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In the Studio

Alain Boublil – The Master of Musical Theatre

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service East and Southern AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East and Southern Africa

Available for over a year

Musical legend Alain Boublil behind the scenes on his latest show Manhattan Parisienne Show more

Open Book

Sally Beauman, Darragh McKeon, Hamid Ismailov and Margie Orford

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ellah Allfrey talks to Sally Beauman about her latest novel The Visitors, and Darragh McKeon and Hamid Ismailov discuss the environmental legacy of the Cold War on their novels. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Beauman
Interviewed Guest:
Darragh McKeon
Interviewed Guest:
Hamid Ismailov
Interviewed Guest:
Margie Orford
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Saturday Review

Edinburgh Festival special

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Featuring theatre productions Coriolanus and Leaving Planet Earth, new film Elysium, Peter Doig exhibition, and choices from the Fringe. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Schneider
Interviewed Guest:
Gail Tolley
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Hughes
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Ghana Must Go; After Tomorrow

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Taiye Selasi discusses her debut Ghana Must Go, Gillian Cross on After Tomorrow and dystopian futures for children, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, the novel behind the famous opera. Show more

Open Book

Harlan Coben on his novel Six Years

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harlan Coben talks about his new thriller novel Six Years, plus a report from the London Book Fair, and Rodge Glass takes a wry literary look at the impact of cheap flights. Show more

Open Book

Sir Walter Scott Special from the Royal Opera House

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup presents a Sir Walter Scott special from the Royal Opera House, with biographer Stuart Kelly, authors Denise Mina and Allan Massie and actor Emun Elliott. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andrea Kidd
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Allan Massie

Open Book

Tessa Hadley on her novel Clever Girl; Cory Doctorow; and Ian Rankin on the book he would never lend

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 Tessa Hadley about her latest novel Clever Girl, Cory Doctorow discusses literature and future technology, and Ian Rankin on the book he will never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tessa Hadley
Interviewed Guest:
Cory Doctorow
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rankin
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Colum McCann on his novel TransAtlantic; mental health and fiction

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Column McCann on his novel TransAtlantic which explores the relationship between Ireland and the USA, plus mental health and fiction, and more weird things people say in bookshops. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Colum McCann
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Filer
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Allan
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Mark Billingham on his latest book The Dying Hours

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Billingham talks to Mariella Frostrup about his latest book The Dying Hours, plus Thomas Keneally on the book he would never lend and a discussion of reportage in book form. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Waugh
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Badkhen
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Keneally
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

David Vann, Stuart Kelly, Penelope Lively, Suzanne Berne

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

David Vann and Stuart Kelly on Norse myths, Penelope Lively on where she writes, and Suzanne Berne talks about her novel The Dogs of Littlefield. With Mariella Frostrup. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne Berne
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Kelly
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Lord Peter Wimsey, John Freeman, Kate Mosse

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Books news. Jill Paton Walsh and Sarah Crown talk to Mariella Frostrup about the enduring appeal of Lord Peter Wimsey, plus author Kate Mosse on the book she would never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jill Paton Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crown
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mosse
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Year of the Women Writers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Books and literary news. Ellah Allfrey, Sally Gardner, Sarah Hall and Lennie Goodings discuss with Mariella Frostrup why 2013 has been the 'Year of the Women Writers'. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hall
Interviewed Guest:
James Runcie
Interviewed Guest:
Lennie Goodings
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Children's Laureate Special

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup presents a Children's Laureate special. Malorie Blackman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen discuss the role of the Children's Laureate. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Rosen
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Carlos Acosta; Victoria Hislop; Literary heroines with Samantha Ellis and Dr Paula Byrne

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. Carlos Acosta shares his Five of the Best Books, Victoria Hislop takes us to where she writes best, and our changing relationship with heroines. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Hislop
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Byrne
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Horatio Clare and Christopher Nicholson on winter; Jeffery Deaver; Anna Whitwham

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Novelists Horatio Clare and Christopher Nicholson discuss the influence of the season of winter in literature, and Jeffery Deaver discusses the books he would never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Horatio Clare
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Nicholson
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Deborah Levy; Bulgarian fiction; Jamie Byng's literary pick

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Deborah Levy revisits her early work; Kapka Kassabova and Miroslav Penkov discuss Bulgarian literature; and the literary pick of publisher Jamie Byng. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Miroslav Penkov
Interviewed Guest:
Kapka Kassabova
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Byng
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Adam Foulds, Naomi Wood, David Park, Lindsey Davis, listeners' heroines

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Adam Foulds on his latest novel In the Wolf's Mouth; David Park and Naomi Wood discuss the experiences of the wives of great writers; and Lindsey Davis on Quick Reads. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Foulds
Interviewed Guest:
David Park
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsey Davis
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Ben Watt, Mike Nicol, Rachel Cooke and Jonathan Gibbs

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Literary reviews - do women get a fair deal? Musician Ben Watt on his memoir about his parents, and South African crime writer Mike Nicol on his latest book Of Cops and Robbers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ben Watt
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Gibbs
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Nicol
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Tobias Hill, Readers' Guide to Stefan Zweig, literary prizes

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tobias Hill talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel What Was Promised, and a look at the works of Stefan Zweig, who inspired Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tobias Hill
Interviewed Guest:
George Prochnik
Interviewed Guest:
Tibor Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Producer:
Andrea Kidd