Programme Index

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The Reith Lectures

Hilary Mantel - Resurrection: the Art and Craft

The Day Is for the Living

Duration: 42 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Art can bring the dead back to life, argues the best-selling novelist Hilary Mantel, starting with the story of her own great-grandmother. Show more

Book of the Week

The Secret Life

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Andrew O'Hagan reveals the truth behind his difficult collaboration with Julian Assange in an extract from his new collection of essays, The Secret Life. Read by the author. Show more

Woman's Hour

Manspreading, DUP, Sport days

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Discouraging manspreading in public. How a Conservative deal with the DUP is going down with Northern Irish women. Sports days: love taking part or try your best to avoid them? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Siobhan Fenton
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Strimpel
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Myers
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Josephine

The Pick Up

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

David Threlfall and Kimberley Nixon star in Sarah Cartwright's comedy about an estranged father and daughter driving to Moscow to meet his future wife. Show more

Laura Barton's Notes from a Musical Island

Series 2

Blackbirds and Drums

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Laura Barton visits Belfast to gauge its musical temperature in the company of composers and performers from different traditions. Show more

Tumanbay

Series 2

We Are Three

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

As the rebel army approaches the city, Gregor must confront the truth about his past. Show more

A Good Read

Nathan Caton and Adam Rutherford

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with comedian Nathan Caton and science presenter Adam Rutherford. Paul Auster and the life story of Paul Canoville are both on the table. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Caton
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Rutherford
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Series 1

Political Beliefs

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Alexei on growing up in a communist household, his drug-dealer career and his physical attraction to Boris Johnson. From 2016. Show more

Front Row

Andrew Scott and Robert Icke, Whitney Houston documentary, Amanda Craig

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Andrew Scott plays Hamlet directed by Robert Icke, we review Whitney: Can I Be Me, about the life of Whitney Houston and author Amanda Craig on her new novel The Lie of the Land. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Boyd
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

The Pick Up

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

David Threlfall and Kimberley Nixon star in Sarah Cartwright's comedy about an estranged father and daughter driving to Moscow to meet his future wife. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 7: The Photographs

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Arundhati Roy. Biplab Dasgupta recalls pulling a few strings for Tilo. He also discovers some photos that are cause for disquiet. Emilio Doorgasingh reads. Show more

Liam Williams: Ladhood

Series 1

The First Time

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs evoking memories of loss of virginity, house parties, and fights. From 2015. Show more

Book of the Week

The Secret Life

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Andrew O'Hagan reveals the truth behind his difficult collaboration with Julian Assange in an extract from his new collection of essays, The Secret Life. Read by the author. Show more

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