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In Our Time

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, which challenged Victorian morality and made Hardy's fortune when published in the 1890s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Dinah Birch
Interviewed Guest:
Francis O'Gorman
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Thomas

Regional Variations (2)

On John Lewis-Stempel’s farm it’s harvest time, but will he use a traditional combine harvester? Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

Woman's Hour

Susan Calman, Dealing with insomnia, Diary of a Hounslow Girl

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Comedian Susan Calman on depression, after Kim Cattrall spoke about her insomnia we hear from a sleep expert, Ambreen Razia's Diary of Hounslow girl, support for nurses. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Susan Calman
Interviewed Guest:
Franco Cappuccio
Interviewed Guest:
Ambreen Razia
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Cheesley
Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Anne Peacock

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Shelter

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Every stage of Zoe's life has been marked by the weather. She's stopped driving today because of the thunder. A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are forced to leave Rome. But the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavius are hot on their heels. Show more

Contributors

Genres

The Film Programme

Stephen Frears, Women in westerns, Angela Pleasence

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Director Stephen Frears discusses his biopic Florence Foster Jenkins, which stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Frears
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Pleasence
Interviewed Guest:
Rosalynn Try-Hane
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Presenter:
Francine Stock

Front Row

Ewan McGregor, Upstart Crow, Katie Paterson, Frankenstein ballet

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Kirsty Lang talks to Ewan McGregor about Our Kind of Traitor, and Ben Elton returns to TV with a comedy starring David Mitchell as Shakespeare. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ewan McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Paterson
Interviewed Guest:
Liam Scarlett
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

In Our Time

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, which challenged Victorian morality and made Hardy's fortune when published in the 1890s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Dinah Birch
Interviewed Guest:
Francis O'Gorman
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Journalist and comedy writer David Quantick has met and interviewed hundreds of people – what were his first impressions, how have they changed and does it all matter? Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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