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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 FM

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

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Charles Moore asks what Margaret Thatcher was really like. Show more

Book of the Week

Railways - Nation, Network and People

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The great sweep of social and economic change which the railways initiated meant that not only could we now move faster, but things were different when we stopped too. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Istanbul in the 1980s, and Cem recalls his enjoyment of Mahmut's stories but was surprised when one evening he was asked to take a turn and tell a story of his own. Show more

Book of the Week

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Nem eventually takes over in Rocinha, a prosperous and safe environment begins to flourish. Show more

Book of the Week

Big Pig, Little Pig

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Happy together on the rural French smallholding, the two pigs have settled in well, but Jacqueline and Ed now need to move them to a bigger home. Show more

Book of the Week

Big Pig, Little Pig

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Becoming pig owners has opened up a whole new aspect of Aveyron life for Ed and Jacqueline, and they are welcomed into the local ways of pigs rearing. Show more

Book of the Week

Big Pig, Little Pig

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The time for slaughter approaches, and Ed and Jacqueline have determined this is something they must do themselves. Their pigs will have a good death. Show more

Book of the Week

Big Pig, Little Pig

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With Christmas round the corner and guests arriving soon, the time has come to slaughter Little Pig - but the trauma of despatching Big Pig is still fresh in Jacqueline's mind. Show more

Book of the Week

Railways - Nation, Network and People

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The great sweep of change which the railways initiated also shunted our vocabulary onto new tracks, and it did some odd things to the nation's understanding of time. Show more

Book of the Week

Railways - Nation, Network and People

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The great sweep of social and economic change which the railways initiated also highlighted the nuances of the classes - the difference a seat makes. Show more

Book of the Week

Big Pig, Little Pig

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When author Jacqueline Yallop and her husband Ed moved to a small French hamlet, they embraced the bucolic life. After some years they began to think about getting pigs. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The panic-struck Cem, fleeing from the possibility that he has accidentally killed Mahmut, takes the wages he was owed and heads home to Gebze to be welcomed by his mother. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Istanbul in the 21st century, and Cem is busy exploiting the boom in construction and urban expansion. But he continues to be obsessed by ancient stories from both east and west. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At his father's funeral, Cem meets a fellow developer who knew his father and, in these unlikely circumstances, they discuss business and times gone by. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Reading Europe - Turkey: The Red-Haired Woman

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The red-haired woman recalls the events of a fateful night 30 years ago and remembers how she came to meet and marry her second husband. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Female Persuasion

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Through his grief, Cory has had an idea for a new computer game and is introduced to an investor who may be able to make it happen. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Female Persuasion

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 2006, and Greer Kadetsky is a freshman at Ryland College, Connecticut. A new friend persuades her to go to a party, and her life is changed for ever. 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 FM

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 FM

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