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In Our Time

Voyages of James Cook

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science behind Capt James Cook's three voyages of discovery, from 1768 to 1779, one of over a thousand ideas suggested by listeners. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Rebekah Higgitt
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Forgan

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Railways - Nation, Network and People

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The great sweep of social and economic change ushered in by the railways also brought hitherto untold feats of engineering. Show more

Woman's Hour

Listener Week, Knitted art, Being vegan, Santiago at 70, Selling the family home

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray presents a look at creating art on a 1950s knitting machine, a 500-mile pilgrimage alone, the impact of selling a family home and the attractions of a vegan lifestyle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Phoebe Bowen
Interviewed Guest:
Lynda Kinnard
Interviewed Guest:
Meurig Raymond
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie de Vos
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Hollick
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Blackstock
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Jonas-Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Willows

15 Minute Drama

Greater Love

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

William and Catherine have taken fever stricken Emma into the rectory. The true story of Eyam plague in 1665. Stars Al Weaver. Show more

Contributors

William:
Al Weaver
Catherine:
Emily Pithon
Thomas Stanley:
David Calder
Alice Sydall:
Daryl Fishwick
Marshall Howe:
Ian Bartholomew
Writer:
Don Shaw

Genres

Drama

1977

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Sarah Wooley. How the writing of the music for the film Watership Down allows one woman to live the life she had always wanted. Show more

Contributors

Angela Morley:
Rebecca Root
Christine Parker:
Debra Baker
Marcus Dods:
William Gaminara
Terry Rawlings:
Bryan Dick
Malcolm Williamson:
Chris Pavlo
John Sanders:
David Seddon
Larry Ashmore:
David Seddon
All other parts:
Evie Killip

Genres

Brand

Drama

Open Book

Diana Athill on Alive, Alive Oh!

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Diana Athill talks to Mariella Frostrup, Lee Child is observed at work, and the programme hears from three writers attempting to complete a novel in a month. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Diana Athill
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Child
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Hisham Matar

The Film Programme

Terence Davies on Sunset Song, Chris Milk on Virtual Reality

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Presented by Francine Stock. Terence Davies talks about Sunset Song, 18 years in the making, and virtual reality guru Chris Milk on the future of making feature films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Milk
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Kelt
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Burman

Front Row

Carlos Acosta, Sheridan Smith's Funny Girl, Gregory Porter

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to ballet star Carlos Acosta as he begins his farewell UK tour. Plus jazz musician Gregory Porter and a review of the musical Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan

15 Minute Drama

Greater Love

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

William and Catherine have taken fever stricken Emma into the rectory. The true story of Eyam plague in 1665. Stars Al Weaver. Show more

Contributors

William:
Al Weaver
Catherine:
Emily Pithon
Thomas Stanley:
David Calder
Alice Sydall:
Daryl Fishwick
Marshall Howe:
Ian Bartholomew
Writer:
Don Shaw

Genres

In Our Time

Voyages of James Cook

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science behind Capt James Cook's three voyages of discovery, from 1768 to 1779, one of over a thousand ideas suggested by listeners. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Rebekah Higgitt
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Forgan

Book of the Week

Railways - Nation, Network and People

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The great sweep of social and economic change ushered in by the railways also brought hitherto untold feats of engineering. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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