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The Film Programme

Christopher Robin, Sir Richard Eyre

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sir Richard Eyre discusses his reunion with novelist Ian McEwan and Marc Forster talks about his take on what happened to Winnie The Pooh's friend after he left Hundred Acre Wood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Forster
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Fletcher

Saturday Review

Sweet Country, High Society at Rijksmuseum, Macbeth at National, Wendy Cope, David Byrne

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Australian film Sweet Country, High Society in Amsterdam, Rory Kinnear and Anne Marie Duff in Macbeth, Wendy Cope's Anecdotal Evidence and David Byrne's latest release. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Richard Eyre on Ibsen, Ancient Greek drama and PTSD, Vivien Duffield

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 Richard Eyre on Ibsen's Little Eyolf, and a look at how ancient Greek drama is being used to help modern war veterans coping with PTSD. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Bryan Doerries
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Isaacs
Interviewed Guest:
Vivien Duffield

Front Row

Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre, James Patterson, Nicholas Hytner, Ming

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre about filming their play, Ghosts, and bestselling author James Patterson on giving money away to UK bookshops. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
James Patterson
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hynter
Interviewed Guest:
Duncan McMillan

Front Row

King Lear, Tom Wolfe remembered, Deadpool 2, Royal Academy at 250

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Richard Eyre on his new TV production of King Lear. Plus a tribute to Tom Wolfe and, as the Royal Academy of Arts turns 250, what does it mean to be a Royal Academician? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Le Brun
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Salter
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Jeremy Irons and Richard Eyre celebrate Bristol Old Vic's 250th, Disorder, 10 Cloverfield Lane

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre on Long Day's Journey into Night at Bristol Old Vic and a review of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Irons
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Winocour
Interviewed Guest:
Matthias Schoenaerts
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

Front Row

The rise and rise of Event Cinema

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Kirsty Lang hears from Helen McCrory, Richard Eyre, Lesley Manville, Alan Ayckbourn and others about the flourishing phenomenon of event cinema. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Fellner
Interviewed Guest:
David Sabel
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCrory
Interviewed Guest:
Lorne Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Ayckbourn
Interviewed Guest:
Hasan Bakhshi
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bazalgette
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Nikki Bedi, Richard Eyre, Andy Hamilton, Penny Arcade, Stephen Tompkinson, Khruangbin, Father John Misty

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Richard Eyre, Andy Hamilton, Penny Arcade and Stephen Tompkinson. With music from Father John Misty and Khruangbin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Arcade
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Tompkinson
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Last Word

A BBC political editor, a naturalist, a landscape architect, a Sultan and a union leader

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former BBC political editor John Cole, desert expert Professor John Cloudsley-Thompson, landscape architect Georgina Livingston, and union leader Roy Grantham. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Kinnock
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cloudsley
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Tabor
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Ted Cullinan
Interviewed Guest:
Marion Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kate McGeown

The Film Programme

Love in the Movies

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Antonia Quirke presents a valentine to the cinema in a special edition about love in the movies. She talks to Terence Stamp, Sir Richard Eyre and documentary maker Kim Longinotto. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Stamp
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Longinotto

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

Drama. High Court judge Fiona Maye is given the case of a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness who refuses to undergo a blood transfusion for leukaemia that could save his life. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Ian McEwan
Kevin Henry:
Ben Chaplin
Mark Berner:
Anthony Calf
Fiona Maye:
Emma Thompson
Amadia Kalu QC:
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Nigel Pauling:
Jason Watkins
Director:
Richard Eyre
Professor Rodney Carter:
Nicholas Jones

Genres

Formats

Start the Week

Greek myth and the Indian epic Ramayana

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Stephanie Flanders with poets Anne Carson and Daljit Nagra, director Richard Eyre and writer Graham Robb. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anne Carson
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Robb
Producer:
Katy Hickman

In Conversation

Episode 3: Judi Dench in Conversation with Richard Eyre

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In conversation at the BFI Southbank, Judi Dench looks back at highlights of an extraordinary career on film, a journey that is still taking her to new heights. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Judi Dench
Interviewer:
Richard Eyre
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The story of the enduring love between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999. Show more

Contributors

Iris Murdoch:
Judi Dench
Young Iris Murdoch:
Kate Winslet
John Bayley:
Jim Broadbent
Young John Bayley:
Hugh Bonneville
Principal:
Eleanor Bron
Janet Stone:
Penelope Wilton
Young Janet Stone:
Juliet Aubrey
Dr Gudgeon:
Kris Marshall
Young Maurice:
Sam West
Older Maurice:
Timothy West
Director:
Richard Eyre
Producer:
Robert Fox
Producer:
Scott Rudin
Composer:
James Horner
Director of photography:
Roger Pratt

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. Family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and his youngest, Cordelia, are reunited; love reigns, then tragedy descends. Show more

Contributors

Earl of Gloucester:
Jim Broadbent
Cordelia:
Florence Pugh
Earl of Kent:
Jim Carter
Duke of Cornwall:
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Albany:
Anthony Calf
Duke of Burgundy:
Simon Manyonda
King of France:
Chukwudi Iwuji
Lear's Gentleman:
Samuel Valentine
Lieutenant:
Arinze Kene
1st Maid:
Sharon Watts
2nd Maid:
Kaye Brown
French Officer:
Raphael Desprez
Young Captain:
Sam Redford
Sergeant Major:
Liam McKenna
Soldier:
Paul Tinto
Officer (Dover Castle):
Eric Kofi-Abrefa
Stunt coordinator:
Andreas Petrides
Executive Producer:
Colin Callender
Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Scott Huff
Director:
Richard Eyre
Production Company:
Playground Television UK Ltd

Saturday Review

Minefield at Royal Court, The Nice Guys, Versailles, Francis Spufford, Dora Maurer

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Minefield at Royal Court, The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, BBC's Versailles drama series, Francis Spufford's novel Golden Hill, Dora Maurer exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Francis Stonor Saunders
Interviewed Guest:
Jamila Gavin
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Last Word

Bob Hoskins, U Win Tin, Ian McIntyre, Gailene Stock

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister remembers actor Bob Hoskins, Burmese journalist and activist U Win Tin, BBC executive Ian McIntyre and Royal Ballet School principal Gailene Stock. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Craven
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Moline
Interviewed Guest:
Soe Win Than
Interviewed Guest:
George Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Donald McLeod
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Producer:
Neil George

Front Row

Kirsty Lang interviews theatre producer Sonia Friedman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to multi-award-winning theatre producer Sonia Friedman, who is bringing a new Harry Potter story to the stage, and who took Jerusalem to Broadway. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Stoppard
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Producer:
Julian May

Play For Today

Series 12

Country

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

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

A family gathering, a christening and a dance. But it's 1945 and there are plans to be made, family wealth to protect and peace to be won.

Contributors

Sir Frederick Carlion:
Leo McKern
Philip Carlion:
James Fox
Daisy (Lady Carlion):
Wendy Hiller
Virginia Carlion:
Penelope Wilton
Alice Carlion:
Jill Bennett
Dollie van der Biek:
Joan Greenwood
Sir Piers Blair:
Alan Webb
Director:
Richard Eyre

Formats

Last Word

Sir Peter Shaffer, Sir Denys Wilkinson, Peggy Spencer and Muhammad Ali

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, physicist Sir Denys Wilkinson, dancer Peggy Spencer and boxer Muhammad Ali. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
John Conteh
Interviewed Guest:
Len Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Lingard
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Close