Programme Index

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Midweek

Michael Portillo, Diana Melly, Yang-May Ooi, Polly Bagnall

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets former government minister and broadcaster Michael Portillo, Diana Melly, widow of George, writer and performer Yang-May Ooi and author and artist Polly Bagnall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Portillo
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Melly
Interviewed Guest:
Yang-May Ooi
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Bagnall

Brand

Midweek

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Despite commercial success, lacklustre reviews of The City and The Pillar send Gore in retreat to Europe where he meets Tennessee Williams - soon to become his great friend. Show more

Woman's Hour

More girls in higher education than boys. Why? And what impact will it have on the future?

Duration: 41 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Why do more girls than boys now go to university? Women and pension changes. And as more powers are devolved to Scotland could abortion laws change? Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Benn
Interviewed Guest:
Ros Altmann
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Gardiner
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Yvette Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Fabiani

The Lentil Sorters

Episode 1: Standard Deviation

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. An unexpected statistical correlation is found between eyebrows, strawberries and dangerous dogs. Stars Steve Brody. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Graham Quicks:
Vincent Franklin
Audrey Carr:
Rebekah Staton
Daniel Porter:
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Wilkins:
Julia Deakin
Spanner:
Steve Brody
Candlestick:
Phil Whelans
The Bookie:
Morgan Jones
Narrator:
Jo Unwin
Producer:
David Tyler

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Himself a celebrated Othello several years ago, Lenny Henry looks at the complex stage history of Shakespeare's 'Moor'. From November 2015. Show more

Tommies

11 November 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

La Gorgue. Mickey Bliss finds himself in two meetings: one that might change the whole war for the Signal Service, and one that is about to change his life forever. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Dr Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Colonel Bernard Anson Otho Crowden:
Gunnar Cauthery
Major 'Ting a Ling' Bell:
Stephen Critchlow
Captain Robert Paddon:
Chris Pavlo
Sgt Albert Pinto:
Colin Hoult
Aide-de-Camp:
Neet Mohan
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

To Hull and Back

Series 1

Episode 5: It's My Party

Duration: 27 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sophie finally comes into some money. It is her chance to get away at last. However, her mother's birthday is imminent, and a surprise party takes precedence. Show more

Contributors

DJ Ritchie:
Jon Richardson
Receptionist:
Debra Baker
Car Boot Johnny:
Ewan Bailey
Vidal Sassoon:
Ewan Bailey
Producer:
Carl Cooper

Front Row

Nicholas Hytner, Peep Show, Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize, Waste review

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including director Nicholas Hytner on The Lady in the Van, David Mitchell and Robert Webb on Peep Show and the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Marlowe
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
David Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Webb

Midweek

Michael Portillo, Diana Melly, Yang-May Ooi, Polly Bagnall

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets former government minister and broadcaster Michael Portillo, Diana Melly, widow of George, writer and performer Yang-May Ooi and author and artist Polly Bagnall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Portillo
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Melly
Interviewed Guest:
Yang-May Ooi
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Bagnall

Brand

Midweek

Warhorses of Letters

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In the tale of equine love, Marengo faces being put to stud, whilst Copenhagen discovers literature. Stars Stephen Fry. From January 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Despite commercial success, lacklustre reviews of The City and The Pillar send Gore in retreat to Europe where he meets Tennessee Williams - soon to become his great friend. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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