Programme Index

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Book of the Week

The Secret Lives of Colour

Episode 2: Yellow

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

An exploration of the colour palette continues with surprising stories behind shades of yellow. Written by Kassia St Clair. Read by Francesca Dymond. Show more

Woman's Hour

Willow-weaving, Time, Sleep

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

We speak to willow-weaver Laura Ellen Bacon, one of our 12 Craft Finalists. We discuss time and why it goes too fast. And it's hot, so how do you get your baby off to sleep? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Laura Ellen Bacon
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Blyth
Interviewed Guest:
Emily-Jane Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Grace
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Reporter:
Milly Chowles

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Louai tries to re-establish the counterfeit medicines business. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Laura is in east Kent talking to musicians - both incomers and locals - drawn to the attractions of the coast around Ramsgate and Margate. Show more

Drama

The Twenty Year Stretch

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Witty and intense drama by Colin Bytheway combining a quirk of Dutch law with a searing examination of lost youth. Starring James D'Arcy, Tara Fitzgerald and Nicholas Farrell. Show more

Contributors

Erik De Jong:
James D'Arcy
Sophie Visser:
Tara Fitzgerald
Hector Van Doran:
Nicholas Farrell
Auctioneer:
David Reakes

Genres

Brand

Drama

A Good Read

Verity Sharp and Matthew Syed

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with presenter Verity Sharp and author Matthew Syed, including the influential The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Verity Sharp
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Syed
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Alexei on the surprising reason he vanished from our TV screens in the 90s, capitalism and all-you-can-eat buffets. From 2016. Show more

Front Row

Audra McDonald, John Singer Sargent watercolours, Paula McGrath

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Broadway star Audra McDonald on Billie Holiday; novelist Paula McGrath; the watercolours of John Singer Sargent. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Audra McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Sinclair
Interviewed Guest:
Paula McGrath
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

15 Minute Drama

Stories from Hay el Matar

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Louai tries to re-establish the counterfeit medicines business. Syrian writers and actors provide a rare glimpse of how life is lived in contemporary Damascus. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 12: Babajaana - My Love

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Arundhati Roy's arresting novel, it is autumn in Srinigar and on a lakeside houseboat there is love and lament. Indira Varma is the reader. Show more

Liam Williams: Ladhood

Series 1

Truants

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

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

Contributors

Adult Liam:
Liam Williams
Young Liam:
Alfie Field
Bradley Dixon:
Sam Shaw
Ralph Fletcher:
George Richardson
Craig Cheng:
Ken Cheng
Mrs Pallister:
Amelia Lowdell
Liam's Mum:
Debra Baker
Liam's Dad:
Caolan McCarthy
Mr Draper:
Ewan Bailey
Teacher 1:
Evie Killip
Producer:
Arnab Chanda

Book of the Week

The Secret Lives of Colour

Episode 2: Yellow

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

An exploration of the colour palette continues with surprising stories behind shades of yellow. Written by Kassia St Clair. Read by Francesca Dymond. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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