Programme Index

Discover 10,100,220 listings and 229,409 playable programmes from the BBC

Woman's Hour

50th Anniversary of Hair the Musical

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

50 years of the musical Hair. Plus Weinstein - blaming victims and other women, the poet Claudia Rankine and Salmon netting in Devon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Hitchin
Interviewed Guest:
Annabel Leventon
Interviewed Guest:
Patti Boulaye
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia De Sabe
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Pham
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Stacey
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Rankine

Book of the Week

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Episode 5: April 1956 to October 1956

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Lydia Wilson reads from the letters of Sylvia Plath, abridged for radio by Caitlin Crawford. In this edition, from meeting to marriage - Sylvia and Ted Hughes. Show more

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 4: The Moabite Cipher

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, Dr James Thorndike, as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Thorndike:
Tim McInnerny
Prof Wegener:
Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunbar:
Roslyn Hill
Duchess:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Hamlet

Episode 5

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Hamlet returns unexpectedly to Elsinore, where Claudius and Laertes have laid plans to murder him. Stars Jamie Parker. Show more

Contributors

Horatio:
David Seddon
Claudius:
Paul Hilton
Laertes:
Tom Mison
The Gravedigger:
Ben Crowe
2nd Gravedigger:
Will Howard
Fortinbras:
Rik Warden
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Series

Hamlet

Last Word

Lillian Ross, Jalal Talabani, Terry Downes, Sybil Flory, Hedley Jones

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on journalist Lillian Ross, Iraqi president in the 2000s Jalal Talabani, boxer Terry Downes, seamstress Sybil Flory and musician and inventor Hedley Jones. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eric Homberger
Interviewed Guest:
Ellin Stein
Interviewed Guest:
Jiyar Gol
Interviewed Guest:
John McDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Flory
Interviewed Guest:
David Katz

The Archers

13/10/2017

Duration: 13 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Matt stirs the pot, and Philip proves a knight in shining armour. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Huw Kennair-Jones
David Archer:
Tim Bentinck
Ruth Archer:
Felicity Finch
Pip Archer:
Daisy Badger
Helen Archer:
Louiza Patikas
Lilian Bellamy:
Sunny Ormonde
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Ian Craig:
Stephen Kennedy
Matt Crawford:
Kim Durham
Justin Elliott:
Simon Williams
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Heather Bell
Nic Grundy:
Becky Wright
Emma Grundy:
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Shula Hebden Lloyd:
Judy Bennett
Alistair Lloyd:
Michael Lumsden
Jim Lloyd:
John Rowe
Adam Macy:
Andrew Wincott
Kate Madikane:
Perdita Avery
Freddie Pargetter:
Toby Laurence
Lily Pargetter:
Katie Redford
Robert Snell:
Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell:
Carole Boyd
Philip Moss:
Andy Hockley

Front Row

Kit Harington, Kele Okereke, Dynasty, Porridge

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Kit Harington talks about playing his own ancestor in the new BBC1 drama series about the Gunpowder Plot. Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Stig Abell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Harington
Interviewed Guest:
Kele Okereke
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 3 months

Kerensky joins forces with the Cossacks advancing on Petrograd. Can the Revolution survive? Stars Richard Laing and Kelly Burke. From 2017. Show more

Streets Apart: A History of Social Housing

Omnibus

Episode 1: Grenfell Tower

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

In the wake of the fire at Grenfell Tower, Lynsey Hanley tells the story of social housing in Britain. How did the dreams of early housing pioneers turn to dust? Show more

A Good Read

Sally Lindsay and Jonathan Harvey

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actress Sally Lindsay and playwright Jonathan Harvey talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert: Angela Carter, Adrian Mole and a wickedly funny spoof actor's memoir. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sally Lindsay
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Harvey
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Book of the Week

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Episode 5: April 1956 to October 1956

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Lydia Wilson reads from the letters of Sylvia Plath, abridged for radio by Caitlin Crawford. In this edition, from meeting to marriage - Sylvia and Ted Hughes. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

About BBC Radio 4

Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio.

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More