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Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sean Street explores the life of Ludwig Koch, pioneering nature broadcaster, who came to Britain escaping the Nazis. From 2009. Show more

Drama

The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Joseph Wilde. Modern love story based on a very old folk song. In Afghanistan, a wounded British soldier puts Sofia in a dangerous dilemma. Show more

Contributors

Captain Bateman:
Nicholas Murchie
Sofia's Father:
Haroon Yousofi
Sgt Gilbert:
Ben Crowe
Pte Richards:
Pieter Lawman
Pte Scott:
Tim van Eyken
Pte Jones:
Will Howard
Coach Driver:
Adam Nagaitis
Director:
Julian May

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Brand

Drama

Poetry Please

Poetry Please Special: Edge

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Edge is a journey through space in poetry by Katrina Porteous and music by Peter Zinovieff, recorded live at the Centre for Life in Newcastle during the British Science Festival. Show more

Drama

Joseph Wilde - Wildsong

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A man leaves the comfort of the city to search for his brother in rural Somerset, to bring him to see their dying father. With Tim van Eyken's drama and soundscape. Show more

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Drama

Front Row

Mark Ronson and Michael Chabon, Helen Macdonald, Rubens at the RA

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Musician Mark Ronson discusses working with author Michael Chabon, Helen Macdonald on her memoir H is for Hawk, and William Feaver assesses the Royal Academy's Rubens exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ronson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Chabon
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Macdonald
Interviewed Guest:
William Feaver
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Sanig
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Woodstock, Birger Larsen on Murder, Hacks in the spotlight, Trouble at the opera

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Barney Hoskyns about his book on Woodstock - the town, not the festival, and The Killing director Birger Larsen discusses new BBC Two drama Murder. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Barney Hoskyns
Interviewed Guest:
Birger Larsen
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Composer Peter Maxwell Davies, singer Iggy Pop, novelist Jim Powell

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Live daily magazine programme covering arts, literature, film, media and music. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
James MacMillan
Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Iggy Pop
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Kirsty Lang interviews theatre producer Sonia Friedman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to multi-award-winning theatre producer Sonia Friedman, who is bringing a new Harry Potter story to the stage, and who took Jerusalem to Broadway. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Stoppard
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

David Tennant, Eddie the Eagle, Alison Brackenbury, Jeff Nichols, Evelyn Glennie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to Jeff Nichols about his new film Midnight Special, hears David Tennant's thoughts about Hamlet and sees Eddie the Eagle's exploits brought to the screen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
David Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Nichols
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Brackenbury
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Hytner and Spacey, Wild Tales, Hofesh Shechter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As Nicholas Hytner leaves the National Theatre and Kevin Spacey the Old Vic, John Wilson assesses their era. He also reviews TV show The Ark and Oscar-nominated film Wild Tales. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
AN Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gaylene Gould
Interviewed Guest:
Hofesh Shechter
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Lenny Henry, Al Pacino in Danny Collins, Eileen Cooper, Library thefts

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lenny Henry discusses becoming a writer, Antonia Quirke reviews Al Pacino in Danny Collins, Eileen Cooper on her new exhibition at the Royal Academy, and thefts from UK libraries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Eileen Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Marinello
Producer:
Julian May

Last Word

An architect, the founder of Ms magazine, an Olympic sailor, an Italian politician and a film director

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Remembering sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson, film director Bryan Forbes, Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, Ms Magazine editor Mary Thom and architect Rick Mather. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julian May

Last Word

A geophysicist, a pro-life campaigner, a former Ford UK chief executive, a composer and an actor

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on geophysicist Joe Farman, pro-life campaigner Dr Margaret White, Ford UK chief executive Sir Terence Beckett, composer Steve Martland and actor Arnold Peters. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julian May

Last Word

A comedy writer, a founding member of The Doors, an Argentine dictator, a Pakistani politician and an escapologist

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek, Argentine dictator Jorge Videla, Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain and comedy writer Eddie Braben. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

The Wild Man of the West Indies, Joshua Reynolds, Polly Samson, Open Submissions

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang discusses artist Joshua Reynolds, and Iqbal Khan on The Wild Man of the West Indies, Donizetti's opera depicting slavery. Plus good news for unpublished writers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Samson
Interviewed Guest:
Iqbal Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Mary-Anne Harrington
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Bennett
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Michael Winterbottom, Painting Paradise, Spring with Fred D'Aguiar

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Michael Winterbottom about The Face of an Angel. Emma Townshend visits garden art exhibition Painting Paradise. And Fred D'Aguiar chooses a poem of spring. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Winterbottom
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Townshend
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Jude Law, Paul Nash, The National Centre for the Written Word, New, but always old, ballet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jude Law and director Paolo Sorrentino on The Young Pope, the new Paul Nash retrospective at Tate Britain, The National Centre for the Written Word opens in South Shields. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jude Law
Interviewed Guest:
Paolo Sorrentino
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Chambers
Interviewed Guest:
Dave McKean
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Luke Jennings
Interviewed Guest:
David Nixon
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Director Stephen Daldry on The Crown, Novelist Linda Grant, Nocturnal Animals, Francesca Simon reads The Scarlet Letter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Stephen Daldry talks to Clemency Burton-Hill about The Crown, Linda Grant on her new novel, film Nocturnal Animals reviewed, and Francesca Simon reads The Scarlet Letter. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Daldry
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Simon
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Musician Kathryn Tickell, writer David Almond and Jim Beirne of Live Theatre - which also runs a pub and restaurants - explore how art is regenerating the north east of England. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Tickell
Interviewed Guest:
John Mowbray
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Shelagh Stephenson
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Bierne
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, French film Divines, Chris Riddell on school libraries

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The filmmakers behind JK Rowling's screenwriting debut discuss Fantastic Beasts, Sex Pistol Steve Jones looks back on his life and award-winning French film Divines reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Heyman
Interviewed Guest:
David Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Ginette Vincendeau
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Riddell
Reader:
Ted Hughes
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Julian May