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In Our Time

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense, which was published in 1776 and bolstered support for American independence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Kathleen Burk
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Guyatt
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Thompson

Woman's Hour

Prostitution zones, Friends and illness, Zero waste, Puppy farms

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Managing red-light districts, the impact of chronic illness on friendships, living a zero-waste lifestyle and Janetta Harvey on campaigning against puppy farms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Janetta Harvey
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Viney
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Hand
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Hale
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Jules
Interviewed Guest:
Bea Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
James Wallman
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Bindel
Interviewed Guest:
Belinda Brooks-Gordon

15 Minute Drama

The One about the Social Worker

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Devon's hopes for the future meet the reality of his past. Show more

Contributors

Liz Beecham:
Claire Skinner
Devon Sutcliffe:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Ian Green:
Sam Dale
Cheryl Sutcliffe:
Debra Baker
Sgt Morris:
David Hounslow
Janet Williams:
Amelia Lowdell
PC Kirtley:
George Watkins
Kirk:
Leo Wan

Genres

Home Front

21 January 1916 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day, the prime minister said more women workers would be needed to supply enough munitions to the war, and former factory workers Marion and Edie feel even more liberated. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair

Drama

Bang Up

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

First radio play by Sarah Hehir, a winner of the BBC Writer's Prize, inspired by her work in a young offenders' institute. Emma teaches creative writing in a detention centre. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Film Programme

Adam McKay on The Big Short

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

With Francine Stock. Anchorman writer and director Adam McKay talks about The Big Short, a tragicomedy about the financial crisis that hit the global markets in the mid 2000s. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

A look back at a career in accounting and an overrated experience, and the return of Patsy Straightwoman. From 2016. Show more

Front Row

Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, Utopias in fiction, Villagers

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Oscar Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland on The Picture of Dorian Gray, utopias in fiction, Conor O'Brien aka Villagers and the wild men of rock and ads. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Merlin Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crossan
Interviewed Guest:
Conor O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

15 Minute Drama

The One about the Social Worker

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Devon's hopes for the future meet the reality of his past. Show more

Contributors

Liz Beecham:
Claire Skinner
Devon Sutcliffe:
Theo Barklem-Biggs
Ian Green:
Sam Dale
Cheryl Sutcliffe:
Debra Baker
Sgt Morris:
David Hounslow
Janet Williams:
Amelia Lowdell
PC Kirtley:
George Watkins
Kirk:
Leo Wan

Genres

In Our Time

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense, which was published in 1776 and bolstered support for American independence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Kathleen Burk
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Guyatt
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Thompson

BBC Radio 4 LW

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