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In Our Time

Cephalopods

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the remarkable biology of octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus, from jet propulsion to changing colour, and what makes them so adaptable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Allcock
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Rodhouse
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Ablett

Book of the Week

No Place to Lay One's Head

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Francoise Frenkel's real-life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'. If the author can reach Grenoble, there is a 'smuggler' there to get her over the border. Show more

Woman's Hour

Jo Swinson, Gingerbread, Equal pay, Menopause

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

How can women achieve equal power? 100 years of Gingerbread, gender equality in the workplace and why do so few women in novels experience the menopause? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Swinson
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Corcoran
Interviewed Guest:
Ayse Inal
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Smethers
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt

15 Minute Drama

The Truth About Hawaii

The Accident

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

One of Sarah's parents thinks there's a way to save their daughter's life, the other thinks it's time to say goodbye... Show more

Open Book

Dirk Kurbjuweit

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to German writer Dirk Kurbjuweit, whose book Fear is based on his own experiences of being stalked and threatened by a neighbour. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Dirk Kurbjuweit
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Sturgeon
Interviewed Guest:
Gerald Seymour

The Film Programme

Paul Thomas Anderson

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Radio 4's weekly look at the world of film, with Francine Stock. Director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses Phantom Thread, Daniel Day Lewis's farewell to the film industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Antrobus
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Dariush Alavi

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Award-winning sketch show featuring several different animals, a couple of types of king and a much-needed intervention. Show more

Front Row

Simple Minds, Phantom Thread, Napoleon Disrobed, Alex La Guma

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Scottish rock band Simple Minds discuss their 40-year career and perform live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsay Johns
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

15 Minute Drama

The Truth About Hawaii

The Accident

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

One of Sarah's parents thinks there's a way to save their daughter's life, the other thinks it's time to say goodbye... Show more

In Our Time

Cephalopods

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the remarkable biology of octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus, from jet propulsion to changing colour, and what makes them so adaptable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Allcock
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Rodhouse
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Ablett

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The red-haired woman recalls the events of a fateful night 30 years ago and remembers how she came to meet and marry her second husband. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 3

Being a Lord

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Good Lord! - exactly what Marcus Brigstocke has become to determine if we really need that second chamber. From October 2015. Show more

Book of the Week

No Place to Lay One's Head

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Francoise Frenkel's real-life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'. If the author can reach Grenoble, there is a 'smuggler' there to get her over the border. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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