Programme Index

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In Our Time

Anna Akhmatova

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry of Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) whose work was banned under Stalin and who lived under constant threat of the gulags. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Harrington
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Basker
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Hodgson

Woman's Hour

Childcare, Menopause, Drones, Bounty Hunters

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Telling employers about the menopause, is the government's free, 30-hour childcare scheme working, Steph Broadribb discusses her love of crime dramas, and women drone innovators. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Shannon Hawthorne
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Danzebrink
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Garlick
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Pae Natwilai
Interviewed Guest:
Yoge Patel
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Hinthorn
Interviewed Guest:
Steph Broadribb

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Pliny is invited to the Palatine, where he finds out to his horror just how much the Emperor Domitian knows about him. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Stone

Series 7

Episode 9

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 11 months

DCI Stone and team are close to discovering the truth, but as the net closes in on the main suspects, Stone's personal and professional life collide. Written by Vivienne Harvey. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
Neil Fitzhugh:
Graeme Hawley
Jackie Stanton-Hope:
Jill Halfpenny
Sarah Martindale:
Christine Bottomley
Christine Fitzhugh:
Emily Pithon
Producer:
Gary Brown

Genres

Open Book

A celebration of Muriel Spark

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

A celebration of Muriel Spark who was born in 1918. Alan Taylor who has written a memoir about his friendship with the novelist and writer William Boyd join Mariella Frostrup. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alan Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
William Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Llewellyn
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Foulds
Interviewed Guest:
Khurrum Rahman

BBC Inside Science

African swine fever, Oil spill update, CRISPR gene editing, Rat eradication in New Zealand, Chimp kin recognition

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

African Swine Fever spreading in Europe - will it reach the UK? Sanchi oil spill update, CRISPR gene editing, rat eradication in New Zealand, how do chimps recognise each other? Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 4 months

The best sound in all of music, and someone asks for a massive favour. John’s award-winning sketch show. From 2018. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Pliny is invited to the Palatine, where he finds out to his horror just how much the Emperor Domitian knows about him. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

BBC Inside Science

African swine fever, Oil spill update, CRISPR gene editing, Rat eradication in New Zealand, Chimp kin recognition

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

African Swine Fever spreading in Europe - will it reach the UK? Sanchi oil spill update, CRISPR gene editing, rat eradication in New Zealand, how do chimps recognise each other? Show more

In Our Time

Anna Akhmatova

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry of Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) whose work was banned under Stalin and who lived under constant threat of the gulags. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Harrington
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Basker
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Hodgson

Book of the Week

In Search of Mary Shelley

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Mary continues to live abroad with the poet Shelley, but their passion seems to be fading and constant pregnancies are taking their toll - with Shelley unsympathetic. Show more

BBC Radio 4 LW

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