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Book of the Week

The Hungry Empire

Episode 5: Feeding a Wartime Empire

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Wartime strictures reveal the brutal reality behind feeding an empire, beginning in North Africa in 1941. Read by Melody Grove. Abridged by Sian Preece. Show more

To Hull and Back

Series 1

Episode 5: It's My Party

Duration: 27 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sophie finally comes into some money. It is her chance to get away at last. However, her mother's birthday is imminent, and a surprise party takes precedence. Show more

Contributors

DJ Ritchie:
Jon Richardson
Receptionist:
Debra Baker
Car Boot Johnny:
Ewan Bailey
Vidal Sassoon:
Ewan Bailey
Producer:
Carl Cooper

Home Front

18 August 1917 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Sylvia Pankhurst's peace meeting in Hyde Park was broken up by the police, while in Folkestone, Sergeant Harris marks the first anniversary of his sons' deaths. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Ellie Piercy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Major Love:
Simon Ludders
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Barman:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

Drama

Holding Back the Tide

I Want to Thank You All

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Clare and Richard pay a visit to a famous resident and leave with more than they expected when John takes off with what he believes rightly to belong to the town. Show more

Last Word

Barbara Cook, Sister Ruth Pfau, Richard Gordon, Prof UR Rao

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Kate Silverton on singer Barbara Cook; Blanche Blackwell, Ian Fleming's muse; Sister Ruth Pfau, the 'Mother Teresa' of Pakistan; Richard Gordon, Doctor In The House author. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Mervyn Lobo
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Talbot
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hohnen
Interviewed Guest:
Spoorty Rahman
Presenter:
Kate Silverton

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 11

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 10 months

John Lloyd and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by improviser and comedian Cariad Lloyd, Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and polymath former MP Gyles Brandreth. Show more

The Archers

18/08/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Emma's resolve is broken, and Alistair tries to explain. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Chris Carter:
Wilf Scolding
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Rex Fairbrother:
Nick Barber
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Anisha Jayakody:
Anneika Rose
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell

Front Row

Lucy Porter, Martin Creed, and Soweto Gospel Choir on stage at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Soweto Gospel Choir performs, John gets a lesson in stand-up comedy, and Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed on his show Words and Music. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Sutherland
Interviewed Guest:
Nilija Sun
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Creed
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 82: 14-18 August 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met in Craiglockhart Hospital. 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
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Ellie Piercy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Major Love:
Simon Ludders
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Barman:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Book of the Week

The Hungry Empire

Episode 5: Feeding a Wartime Empire

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Wartime strictures reveal the brutal reality behind feeding an empire, beginning in North Africa in 1941. Read by Melody Grove. Abridged by Sian Preece. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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