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In Our Time

Germaine de Stael

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, works and life of Germaine de Stael (1766-1817), a literary critic, author, opponent of Napoleon and developer of Romanticism. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Catriona Seth
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Finch
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Astbury

Woman's Hour

Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan, Grace Mugabe

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan, the future of Grace Mugabe, social media poet Nikita Gill and Lisa Carne on protecting Belize's coral reef. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Mary J Blige
Interviewed Guest:
Carey Mulligan
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Law
Interviewed Guest:
Clionadh Raleigh
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Carne
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Wear
Interviewed Guest:
Nikita Gill

Home Front

16 November 1917 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Anzac troops occupied Jaffa, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is thinking of cake. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman

Book of the Week

The Dawn Watch

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Back from the Congo, sensitive to the tensions between 'civilisation' and 'savagery', Conrad enjoys publication of his first novel. Then life at sea comes to an end. Show more

Drama

The Rules of Palship

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The young Noel Coward demanded fierce loyalty from his friends. But did he live up to his own high standards? Writer Jonathan Tafler imagines a testing moment. Show more

Contributors

Noel Coward:
Joel MacCormack
Graham Henshaw:
Tom Forrister
Fraser Stanhope:
Wilf Scolding
Reverend Henshaw:
David Reakes
Mary Henshaw:
Ellie Darvill

Genres

Brand

Drama

Open Book

Celeste Ng

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to celebrated American novelist Celeste Ng and and Lilja Sigurdardottir explains what it was about the 2008 financial crash that inspired so many authors. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Celeste Ng
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rankin
Interviewed Guest:
Lilja Sigurdardottir

The Film Programme

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Gloria Grahame

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Radio 4's weekly film programme. Peter Turner on how his book about his relationship with Gloria Grahame, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, took 30 years to make into a film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Fletcher
Interviewed Guest:
Christina Clusiau
Interviewed Guest:
Saul Schwarz

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Series 2

The Financial Crash

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 10 months

Alexei Sayle discusses the financial crash of 2008, the appeal of Donald Trump and his lack of mainstream success. From 2017. Show more

Front Row

Noel Gallagher, Poets in Zimbabwe, Surrealism in Egypt

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Noel Gallagher discusses his new album. Plus Zimbabwean poet Togara Muzanenhamo, a review of Surrealism in Egypt at Tate Liverpool, and is new musical Tiger Bay the next Les Mis? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abel
Interviewed Guest:
Noel Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Togara Muzanenhamo
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Somers Cocks
Interviewed Guest:
Jude Rogers

In Our Time

Germaine de Stael

Duration: 50 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, works and life of Germaine de Stael (1766-1817), a literary critic, author, opponent of Napoleon and developer of Romanticism. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Catriona Seth
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Finch
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Astbury

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Now that the book has been finished, all that remains is for Kif and the editor Pia to select some images to accompany the text. In a conference room, they go through the photos. Show more

The Absolutely Radio Show

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A highly confused town council and Mr Muzak talks about clubbing with like-minded individuals. With Moray Hunter. From 2015. Show more

Book of the Week

The Dawn Watch

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Back from the Congo, sensitive to the tensions between 'civilisation' and 'savagery', Conrad enjoys publication of his first novel. Then life at sea comes to an end. Show more

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