Programme Index

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Book of the Week

South and West

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

California Notes: Now in the west, Joan Didion is asked to write about Patty Hearst but diverts to musing on her own sense of belonging in Hearst country. Show more

Woman's Hour

Author Siri Hustvedt

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The use of violent language; author Siri Hustvedt's collection of essays; volunteering at orphanages; Chris Hemmings and Be A Man. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Isabel Hardman
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Krys
Interviewed Guest:
Siri Hustvedt
Interviewed Guest:
Pippa Sands
Interviewed Guest:
Catharine Pusey
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Hemmings
Presenter:
Jenni Murray

15 Minute Drama

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 9

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 28 days

Award-winning drama of a couple with learning disabilities, who now have a baby girl. A crises strikes when the baby is admitted to hospital. Show more

The Cold Swedish Winter

Series 3

4. The Latte Pappas

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Geoff negotiates the generous Swedish parental benefits system, the rewards - and otherwise - of dealing with a marauding toddler, and the terrifying perfectionism of Swedish dads. Show more

Home Front

15 September 1917 - Ivy Layton

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the British government officially denied attempting a peace deal with Germany, and in Folkestone, Ivy Layton's suspicions grow more acute. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry

Drama

A Book by Lester Tricklebank

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Lester holds a childhood secret that has scarred his life, but he’s decided to write a tell all book. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. Show more

Last Word

Sir Peter Hall, Kate Millett, Sir Edward du Cann, JP Donleavy

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on theatre director Sir Peter Hall, radical feminist Kate Millett, Tory MP Sir Edward Du Cann, writer JP Donleavy. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Coveney
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Bindel
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Garnett
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Farrell

The News Quiz

Series 94

15/09/2017

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Andy Hamilton, Desiree Burch, Hugo Rifkind and Kerry Godliman hash out the week's news which includes a double defeat for May, Clinton's new book and a drunk Welshman. Show more

The Archers

15/09/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ian has a new resolve, and what's cooking with Lexi? Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Liz John
Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Tony Archer:
David Troughton
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Bert Fry:
Eric Allan
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Tracy Horrobin:
Eric Allan
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Oliver Sterling:
Michael Cochrane
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Lexi Viktorova:
Ania Sowinski

Front Row

Jack Dee, Joanna Trollope reveals the BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jack Dee talks to John Wilson about his new sitcom Bad Move. Plus Joanna Trollope announces the shortlist for this year's National Short Story Award. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Trollope
Interviewed Guest:
Liza Tuttle
Presenter:
John Wilson

15 Minute Drama

The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles: Series 9

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 28 days

Award-winning drama of a couple with learning disabilities, who now have a baby girl. A crises strikes when the baby is admitted to hospital. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 86: 11-15 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The seventh omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when Kerensky's provisional government proclaimed a Russian republic. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Kathy Marx:
Sarah Ridgeway
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts

Genres

Book of the Week

South and West

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

California Notes: Now in the west, Joan Didion is asked to write about Patty Hearst but diverts to musing on her own sense of belonging in Hearst country. Show more

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