Programme Index

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Woman's Hour

Tampon Calculator, Sexual Exploration, Muslim Marriages

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Ahead of the Autumn budget, the launch of a tampon tax calculator to work out the cost of menstrual products during a lifetime plus the best place to live out your days. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Becca Meier
Interviewed Guest:
Isabel Losada
Interviewed Guest:
Aina Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Lennox
Interviewed Guest:
Judy Reith
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Till
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Avery

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 11 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Lady Shonagon has disgraced herself in front of the new empress - who has sent her spies out to investigate. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Home Front

21 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Bolsheviks disbanded the Women's Battalions, while in Tynemouth, Sarah Illingworth brings discipline to the Marshalls' munitionettes. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Book of the Week

The Vanity Fair Diaries

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In 1985, Vanity Fair magazine wowed its readers with a cover shot of President and Nancy Reagan. So how did this great image come about? And were there any dramas? Show more

Drama

David Spicer - Kempton and the Duke

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Kevin Whately stars as Kempton Bunton, the Newcastle pensioner who stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington in 1961. Show more

Contributors

Kempton Bunton:
Kevin Whately
Lord Robbins:
Hugh Fraser
Mrs Bunton:
Madelaine Newton
Inspector Greene:
Simon Greenall
Sergeant Entwistle:
Matt Addis
Mr Peach:
Julien Ball
Producer:
Liz Anstee

Genres

Brand

Drama

A Good Read

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Alexei Sayle and Meg Rosoff trade favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including A High Wind in Jamaica, Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) and Friends in High Places. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alexei Sayle
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 12

How Did I Do?

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Whilst tracking his cat food delivery, Ed unearths a world of self-satisfaction surveys. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2017. Show more

Front Row

Modigliani, Costa Book Awards shortlists, John Lithgow

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The announcement of the Costa Book Awards shortlists, actor John Lithgow who stars in Daddy's Home 2, and a review of the new exhibition by Amedeo Modigliani at Tate Modern. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest:
John Lithgow

Book at Bedtime

Exit West

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

As the battle for their city intensifies, and fearing for Nadia's safety, Saeed makes a proposal. Nikesh Patel reads Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker shortlisted novel about displacement. Show more

Fred at The Stand

Series 1

Episode 6: Tonkinson, McTavish, Kugblenu and Ferry

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Fred MacAulay presents stand up comedians Paul Tonkinson, Vladimir McTavish, Athena Kugblenu and Mick Ferry, recorded at the Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh. Show more

Book of the Week

The Vanity Fair Diaries

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

In 1985, Vanity Fair magazine wowed its readers with a cover shot of President and Nancy Reagan. So how did this great image come about? And were there any dramas? Show more

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