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Midnight's Children

Omnibus

2. The Birth of a Nation

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Saleem is born at the exact moment of Partition. Salman Rushdie's novel of love, history and magic starring Nikesh Patel. Show more

Contributors

Dr Narlikar:
Emilio Doorgasingh
Nadir Khan:
Akbar Kurtha
Methwold:
Philip Fox
Commander Sabarmati:
Ace Bhatti
Joseph d'Costa:
Ashley Kumar
Wee Willie Winkie:
Ronny Jhutti
Young Saleem:
Zain Syed
Young Jamila:
Misha Shah
Director:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Open Book

Revisiting Greek Myths

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths and also investigates if contemporary Greek novelists are still inspired by them. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann

Last Word

Abu Kifah, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Brian Aldiss, Blanche Blackwell, Jerry Lewis

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Kate Silverton on author Brian Aldiss, American comic Jerry Lewis, Syrian rescue worker Abu Kifah and national treasure Sir Bruce Forsyth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Silverton
Interviewed Guest:
Moaz Al Shami
Interviewed Guest:
Jules Stenson
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Aldiss
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Gaiman
Interviewed Guest:
David Wingrove
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lycett
Interviewed Guest:
Shawn Levy

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Will Poulter on the intense experience of playing a racist police officer in Kathryn Bigelow's new film Detroit. With Antonia Quirke. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Will Poulter
Interviewed Guest:
Shubhashish Bhutiani
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Whitehurst

A Good Read

Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Authors Joe Dunthorne and John O'Farrell talk about great books with Harriett Gilbert, including works by Marilynne Robinson, Denis Johnson and Cathy Rentzenbrink. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joe Dunthorne
Interviewed Guest:
John O'Farrell
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

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