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Start the Week

Fairy Tale Physics?

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Allan Little discusses multiverses and genes with Jon Butterworth, Jim Baggott, Hilary Rose and Stephen Minger. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Allan Little
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Butterworth
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Baggott
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Minger

Bleak Expectations

Series 5

Episode 1: A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Pip receives an intriguing invitation to a house party. Mark Evans' Victorian comic epic stars Tom Allen. From November 2012. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Evans
Sir Philip:
Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin:
Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent:
Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit:
James Bachman
Clampvulture:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Pippa:
Susy Kane
General Kartoffel-Kopf:
Mark Evans

Drama

William Trevor - The Hill Bachelors

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

4 Extra Debut. Paulie must choose between marrying his long-time love or caring for his widowed mother on a remote family farm. With Fionnula Flanagan and Damien Molony. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Food Programme

Michael Pollan: Why Cooking Matters

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon speaks to Michael Pollan on the craft, science and pleasures of cooking. In his new book, 'a love letter to cooking', he reflects on the importance of being a cook. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Pollan
Producer:
Dan Saladino

Just a Minute

Series 66

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Nicholas Parsons hosts, as Paul Merton, Richard Herring, Gyles Brandreth and Russell Kane attempt to talk for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Show more

Contributors

Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Richard Herring
Panellist:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Russell Kane
Producer:
Katie Tyrrell

Front Row

Philip Glass; Michael Douglas plays Liberace; P D James on Philip Larkin

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Julian Clary reviews Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas as Liberace, Philip Glass on his opera about Walt Disney, PD James' Cultural Exchange and a French zombie drama. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Glass
Interviewed Guest:
PD James

Start the Week

Fairy Tale Physics?

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Allan Little discusses multiverses and genes with Jon Butterworth, Jim Baggott, Hilary Rose and Stephen Minger. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Allan Little
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Butterworth
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Baggott
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Minger

Book at Bedtime

Sarah Dunant - Blood and Beauty

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

The invading army arrives at the gates of Rome, aided by Lucrezia's traitorous husband. Story of the Italian Renaissance's most infamous family, read by Robert Glenister. Show more

Book of the Week

Damian Barr - Maggie and Me

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

4 Extra Debut. In a small Scottish steelworking town in the 80s, as strikes spread across Britain, young Damian finds an unlikely heroine in Maggie Thatcher. From June 2013. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

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