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In Our Time

Sovereignty

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the idea of sovereignty, from ancient Greece and Rome to wars in France in the 1500s, to Thomas Hobbes and the revolutionary era. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Lane
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bourke
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanton

Woman's Hour

Mary Seacole, High heels, Cricket, Midlife blues, Sheffield

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

This edition looks at a statue to honour Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, a government inquiry into office dress, encouraging girls into sport, and surviving middle-age dread. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth N Anionwu
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Rouse
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Yvonne Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kellaway
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Hollick

15 Minute Drama

How to Have a Perfect Marriage

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Karen's doing a fun run, Naomi's bunking off to meet her boyfriend, and Jack's discovering the joy of random sex with strangers - an itch that is difficult to ignore. Show more

Tommies

30 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Tommies reveals a hidden true story, based on secret German documents, of a British signalling blunder on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Second Lieutenant Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Jemadar Mehta:
Raj Ghatak
Sowar Gopal:
Munir Khairdin
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Open Book

Ruth Gilligan, Vietnam novels, Kenneth Baker

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Literary magazine programme. Ruth Gilligan talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, and Kenneth Baker discusses the history of book burning. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Gilligan
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Baker

The Film Programme

Notes on Blindness

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to James Spinney and Peter Middleton, the makers of groundbreaking documentary Notes on Blindness, which also has a version in virtual reality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
James Spinney
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Middleton
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Front Row

Ab Fab director Mandie Fletcher, Phill Jupitus on Trumpton's creator, Olivia de Havilland turns 100

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Ab Fab director Mandie Fletcher, Phill Jupitus on Trumpton's creator, Brief Encounters, Matthew Sweet on Olivia de Havilland's 100th birthday, Darren Henley on culture and society. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Mandie Fletcher
Interviewed Guest:
Phill Jupitus
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Raeside
Interviewed Guest:
Darren Henley

15 Minute Drama

How to Have a Perfect Marriage

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Karen's doing a fun run, Naomi's bunking off to meet her boyfriend, and Jack's discovering the joy of random sex with strangers - an itch that is difficult to ignore. Show more

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In Our Time

Sovereignty

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the idea of sovereignty, from ancient Greece and Rome to wars in France in the 1500s, to Thomas Hobbes and the revolutionary era. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Lane
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bourke
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanton

Book of the Week

White Sands

Episode 4: The Hitchhiker

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Geoff Dyer describes how he stops to pick up a hitchhiker on the road to El Paso. All goes well, and the hitchhiker proves to be good company, until they pass a large road sign. Show more

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