Programme Index

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In Our Time

The Dutch East India Company

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Dutch East India Company, which dominated the Asian spice trade in the 17th century and is sometimes called the first multinational corporation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Goldgar
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Nierstrasz
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Paul

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

The Real Henry James

Encounters with Famous People

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Encounters with Dickens, Tennyson and Thackeray recounted by writer Henry James in letters and memoirs. Read by Henry Goodman. Show more

Woman's Hour

Mother & Baby Bonds; Menstrual Leave

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

This edition looks at mother-and-baby bonding, the need for period leave, Scotland's Woman of the Year Adele Patrick, stealing friends, and Kathryn Hunter as Cyrano de Bergerac. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Leong
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Philby
Interviewed Guest:
Adele Patrick
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Gold
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Hartley-Brewer
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hunter

15 Minute Drama

Jane Eyre

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

After Jane saves Mr Rochester's life she begins to sense danger within Thornfield Hall. There is something not quite right, but what is it? Show more

Contributors

Mr Rochester:
Tom Burke
Mrs Fairfax:
Susan Jameson
Grace Poole:
Debra Baker
Blanche:
Evie Killip
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce

Genres

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 2 months

When Pilgrim visits the home where he placed Mr Delancey's daughter, India, he learns that she has been abducted. But could looking for her be walking into the King's trap? Show more

Ramblings

Series 32

Samaritans

Duration: 23 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Clare Balding walks from the famous dragon at Bures on the Essex/Suffolk border to Assington. Joining her is a group of volunteers from the Colchester branch of the Samaritans. Show more

Open Book

Graham Swift on Mothering Sunday

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Graham Swift, whose new book, Mothering Sunday, is set on one day in March 1924. Also on the programme, a guide to the best books about envy. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Graham Swift
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Searle

The Film Programme

The Coen brothers on synchronised swimming and communism

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Radio 4's weekly look at the world of film. The Coen brothers talk to Antonia Quirke about Hail Caesar, a parody of Hollywood in the early 1950s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Joel Coen
Interviewed Guest:
Ethan Coen

Front Row

Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind, Tanita Tikaram, Look Back in Anger

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including a review of Richard Gere's new film Time Out of Mind, Tanita Tikaram on her new album Closer to the People and the play Look Back in Anger. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Brigham
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Nightingale
Interviewed Guest:
Tanita Tikaram
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins

15 Minute Drama

Jane Eyre

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

After Jane saves Mr Rochester's life she begins to sense danger within Thornfield Hall. There is something not quite right, but what is it? Show more

Contributors

Mr Rochester:
Tom Burke
Mrs Fairfax:
Susan Jameson
Grace Poole:
Debra Baker
Blanche:
Evie Killip
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce

Genres

In Our Time

The Dutch East India Company

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Dutch East India Company, which dominated the Asian spice trade in the 17th century and is sometimes called the first multinational corporation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Goldgar
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Nierstrasz
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Paul

Small Scenes

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Overblown, melodramatic modern life. With Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Jessica Ransom. From 2016. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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