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Front Row

Ian McMillan, Black Chronicles, Janet Suzman, TV drama endings

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to poet Ian McMillan about his new collection To Fold the Evening Star. Writer Kay Mellor and critic Boyd Hilton debate TV drama endings - too many loose ends? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Mellor
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Renee Mussai
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Front Row

Steve Carell, Ian McMillan on Elvis's 80th, Chris Watson, The Fever

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Steve Carell on his new movie Foxcatcher, Ian McMillan on Elvis's 80th, sound recordist Chris Watson celebrates January, and Tobias Menzies and Robert Icke on new play The Fever. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Carell
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Tobias Menzies
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke

The Verb

How do you choose a mentor?

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ian McMillan's guests include Margaret Cho and Tim Atack, and Hollie McNish introduces the poetry of Rosy Carrick. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Cho
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Howe
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy X Atack
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Rosy Carrick

Front Row

The A Word, Neil LaBute, Remembering Barry Hines, Ottessa Moshfegh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including Peter Bowker, writer of The A Word, Neil LaBute on Reasons to Be Happy and Ian McMillian remembering Barry Hines. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bowker
Interviewed Guest:
Neil LaBute
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Ottessa Moshfegh

We Need Answers

Series 2

Episode 3: Poetry, God, Politics and Geography

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy quiz show with a difference, as Miranda Hart competes against Ian McMillan in answering questions provided by members of the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Watson
Presenter:
Alex Horne
Presenter:
Tim Key
Participant:
Miranda Hart
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Producer:
Simon London
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Director:
Nick Wood

Front Row

Robert Pattinson, Ian McMillan, the voice behind the puppet, Goldsmiths Prize winner

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Robert Pattinson on his new film Good Time, Ian McMillan on writing a libretto in the South Yorkshire accent, and the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize is revealed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Pattinson
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Sales
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith

Countryfile

Summer Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The Countryfile team head to the Cotswold County Show in Cirencester for a celebration of the best of rural Britain, bringing along special guests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Ellie Harrison
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Presenter:
Tom Heap
Series Producer:
Joanna Brame
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Participant:
John Hammond
Participant:
Phil Vickery
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Tony Husband

Countryfile

Lancashire

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Countryfile is in Lancashire. John Craven explores one of the county's hidden jewels and Ellie Harrison investigates the sculptural art of the area. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Craven
Presenter:
Ellie Harrison
Presenter:
Tom Heap
Presenter:
Adam Henson
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Joanna Brame
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Tony Husband

Coast

Series 10

Episode 6: Caves and Coves

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Coast embarks on a quest to explore the endless nooks and crannies of our curving and twisted coastline and asks: why are our caves and coves so captivating? Show more

Last Word

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Oleg Ivanovsky, Jim Petrie, Dame Julia Polak and Bob Crewe

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker remembers the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, scientists Dame Julia Polak and Oleg Ivanovsky, illustrator Jim Petrie and songwriter Bob Crewe. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Susan Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Mandler
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Flemming
Interviewed Guest:
Asif Siddiqi
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ranking
Interviewed Guest:
Spencer Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Gaudio
Producer:
Neil George

Pointless Celebrities

Series 13

Writers

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

A writers special featuring Martina Cole, Mark Billingham, Liz Pichon, Nick Sharratt, Juno Dawson, Nadia Shireen, Adam Kay and Ian McMillan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Martina Cole
Participant:
Juno Dawson
Participant:
Adam Kay
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Liz Pichon
Participant:
Nick Sharratt
Participant:
Nadia Shireen
Producer:
James Skinner
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Last Word

David Storey, Ahmed Kathrada, Barbara Buss, Aloysius 'Lucky' Gordon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on writer David Storey, anti apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, editor Barbara Buss, drug dealer Lucky Gordon. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kate Storey
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Storey
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Milton Nkosi
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Alderson
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Fyfield
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Salewicz
Producer:
Neil George

Drama

Love Me Tender

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Ian McMillan. Comedy verse drama about a radio producer who makes a documentary about trainspotters. All the characters speak in different verse forms. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Last Word

Robert Pirsig, Shobha Nehru, Michael Ballhaus, Leo Baxendale, Bruce Langhorne

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on writer Robert Pirsig, ambassador's wife Shobha Nehru, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, cartoonist Leo Baxendale, musician Bruce Langhorne. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tim Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Chanda Nehru
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Thelma Schoonmaker
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fonda
Producer:
Neil George

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cinema magazine programme presented by Francine Stock. Julia Ducournau discusses her French cannibal movie Raw. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Ducournau
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Larrain
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Monks Kaufman

Midweek

Ian McMillan; Victoria Tennant; Mike Vass; Linda Marlowe

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, actors Linda Marlowe and Victoria Tennant and musician Mike Vass. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Marlowe
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Vass

Brand

Midweek

Pointless Celebrities

Series 8

Episode 5: Writers

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Celebrity version of the quiz, with Germaine Greer and Kathy Lette, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid, Mark Watson and Ian McMillan, and Freya North and Tony Parsons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Germaine Greer
Participant:
Kathy Lette
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Val McDermid
Participant:
Mark Watson
Participant:
Ian McMillan
Participant:
Freya North
Participant:
Tony Parsons
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Front Row

Carlos Acosta, Sheridan Smith's Funny Girl, Gregory Porter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to ballet star Carlos Acosta as he begins his farewell UK tour. Plus jazz musician Gregory Porter and a review of the musical Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McMillan