Programme Index

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Midweek

Ken Follett, Fr David Delargy, Hannah Peel, Joseph Cook

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Novelist Ken Follett, scientist Dr Joseph Cook, musician Hannah Peel and Roman Catholic priest and singer Father David Delargy join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Peel
Interviewed Guest:
David Delargy

Brand

Midweek

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

This Long Pursuit

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Can the art of life-writing be taught? And what do students hope to achieve in pursuit of their subjects? Richard Holmes explores how we chronicle the lives of others. Show more

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 8

The Boy Who Ran Away From The Circus

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. On a Glasgow rooftop, a former high wire act and a sad young man find themselves connected as each tells his story. From 2016. Show more

Home Front

14 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Lord Devonport declared in his maiden speech as Food Controller that rationing might be necessary, while in Tynemouth, Lester Reed is delighted with his lot. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell

Drama

Angela - 7 Days to Save Europe

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Post Brexit, Hugh Costello's drama imagines the dilemma faced by both the French and the Germans and asks, can or should anything be done to save Europe? Show more

Contributors

Heike Menzel:
Haydn Gwynne
Anglea Merkel:
Pamela Miles
Andreas Tuchel:
Richard McCabe
Giles Ballamy:
Tim McInnerny
Petra Menzel:
Bryony Hannah
Jean-Luc Chardy:
John McAndrew
Claudine Lilin:
Scarlett Brookes

Genres

Brand

Drama

Front Row

Peter Capaldi as Dr Who, new Star Wars, US poet Ben Lerner and E R Braithwaite

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to Peter Capaldi about the Dr Who Christmas special; Rogue One reviewed; US poet Ben Lerner; E R Braithwaite, who wrote To Sir With Love. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Capaldi
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Lerner
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Williams

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Hanleys

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Writers James and Timmie Hanley advise their son Liam on creative endeavours, life and love in this episode, dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery. Show more

Midweek

Ken Follett, Fr David Delargy, Hannah Peel, Joseph Cook

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Novelist Ken Follett, scientist Dr Joseph Cook, musician Hannah Peel and Roman Catholic priest and singer Father David Delargy join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Peel
Interviewed Guest:
David Delargy

Brand

Midweek

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 14 days

Sketches, songs and a long list of animals from Dr Vet. A journey inside comedian Terry Alderton’s chaotic mind. From 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

This Long Pursuit

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Can the art of life-writing be taught? And what do students hope to achieve in pursuit of their subjects? Richard Holmes explores how we chronicle the lives of others. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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