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Start the Week

Scientific Discoveries: from the mind to the cosmos

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr discusses past experiments and cutting-edge science with Brian Cox, Saiful Islam, Andrea Wulf and Michael Lewis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Saiful Islam
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Wulf
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Lewis
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Life Underwater

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses life under the waves with biologists Luke Rendell and Helen Scales, poet Andrew Motion and biochemist Nick Lane. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Luke Rendell
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Scales
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Motion
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Lane
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Vikram Seth

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Tom Sutcliffe talks to writers Vikram Seth, Nick Groom and Olivia Laing and ecologist Nick Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Vikram Seth
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Groom
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Davies
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Joseph Stiglitz and Steve Hilton on Inequality

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr with the economist Joseph Stiglitz, writer Masha Gessen and political adviser Steve Hilton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Stiglitz
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Masha Gessen
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Hay Festival

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

In a special recording at the Hay Festival, Tom Sutcliffe looks at the success of the human species with Yuval Noah Harari, Beth Shapiro, Colm Toibin and Owen Sheers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Yuval Noah Harari
Interviewed Guest:
Beth Shapiro
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Sheers
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Illness: Psychosomatic and Physical

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses health and wellbeing with guests Suzanne O'Sullivan, Gavin Francis, Hugh Aldersey-Williams and Charlie Howard. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne O'Sullivan
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Francis
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Howard
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

The Value of Art with Grayson Perry and Hannah Rothschild

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the value of art with Grayson Perry, Hannah Rothschild, Xavier Bray and Patrick Mark. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Rothschild
Interviewed Guest:
Xavier Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Mark
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Language and Reinvention

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Tom Sutcliffe with violinist Edward Dusinberre, opera director Mariame Clement, poet Vahni Capildeo and linguist and writer Diego Marani. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Dusinberre
Interviewed Guest:
Mariame Clement
Interviewed Guest:
Vahni Capildeo
Interviewed Guest:
Diego Marani
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Kirsty Wark with historians Tom Devine and Chris Whatley, poet Kathleen Jamie and artist Angus Farquhar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Devine
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Whatley
Interviewed Guest:
Kathleen Jamie
Interviewed Guest:
Angus Farquhar
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

The Easter Rising: 100 Years On

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses the 1916 Easter Rising with Ruth Dudley Edwards, Heather Jones, David Rieff and Fintan O'Toole. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Dudley Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Jones
Interviewed Guest:
David Rieff
Interviewed Guest:
Fintan O'Toole
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Is Faster Better?

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the pace of life with Robert Colvile, Carl Honore, Sarah Dunant and Steve Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Colvile
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Honore
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dunant
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Greece and the Eurozone with Yanis Varoufakis

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr discusses Greece and the eurozone with Yanis Varoufakis, Erik Berglof, Gerard Lyons, Paul Cartledge and Karen Van Dyck. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Yanis Varoufakis
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Van Dyck
Interviewed Guest:
Erik Berglof
Interviewed Guest:
Gerard Lyons
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Loneliness and Inner Voices

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the inner voice with Charles Fernyhough, Olivia Laing, Alistair McDowall and Frances Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Fernyhough
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McDowall
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Wilson
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Anish Kapoor on Light and Dark

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Anish Kapoor, Lucie Green, Ann Wroe and Martin Ward join Andrew Marr to discuss light and dark. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Anish Kapoor
Interviewed Guest:
Lucie Green
Interviewed Guest:
Ann Wroe
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Ward
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Cross-dressing and masculinity with Grayson Perry

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Grayson Perry, Emma Rice, Alice Coote and Kelley Swain discuss gender and art with Mary Ann Sieghart. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest:
Kelley Swain
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Technology in Education

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses class and technology in education with Sugata Mitra, Neil Selwyn, Tony Little and Lynsey Hanley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Sugata Mitra
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Selwyn
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Little
Interviewed Guest:
Lynsey Hanley
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

World on the Move

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr explores the mass movement of people with Frank Dikotter, Sir Hew Strachan, Patience Agbabi and Tahmima Anam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Dikotter
Interviewed Guest:
Hew Strachan
Interviewed Guest:
Tahmima Anam
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Genes: Our medical inheritance

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr on medicine and genomes with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Emily Mayhew, Giles Yeo and Aarathi Prasad. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Mayhew
Interviewed Guest:
Giles Yeo
Interviewed Guest:
Aarathi Prasad
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

New Artistic Director of the ENO, Daniel Kramer

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr discusses art and music with opera director Daniel Kramer, philosopher Roger Scruton, biographer Franny Moyle and curator Julia Peyton-Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Kramer
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Scruton
Interviewed Guest:
Franny Moyle
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Meades
Producer:
Katy Hickman