Programme Index

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Midweek

Maureen Lipman; Paul Whitehouse; Chris Bull; Desmond MacCarthy.

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets actor Maureen Lipman, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse, tightrope walker Chris Bull and farmer Desmond MacCarthy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Lipman
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Whitehouse
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Desmond MacCarthy

Brand

Midweek

Woman's Hour

Maria Merian's Butterflies, Private and NHS maternity care, Flatulence, Celebrating happy relationships

Duration: 41 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The programme with a female perspective on the world looks at five-star babies and giving birth in private and NHS hospitals. Are we reluctant to celebrate happy relationships? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Heard
Interviewed Guest:
Shazia Malik
Interviewed Guest:
Tracey Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Mansfield
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Gerada
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Buchanan

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 3: Foundationers

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Boarding school offers an escape from Muriel's mother's 'wild moods and secrets'. Show more

Home Front

13 April 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Mexican government requested a withdrawal of American troops from their territory, and in Staverton, Cora Gidley has a domestic crisis. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 2 months

Tempers rise over the village fete, and Lucy discovers that Kat's guitar irritates aliens. Stars Peter Davison. From 2014. Show more

Front Row

PJ Harvey's new album, Arnold Wesker, 2016 Proms, Wellcome exhibition

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including a review of PJ Harvey's new album, the announcement of the 2016 Proms season and Arnold Wesker remembered by David Edgar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
David Edgar
Interviewed Guest:
David Pickard
Interviewed Guest:
Joan La Barbara
Interviewed Guest:
Imogen Stidworthy

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 3: Foundationers

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Boarding school offers an escape from Muriel's mother's 'wild moods and secrets'. Show more

Midweek

Maureen Lipman; Paul Whitehouse; Chris Bull; Desmond MacCarthy.

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets actor Maureen Lipman, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse, tightrope walker Chris Bull and farmer Desmond MacCarthy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Lipman
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Whitehouse
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Desmond MacCarthy

Brand

Midweek

Nurse

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Bittersweet comedy drama as a community mental health nurse makes her rounds. Stars Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Comic poet Tim Key explores the subject of medicine via the medium of poetry. With musical support from Tom Basden. From 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

At the Existentialist Cafe

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Martin Heidegger, 'the little Magician from Messkirch', takes the philosophical world by storm. But his disturbing relationship with Nazism leaves history judging him more harshly. Show more

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