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The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 8: Hilary Mantel - Case Histories

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James Runcie meets the novelist Hilary Mantel, whose latest collection of short stories contemplates the possibility that Margaret Thatcher was assassinated in 1983. Show more

Drama

A Place of Greater Safety

Episode 1: Liberty

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Hilary Mantel's account of the French Revolution sees events through the eyes of three very different men. Stars Carl Prekopp. Show more

Contributors

Camille:
Carl Prekopp
Robespierre:
Sam Troughton
Narrator:
Lizzy Watts
Narrator:
Paul Ritter
Gabrielle:
Sarah Thom
Mirabeau:
Sam Dale
Nobleman:
Chris Pavlo
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Drama

A Place of Greater Safety

Equality

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hilary Mantel's account of the French Revolution: Will the revolutionaries depose the king? Stars Carl Prekopp. Show more

Contributors

Camille:
Carl Prekopp
Robespierre:
Sam Troughton
Narrator:
Lizzy Watts
Narrator:
Paul Ritter
Gabrielle:
Sarah Thom
Claude:
Sam Dale
Lafayette:
David Hounslow
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Drama

A Place of Greater Safety

Fraternity

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hilary Mantel's account of the French Revolution. Leaders Robespierre and Danton are increasingly at odds. Stars Carl Prekopp. Show more

Contributors

Camille:
Carl Prekopp
Robespierre:
Sam Troughton
Monsieur Leclerc:
Paul Ritter
Gabrielle:
Sarah Thom
Claude:
Sam Dale
The Executioner:
David Hounslow
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 9: Hilary Mantel: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A profile of Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall. She talks about her childhood in the north of England and her battles with debilitating illness. Show more

Front Row

Hilary Mantel; Spike Lee's Oldboy; Liberty and Bergdorf's

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hilary Mantel on the new RSC stage adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Plus a review of Spike Lee's new film Oldboy, and two new department store documentaries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Poulton
Participant:
Catherine Bray
Participant:
Adam Smith
Participant:
Lucy Kellaway

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Andrew Marr is joined by foreign secretary William Hague MP; secretary of state for energy and climate change, Ed Davey MP; author Hilary Mantel and actor Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
William Hague
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Davey
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Miles
Musician:
Paloma Faith
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Hewitt
Interviewed Guest:
Wilfred Frost
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland

Front Row

People of the Year 2013, part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets the people who have made headlines in the world of arts, culture and entertainment in 2013, in the first of two special programmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
David Suchet
Interviewed Guest:
Zawe Ashton
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kirkwood
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Marin Alsop
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Catton
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Duration: 1 hour

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

Writers and historians including Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory revisit the last days of Anne Boleyn, who in 1536 became the first queen in British history to be executed. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
David Starkey
Participant:
Hilary Mantel
Participant:
Philippa Gregory
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones

Front Row

People of the Year 2014 - Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson with guests including Carey Mulligan, John Cleese, Ed Sheeran, Gillian Anderson, Hilary Matel and Adrian Noble. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Carey Mulligan
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Sheeran
Interviewed Guest:
Paolo Nutini
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest:
Kristin Scott Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCrory
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Piper
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cummins
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
John Cleese
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Noble

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Read by Anna Maxwell Martin. Abridged by Sara Davies. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Read by Anna Maxwell Martin. Abridged by Alexa Moore. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Read by Anna Maxwell Martin. Abridged by Alexa Moore. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its publication, Hilary Mantel serialises her third novel. Read by Anna Maxwell Martin. Abridged by Sara Davies. Frances gives her first dinner party. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Yasmin confides in Frances. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Frances' suspicions about the empty flat grow. Show more