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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary in which six well loved celebrities spend a week living as though it were 1975. Each of the volunteers comes face to face with the lives they led in their heyday. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Liz Smith
Participant:
Lionel Blair
Participant:
Sylvia Syms
Participant:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Tom McDonald
Executive Producer:
Leanne Klein

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Documentary in which six well-loved celebrities spend a week living as though it were 1975. The volunteers bid a final farewell to the 1970s, but have they achieved their goals? Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Liz Smith
Participant:
Lionel Blair
Participant:
Sylvia Syms
Executive Producer:
Tom McDonald
Executive Producer:
Leanne Klein
Series Producer:
Michael Jochnowitz
Participant:
Michael Mosley

Dear Diary

Episode 2: Mariella Frostrup

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Mariella Frostrup discovers more about the diaries of Virginia Woolf, Anne Frank and Adrian Mole by meeting Virginia Nicholson, Jacqueline Wilson and Sue Townsend. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Toby Stevens
Producer:
Eleanor Horne
Producer:
Sarah Barclay

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Documentary in which six well-loved celebrities in their 70s and 80s spend a week living as though it were 1975. The first 24 hours see some extraordinary changes for the group. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Liz Smith
Participant:
Lionel Blair
Participant:
Sylvia Syms
Participant:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Tom McDonald
Executive Producer:
Leanne Klein

Timeshift

Series 10

Episode 4: Nordic Noir: The Story of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which investigates the success of Scandinavian crime fiction, from Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy to Henning Mankell's brooding Wallander series. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Robert Murphy
Director:
Robert Murphy
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Documentary looking at the life cycle of the crimson-winged flamingos that arrive in great numbers on Lake Natron in northern Tanzania every year. Show more

Open Book

Literary Landscapes - Belfast with Glenn Patterson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Glenn Patterson takes Mariella Frostrup around the city that has inspired and informed his novels. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Glenn Patterson

Midweek

Allan Ahlberg, Kiki Dee, Nigel McCrery, Julie Brook

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lively and diverse conversation. Mariella Frostrup meets children's author Allan Ahlberg, singer Kiki Dee, writer Nigel McCrery and artist Julie Brook. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Allan Ahlberg
Interviewed Guest:
Kiki Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel McCrery
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Brook

Brand

Midweek

Open Book

Jhumpa Lahiri, mountain literature and revamping the classics pulp fiction style

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Mariella Frostrup. Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist on her latest book The Lowland, mountaineering literature, and revamping the classics pulp fiction style. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jhumpa Lahiri
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Bainbridge
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Salkeld
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Mills
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Jo Nesbo on his new Harry Hole thriller Police

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jo Nesbo on his new Harry Hole thriller Police, we go in search of buried gems as Mariella Frostrup discusses pirate literature, and Frank Tallis on the book he'd never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jo Nesbo
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Rennie
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Jowitt
Interviewed Guest:
FR Tallis
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Front Row

BBC Short Story Award; Jack Vettriano retrospective; poet John Cooper Clarke

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson reveals the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013, reviews a major Jack Vettriano exhibition in Glasgow, and interviews punk poet John Cooper Clarke. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
John Cooper Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Serra
Interviewed Guest:
Mariella Frostrup

Open Book

The Story, edited by Victoria Hislop; scientist-author collaboration; Man Booker Prize

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Victoria Hislop has edited a new anthology of women's short stories called The Story. From Helen Simpson to Angela Carter, she explains how she chose her 100 favourites. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Hislop
Producer:
Andrea Kidd
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Feay
Interviewed Guest:
Tara Shears
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Maitland

Open Book

Brazilian literary scene; Sathnam Sanghera; Harrogate History Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With the world looking to Brazil for 2014 football and the 2016 Olympics, Mariella Frostrup explores its vast literary scene. Plus Sathnam Sanghera on his novel Marriage Material. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sathnam Sanghera
Interviewed Guest:
Ana Maria Machado
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Philip Pullman, Jung Chang, Alexander McCall Smith

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Philip Pullman discusses the great Soviet children's classics of the 1920s and 30s, Jung Chang on Empress Dowager Cixi, and Alexander McCall Smith on the book he would never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Jung Chang
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander McCall Smith
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Conn Iggulden; Autumn in literature; The best non-fiction

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Conn Iggulden on Stormbird, the first in his new series set during The Wars of the Roses; Horatio Clare and Susie Boyt discuss Autumn in literature; and the best of non-fiction. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Conn Iggulden
Interviewed Guest:
Horatio Clare
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Boyt
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Sanderson
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Justin Cartwright on his novel Lion Heart; Joe Sacco on his graphic novel of The Great War

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Books news with Mariella Frostrup. Justin Cartwright on his novel Lion Heart, Joe Sacco explains why he portrayed the Great War in pictures, and the rise of the graphic novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Justin Cartwright
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Sacco
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Green
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Gravett
Producer:
Andrea Kidd