Programme Index

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Book of the Week

The Hungry Empire

Episode 1: Salt Cod on the Mary Rose

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Historian Lizzie Collingham explains how salt cod helped to create the British Empire. Read by Melody Grove. Abridged by Sian Preece. Show more

Woman's Hour

Erla Bolladottir, Clothes for zero gravity, Katharine Welby-Roberts

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Erla Bolladottir and the double-murder that rocked Iceland in the 1970s. Astronaut Dr Helen Sharman and Dr Barbara Brownie on designing clothes for zero gravity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Erla Bolladottir
Interviewed Guest:
Helga Arnardottir
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Welby-Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Sharman
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Brownie

Home Front

14 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued a Peace Note to the warring nations, and in Folkestone, Howard Argent plays mediator. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Writer:
Katie Hims

The Food Programme

Dishing The Dirt on Clean Eating

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Grace Dent discovers what has made Anthony Warner into the Angry Chef and unpicks the role that social media plays in spurring people towards diet plans and 'healthy-eating'. Show more

Front Row

Shappi Khorsandi and Gillian Clarke on stage in the BBC's Big Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Shappi Khorsandi and Nassim Soleimanpour are joined by fellow guests Gillian Clarke, Fergus Linehan and Dr Pamela Epps in front of a live audience at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Lenehan
Interviewed Guest:
Pamela Epps
Presenter:
John Wilson

Midnight's Children

Part 2: The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel of love, history and magic. Saleem is born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, at the exact moment of Partition. Show more

Contributors

Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
The Midwife:
Renu Brindle
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Harmonium Player:
Kiran Thakrar
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Book of the Week

The Hungry Empire

Episode 1: Salt Cod on the Mary Rose

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Historian Lizzie Collingham explains how salt cod helped to create the British Empire. Read by Melody Grove. Abridged by Sian Preece. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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