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In Our Time

Chinese Legalism

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rise of Chinese Legalism under the First Emperor, its relationship with Confucianism and its legacy today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Hilde de Weerdt
Interviewed Guest:
Roel Sterckx

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter

Episode 4: Dead Right

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Written as she approached her 98th birthday, Diana Athill shares her thoughts and feelings about death. Read by Stephanie Cole. From December 2015. Show more

Woman's Hour

Costume construction, The Speak Out Project, Livia Firth, The Unthanks

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray presents discussion on teaching the next generation the art of costume construction, plus fashion champion Livia Firth and live music from folk group the Unthanks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Fay Fullerton
Interviewed Guest:
Chlo Winfield
Interviewed Guest:
Livia Firth

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Pieces of Red String

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

50 years apart, both women visit the Baba Firdaus shrine and make a wish. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Abby Ford. Show more

Drama

Bright Spark

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Eve Davies. Powerful drama about historical child abuse. Janine is a witness in a court case. Can she and her friend Mel persuade the jury their teacher abused them? Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Film Programme

The Lost Star of The Fallen Idol, Andy Serkis on his film studio

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Bobby Henrey, the child star of one of the masterpieces of British cinema, Carol Reed's Fallen Idol. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Henrey
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Serkis
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Cavendish
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling

Front Row

Christopher Ricks on TS Eliot, Arthur Miller play premier, Top picks for non-fiction books of 2015

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including literary critic Christopher Ricks on TS Eliot's annotated poems and a review of the Arthur Miller play No Villain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Ricks
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Max Hastings
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Elaine Lester

15 Minute Drama

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Heat and Dust

Pieces of Red String

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

50 years apart, both women visit the Baba Firdaus shrine and make a wish. Stars Pippa Bennett-Warner and Abby Ford. Show more

In Our Time

Chinese Legalism

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rise of Chinese Legalism under the First Emperor, its relationship with Confucianism and its legacy today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Hilde de Weerdt
Interviewed Guest:
Roel Sterckx

Book of the Week

Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter

Episode 4: Dead Right

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Written as she approached her 98th birthday, Diana Athill shares her thoughts and feelings about death. Read by Stephanie Cole. From December 2015. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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