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Woman's Hour

Singer Paloma Faith, Poet Paula Meehan, Talking to children about consent

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Paloma Faith on what inspired her new album, The Architect. Poet Paula Meehan reads 'The View from Under the Table' for Children in Need. And teaching children about consent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Paloma Faith
Interviewed Guest:
Nadia Murad
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Meehan
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Fitzsimmons

15 Minute Drama

Children in Need: D for Dexter: Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

By Amanda Whittington. Dexter's teacher wants to help, but it just makes things worse. And now Skye is more frightened than ever that they will come and take Dexter away. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sitcom about trying to live ethically and do the right thing, starring Marcus Brigstocke as Mike and Kerry Godliman as his wife Max. Show more

Home Front

17 November 1917 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, sculptor Auguste Rodin died, and in Tynemouth, it is clear that Lester Reed has been thinking. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready

Poetry Please

Children in Need

Episode 2: The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear and My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold by William Wordsworth

Duration: 2 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Radio 4 celebrates Children in Need with poems on the theme of childhood, read by some of the UK's best-known poets and actors. Show more

Book of the Week

The Dawn Watch

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Conrad's roving days are over. Married and living in Kent, rubbing shoulders with Henry James and Ford Madox Ford, he is now the quintessential man of letters. Show more

Drama

A Badge

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

All Christine wants is a badge, so people understand she is not a bad mum, it is just that her son is autistic. Chloe needs sleep. Both need love. Starring Katherine Kelly. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Last Word

Lord Hutchinson of Lullington QC, Linda Nochlin, Dennis Banks, Geoff Tootill, Tim Gudgin

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Obituary Series. Matthew Bannister on barrister Lord Hutchinson QC, art historian Linda Nochlin, Native American activist Dennis Banks and computer pioneer Geoff Tootill. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tom Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Wishelle Banks
Interviewed Guest:
Akim Reinhardt
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Frank
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Tootill
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Burton

The Now Show

Series 51

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis re-cap the week through topical stand-up and sketches with guests Darren Harriot, Sophie Willan, Jake Yapp, Gemma Arrowsmith and William Sitwell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Darren Harriot
Performer:
Sophie Willan
Performer:
Jake Yapp
Performer:
William Sitwell

The Archers

17/11/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Can Toby and Pip reach an accord? Christine is in a holiday mood. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Christine Barford:
Lesley Saweard
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
PC Harrison Burns:
James Cartwright
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Toby Fairbrother:
Rhys Bevan
Alan Franks:
John Telfer
Usha Franks:
Souad Faress
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Elizabeth Pargetter:
Alison Dowling
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Lexi Viktorova:
Ania Sowinski
Peggy Woolley:
June Spencer
Janet Thorpe:
Flaminia Cinque

Front Row

Fenella Fielding, Gluck, Mona Arshi, Call of Duty

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Fenella Fielding on the Carry On films, Morecambe and Wise, and Henrik Ibsen. Plus the painter Gluck, famous for fashion and self-portraits with her lovers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Fenella Fielding
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Souhami
Interviewed Guest:
Amy de la Haye
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Arshi
Producer:
Julian May

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 88: 13-17 November 1917 (Season 12 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, in Tynemouth, when the Finnish Parliament declared its independence from Russia. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Matthew Ash:
David Reakes
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Now a successful producer of reality TV, Kif's life feels as hollow and morally lost as Heidl's. Lunch with Pia brings back old memories and awkward questions. Show more

A Good Read

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, Things That Are by Amy Leach and This Boy by Alan Johnson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Book of the Week

The Dawn Watch

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Conrad's roving days are over. Married and living in Kent, rubbing shoulders with Henry James and Ford Madox Ford, he is now the quintessential man of letters. Show more

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