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The Life Scientific

Episode 145: Ottoline Leyser on how plants decide what to do

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Plant biologist Ottoline Leyser talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the secret life of plants. She reveals why they have a unique ability to adapt in ways we animals can only dream of. Show more

Woman's Hour

Three Girls, Living with a terminal illness, Juggling care and work

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Maxine Peake and former sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham on bringing the experience of girls groomed and sexually abused in Rochdale to the screen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Rowbotham
Interviewed Guest:
Maxine Peake
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Bourne
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Keech
Producer:
Jane Thurlow

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jessica Raine stars as Fleur in the concluding episodes of Galsworthy's epic. Poet Wilfrid Desert, who has returned from the Middle East with a secret, gives Dinny a poem to read. Show more

Home Front

16 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, an all-female Russian unit called the Women's Battalion of Death was established, and in Folkestone, Kitty is in need of female friendship. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Tumanbay

Series 2

Healing the Sick

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

As slave trader Ibn, accused of hoarding heretical text, seeks justice from the new regime's religious courts, news arrives of a devastating plague. Show more

Great Lives

Series 42

Sue Cameron on Emma of Normandy

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Whitehall journalist Sue Cameron chooses William the Conqueror's aunt, Emma of Normandy. With Matthew Parris. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa King
Producer:
Mark Smalley

Small Scenes

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Overblown, melodramatic modern life. With Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Jessica Ransom. From 2016. Show more

Front Row

Three Girls, Life of Galileo, Mark Bradford

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Nicole Taylor, writer of Three Girls, based on the Rochdale abuse cases; US artist Mark Bradford who is exhibiting at the Venice Biennale; Bafta-winning director Joe Wright. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Bradford
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Rowlands
Presenter:
John Wilson

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Jessica Raine stars as Fleur in the concluding episodes of Galsworthy's epic. Poet Wilfrid Desert, who has returned from the Middle East with a secret, gives Dinny a poem to read. Show more

The Life Scientific

Episode 145: Ottoline Leyser on how plants decide what to do

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Plant biologist Ottoline Leyser talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the secret life of plants. She reveals why they have a unique ability to adapt in ways we animals can only dream of. Show more

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