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Start the Week

The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy talks to the developmental biologist Alison Woollard, surgeon Roger Kneebone, psychologist Kathryn Asbury and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Woollard
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Kneebone
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Elder
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Woman's Hour

Winnie Mandela; Ulrika Jonsson

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Winnie Mandela speaking to Woman's Hour in 1986, WH power-lister Marisa Drew, and Elizabeth Truss MP on the 'gender gap that simply doesn't add up'. Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Winnie Mandela
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Truss
Interviewed Guest:
Marisa Drew
Idea Originator:
Melanie Verwoerd
Interviewed Guest:
Ulrika Jonsson

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Sam's cousin Anthony Joyce asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house, but before Sam can decide, Anthony jumps in a pond. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mrs Joyce:
Eiry Thomas
James, Duke of York:
Ewan Bailey
Prince Rupert:
Matthew Gravelle
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 9

Intellectual Fireworks

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

A professor at a prestigious writing retreat? Is Ed's good fortune too good to be true? Stars Christopher Douglas. From December 2013. Show more

Drama

Fearless

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Docudrama about an aspiring young journalist who, as part of an application for an investigative journalism programme, decided to spend a week sleeping rough in Newcastle. Show more

Contributors

Lee Halpin:
Billy Jeffries
Pete (Homeless man 1):
Donald McBride
Lenny (Homeless man 2):
Alan Renwick
Cyrenian worker:
Jackie Phillips
Producer:
Gemma Newby

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon investigates the world of food. Cambridge University historian Lesley Steinitz explains the pioneering story of Bovril - a very beefy (and British) love affair. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Steinitz
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Opie
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Simson

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Series 9

Episode 4: To Infinity and Beyond

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Brian and Robin and guests John Lloyd, Colva Roney Dougal and Simon Singh explore the universality of mathematics, the nature of infinity and the role of numbers in everyday life. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 60

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

A welcome visit to the Milton Keynes Theatre for regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden plus David Mitchell on the panel and Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

Front Row

Derren Brown; Eimear McBride; MJ Delaney

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Derren Brown teaches senior citizens how to steal art; author Eimear McBride on her experimental novel; MJ Delaney on her first film; Metro Manila, award-winning film in Tagalog. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Derren Brown
Interviewed Guest:
MJ Delaney
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride

15 Minute Drama

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Sam's cousin Anthony Joyce asks to borrow £350 to rebuild his house, but before Sam can decide, Anthony jumps in a pond. With Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways. Show more

Contributors

Samuel Pepys:
Kris Marshall
Elizabeth Pepys:
Katherine Jakeways
Mrs Joyce:
Eiry Thomas
James, Duke of York:
Ewan Bailey
Prince Rupert:
Matthew Gravelle
Director:
Kate McAll
Producer:
Kate McAll

Genres

Start the Week

The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence

Duration: 43 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy talks to the developmental biologist Alison Woollard, surgeon Roger Kneebone, psychologist Kathryn Asbury and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Woollard
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Kneebone
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Elder
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Book at Bedtime

Truman Capote Short Stories

Episode 1: A Christmas Memory - Part 1/2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

4 Extra Debut. Seven-year-old Buddy and his best friend, the elderly Miss Sook, prepare for the holidays. Read by Kerry Shale. From December 2013. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

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