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Book of the Week

The Vital Spark: Appointment in Arezzo

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Appointment in Arezzo: Journalist Alan Taylor's memoir of a friendship with Muriel Spark, one of the 20th century's great writers. Read by Paul Higgins. Show more

Shardlake

Heartstone

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 9 days

4 Extra Debut. Summer, 1545: There’s a new case in Portsmouth and across the Channel a French fleet prepares to attack. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Contributors

Shardlake:
Justin Salinger
Queen Catherine:
Emily Wachter
Ellen Fettiplace:
Kath Weare
Goodryke:
Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich:
Nicholas Murchie
George Leacon:
Finn den Hertog
Sir Nicholas Hobbey:
David Seddon
Hugh Curteys:
Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey:
Isabella Inchbald
Reverend Seckford:
Neil McCaul
Philip West:
Chris Pavlo
Feaveryear:
Gary Duncan
Author:
CJ Sansom

Genres

Conversations from a Long Marriage

Conversations from a Long Marriage

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam star as children of the 60s who've now been married for over 40 years. We follow them from café to kitchen table as they try to keep the passion alive Show more

Home Front

1 January 1918 - Duncan Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II declared, 'We face with firm confidence and iron will the year 1918', and in Tynemouth, Duncan Chadwick tries to make a new start. Show more

Contributors

Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Paul Seabright explores our trading past: Adam Smith's book The Wealth of Nations and the outbreak of World War I. From 2018. Show more

Elsinore

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sebastian Baczkiewicz conjures up a head in a box, judicial murder and political skulduggery in a thrilling prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set in an alternative 1930s Europe. Show more

The Food Programme

The Champagne Underground

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Champagne sceptic Dan Saladino travels to the French region in search of wine mavericks. A movement is underway that could make us all rethink the world's most celebrated bubbles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Producer:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Keeling
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Walters

Front Row

Making Culture At Home

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A look at how arts organisations in Dundee, Wakefield, Chester, and Sunderland have sought to make themselves open and relevant to their local communities. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Denis Harkins
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Cassie
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Nurick
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Saunders
Interviewed Guest:
Cameron Price
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Ross Tolland
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Walton
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clifton
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Green
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Horsman
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

Shardlake

Heartstone

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 9 days

4 Extra Debut. Summer, 1545: There’s a new case in Portsmouth and across the Channel a French fleet prepares to attack. Stars Justin Salinger. Show more

Contributors

Shardlake:
Justin Salinger
Queen Catherine:
Emily Wachter
Ellen Fettiplace:
Kath Weare
Goodryke:
Clive Hayward
Sir Richard Rich:
Nicholas Murchie
George Leacon:
Finn den Hertog
Sir Nicholas Hobbey:
David Seddon
Hugh Curteys:
Will Howard
Abigail Hobbey:
Isabella Inchbald
Reverend Seckford:
Neil McCaul
Philip West:
Chris Pavlo
Feaveryear:
Gary Duncan
Author:
CJ Sansom

Genres

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

Book of the Week

The Vital Spark: Appointment in Arezzo

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Appointment in Arezzo: Journalist Alan Taylor's memoir of a friendship with Muriel Spark, one of the 20th century's great writers. Read by Paul Higgins. Show more

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