Programme Index

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Midweek

Sophie Thompson; Jonathan Franklin; Leon Bosch; Brian Wheeler

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Actor Sophie Thompson, writer Jonathan Franklin, musician Leon Bosch and actor Brian Wheeler join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Franklin
Interviewed Guest:
Leon Bosch
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Wheeler

Brand

Midweek

Book of the Week

Love of Country

Episode 3: Rum

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The author reaches Rum and is struck by the island's turbulent history of rental, ownership and clearance. Abridged by Anna Magnusson Read by Doon Mackichan. Show more

Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 23 hours, 9 minutes

Catherine meets Henry once more but John has a habit of getting in their way much to her annoyance. With Miriam Margolyes. Show more

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 8

Melancholy Baby

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A heart-warming tale of two lives linked by events in Glasgow 90 years ago. Co-stars Geoffrey Palmer. From 2016. Show more

Home Front

21 December 1916 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Triple Industrial Alliance protested the use of Chinese labour on ships without equal pay, and there are grumblings in the Belgian colony in Birtley. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger

Drama

Mercury 13

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In the 1960s, Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb secretly took NASA's gruelling astronaut selection tests but they were never allowed to go into space. Anita Sullivan's drama explores why. Show more

Contributors

Jerrie Cobb:
Samantha Dakin
Randolf Lovelace:
William Hope
Tom Harris:
William Hope
John Glenn:
William Hope
Jackie Cochran:
Laurel Lefkow
Brigadier General Flickinger:
Morgan Deare
Dr Shurley:
Morgan Deare
Congressman Anfuso:
Morgan Deare
Narrator:
Laurel Lefkow
Interviewed Guest:
Wally Funk
Director:
Kate McAll

Genres

Brand

Drama

Front Row

Helen Mirren, Winter Solstice Poetry, Conductor Ed Gardner, Hairy Rockers

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Helen Mirren on her new film Collateral Beauty and that infamous interview with Michael Parkinson; winter solstice poetry; conductor Ed Gardner; and not-so-hairy old rockers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mirren
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Kayo Chingonyi
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 23 hours, 9 minutes

Catherine meets Henry once more but John has a habit of getting in their way much to her annoyance. With Miriam Margolyes. Show more

Midweek

Sophie Thompson; Jonathan Franklin; Leon Bosch; Brian Wheeler

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Actor Sophie Thompson, writer Jonathan Franklin, musician Leon Bosch and actor Brian Wheeler join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Franklin
Interviewed Guest:
Leon Bosch
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Wheeler

Brand

Midweek

Book at Bedtime

Christmas Short Stories

How to Escape in Gaelic

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A former professor of Aeronautical Engineering puts his knowledge to good use in this charming tale written for BBC Radio 4 by Alexander McCall Smith. The reader is James Fleet. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 28 days

Characters, songs, sketches and well, who knows really? A journey inside comedian Terry Alderton’s chaotic mind. From 2016. Show more

Book of the Week

Love of Country

Episode 3: Rum

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The author reaches Rum and is struck by the island's turbulent history of rental, ownership and clearance. Abridged by Anna Magnusson Read by Doon Mackichan. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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