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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

The Big Painting Challenge

Series 2

Episode 2: Nature

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Amateur painting competition presented by Mariella Frostrup and Reverend Richard Coles. In the Cotswolds, the artists try to depict nature in all its glory. Show more

Open Book

Carys Davies

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Literary magazine programme. Mariella Frostrup talks to Carys Davies, widely praised for her short stories, who is now publishing her first novel, West. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carys Davies

The Big Painting Challenge

Series 2

Episode 3: Portraiture

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Amateur painting competition presented by Mariella Frostrup and Reverend Richard Coles. The artists travel to RAF Hendon, where they must conquer portraiture. Show more

Open Book

Crime writer John Harvey, The best characters in fiction

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Veteran crime writer John Harvey talks about the latest in his Charlie Resnick series, Body and Soul. And writers discuss what makes a convincing character in fiction. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Harvey

The Big Painting Challenge

Series 2

Episode 4: Waterscape

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Amateur painting competition. The remaining seven artists are confronted with the tail end of a hurricane as they set up their easels on the banks of Loch Lomond. Show more

The Big Painting Challenge

Series 2

Episode 5: Movement

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Amateur painting competition. For the semi-final the artists must tackle movement-themed tasks, before two are sent home and the remaining four go through to the final. Show more

Open Book

Manu Joseph

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Bestselling Indian novelist Manu Joseph talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous - a satirical look at contemporary Indian politics. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Manu Joseph

The Big Painting Challenge

Series 2

Episode 6: Final

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The final of the amateur painting competition sees the four remaining artists tackling self-portraits before a final challenge in which they can choose any subject they want. Show more

Open Book

Anthony Horowitz

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Literary magazine programme. Anthony Horowitz talks about the qualities of Fleming's writing and what it is like to follow in the spy master's footsteps. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Horowitz

Open Book

Fiona Kidman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Literary magazine programme. Dame Fiona Kidman talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, All Day at the Movies, a family saga that opens in 1950s New Zealand. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Kidman

Open Book

Cressida Connolly, Posthumous short stories, Iraqi postcard

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cressida Connolly talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel After the Party, and posthumous short stories from three writers who were masters of the genre. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Cressida Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Power
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kemp
Interviewed Guest:
Ahmed Saadawi

Open Book

Michael Ondaatje, Nell Dunn

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Michael Ondaatje talks about his new novel, Warlight, set in postwar London. Mariella Frostrup talks to Nell Dunn about the re-issue of her groundbreaking book Talking to Women. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Ondaatje
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Dunn
Interviewed Guest:
Damian Dibben
Interviewed Guest:
Katharina Bielenberg

Open Book

Ceridwen Dovey, Lebanese writers Nada Awar Jarrar and Hanan al-Shaykh

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Hanan al-Shaykh, one of the Arab world's most acclaimed writers, about exploring female identity in her new novel The Occasional Virgin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hanan al-Shaykh
Interviewed Guest:
Nada Awar Jarrar
Interviewed Guest:
Ceridwen Dovey

Open Book

AM Homes, NHS in fiction, Tommy Orange

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

AM Homes talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new short story collection, Days of Awe, and writer Tommy Orange discusses Native American literature. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
AM Homes
Interviewed Guest:
Tommy Orange
Interviewed Guest:
Kirty Topiwala
Interviewed Guest:
Wyl Menmuir

The TV That Made Me

Series 2 (Reversions)

Episode 5: Mariella Frostrup

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Celebrities choose the TV moments that shaped their lives. Mariella Frostrup tells Brian what it was like to work with others on shows like Absolutely Fabulous. Show more

Open Book

Writing after Partition and Peter Stamm

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup considers some of the best contemporary literature from Pakistan and India and talks to Swiss novelist Peter Stamm about his new novel, To the Back of Beyond. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Stamm

Open Book

Revisiting Greek Myths

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths and also investigates if contemporary Greek novelists are still inspired by them. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann

Open Book

Daryl Gregory

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella talks to Daryl Gregory, one of America's most popular science fiction writers, about his novel Spoonbenders. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Daryl Gregor
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Docx
Interviewed Guest:
Nada Awar Jarrar