Programme Index

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Book of the Week

The Rule of the Land

Episode 2: Mile Hill - The Dorsey

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

As he travels the length of the UK-Irish border, Garrett Carr meets the people who know the land better than anyone - the farmers. Read by John Paul Connolly. Show more

Woman's Hour

'Period poverty', Catherine Mayer, Being cared for, Flowers as art, US women and guns

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

This edition covers UK girls too poor to buy sanitary products, how it feels to be cared for, Catherine Mayer on gender equality, 10,000 irises as art, and American women and guns. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Erin Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Mayer
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Louise Law
Interviewed Guest:
Tina Leslie
Interviewed Guest:
Monica Lennon

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 5 months

Pressure mounts on Emma to tell her best friend Kirsty about her affair - news that could ruin both their relationship and Kirsty's business. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Moral Status and the Golden Boy

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The mother of a boy on a life support machine asks for Joe's help and tells him something which changes everything. With Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more

Contributors

Joe Snowball:
Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink:
Deborah Findlay
Isabel:
Gina McKee
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

A Good Read

Harriet Harman and Pete Paphides

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harriet Harman and Pete Paphides champion favourite books with Harriett Gilbert. Under discussion, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and Julian Cope's autobiography. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Paphides
Producer:
Sally Heaven

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

A Holiday in France

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 5 months

Harry Secombe and Bill leave for a holiday in Southend, but they end up in Paris. Stars Andy Secombe. From March 2017. Show more

Contributors

Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Front Row

Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Harle on how to play the saxophone, highlights from London Book Fair, singer-songwriter ESKA on getting funding. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Harle
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hansen
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Snapes
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Reed
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Eska
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Book of the Week

The Word Detective

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

John Simpson is put in charge of the New Words group, and starts to investigate the world of Rastafarianism. The poet Benjamin Zephaniah teaches him the fine art of 'skanking'. Show more

Book of the Week

The Rule of the Land

Episode 2: Mile Hill - The Dorsey

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

As he travels the length of the UK-Irish border, Garrett Carr meets the people who know the land better than anyone - the farmers. Read by John Paul Connolly. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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