Programme Index

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Book of the Week

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

David Attenborough reads from his account of his 1955 trip to Guyana where, while filming for an edition of the BBC Zoo Quest series, he had an alarming encounter with a caiman. Show more

Woman's Hour

My Perfect Imperfect Christmas

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Jane is joined by Gill Sims, the 'Peter and Jane' blogger and author of Why Mummy Drinks; the TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford; and Bernie Wood, who runs the Thrive Project. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Gill Sims
Interviewed Guest:
Gloria Hunniford
Interviewed Guest:
Bernie Wood

15 Minute Drama

Incredible Women: Series 6

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Rebecca and Jeremy Front put the spotlight on Dame Cicely Leyland as she nears her 100th birthday. Her friend Fenella Feilding hints at Cicely's ability to embroider the truth. Show more

Cooking in a Bedsitter

Series 2

Bolognese Cutlets

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Romcom inspired by Katherine Whitehorn's cookery classic. Trisha’s definitely over Deepak. Or so she says. Stars Nikesh Patel. Show more

Home Front

25 December 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, plum pudding was made a regular ration for the troops for the first time, while in Collingwood, Sylvia wishes in vain for peace and goodwill. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Rosamund Marshall:
Bea White
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Drama

Mr Betjeman's Class

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Jonathan Smith. First of two plays celebrating one of Britain's best-loved poets. Stars Benjamin Whitrow in his final role before his death at the age of 80. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon's Christmas Dinner

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat. Sheila Dillon and guests including Giorgio Locatelli, Angela Hartnett and Yotam Ottolenghi share a special festive meal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Giorgio Locatelli
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Hartnett
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Borthwick
Interviewed Guest:
Yotam Ottolenghi
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Christmas Special: The Science of Magic

Duration: 48 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by guests, including Andy Nyman and Diane Morgan, to reveal the science behind some of our best-loved magic tricks and illusions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Robin Ince
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Nyman
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Wiseman
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Stavrakopoulou

15 Minute Musical

Xmas 2017

The Legend of Holy Superior Mother Theresa May and the Magic Money Tree

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A singsong romp through Ireland's musical heritage featuring the against-all-odds rise to fame of the UK's formerly least-known political party. Show more

Front Row

Christmas Party with Jon Culshaw, Josie Lawrence, Austentatious, Patience Agbabi, Inua Ellams and Steve Edis

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Games and performances including impressions from Jon Culshaw, improvised song by Josie Lawrence and poetry readings from Patience Agbabi and Inua Ellams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Performer:
Jon Culshaw
Performer:
Patience Agbabi
Performer:
Cariad Lloyd
Performer:
Inua Ellams
Performer:
Josie Lawrence
Performer:
Steve Edis
Producer:
Hannah Robins

15 Minute Drama

Incredible Women: Series 6

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Rebecca and Jeremy Front put the spotlight on Dame Cicely Leyland as she nears her 100th birthday. Her friend Fenella Feilding hints at Cicely's ability to embroider the truth. Show more

Mysteries of Sleep

Series 1

Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Lack of sleep can make us sick, fat and slow. But what if a sleep disorder is to blame? We meet a teenager whose body clock is so out of sync with the world, our 5pm is his 3am. Show more

Loose Ends

Bill Bailey, Joe Lycett, Shappi Khorsandi, Josie Naughton, Mica Paris, The Hempolics, Nikki Bedi, Clive Anderson

Duration: 36 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson is joined by Bill Bailey, Joe Lycett, Shappi Khorsandi and Josie Naughton for conversation, music and comedy. With music from Mica Paris and The Hempolics. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Lycett
Interviewed Guest:
Shappi Khorsandi
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Naughton
Performer:
Mica Paris
Performer:
The Hempolics
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Book at Bedtime

How to Stop Time

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Written by Matt Haig and read by Tom Hollander. Tom Hazard has a rare condition - he ages very, very slowly so that, while he looks about 41, he is in fact over 400 years old. Show more

Book of the Week

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

David Attenborough reads from his account of his 1955 trip to Guyana where, while filming for an edition of the BBC Zoo Quest series, he had an alarming encounter with a caiman. Show more

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