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The Life Scientific

Episode 170: Rachel Mills exploring the sea floor

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Rachel Mills descends four kilometres deep into the oceans to study hydrothermal vents, where water erupts from the sea floor at 360 degrees celsius, depositing valuable metals. Show more

Maya Angelou's Autobiographies

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

Radio Drama adaptation of Maya Angelou's debut autobiography. Maya is sent to California and is the victim of a traumatising sexual abuse. Show more

Home Front

19 June 1918 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the soft fruit harvest was reported at a quarter the yield of 1917, and in Devon, Adeline Lumley is hoping for a better return. Show more


Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Book at Bedtime

The Librarian

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Sylvia launches her plan to encourage more local children into the library - but not everyone in East Mole shares her enthusiasm. Written by Salley Vickers. Read by Barbara Flynn. Show more

Phil Ellis Is Trying

Series 1

Episode 3: It's a Nice Day for a White Lightning Wedding

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for 3 months

Sitcom by Phil Ellis and Fraser Steel. Phil finds himself in a quandary when he is asked to organise a wedding at short notice, but finds himself falling in love with the bride. Show more

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