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Duration: 1 minute

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

Available for 11 months

4 Extra Debut. Exploring the lives of young Chinese - a military child, a daughter of the Party and a far north dweller. Read by David Seddon. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Exploring the lives of young Chinese, 'one-child' offspring, including the son of a struggling farmer. Read by David Sneddon. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Kate’s still hurt and humiliated by her father’s suggestion of marrying Pyotr in order to extend his visa. Read by Liza Ross. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pyotr has apologised to Kate for the upset over his and Dr Battista’s plan for a marriage of convenience. Read by Liza Ross. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After Kate meets her father's research assistant Pyotr, he manages to bump into her after she leaves work. Read by Liza Ross. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Unsure as she is, Kate agrees to marry her father’s research assistant, so that he can stay on in the US. Read by Liza Ross. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pyotr wants to find who broke into the lab and took the mice, but the newlyweds are needed at the reception. Read by Liza Ross. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With mice safely back in the lab, wedding celebrations can begin, but what kind of marriage will it be? Concluded by Liza Ross. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Master Mahmut and his apprentices head to the nearby town for refreshment and supplies. A chance meeting has a profound effect on 16-year-old Cem. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Hannah's Jamaican Chinese father Chick is 65 and he decides to take his Essex family back to the place of his birth. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

In Jamaica, Chick's young mother rejects him. Years later in Essex, Hannah repeats the pattern and disowns her father. Show more

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

This portrait of one of the most significant post-war politicians begins with Margaret Thatcher tackling the problem of Hong Kong. Show more

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A momentous lunch at Chequers turns into a meeting with 'a man we can do business with'. Charles Moore meticulously charts the years 1982 to 1987. Show more

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The 1984 miners' strike was highly charged and violent. Charles Moore offers his perspective on Mrs Thatcher's determination that, this time, the government would win. Show more

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Margaret Thatcher felt that sanctions were not the best way to oppose apartheid, members of the Commonwealth appealed to Her Majesty, and rumours of a rift followed. Show more