Programme Index

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Saturday Live

Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Perkins
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Forsyth
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Stangroom
Producer:
Paul Waters

The Now Show

Series 47

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With Jon Holmes, John Finnemore, Jasper Rees, Jess Ransom, Jake Yapp and Harry the Piano. Show more

Drama

Inspector Chen Novels

When Red Is Black

Duration: 57 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Early 1990s Shanghai. Chen cannot turn down a lucrative translation job for a rich developer. But he must also find the murderer of a dissident writer. Crime drama by Qiu Xiaolong. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Chen:
Jamie Zubairi
Detective Yu:
Dan Li
Peiqin:
Sarah Lam
Party Secretary Li:
Daniel York
Qiao Ming:
Chris Pavlo
White Cloud:
Elizabeth Chan
Boa Hung:
Leo Wan
Adaptor:
John Harvey
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Woman's Hour

Gloria Steinem; Tina Fey; Neko Case

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Gloria Steinem. Tina Fey on comedy and her latest film, Sisters. Katie Hopkins and David Aaronovitch discuss whether it can ever be right to fat-shame. Neko Case performs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Gloria Steinem
Interviewed Guest:
Yvonne Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Smurthwaite
Interviewed Guest:
Tina Fey
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Hopkins
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Noma Dumezweni
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie O'Farrell
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Neko Case

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi, Russell Howard, Jay Rayner, Charlie Higson, Joel Morris, Jeffrey Lewis, Honne

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Russell Howard, Jay Rayner, Charlie Higson and Joel Morris for conversation, music and comedy. With music from Jeffrey Lewis and Honne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Howard
Interviewed Guest:
Jay Rayner
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Higson
Interviewed Guest:
Joel Morris
Performer:
Jeffrey Lewis
Performer:
undefined Honne
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Saturday Review

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Star Wars, Serial Podcast, Dickensian, Penguin Monarchs

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar, Star Wars VII, Serial podcast from NPR, BBC TV's Dickensian, and Penguin publishing's Monarchs series. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Goldsmith
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Gale
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Drama

The Arabian Nights

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ata Madri is in Cairo hunting for a medieval copy of The Arabian Nights. Featuring The Hunchback Cycle starring Alexei Sayle. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Nadim Sawalha
Steward:
Ewan Bailey
Tailor’s Wife:
Kyria Alyssa
Christian:
Niall Ashdown
Lame Young Man:
Muzz Khan
Al-Haddar:
Muzz Khan
Mother:
Noa Bodner
Beautiful Woman:
Noa Bodner
Jewish Physician’s maid:
Sharlit Deyzac
Judge’s Daughter:
Sharlit Deyzac
Caliph:
Renu Setna
Jewish Physician:
Amir El-Masry
Young Woman:
Laura Hanna
Blind Beggar:
Noof McEwan
Taxi Driver:
Nayef Rashed
Adaptor:
Glen Neath

Genres

BBC Radio 4 FM

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