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Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myths of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, as told by Athenian dramatists, and the times when Thebes dominated Greek history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel Gartland
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge

Woman's Hour

Young Grandmotherhood, Best Place to be a Woman: Northern Ireland

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Being a young grandmother, accessing child benefit when escaping domestic violence, women's rights in Colombia, Elske Rahill, and life for women in Northern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Garnham
Interviewed Guest:
Elisa Vasquez Walters
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Castle Gerrard
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Winstanley
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Emilia Salamanca
Interviewed Guest:
Elske Rahill
Interviewed Guest:
Kellie Turtle
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Hailes
Interviewed Guest:
Rosa Thompson

The Pillow Book

Series 10

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 12 months

Robert Forrest's popular thriller set in 10th-century Japan. Attempting to find some peace, Shonagon leaves the palace during a storm, but she is pursued by disturbing visions. Show more

Contributors

Shonagon:
Ruth Gemmell
Empress Teishi:
Laura Rees
Empress Shoshi:
Katie Leung
Director:
Lu Kemp

Home Front

23 November 1917 - Fraser Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1917, cabinet minister Lord Robert Cecil declared that the Russian government was not to be recognised, while in Tynemouth, Fraser Chadwick asserts his authority. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Book of the Week

The Vanity Fair Diaries

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Tina Brown's time as editor of a famous institution, Vanity Fair magazine. An Englishwoman in 1980s New York, all was glitz and mean streets. This time, amazing office intrigues. Show more

Drama

General Mladic Is Waving

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Rookie academic Danny attends the Mladic trial at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and sees first hand the slippery process of trying to get at the truth. Show more

Contributors

Mr Nikolic's Interpreter:
Chetna Pandya
Mr Todorovic's Interpreter:
Kerry Gooderson
Mr Mladic's Interpreter:
Julie Teal
Judge Orie:
Philip Fox
Mr Groome:
David Sturzaker
General Smith:
Simon Ludders
Mr Ivetic:
Samuel James
Mr Nikolic:
Dejan Calovski
Mr Todorovic:
Dejan Radojevic
Director:
Mary Peate

Genres

Brand

Drama

Open Book

Jennifer Egan

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan on her new novel Manhattan Beach set during the second world war in the Brooklyn Naval Yards. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Egan
Interviewed Guest:
Jen Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Haslett

The Film Programme

Battle of the Sexes

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Simon Beaufoy talks about The Battle of the Sexes and why it was not love all between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Plus how Alien changed the sound of sci-fi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Beaufoy
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Sandra Hebron
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 11 months

Alexei Sayle considers travel to places both real and imaginary through a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy. From 2017. Show more

Front Row

Inua Ellams on Barber Shop Chronicles, Battle of the Sexes, Charles Causley, Godless

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Inua Ellams on his play Barber Shop Chronicles. Reviews of TV drama Godless and tennis film Battle of the Sexes. Plus an exploration of the work of Cornish poet Charles Causley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Cahal Dallat
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Waterman
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Causley

Duration: 47 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myths of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, as told by Athenian dramatists, and the times when Thebes dominated Greek history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel Gartland
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge

Regional Variations (2)

The Absolutely Radio Show

BBC Radio 4 FM

Test Match Special

The Ashes. Australia v England. The First Test from the Gabba, Brisbane - Day 2

Duration: 9 hours

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Commentary on the second day of the first Test between Australia and England, from the Gabba in Brisbane, with Jonathan Agnew, Simon Mann Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

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