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Front Row

Elton John, Antonia Fraser on George Weidenfeld, Nicholas Searle

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Elton John talks about returning to his rock roots and the joy of the school run, plus an appeal to find missing works of public art and Antonia Fraser on Lord Weidenfeld. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Elton John
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Searle
Interviewed Guest:
Kieron Gillen
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

Midweek

Antonia Fraser; Stephen K Amos; Inua Ellams; Christopher Somerville

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Lady Antonia Fraser; comic and actor Stephen K Amos; travel writer Christopher Somerville and poet Inua Ellams join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen K Amos
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Somerville
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams

Brand

Midweek

Start the Week

The Tudors

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses the Tudors with Antonia Fraser, Peter Kosminsky, Claire van Kampen and Dan Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kosminsky
Interviewed Guest:
Claire van Kampen
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Jones

Front Row

Akram Khan; the Iraq War documentaries; Antonia Fraser's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Choreographer Akram Khan on his new work inspired by The Rite of Spring, the verdict on Norma Percy's documentary series The Iraq War, and Cultural Exchange with Antonia Fraser. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Mullin
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Ottaway
Interviewed Guest:
Akram Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser

Book of the Week

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The early 1830s. Who will press for the 'reform' of age-old corruption and privilege? Read by Adrian Scarborough. From May 2013. Show more

Book of the Week

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In the early 1830s the Whigs led the push for parliamentary reform, but who were they? Read by Adrian Scarborough. From May 2013. Show more

Book of the Week

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The bill to reform the voting system is blocked in the Lords. For some, events begin to feel like a revolution. Read by Adrian Scarborough. From May 2013. Show more

Book of the Week

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After the House of Lords blocks voting reform, unrest spills out onto the streets. Read by Adrian Scarborough. From May 2013. Show more

Start the Week

Antonia Fraser: Democracy and Reform

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy discusses revolutionary movements with Antonia Fraser, David Graeber and Jesse Norman. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Katy Hickman
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
David Graeber
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Norman

Book of the Week

Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After violence on the streets, can Parliament finally agree on political reform? Read by Adrian Scarborough. From May 2013. Show more

Book of the Week

My History

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Antonia has met her first love, a young man called Patrick, and her life-long obsession, history, a passion she pursues from university to a job in publishing. Show more

Book of the Week

My History

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Married and in need of money, Antonia Fraser turns from frivolous journalism to writing of a more serious kind and, with Mary Queen of Scots, her career as a historian begins. Show more

Arena

Harold Pinter - Part Two: Celebration

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Film biography which explores the relationship between the public and private dimensions of the playwright and actor, following him at work over two years. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Harold Pinter
Participant:
Antonia Fraser
Participant:
Michael Billington
Participant:
Barry Foster
Participant:
John Pilger
Participant:
Lindsay Duncan
Participant:
Indira Varma

Brand

Arena

Free Thinking

Antonia Fraser; Eric Rohmer's The Green Ray

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

As her memoir is published, Antonia Fraser talks to Matthew Sweet about how her lifelong fascination with history began in her childhood in Oxford and London in the 1930s and 40s. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Neiman
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Pogue Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Romney
Interviewed Guest:
Ginette Vincendeau