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The Ferryhill Philosophers

Thought Experiments and A Little Scrap of a Thing

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Joe's daughter is pregnant and about to go to university. Her mum, dad, the baby's father and grandmother all have opinions - but why does philosopher Hermione stay silent? Show more

Contributors

Hermione Pink:
Deborah Findlay
Joe Snowball:
Alun Armstrong
Lucy Snowball:
Lauren Kellegher
Peter Smith:
Dean Bone
Gillian Smith:
Tracy Gillman
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Minority Rights and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Joe's friend Jemal fights to stay in Ferryhill after his family's secret is revealed and neighbours turn against him. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Lies, Damn Lies and Conversational Implicature.

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Joe and Hermione see the wife of Joe’s friend with another man. What should he do? Tell his friend or keep quiet? Starring Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Moral Status and the Golden Boy

Duration: 44 minutes

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

The mother of a boy on a life support machine asks for Joe's help and tells him something which changes everything. With Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more

Contributors

Joe Snowball:
Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink:
Deborah Findlay
Isabel:
Gina McKee
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Political Obligations and the Occasional Toke

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Joe is forced to uncover his neighbours' illicit activities and confront old betrayals from the 1984 miners' strike. Starring Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Wants and Desires

Duration: 44 minutes

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

An unlikely duo - an ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer - wrestle with the collision between moral philosophy and the sundry dilemmas of a small village by the Wear. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

A Good Thing for a Good Reason

Duration: 44 minutes

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

An unlikely duo - an ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer - wrestle with the collision between moral philosophy and the sundry dilemmas of a small village by the Wear. Show more

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

Filial Duties and Special Goods

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Joe’s elderly mother is frail, going blind. Her security and happiness are at stake. Joe has to decide what’s best for her.
Starring Alun Armstrong and Deborah Findlay. Show more

Contributors

Joe Snowball:
Alun Armstrong
Hermione Pink:
Deborah Findlay
Bella:
Anne Reid
Dr Dainty:
Jonathan Keeble
Mrs Cornish:
Tracy Gillman
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

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