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Woman's Hour

Yoko Ono; Dementia Care; Powerlister Shami Chakrabarti

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Yoko Ono, preventative double mastectomy, caring for relatives with dementia, and Shami Chakrabarti on how debates around the kitchen table inspired her career. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Editor:
Robyn Read
Interviewed Guest:
Shami Chakrabarti
Interviewed Guest:
Yoko Ono
Interviewed Guest:
Lara Platman

Woman's Hour

Sharleen Spiteri; Alison Nimmo; Disney's Princess Merida

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A female perspective on the world, including Sharleen Spiteri live, Alison Nimmo on her property career, women undertakers, and the redesign of Princess Merida. With Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Editor:
Robyn Read
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Nimmo

Woman's Hour

Lindsey Bareham Cooks the Perfect Trifle: Ruth Madoc; Older Models

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ruth Madoc on playing singer Dorothy Squires, Lindsay Bareham cooks the perfect trifle, growing up with famous parents, and are there more opportunities now for older models? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Madoc
Interviewed Guest:
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Haywood
Interviewed Guest:
Angharad Rudkin
Interviewed Guest:
Chloe Madeley
Interviewed Guest:
Daphne Selfe
Interviewed Guest:
Caryn Franklin
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsey Bareham
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

David Baddiel, Shlomo Sand, Julie Burchill

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Rana Mitter. With David Baddiel on the musical of his film The Infidel, Shlomo Sand on his book How I Stopped Being a Jew and Julie Burchill discussing her memoir. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Baddiel
Interviewed Guest:
Shlomo Sand
Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Burchill
Producer:
Georgia Catt
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Salman Rushdie talks to Philip Dodd about a sense of belonging and the strangeness in his new novel. Also historian Niall Ferguson on Henry Kissinger and cold war politics. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Salman Rushdie
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Niall Ferguson
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Meera Syal and Tanika Gupta in Conversation at Birmingham Rep

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Actor and author Meera Syal and playwright Tanika Gupta talk to Rana Mitter about the differences between novels and drama as Anita and Me opens on stage. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Meera Syal
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Erica Jong, Richard Jones, Ben Bernanke

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With writer Erica Jong talking about feminism and ageing, Richard Jones on Eugene O'Neill's play The Hairy Ape and economist Ben Bernanke on his new book. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Jong
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Bernanke
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Edmund de Waal, Orhan Pamuk

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ceramicist Edmund de Waal and author Orhan Pamuk discuss porcelain, craft skills, how historic objects are displayed in museums and the changing nature of cities with Philip Dodd. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Orhan Pamuk
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

William Kentridge, William Boyd, Photography

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With artist William Kentridge, William Boyd discussing his new novel, and New Generation Thinker Zoe Norridge and documentary photographer Anna Fox. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
William Kentridge
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
William Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Norridge
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Fox
Producer:
Jack Soper
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

The Influence of the British Black Art Movement

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Artists Sonia Boyce, Harold Offeh, Isaac Julien and Eddie Chambers talk to Anne McElvoy about their inspiration for art, and their experiences of being labelled and displayed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Boyce
Interviewed Guest:
Isaac Julien
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Chambers
Interviewed Guest:
Harold Offeh
Producer:
Karl Bos
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Zadie Smith

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Zadie Smith talks to Philip Dodd about dance, depicting teenage friendships and US/UK differences as her novel Swing Time is published in Britain and BBC TV dramatises her book NW. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Zadie Smith
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Contemporary France: Karim Miske and Aatish Taseer

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With writers Karim Miske and Aatish Taseer discussing their novels, the French tradition of secularism and the influence of religion. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Karim Miske
Interviewed Guest:
Aatish Taseer
Interviewed Guest:
Sudhir Hazareesingh
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Scurr
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Britain's Economy: Will Hutton, Luke Johnson, Wendy Carlin, Richard Davies

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Economist Will Hutton joins Anne McElvoy for a programme focusing on economics and wealth in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Will Hutton
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Carlin
Interviewed Guest:
Luke Johnson
Producer:
Luke Mulhall
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Slavoj Zizek, Protest, Anonymous and City of Angels

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With Douglas Carswell and Beatrix Campbell discussing the success of protest movements, philosopher Slavoj Zizek and a review of the play City of Angels. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Slavoj Zizek
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Carswell
Interviewed Guest:
Beatrix Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriella Coleman
Producer:
Georgia Catt
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Umberto Eco

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Author Umberto Eco is in conversation with Matthew Sweet, talking about the impact of growing up in wartime, conspiracy theories, the internet and the proper teaching of history. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Umberto Eco
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Landmark: The Prince

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Authors Sarah Dunant and Erica Benner, MP Gisela Stuart and historian Catherine Fletcher join Philip Dodd to explore the continuing relevance of Machiavelli's The Prince. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dunant
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Benner
Interviewed Guest:
Gisela Stuart
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Fletcher
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Wellcome Book Prize, Civil Wars: Susan Buck-Morss and AC Grayling, Louisa Egbunike and Akachi Ezeigbo.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy talks revolutions with Professors Susan Buck-Morss and AC Grayling, Biafra with Louisa Egbunike and Prof Akachi Ezeigbo, and meets the Wellcome Book Prize winner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Buck-Morss
Interviewed Guest:
AC Grayling
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Uchum Egbunike
Interviewed Guest:
Akachi Ezeigbo
Producer:
Karl Bos
Editor:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Religious Belief

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd looks at 2000 years of Arab Christians, at the rise of Pentecostalism in Nigeria, Brazil and the US and a novel depicting a man who decides to build a new church. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Robyn Read
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Premack
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Griffiths
Interviewed Guest:
Aurelie Clemente-Ruiz

Free Thinking

Martin Creed, Feminism in Theatre, Pete Seeger

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses the work of artist Martin Creed, considering how he questions what are the limits to art. Plus Carrie Cracknell and Abi Morgan on feminism in theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Lethem
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Creed
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
Waen Shepherd
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Cracknell
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Producer:
Robyn Read