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Last Word

Sir Terry Pratchett, Florence Arthaud, Patrick Whitefield, Lord Molyneaux, Sam Simon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers author Sir Terry Pratchett, sailor Florence Arthaud, ecologist Patrick Whitefield, Unionist leader Lord Molyneaux and Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Fiona Couper
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Florence
Interviewed Guest:
James Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Halvard Mabire
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Whitefield
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Pugh
Interviewed Guest:
Denis Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Nesbitt

Last Word

Rev Ian Paisley, Sir Donald Sinden, Caroline Gooding, Anthony Smith, Andrew McLaglen

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers former first minister of NI the Rev Ian Paisley, actor Sir Donald Sinden, adventurer Anthony Smith and disability rights campaigner Caroline Gooding. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Judi Dench
Interviewed Guest:
Gyles Brandreth
Producer:
Fiona Couper

Saturday Review

I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's Big Brother

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Pedro Almodovar's sky-high film I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's novel of obesity in America, Big Brother. The Pajama Game comes to Chichester, and Hannibal Lecter is back. Show more

Bookclub

Poet Gillian Clarke - Ice

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The national poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke discusses her collection Ice with James Naughtie and a group of readers. Recorded at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Clarke

The Film Programme

The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Jeff Nichols; Star Trek Into Darkness

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Riz Ahmed talks to Francine Stock about The Reluctant Fundamentalist, plus director Jeff Nichols on Mississippi adventure Mud, and the writers-producers of the new Star Trek. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Kurtzman
Interviewed Guest:
Roberto Orci

Saturday Review

New Bruce Springsteen album

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights, including RSC in Stratford, the new Springsteen album, 12 Years a Slave, Peter Capaldi in Musketeers, and The Girl With All the Gifts. Show more

The Film Programme

Zack Snyder on Man of Steel; Neil Brand on superhero soundtracks; Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to director Zack Snyder about the latest Superman film, Man of Steel. Plus the story behind low-budget UK documentary Moo Man, about a maverick dairy farmer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Zack Snyder
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Producer:
Fiona Couper

The Film Programme

About Time: Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy; Great Beauty: Paolo Sorrentino; Neil Brand; Toronto Film Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy about time travel film About Time, Paolo Sorrentino discusses his film The Great Beauty, and Neil Brand explores film music. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Fiona Couper
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Nighy
Interviewed Guest:
Cameron Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
Paolo Sorrentino
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Presenter:
Francine Stock

Saturday Review

The Great Gatsby and Propaganda at the British Library

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, and a new exhibition on propaganda at the British Library. Show more

The Film Programme

Cannes Festival; The Great Gatsby premiere; Jay Bulger on Beware of Mr Baker; Neil Brand on spy theme music

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock on The Great Gatsby premiere and films to watch out for at the Cannes Film Festival, Jay Bulger on his Ginger Baker music documentary, and Neil Brand on spy music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Jay Bulger
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Producer:
Elaine Lester

The Film Programme

John Ridley on 12 Years a Slave

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to John Ridley, screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave. Critic Jonathan Romney on the work of Jim Jarmusch, and the enduring appeal of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
John Ridley
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Romney
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Djurkovic
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Jack
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Wilson-Dickson
Producer:
Fiona Couper

The Film Programme

James McAvoy on Filth; Kevin MacDonald on How I Live Now; Dexter Fletcher on Sunshine on Leith

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor James McAvoy talks to Francine Stock about his role in Filth, based on Irvine Welsh's novel. Plus director Kevin Macdonald discusses How I Live Now, set in World War III. Show more

The Film Programme

Frances Ha; Birth of a Nation; Porridge; box office trends

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to writer-actor Greta Gerwig about her film Frances Ha. Mark Gatiss looks at Porridge on the big screen. Plus Birth of a Nation and the Ku Klux Klan on film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Greta Gerwig
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

The Film Programme

Jeremy Irons on Trashed; new Pierce Brosnan romcom Love Is All You Need

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Film news. Francine Stock talks to Jeremy Irons about global waste documentary Trashed, and asks if films can really change the world. Plus Susanne Bier on reinventing the romcom. Show more

Saturday Review

The Rijksmuseum and Once on the London stage

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The Rijksmuseum reopens in Amsterdam; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new novel Americanah; and the musical Once arrives on the London stage. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Fiona Couper
Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Morley

The Film Programme

Only God Forgives; The Heat; My Father and the Man in Black

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Robbie Collin talks to the director Nicolas Winding Refn about Only God Forgives, a film that has split critics, and to Bridesmaids director Paul Feig about cop comedy The Heat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Robbie Collin
Interviewed Guest:
Nicolas Winding Refn
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Feig
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Holiff
Producer:
Fiona Couper

The Film Programme

Pacific Rim with Del Toro; Wikileaks; Mark Gatiss on small-screen spin-offs; silent film Blancanieves

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Guillermo del Toro talks to Matthew Sweet about summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, Mark Gatiss checks out big-screen spin-offs of '70s TV, plus the Wikileaks documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Guillermo del Toro
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Graef
Interviewed Guest:
Pablo Berger
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Producer:
Fiona Couper

Saturday Live

Simon Webbe

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presenters Kate Silverton and Richard Coles are joined by singer and actor Simon Webbe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Silverton
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Webbe
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Cowley
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Humphries
Interviewed Guest:
Mathew Clayton
Interviewed Guest:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Christie
Producer:
Maire Devine

The Film Programme

Matt Damon on Hollywood ageism; Can Lovelace take porn mainstream?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Matt Damon about how Hollywood isn't making movies for the over-35s. Scientific consultant James Kakalios explores how superheroes use real physics in film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Damon
Interviewed Guest:
James Kakalios
Interviewed Guest:
Scott Jordan Harris

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 LW

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