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Start the Week

In Praise of Passion

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr on our fascination with wildness, disorder and Bacchic revelry with Bettany Hughes, John Lewis-Stempel, Rachel Hewitt and Stephen Walsh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Bettany Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
John Lewis-Stempel
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Hewitt
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Walsh
Producer:
Hannah Sander

Start the Week

1968: Radicals and Riots

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr looks back at Paris 1968 with journalist Sophie Pedder, historians Agnes Poirier and Richard Vinen and philosopher Roger Scruton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Pedder
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Vinen
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Scruton
Producer:
Hannah Sander

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr talks to historians Niall Ferguson and Gabriel Gorodetsky and American novelist Jane Smiley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Niall Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Smiley
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriel Gorodetsky
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Russia: Tsars to Putin

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses Russia with Simon Sebag Montefiore, Amanda Vickery, Arkady Ostrovsky and David Aaronovitch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest:
Arkady Ostrovsky
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

A Good Death

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses mortality and longevity with surgeon Atul Gawande, novelist and editor Diana Athill, medical ethicist Prof Deborah Bowman and historian Dr Carl Watkins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Atul Gawande
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Athill
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bowman
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Watkins

Start the Week

Blood, guts and swearing robots

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses gangrene, pain and swearing with Lindsey Fitzharris, Lesley Colvin, Beth Singler and Emma Byrne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsey Fitzharris
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Colvin
Interviewed Guest:
Beth Singler
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Byrne
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Heart of Darkness: Conrad and Orwell

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses empire and the changing world order with Maya Jasanoff, Robert Colls, Ishion Hutchinson and Gideon Rachman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Maya Jasanoff
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Colls
Interviewed Guest:
Ishion Hutchinson
Interviewed Guest:
Gideon Rachman
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

The End of War?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr is joined by international lawyer Oona Hathaway, Norwegian ambassador Mona Juul, Yemen specialist Elisabeth Kendall and journalist Philip Collins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Oona Hathaway
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Juul
Interviewed Guest:
Elisabeth Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Collins
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

The Tempest Reimagined, with Margaret Atwood and Harriet Walter

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses Shakespeare and Caravaggio with the writer Margaret Atwood, actor Harriet Walter, curator Letizia Treves and biographer Richard Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Holmes
Interviewed Guest:
Letizia Treves
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Alan Watts and the Way of Translation

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr goes on a voyage of self-discovery with Tim Lott, Mark Vernon, Maureen Freely and Marc Rees. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Lott
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Freely
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Rees
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Start the Week

Inventing the Self: Fact and Fiction

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses truth, lies and the self with Robert Lepage, Rebecca Stott, Miranda Doyle, Andrew O'Hagan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Lepage
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Stott
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Doyle
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew O'Hagan
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Augustine, Desire, Doing good

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses goodness and pleasure with the historian Robin Lane Fox, philosopher Clare Carlisle, writer Larissa MacFarquhar and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Lane Fox
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Carlisle
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Larissa MacFarquhar
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Last Word

A BBC political editor, a naturalist, a landscape architect, a Sultan and a union leader

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former BBC political editor John Cole, desert expert Professor John Cloudsley-Thompson, landscape architect Georgina Livingston, and union leader Roy Grantham. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Kinnock
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cloudsley
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Tabor
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Ted Cullinan
Interviewed Guest:
Marion Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Derek Rutherford
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kate McGeown

Start the Week

Future Economies

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses the future with Alec Ross, Steve Furber, Paul Mason and Hsiao-Hung Pai. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Alec Ross
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Furber
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Mason
Interviewed Guest:
Hsiao-Hung Pai
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

World on the Move

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr explores the mass movement of people with Frank Dikotter, Sir Hew Strachan, Patience Agbabi and Tahmima Anam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Dikotter
Interviewed Guest:
Hew Strachan
Interviewed Guest:
Tahmima Anam
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Sense of Place

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses sense of place with singer Ian Bostridge, artist Victoria Crowe, writer Philip Marsden and lecturer Joanne Parker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Marsden
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Crowe
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Bostridge
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Parker

Start the Week

Loneliness and Inner Voices

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the inner voice with Charles Fernyhough, Olivia Laing, Alistair McDowall and Frances Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Fernyhough
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McDowall
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Wilson
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Anish Kapoor on Light and Dark

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anish Kapoor, Lucie Green, Ann Wroe and Martin Ward join Andrew Marr to discuss light and dark. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Anish Kapoor
Interviewed Guest:
Lucie Green
Interviewed Guest:
Ann Wroe
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Ward
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Love, Loss and Scandal

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr talks to theatre director Carrie Cracknell, poet Michel Faber, and biographers Peter Parker and John Preston. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Cracknell
Interviewed Guest:
Michel Faber
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Parker
Interviewed Guest:
John Preston
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Saul Bellow and Finding a Voice

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses literature and experience with guests Zachary Leader, Speech DeBelle, Robert Icke and Linda Grant. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Zachary Leader
Interviewed Guest:
Speech Debelle
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Producer:
Luke Mulhall