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Free Thinking

Rowan Williams and Simon Armitage

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has written about Auden, Dostoevsky and tragedy. At Hay Festival he talks to poet Simon Armitage about landscape in poetry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Front Row

Hidden Figures, Dirty Dancing writer, Muslim Othello, Simon Armitage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hidden Figures reviewed, Eleanor Bergstein on 30 years of Dirty Dancing, Simon Armitage on Branwell Bronte, Muslim Othello. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sue Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Harper Lee remembered, The Night Manager, Simon Armitage, Zelda

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, is remembered by Elaine Showalter and Christopher Bigsby. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Elaine Showalter
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Susanne Bier
Interviewed Guest:
David Farr
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Drama

Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. A government minister on the run faces the unfamiliar to return home. Rework of Homer’s Odyssey starring Colin Tierney. Show more

Drama

Missing Presumed Dead: The Odyssey

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The struggle for survival is enormous, in a bid to return to the present day. Rework of Homer’s Odyssey starring Simon Dutton. Show more

Start the Week

Lost and Found: Ancient Egypt to Modern Art

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr with Simon Armitage, Cornelia Parker, Cyprian Broodbank and Aurelia Masson-Berghoff. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelia Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Cyprian Broodbank
Interviewed Guest:
Aurelia Masson-Berghoff
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Drama

The Raft of the Medusa

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Simon Armitage, inspired by Derek Jarman. With Catherine Cusack. Preceded by Jonathan Watts on Jarman and art and accompanied on BBC iPlayer by a new film by Richard Heslop. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Saturday Live

Larry Lamb

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Suzy Klein and Richard Coles are joined in the studio by actor and presenter Larry Lamb. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Larry Lamb
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Mills
Interviewed Guest:
Joy Ballard
Interviewed Guest:
John Dalby
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Producer:
Maire Devine

Drama

Eurydice and Orpheus

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Her Story, by Simon Armitage. A busking musician discovers a natural talent for the harp that has a deep, irreversible effect on his and his lover's lives. Music by PJ Harvey. Show more

Front Row

The Walk, Simon Armitage, Unforgotten, Bernard Sumner

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Featuring reviews of The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and ITV crime drama Unforgotten, poet Simon Armitage on The Odyssey, and Bernard Sumner on New Order's new album. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia McDougall
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Sumner

The Culture Show

DH Lawrence: A Journey Without Shame: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Writer Geoff Dyer and scholar Catherine Brown explore DH Lawrence's influence on the 20th century, 100 years since the publication of his revolutionary novel Sons and Lovers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Geoff Dyer
Presenter:
Catherine Brown
Participant:
Simon Armitage
Participant:
Rachel Cusk
Participant:
John Worthen
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

Classic Serial

Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Set in Cuba, the thrilling epic battle between an old man and a large marlin. Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece with David Schofield. Show more

Contributors

Manolin (narrator):
Joseph Balderrama
Young Manolin:
Damson Idris

Drama

Time for One More Question

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Love is put through the toughest Q and A in this comedy of festival manners written by Glyn Maxwell and recorded on location at Hay Festival. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

Book of the Week

Walking Away

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Armed with a newly purchased hat and a homemade stick, the intrepid poet Simon Armitage begins his journey along the South West Coast Path. First stop - Minehead Butlins. Show more

Book of the Week

Walking Away

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

From the seaside resort of Ilfracombe, through Woolacombe and on to a reading in Swimbridge, the wandering poet Simon Armitage busks his way along Britain's coastal fringe. Show more

Drama

The Last Days of Troy

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen Helen. But the conflict faces a bitter stalemate. Stars Lily Cole, David Birrell and Jake Fairbrother. Show more