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Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 LW

Book of the Week

Every Third Thought

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Author Robert McCrum reflects on how we approach and accept death. Despite thoughts of decline and death, Robert finds new hope through a new love. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4 LW

Woman's Hour

Kirstie Allsopp, Maggie O'Farrell, Nina Stemme, Sophie Willan

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Kirsty Allsopp's domestic tips, Maggie O'Farrell explains how near-death experiences have made her life more meaningful, soprano Nina Stemme on looking after her voice. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Maggie O'Farrell
Interviewed Guest:
Kirstie Allsopp
Interviewed Guest:
Nina Stemme
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Willan
Reporter:
Jac Philimore
Producer:
Erin Riley

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Dad has decided not to give away his fortune and there’s a family dinner in Mum’s memory. Crisis averted? Stars Katie Lyons. Show more

The Cold Swedish Winter

Series 3

Autumn: Wedding

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The Swedish sitcom by Danny Robins. With their wedding imminent, Geoff and Linda struggle with a language problem - and everybody wants to kiss the groom. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

Test Match Special

BBC Radio 4 LW

Home Front

8 September 1917 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, France took 800 German prisoners in a renewed offensive at Verdun, and in Folkestone, Reverend Poole is liberated by events. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Last Word

Sir David Tang, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Walter Becker

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on businessman Sir David Tang, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and musician Walter Becker. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tracey Emin
Interviewed Guest:
Algy Cluff
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Newman-Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Harris

The News Quiz

Series 94

08/09/2017

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Miles Jupp. Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Simon Evans and Helen Lewis join Miles to discuss the week's biggest news stories. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miles Jupp
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Hardy
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Lyons
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Writer:
Ian Smith
Producer:
Joe Nunnery

The Archers

08/09/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ian can't hold in his excitement, and Robert has got the solution. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Gwenda Hughes
Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Phoebe Aldridge:
Lucy Morris
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kirsty Miller:
Annabelle Dowler
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Lexi Viktorova:
Ania Sowinski

Front Row

Joanne Froggatt, Darren Aronofsky, 25 years of Classic FM

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Joanne Frogatt discusses her latest role in ITV drama Liar; Black Swan film director Darren Aronofsky on the mixed reactions to his new film Mother!; 25 years of Classic FM. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Froggatt
Interviewed Guest:
Darren Aronofsky
Interviewed Guest:
Quentin Letts
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Chisholm
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Dad has decided not to give away his fortune and there’s a family dinner in Mum’s memory. Crisis averted? Stars Katie Lyons. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 85: 4-8 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when the entire French cabinet resigned over widespread army mutinies. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hugh Cavendish:
Guy Raunchey
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Great Lives

Series 43

Helen Sharman on Elsie Widdowson

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Helen Sharman, the first Briton to go into space, tells Matthew Parris why food scientist Elsie Widdowson is her choice for a great life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Sharman
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Ashwell
Producer:
Maggie Ayre

BBC Radio 4 FM

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