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Book of the Week

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A year after the ash was felled, Robert wants to make one final item, a totem to embody his reverence not just for his tree, but for all ash trees - a writing desk. Show more

Woman's Hour

Claudia Winkleman, Romesh and Shanthi Ranganathan, Frank Gardner and Odette Toilette

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jenni and Jane host a Christmas party with Claudia Winkleman, comedian Romesh Ranganathan, his mother Shanthi, scent expert Odette Toilette and BBC correspondent Frank Gardner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Winkleman
Interviewed Guest:
Romesh Ranganathan
Interviewed Guest:
Shanthi Ranganathan
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Lizzie Ostrom
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Lascelles
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Collingwood
Interviewed Guest:
Tommy Ng

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 5: Piano and I

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

It is 1889, and after 12 years at the Savoy Opera, Grossmith decides to go solo. Gilbert and Sullivan lose their golden goose and struggle to replace him. Will there be a reunion? Show more

Home Front

Christmas Day 1915 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, JM Barrie presented the Peter Pan cup to a 13-year-old who swam the Serpentine, and Adeline Lumley makes a Christmas wish. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Drama

Lewis Carroll - The Hunting of the Snark

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Tony Robinson narrates the classic masterpiece following a strange assortment of characters on their quest for an elusive beast. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

A Good Read

Miriam Margolyes and Mark Haddon

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with actress Miriam Margolyes and writer Mark Haddon, including Great Expectations, Breakfast at Tiffany's and To the Lighthouse. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Haddon

Regional Variations (2)

With Great Pleasure

BBC Radio 4 LW

With Great Pleasure

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Penelope Keith

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Penelope Keith presents her favourite funniest writing to the Radio Theatre audience, with readings by Tamsin Greig and Michael Cochrane, and carols sung by The Bach Choir Voices. Show more

The Archers

25/12/2015

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Will Eddie's Christmas surprise be a hit or a turkey? Elizabeth offers some sisterly support. Show more

Contributors

Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Matthew Holman:
Michael Winder
Dr Richard Locke:
William Gaminara
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Leonie Snell:
Jasmine Hyde
Charlie Thomas:
Felix Scott
Helen Titchener:
Louiza Patikas
Rob Titchener:
Timothy Watson
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer

15 Minute Drama

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General

Episode 5: Piano and I

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

It is 1889, and after 12 years at the Savoy Opera, Grossmith decides to go solo. Gilbert and Sullivan lose their golden goose and struggle to replace him. Will there be a reunion? Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 40: 21-25 December 1915 (Season 6 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 6 covering a week following a huge landslide at the Warren and when the townsfolk are preparing for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Peggy Jeffrey:
Jane Slavin
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Genres

Great Lives

Series 38

Alvin Hall chooses James Baldwin

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Financial guru Alvin Hall chooses writer and Civil Rights activist, James Baldwin. With Douglas Field and Matthew Parris. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Alvin Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Field

Book of the Week

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A year after the ash was felled, Robert wants to make one final item, a totem to embody his reverence not just for his tree, but for all ash trees - a writing desk. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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