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In Our Time

1816, the Year Without a Summer

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between the eruption of Mt Tambora in 1815, the largest and most lethal in recorded history, with famines in Europe and America in 1816. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Oppenheimer
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Stabler
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman

Woman's Hour

Mediation in divorce, Being 90

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Why are so few couples filing for divorce being made to attend compulsory mediation sessions? Plus, a celebration of being 90, and a look back at the life of Victoria Wood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Nash
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Marcus
Interviewed Guest:
Honour Harlow
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Sali Hughes

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Continues

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Soames visits his cousin George and muses on life and death. Stars Jessica Raine, Ben Lambert and Joseph Millson. Show more

Home Front

21 April 1916 - Tobias Holden

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1916, a British naval patrol intercepted Sir Roger Casement bringing munitions to Ireland, and Tobias Holden tries to mend bridges. Show more

Contributors

Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew

Drama

Holy Father

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

By Mark Lawson. In the year 2020, 120 cardinals have gathered in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope. And for the first time since 1159 he might just be English. Show more

Contributors

Cardinal Faber:
Nick Dunning
Cardinal Simouri:
Jude Akuwudike
Rachel Grealish:
Lise Ann McLaughlin
Martha Keen:
Scarlett Brookes
Cardinal O'Callaghan:
Pat Laffan
Padro Antenucci:
Faolan Morgan

Genres

Brand

Drama

Open Book

Barney Norris

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Deborah Levy and Daniel Hahn discuss the appeal of Cervantes, and playwright Barney Norris talks to Mariella Frostrup about his first novel Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Hahn
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Barney Norris
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Angus Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Haig

Don't Make Me Laugh

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

David Baddiel hosts the panel show in which comedians must go against their natural instincts. Featuring Omid Djalili, Sara Pascoe, Russell Kane and Adam Hess. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Baddiel
Panellist:
Omid Djalili
Panellist:
Sara Pascoe
Panellist:
Russell Kane
Panellist:
Adam Hess

Front Row

Remembering Prince, Opera North's Ring Cycle, novelist Georgina Harding

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

John Wilson assesses the legacy of the singer and songwriter Prince with Mica Paris, his biographer Matt Thorne and music journalist Kevin Le Gendre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mica Paris
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Le Gendre
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Farnes
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Mantle
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Harding
Producer:
Elaine Lester

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Continues

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Soames visits his cousin George and muses on life and death. Stars Jessica Raine, Ben Lambert and Joseph Millson. Show more

In Our Time

1816, the Year Without a Summer

Duration: 46 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between the eruption of Mt Tambora in 1815, the largest and most lethal in recorded history, with famines in Europe and America in 1816. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Oppenheimer
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Stabler
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman

Book at Bedtime

10 Days

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

While the prime minister is away at a trade conference, the new police commissioner is focused on finding the Molotov Man who has become the tabloid face of the London riots. Show more

Down the Line

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show. With Rhys Thomas. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

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