Programme Index

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Midweek

Patricia Cornwell, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Benedict Allen, Simon Nicol

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets crime writer Patricia Cornwell, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, musician Simon Nicol and adventurer Benedict Allen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Cornwell
Interviewed Guest:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Nicol

Brand

Midweek

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

My History

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Now a convert to Catholicism, Antonia is pressured to become a nun, but she wants to be a journalist in the tabloid press and become a deb. Show more

Woman's Hour

Gloria Steinem

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Gloria Steinem discusses her new book and the influences on her activism, her journalism and her feminism of a life spent on the road. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Gloria Steinem
Interviewed Guest:
Yvonne Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Smurthwaite

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Zoe begins a new cleaning job, as she tries to raise enough money to keep hold of the house. But the estate agent's valuation brings unwelcome news. Show more

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 7

The Flying Scotsman

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Whodunit? Detectives combine forces with a recalcitrant guard to solve a murder on the famous train. With David Mara. From 2015. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 1

Coming of Age

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Adrift at sea in a small boat, daughter of slave merchant Ibn, depends on her slave captor for her survival, while Madu swaps palace life for the army. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang-Ups

Series 3

How to Make a Killing

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

A neighbourly good deed lands Tom in trouble, while his parents fully embrace evening classes. With Kate Anthony. From 2015. Show more

Front Row

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Roman poet Horace, Christmas TV

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Presented by Samira Ahmed. Featuring a review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, re-evaluating the poetry of Horace, must-see Christmas TV and the economics of the gallery gift shop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Quarry
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Elinor Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Rosey Blackmore
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton

15 Minute Drama

A Speck of Dust

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Zoe begins a new cleaning job, as she tries to raise enough money to keep hold of the house. But the estate agent's valuation brings unwelcome news. Show more

Midweek

Patricia Cornwell, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Benedict Allen, Simon Nicol

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets crime writer Patricia Cornwell, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, musician Simon Nicol and adventurer Benedict Allen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Cornwell
Interviewed Guest:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Nicol

Brand

Midweek

Book at Bedtime

Slade House

Episode 3: Oink Oink, 1997

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sally Timms and the university Paranormal Society are on a field trip to Slade Alley, site of several disappearances over the years. Read by Rebecca Hamilton. Show more

Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair

Series 2

A Slight Alteration

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jenny Eclair's stories of six women all with secrets read by six of our leading actresses. Tessa Peake-Jones plays a dressmaker whose latest commission comes at a cost. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Purslow:
Abigail Burdess
DH Lawrence:
Mark Evans
Irvine Welsh:
Simon Kane
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Mrs Frobisher:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

BBC Radio 4 FM

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