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The Ideas That Make Us

Series 4

Episode 3: Narcissism

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Street philosophy with Bettany Hughes, and changing ideas about narcissism through time at a hairdresser's, on a therapist's couch, in mythology and on our mobile phones. Show more

Woman's Hour

Women's Christmas, Domestic Homicide, Beth Underdown

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Jenni Murray with features on women's Christmas, domestic homicide and witch-finding in the 17th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Kenny
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Morrissy
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Monckton-Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Beth Underwood
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A dying woman confesses a terrible secret about a 'pale horse' to her priest, giving him a list of names as she does so, but the priest dies before we can find out any more. Show more

Contributors

Mark Easterbrook:
Jason Hughes
Inspector Lejeune:
Michael Bertenshaw
Osborne:
Ron Cook
Mrs Davis:
Jane Slavin
Thomasina:
Georgie Fuller
Director:
Mary Peate

Home Front

5 January 1918 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, it was reported that a 70-year-old former member of the Rifle Brigade had attempted to enlist, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is still holding on to the past. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Drama

The Vital Spark: Intelligence

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

By Sarah Wooley. During the Second World War, the young Muriel Spark worked in the British 'Black Propaganda' department of MI6 writing 'damaging lies and plausible truths'. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Last Word

Maureen Baker, Richard Cousins, Bronwen Lady Astor Chatelaine of Cliveden, Meic Povey, Rick Hall

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on designer Maureen Baker, businessman Richard Cousins, model Lady Astor, writer Meic Povey, producer Rick Hall. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Baker
Interviewed Guest:
Veronica Horwell
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Stanford
Interviewed Guest:
Branwen Cennard
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Hindell
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Harris

A Good Read

John Niven and Sali Hughes

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Author John Niven and beauty journalist Sali Hughes talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert, including Heartburn by Nora Ephron and Karoo by Steve Tesich. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Niven
Interviewed Guest:
Sali Hughes
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

The News Quiz

Series 95

05/01/2018

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Miles Jupp and team digest the big political stories of the week. With Helen Lewis, Andrew Maxwell, Zoe Lyons and Simon Evans. Show more

The Archers

05/01/2018

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Pip prepares for a big night, and Lexi receives a reminder. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Jolene Archer:
Buffy Davis
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Alice Carter:
Hollie Chapman
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Will Grundy:
Philip Molloy
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Ed Grundy:
Barry Farrimond
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Noluthando Madikane:
Mogali Masuku
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Johnny Phillips:
Tom Gibbons
Fallon Rogers:
Joanna Van Kampen
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Roy Tucker:
Ian Pepperell
Lexi Viktorova:
Ania Sowinski

Front Row

Christopher Plummer, Saudi Arts, Helen Dunmore

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Christopher Plummer on stepping in for Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World and Helen Dunmore's posthumous collection Inside the Wave wins the Costa Poetry Award 2017. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Plummer
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Hanan Razek
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

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Test Match Special

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Great Lives

Series 44

Episode 5: Hertha Ayrton

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Science geek entertainer Helen Arney tells Matthew Parris why she has chosen Hertha Ayrton, the pioneering Victorian physicist, inventor and suffragette, as her great life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Arney
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Locker
Producer:
Mark Smalley

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