristocracy but also for the work of contemporary playwrights, including Shakespeare. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Test Match Special

BBC Radio 4 LW

Woman's Hour

Laurie Anderson; Bee Rowlatt on Mary Wollstonecraft; Gizzi Erskine; Dinah Jefferies

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Cookery writer Gizzi Erskine on her new book, Healthy Appetite; Laurie Anderson, musician, performance artist and film-maker, on her new film, Heart of a Dog. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Bee Rowlatt
Interviewed Guest:
Gizzi Erskine
Interviewed Guest:
Dinah Jefferies

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Chiara flees Rome with a Jewish boy she’s sheltering. 30 years on, Maria toils with her Dad’s identity. Stars Sophie Melville. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Test Match Special

BBC Radio 4 LW

Home Front

13 October 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Kitty is shocked to discover a whole world she knew nothing about. Show more

Drama

The Life and Times of Arthur Miller

Episode 2: The Lure

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

After the success of Death of a Salesman, Hollywood beckons to Arthur, where a chance meeting with a young actress called Marilyn Monroe changes everything. By Jonathan Holloway. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Ed Harris
Arthur Miller:
Geoffrey Arend
Mary Slattery:
Devon Sorvari
Dolores Donovan:
Alexis Jacknow
Elia Kazan:
Raphael Sbarge
Marilyn Monroe:
Heidi Dippold
Harry Cohn:
Hector Elizondo
TWA Announcer:
Andre Sogliuzzo
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

A Good Read

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to suggest favourite books: short stories by JD Salinger, a novel by John O'Hara and a memoir by Alexandra Fuller. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Morrissey
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Blackburn

Front Row

Marlon James, Stephen Frears's The Program, Fiona Banner

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Marlon James on his Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel and a look at Stephen Frears's Lance Armstrong film The Program. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Marlon James
Interviewed Guest:
James Daunt
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Banner

15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Chiara flees Rome with a Jewish boy she’s sheltering. 30 years on, Maria toils with her Dad’s identity. Stars Sophie Melville. Show more

The Letters of Ada Lovelace

Episode 1: The Poetry of Mathematics

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Georgina Ferry presents the correspondence of Ada Lovelace, the young Victorian who predicted our digital age. Starring Sally Hawkins as Ada, Olivia Williams and Anthony Head. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Georgina Ferry
Ada Lovelace:
Sally Hawkins
Lady Byron:
Olivia Williams
Charles Babbage:
Anthony Head
Producer:
Anna Buckley

Book of the Week

1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear

Episode 2: The Gunpowder Plot

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The impact of the Gunpowder Plot of late 1605 has implications not only for the monarchy and aristocracy but also for the work of contemporary playwrights, including Shakespeare. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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