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Book of the Week

This Long Pursuit

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The death of Shelley in July 1822 is one of the most powerful of all Romantic legends. How does the story of the end of a life alter our perception of all that has gone before? Show more

Woman's Hour

Grayson Perry on the descent of man

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Grayson Perry discusses his book The Descent of Man, asking what would happen if we rethought conventional ideas of manhood. What might be in it for men? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Keegan Hirst
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Lott
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Testament

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Hanleys

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Writers James and Timmie Hanley receive shocking news and urgently have to counsel their son Liam in this episode, dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery. Show more

Home Front

15 December 1916 - Martha Lamb

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Women's Imperial Defence Council discussed fears of "the hidden hand", and at Marshall's, Martha Lamb is determined that the women's voices are heard. Show more

Contributors

Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan

4 Extra Debut. Rebecca misses her Dad. What if she could have him back as he was? Magical family comedy about dementia. Stars Raquel Cassidy. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Open Book

Henrietta Rose-Innes, Literary heroes, Shusaku Endo and silence

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

South African writer Henrietta Rose-Innes talks to Mariella Frostrup about her novel Nineveh, the story of a humane pest controller. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Rose-Innes
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Waite

Front Row

Der Rosenkavalier, Adventures in Moominland, Peter Mullan in Quarry

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Moomins creator Tove Jansson remembered by her niece Sophia, the challenges of performing Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH, and Stephen Armstrong reviews TV drama Quarry. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Renee Fleming
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia Jansson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Denton
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Hanleys

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Writers James and Timmie Hanley receive shocking news and urgently have to counsel their son Liam in this episode, dramatised by Lizzie Nunnery. Show more

Wondermentalist Cabaret

Series 2

Episode 1: Listening to More than Words

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Laughter, poetry, music and audience creativity in the company of Matt Harvey and guests, with this comedy-infused, musically-enhanced, interactive poetry cabaret. Show more

Book of the Week

This Long Pursuit

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The death of Shelley in July 1822 is one of the most powerful of all Romantic legends. How does the story of the end of a life alter our perception of all that has gone before? Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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