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Book of the Week

Gainsborough

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Gainsborough returns to London where he paints over 130 portraits and landscapes. As he is dying, he summons his rival Joshua Reynolds, and his wife makes a surprising revelation. Show more

To Hull and Back

Series 1

Episode 4: My Casa Is Your Casa

Duration: 27 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A call from Auntie Pamela, who lives abroad, gets Sophie fired up about the life she could be living, a life of hot tubs and wood-fired lobster. Show more

Home Front

11 August 1917 - Dennis Monk

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Labour leader resigned from the Cabinet under pressure from the press, and in Folkestone, Jessie directs her powers of persuasion at Dennis Monk. Show more

Contributors

Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mr Williams:
Charlie Clements
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Mr O'Hare:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

Democracy

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

When Richard and Clare inherit a house, they also inherit a sitting tenant, John Hector, who treats the house as his own and the local town as his own personal fiefdom. Show more

Contributors

Richard:
Paul Ritter
John Hector:
Ronald Pickup
Mrs Cardabbon:
Susan Jameson
Penrith:
Chris Pavlo
Ticket Lady:
Kerry Gooderson
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Last Word

Glen Campbell, Dame Helen Alexander, Prunella Briance, Clancy Sigal

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on musician Glen Campbell, businesswoman Dame Helen Alexander, writer Clancy Sigal, childbirth campaigner Prunella Briance. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Emmott
Interviewed Guest:
Helena Morrissey
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Moorhead
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Webb

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 11

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 10 months

John Lloyd and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by the orchestrally funny Rainer Hersch, the antarctically adventurous Beth Healey and the fabrically artistic Kaffe Fassett. Show more

The Archers

11/08/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Lexi takes control, and could there be mutiny in the Bridge Farm dairy? Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Liz John
Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Kenton Archer:
Richard Attlee
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Jazzer McCreary:
Ryan Kelly
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Lulu Duxford:
Chetna Pandya

Front Row

Joe Orton

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

An exploration of the life and legacy of the playwright Joe Orton whose plays, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, and What The Butler Saw, challenged British theatre in the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Leonie Orton
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Jenna Forbes
Interviewed Guest:
John Lahr
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Nikolai Foster
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 81: 7-11 August 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when many in Folkestone watched 40 British planes encircle enemy aircraft over the channel. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mr Williams:
Charlie Clements
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Mr O'Hare:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Great Lives

Series 43

Stephen Fry on PG Wodehouse

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Stephen Fry's hero is PG Wodehouse, a writer who simply cheers him up. His mission is to persuade Matthew Parris that this is a great life. Joining them is Sophie Ratcliffe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Ratcliffe

Book of the Week

Gainsborough

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Gainsborough returns to London where he paints over 130 portraits and landscapes. As he is dying, he summons his rival Joshua Reynolds, and his wife makes a surprising revelation. Show more

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